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Hikmat S. Hilal\\\'s Blog

1) Advanced Materials & Nanotech 2) Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis 3) Water purification 4) Renewable Energies 5) Semiconductor Surface Modification 6) Thin Film preparation and Characterization

 

Hikmat S. Hilal's profile

Name:
Hikmat S. Hilal
Education:
Doctorate in Organometallics (organic and inorganic), Materials, Catalysis, Semiconductors, Photoelectro-chemistry
Gender:
Male
Martial Status:
Married
Birthday:
November 5, 1953
Email Address:
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Address:
Department of Chemistry, An-Najah N. University, PO Box, Nablus, West Bank, Palestine
Phone No.:
+970-9-2945507
Mobile No.:
+970-599-273 46
University of Graduate:
Manchester
Research Area:
1) Catalysis (homogeneous and hybrid catalysis)
2) Solar cells & Solar energy conversion into electricity
3) Solar energy in water purification
4) Microcrystalline thin films and nanoparticle technology
5) Advanced materials (Nanotechnology and thin Filma)
Attended Conferences:
Papers presented before refereed international conferences:
• H.S.Hilal, et al., \\\" A new silica-supported platinum-thiol catalyst for O-siylation reactions” Catalysis Conference, Qatar University, Dec. 20-22nd, (1986). (Officially accepted, and invited).
• H.S.Hilal, et al., \\\" a new silica-supported platinum-amine catalyst for the reaction of silanes with alcohols \\\",11th North American Meeting of the Catalysis Society, Final program of Abstracts and Presentations, Dearborn, Michigan, May 7-11th, (1989) PB 20.
• H.S.Hilal, C.U.Pittman, Jr., and M.G.Richmond, \\\" Involvement of Co2(CO)8(-PPh)2 catalysts in olefin hydroformylation \\\", Organic Reaction Catalysis Society Meeting, Boca Raton, Fl., May 20-23rd, (1990).
• H.S.Hilal, J.A.Turner, and A.J.Frank, \\\" Surface-modified n-GaAs with tetra(-4-pyridyl)porphirinatomanganese(III)\\\", 185th Meeting of the Electrochemical Soc., San Francisco, Ca., May 22-27, (1994).
• S.Kocha, M.Peterson, H. S. Hilal, D. Arent and J.Turner, \\\"Photochemical based direct conversion systems\\\", Proceedings of the (1994) USA Department of Energy/NREL Hydrogen Program Review, April 18-21.
• H.S.Hilal, S.Shakhshir, and Moayyad Massoud, surface modified n-GaAs semiconductor with metalloporphyrinatomanganese(III) encapsulated in polysiloxane matrices: effect of modification on the semiconductor characteristics at the solid/liquid junctions, (Sharjah International Solar Energy Conference, Sharjah University, Sharjah, UAE, Feb. 2001).
• H. S. Hilal, M. Masoud, S. Shakhshir, N. Jisrawi, “n-GaAs Band-edge repositioning by modification with metalloporphyrin/polysiloxane matrices”, (Proc. Sharjah Solar Energy Conf., 2001).
• H. S. Hilal, M. Masoud, S. Shakhshir, N.Jisrawi, Stability and Cell Efficiency Enhancement of n-GaAs electrodes by Metalloporphyrin Complexes Embedded inside Polysiloxane Matrices, World Renewable Energy Congress VII, June 29th-July 5th, 2002, Cologne, Germany.
• H. S. Hilal, S. Salih, and I.Saadedin, Enhancement of semiconductor Characteristics in Photoelectrochemical Systems by by Heating and Cooling at Different Rates, 3rd Jordanian International Conference of Chemistry, April 22nd-26th, 2002, Yarmouk University, Jordan.
• H. S. Hilal, Research Activities of Palestinian Scientists towards solving water crisis in Palestine, Workshop on Impact of Culture on Technology in European and Islamic Countries, Al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Moroco, Oct. 28-30.
• H. S. Hilal, Applied Research Priorities vs. other considerations in the Arab World, Third Conference, Scientific Research and Technological Development in the Arab world, King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, April 11-14, 2004.
• H. S. Hilal, Simple techniques to enhance semiconductor characteristics in solar energy conversions, Invited , 3éme Congrès International en Sciences & Génie des Matériaux CISGM3 - (3rd ICMSE), University de Jijel, Jijel, 25-27 Mai (2004).
• Hikmat S. Hilal*, Lamees Majjad, Taleb Al-Te1, Nidal Zaatar, and Amer El-Hamouz
SOLAR-LIGHT DRIVEN WATER PURIFICATION WITH ENHANCED NANO-CRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTORS . The Fourth Jordanian International Conference of Chemistry. (Abstract accepted for oral Presentation, Sept. 19th, 2005).

• Hikmat S. Hilal (Ref N° : 501A) GRAPHITE SUPPORTED NANO-CRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTOR CATALYSTS FOR PHOTO DEGRADATION OF WATER CONTAMINANANTS \\\", accepted for oral presentation 4th International Congress in Sciences and Genius of the Materials (CISGM-4), Algerie, Tlemcen, May 2-4, 2006.
• Hikmat S. Hilal, Lamees Majjad, Taleb Al-Te1, Nidal Zaatar, and Amer El-Hamouz, ACTIVATED CARBON-SUPPORTED DYE-SENSITIZED TiO2 CATALYSTS FOR WATER PURIFICATION USING UV/VIS REGIONS. Accepted for oral presentation, The Kuwait Chemical Conference, (2005).
• GRAPHITE-SUPPORTED NANO-CRYSTALLINE SEMICONDUCTORS AS CATALYSTS FOR PHOTO-DEGRADATION OF WATER CONTAMINANTS, Accepted CISGM4 2 to 4 of May 2006 at Tlemcen , Algeria
• Hikmat S. Hilal, Lamees Z. Majjad, Amer El-Hamouz and Nidal Zaater
LIGHT-DRIVEN WATER PURIFICATION ON GRAPHITE-SUPPORTED DYE-SENSITIZED TiO2\\\", by Hikmat S. Hilal, Lamees Z. Majjad, Amer El-Hamouz and Nidal Zaater, has been accepted for oral presentation during the ADST2006 International Conference, DESALINATION AND DESALINATION PLANT REHABITATION (May 2006), Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt).
May 18-21 , 2006 Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt Invited presentation accepted.

* 4th International Congress in Sciences and Genius of the Materials (CISGM-4), Tlemcen, Algeria. Invited presentation accepted.

* ASTF-SRO (SRO-4), 22-25 April, (2006) Alexandria, Egypt.

* MACOMS, PHYSIQUE DES SEMI-CONDUCTEURS, SURFACES ET INTERFACES, L’UNIVERSITE MOHAMED
PREMIER – OUJDA, Morocco , 18-19 Mai 2006 .

* Invited participant, Palestine Academy Science Council: Role and Framework
Ramallah, The workshop targeted key-persons in the field of Science and Technology and has as its objective to shape the Academy’s Science Council. PalAcad, Ramallah, Palestine, September 2005.

• N. N. Nassar, Z. Mardawi, A. El-Hamouz, and H. Hilal, “Utilization of Olive Solid Waste (Jift) in Removing Chromium from Synthetic Wastewater” ( Z2CCIH ), Accepted as oral presentation before: 56th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Symposium: Environment and Sustainable Development, Session: Solid Waste Management (2006), Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada..
• Hikmat S. Hilal, “Enhancement of Semiconductor Characteristics for Solar Energy Conversions: Electricity Production and Water Purification”
The Fourth Conference on: Scientific Research Outlook & Technology Development in the Arab World, Damascus, Syria, 11-14 December 2006.
• Hikmat S. Hilal, Economic Techniques to Enhance Semiconductor Surfaces in Solar Energy Utilizations in Electricity Production and Water Purification, International Conference on Renewable Energies and Sustainable Development (ICRESD¬7), Universite Abou Bakr BelKaid, Tlemcen, Algeria, May 21-24th, 2007.
• Dye-effect in TiO2 catalyzed contaminant photo-degradation: Sensitization vs. charge-transfer formalism Petra Conference, accepted 2007
• Invited Speaker, Plenary Lecture, “Simple techniques to enhance semiconductor characteristics in solar energy conversion processes”. The Palestinian Second Physics Conference-2007, An-Najah N University, Nablus, Palestine, April 2007.
• Hikmat S. Hilal, Reporter and invited participant, International Conference on Research Development in Palestinian Universities UNESCO, Paris, 4-5 November 2007.
• Hikmat S. Hilal, Chairman, Organizing committee, International Workshop on Development of Scientific Research in Palestine, An-Najah N. University, Nablus, Palestine, Jan. 16th, 2008.
• Hikmat S. Hilal, Effect of Charge-transfer mediation on Photochemical Electricity Production and Water Purification Efficiencies, 3rd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENT, 22-25 May 2008, Athens, Greece.
• Hikmat Hilal, Modified nano-crystalline TiO2 surfaces in organic contaminant degradation with solar light, in “Knowledge Based Industries & Nanotechnology Conference”, in Doha, Qatar, 11th - 12th February 2008 (Presentation No. 21).
• Hikmat Hilal, . A Plenary lecture “THE EXPANDING ROLE OF CHEMISTRY RESEARCH IN COTEMPORARY TECHNOLOGY: PERSPECTIVES FOR FUTURE PALESTINIAN CHEMISTT, The Fourth Palestinian Chemistry Conference, Al-Quds University, Abu Dies, April 14-15th, 2008


• Hikmat S. Hilal, Publishing in the Field of Applied Sciences”, A Plenary Lecture, in “Publishing in Academia: A workshop on career advancement through published research”, Hebron University, Hebron, Palestine, Saturday, (March 15, 2008). Workshop arranged by AMIDEAST and Hebron University.
• Hikmat S. Hilal, A Plenary Lecture, “DYE-MODIFIED NANO-SCALE SEMICONDUCTOR PARTICLES IN WATER PURIFICATION STUDIES” the 1st International Workshop on Renewable Energies and their Applications Laghwat University Laghwat, Algeria, May 10-12th, 2008.
• Hikmat S. Hilal, “Dye-Modified Nano-scale Semiconductor Particles in Water Purification studies”, THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT 2008 (ICENV 2008), PENANG, MALAYSIA, 15-17 DECEMBER 2008 (accepted for oral presentation 20 June 2008).
• Hikmat S. Hilal and Ahed Zyoud, Dye-Modified TiO2 Particles In Water Purification With Solar Light, Conference on Energy and Renewable Energy Resources, Fez, Maroco, Oct. 26-28, 2008, (Finally Accepted for oral presentation).

• Hikmat S. Hilal and Ahed Zyoud, TiO2 NANO-PARTICLES MODIFIED WITH NATURAL DYES: APPLICATION IN PHOTO-DEGRADATION OF ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS, Hybrid Materials 2009, (submitted to HYBRID MATERIALS 2009
First International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials 15-19 March 2009, Tours, France).

• Hikmat S. Hilal, Semicondcutor Research Activity at Najah, in Nanostructured Advanced Materials Workshop, Jordan University, Jordan, Nov. 10-13, 2008.

• Hikmat S. Hilal, Enhancement of CdS thin film electrode PEC efficiency and stability: Effect of annealing and cooling rate, International Conference and Training Workshop on Powering a Greener Future: Nanomaterials and Solar Energy Conversion-Solar\\\'09, Luxor, Egypt, January 10 - 14, 2009 (oral presentation).

• Hikmat Hilal, et al., Preparation and modification of photoconversion efficiency and stability of CBD-based thin-film electrodes, Second World Conference on Renewable Energies and Applications 2009 (WIERA2 2009), University of Bejaya, Algeria, 17-18 Nov., 2009.

• Ahed Zyoud, Hikmat Hilal and Ghazi Nour, PHOTO-DEGRADATION OF ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS BY CdS and natural dyes-SENSITIZED TiO2 SUPPORTED ONTO INSOLUBLE SUPPORTS, RAKCAM Conference, ???????, 2009.

• Ahed Zyoud, Hikmat Hilal and Ghazi Nour, Photo-Degradation of Organic Contaminants by Dyes-Sensitized Nanoparticales of TiO2 Supported Onto Insoluble SupportsThe International Conference For Nanotechnology Industries The Leading Technology of 21st Century\\\" that will be held at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 5-7 April, 2009.

• Hikmat S. Hilal, Nanotechnology Association Meeting, Union of Arab Research Council, Center for Metals Research & Development Institute, Cairo, Egypt, June 8th, 2009.

• Hikmat S. Hilal, “Enhancement of Monolithic and Thin-Film Based Solar Cells: Surface Modification with Charge Transfer Mediators,” Going NanoGreen in a big way in Cairo, Solar’10, “Nano/Molecular Photochemistry and Nanomaterials for Green Energy Development”, 15 - 17 February 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

• Hikmat S. Hilal, et al., Preparation, characterization, modification and application of thin-film cadmium chalcogenide semiconductors: enhancement of solar conversion efficiency and stability, Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) 2nd International Conference on “Energy and Environmental Protection in Sustainable Development” November 10-12, 2009.
• Hikmat S. Hilal, Nanotechnology Association Meeting, Union of Arab Research Council, Center for Metals Research & Development Institute, Cairo, Egypt, June 8th, 2009.

• Hikmat S. Hilal, “Enhancement of Monolithic and Thin-Film Based Solar Cells: Surface Modification with Charge Transfer Mediators,” Going NanoGreen in a big way in Cairo, Solar’10, “Nano/Molecular Photochemistry and Nanomaterials for Green Energy Development”, 15 - 17 February 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

• Hikmat S. Hilal, et al., Preparation, characterization, modification and application of thin-film cadmium chalcogenide semiconductors: enhancement of solar conversion efficiency and stability, 2nd International Conference on “Energy and Environmental Protection in Sustainable Development” (ICEEP II), Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU)-Hebron, Palestine, November 10-12, 2009.

• Memebr of scientific committee, The 4th
edition of « Congrès International de la Physique des Interactions
Rayonnement - Matière (PIRM IV), 5-7 April 2010 à la station
balnéaire de Dakhla L’Association de Développement de la Recherche Scientifique, en partenariat avec l’Université Hassan 1^er de Settat et
l’Université Chouaïb Doukkali d’El Jadida.

• Hikmat S. Hilal, Iyad Saadeddin and others, Preparation, characterization, modification and application of nano-sized cadmium chalcogenide thin-films: enhancement of light conversion efficiency and stability, IWAM 2010 RAKCAM conference and workshop 2010RasAlkhayma, Feb. 2010.

• Ahed zyoud and Hikmat S. Hilal, Photodegradation of water contaminants with solar light using nano-scale semiconductor particles, IWAM 2010 RAKCAM conference and workshop 2010RasAlkhayma, Feb. 2010

• Hikmat S. Hilal, Iyad Sadeddin, Huda Sabri, Subhi Saleh and Ahed ZyoudChemical bath deposited CdSe nano-scale thin films for light-to-electricity conversion: a new approach to enhance efficiency and stability, THE 2ND ISESCO INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP AND
CONFERENCE ON NANOTECHNOLOGY 2010 (ICWN 2010), 25th – 27th January 2010, “Nanotechnology in Energy, Materials and Health”, Sekretariat ICWN2010, Pusat Pengajian Fizik Gunaan, Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
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