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Prof Nasser Awwad

King Khalid University

Dr. Awwad edited a book for Lanthanides and published more than 25 papers about the elements at f blook, especially Gadolinium. He is a supervisor for 5 Master thesis in the field of Adsorption, removal, purification, kinetics, and modeling of Gadolinium.


Ali Shati

King Khalid University

Dr. Shati has a lot of applications about the utilization of gadolinium enhancement. He has published papers about the inhibition of Gadolinium ion for the giant stretch‐activated channels of E. coli and Bacillus subtillis and in use for Kupffer cell depletion ( inactivation).


Gadolinium Enhancement Diagnostic Tool Alloys Salts Magnetic Cooling E. Coli Bacillus Subtillis Gadolinium as Burnable Selective Separation F-Block Elements Adsorption Kinetics

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This book will cover a lot of topics such as the utilization of gadolinium enhancement (MRI contrast media): a primary diagnostic tool for detecting ischemic heart disease, including myocardial infarction, scar, inflammation, tumors, and blood clots, and fibrosis. Also, the book will deals with Gadolinium and some of its alloys or salts as a prominent role in magnetic cooling. On the other hand, will cover inhibition of Gadolinium ion for the giant stretch‐activated channels of E. coli, S. faecalis, and Bacillus subtillis also, as used for Kupffer cell depletion ( inactivation). Some applications for Gadolinium as the most commonly used burnable poison neutrons (second barrier ) in commercial reactors even a very low concentration. Also , 153Gd isotope, which is a product of the fission reaction in nuclear reactors, is also used in many quality assurance applications. 

The book will cover the Isotopes of Gadolinium. Another section for the book will cover the Gadolinium doping affecting on structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of nanoparticles , Selective separation of gadolinium from a series of f-block elements. Moreover, the book will cover the Neutron activation of gadolinium for ion therapy and Gadolinium detection. Finally, the book will cover the Adsorption, kinetics, and modeling of Gadolinium.

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Date completed: September 16th 2020

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Review results due: March 3rd 2021

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Expected publication date: May 2nd 2021

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Prof Nasser Awwad

King Khalid University

Dr. Nasser S. Awwad has a PhD in inorganic and radiochemistry (2000) from Ain Shams University and a post-doctorate degree at Sandia National Labs, New Mexico, USA, 2004. Nasser Awwad was an Associate Professor of radiochemistry in 2006 and Professor of inorganic and radiochemistry in 2011 at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority. He has been a Professor at King Khalid University, Abha, KSA from 2011 to now. He has published two chapters in the following books ”Natural Gas - Extraction to End Use” and 'Advances in Petrochemicals”. He has been the editor for six books about: uranium, new trends in nuclear sciences, dyes in industry and lanthanides, and nuclear power plants. In addition, he has published 94 papers in ISI journals. He supervised 4 PhD and 16 MSc students in the field of radioactive and wastewater treatment. He participated in 25 international conferences in South Korea, USA, Lebanon, KSA, Egypt and India. He participated in 6 large projects with KACST at KSA and Sandia National Labs at USA on the conditioning of radioactive sealed sources and wastewater treatment. He has been the leader of many research groups about the utilization of nanomaterials for treatment of inorganic and organic pollutants and has also been a member of some research groups. He is a member of the Arab Society of Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine and is a member of the Egyptian Society for Nuclear Sciences and its applications. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Energy and Environmental Research and Technology. He is a rapporteur of the Permanent Committee for Nuclear and Radiological Protection at King Khalid University and a member of the Committee for the Development of International Cooperation Management at KKU.

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