Nasser S. Awwad
Dr. Nasser Sayed Awwad obtained a PhD in Inorganic and Radiochemistry from Ain Shams University in 2000 and a postdoctorate degree from Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2004. He was Associate Professor of Radiochemistry in 2006 and Professor of Inorganic and Radiochemistry in 2011. Currently he is a professor at King Khalid University (KKU), Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has published two book chapters, edited and coedited several books, and published seventy-five papers in indexed journals. He has supervised MSc and PhD students in Radioactive and Wastewater Treatment. He participated in twenty-six international conferences in South Korea, the United States, Lebanon, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. He participated in six big projects with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, New Mexico, about the conditioning of radioactive sealed sources for wastewater treatment. Dr. Awwad is a leader of two research groups about utilization of nano- materials for treatment of inorganic and organic pollutants and the influence of dand f- block elements interactions with drugs on its bioactivities. He is a member of the Arab Society of Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine, the American Chemical Society, and the Permanent Committee for the Development of Scientific Research Strategies and Policies and Committee for the Development of International Cooperation Management, both at KKU. He is also Rapporteur of the Permanent Committee for Nuclear and Radiological Protection and Rapporteur of the Permanent Committee of the Center of Talent and Innovation and Entrepreneurship, both at KKU. He is also head of the Scientific Research and International Cooperation Unit, Faculty of Science, KKU.