International Advisory


Prof. Dr. Hikmat S. Hilal

Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, An-Najah National University, PALESTINE


2016 D.Sc. University of Manchester, UK

1980 Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK, (Supervisor Prof. Richard V. Parish)

1978 M.Sc. Petrochemicals & Hydrocarbon Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK

1977 B.Sc.  Chemistry, with Distinction, Birzeit University, Palestine


An-Najah National University, Palestine

Distinguished Professor (2015)


More than150 journal papers 

6 invited chapters in specialty research books

2 specialty books (one regional and one internationally published)

More than 100 international meetings (Abstracts or proceedings)

International activities in reviewing for many Conferences and Journals:

Electrochimica Acta, Active Reviewer, (more than 74 times, 2014-2018)

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Active Reviewer (More than 70 times, 2014-2018)

Applied Catalysis A


Journal of Hazardous Materials

American Chemical Society (NANO)

WIERA2 Conference, Nov. 2009, Bejaya University, Algeria

American Chemical Society NANO Journal

Environmental Technology

Journal of Molecular Catalysis

Comptes Rendus DE L’ACADEMIE SCIENCES-Serie II c-Chimie

An-Najah University Journal for Research

Azhar University Journal (and many others)

ICRE2012 Bejaia, Algeria, Evaluation for submitted abstracts.

ISESCO Expert Panel Forum (2012).

Scientific Committee, Morocco, PIRM-V-2015.

Journal of Metal, Minerals and Material Engineering.

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Honor Chairs

Prof. Hayyawi Wewa Attia Al-juthery, Professor of fertility and fertilization at the College of Agriculture, University of Qadisiyah, Department of Soil Science and Water Resources, Iraq

He has been the Professor of fertility and fertilization at the College of Agriculture - University of Qadisiyah - Department of Soil Science and Water Resources science 8-7-2019.

* Holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science - Department of Soil and Water Sciences 1990 - University of Baghdad

* Holds a master's degree in Soil Science and Water Resources - Soil Chemistry 2006 - University of Baghdad

The effect of magnetic conditioning of irrigation water and potassium fertilizer levels on some soil chemical properties, corn yield and growth

* Holds a PhD of Philosophy in soil science and water resources - soil fertility and fertilization 2011 - College of Agriculture - University of Baghdad

The effect of fertilizer sources, levels, and irrigation methods on potato growth and yield, and NPK nutrient distribution in soil layers.

* Holds the Fifth Sovereign Armor of Creators 2011, Third Place

* Holds the sixth sovereign shield for creators 2012 first place

** Member of the Agricultural Engineers Syndicate.

** Member of the Iraqi Soil Science Society.

Head of the Horticulture and landscape  Department for the period from 1-6-2012 to 5-3-2018

Member of the National Program to develop wheat cultivation in Iraq for the period 2015-2017

Director of the Graduate Studies Unit at the college for the period 2015-2017 until

Head of the Department of Soil Science and Water Resources for the period from 11-11-2019 to 18-12-2019

Member of the Academic Promotions Committee in the college for the period 20/1/2019 to 12/2/2020 and a member of the scientific committee in the department

Currently a member of Al-Qadisiyah Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Chairman of the Government Program Committee, million trees

The dean authorized for the faculty for the period from 12/12/2019 until now

Evaluation of many scientific researches, theses and degrees 10, and 3 patents

Giving scientific lectures on (nanofertilizers promising technology and high efficiency) in many Iraqi universities (Basra, Al-Qasim Green  Al-Khadra, Wasit and Kufa)

Discussing more than a 30 MA and 7 PhD students in different universities

Number of conferences - 16

1. Faculty of Agriculture. Karbala University 2010

2. Faculty of Agriculture. Baghdad University 2011

3. Faculty of Agriculture. Basra University 2012

4. Faculty of Agriculture. Karbala University 2013

5. The National Conference for Science and Arts - Research Centers - University of Babylon 2016

6- Student Conference to discuss graduation research - University of Qadisiyah 2017

7- College of Science Conference - Al-Qadisiyah University 2017

8- Conference of the College of Agriculture and Marshes - Dhi Qar University 2017

9 - Conference of the College of Science - University of Qadisiyah 2019

10 - The first hypothetical scientific conference for the University of Qadisiyah 2020

11- The first hypothetical agricultural scientific conference of the Faculty of Agriculture - University of Qadisiyah 2020

12- The electronic national conference of Karkh University, 2020

13- The second specialized virtual conference of the Faculty of Arts - University of Qadisiyah 2020

14 - The Virtual Conference of the Faculty of Biotechnology - University of Qadisiyah 2020

15 - The Virtual Conference of the College of Science - University of Qadisiyah 2020

In addition to many workshops and seminars in the college and outside as a lecturer and participant

16-Fourth international conference for agriculture and sustainability sciences- Al-Qasim Green University -Iraq 2021

Number of papers published locally - 14 globally 15 (scopus) and 3 reference articles, one of which was published in a journals under the classification (Clarivate)

Translated book of 500 pages (Nanoscience in Soil and Plant Systems 2019)

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Prof. Dr. Okeke Ude OLUGHU, Industrial Research and Development Engineering, Olughu Technologies Engineers, Aba -  Abia State, NIGERIA 

Engr. Okeke Ude Olughu started his Engineering career at the Institute Of Management And Technology, Enugu where he graduated with a Higher Diploma of the IMT, HDIMT (Upper Credit) Mechanical Engineering in 1981. His undying quest for knowledge spurred him to obtain a Post Graduate Diploma in Fuel & Energy Engineering from The University of Leeds, England, United Kingdom in 1984. He has also attended several training courses both in Nigeria and abroad in Productivity Planning and Control, Production Management Courses and Logistics For Textile Supervisors at CMD, Lagos. Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness Courses; Textile Effluent Treatment/Disposal Trainings; Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; Oil & Gas Contract Negotiation etc.

A Council For The Regulation Of Engineering In Nigeria (COREN) Registered Engineer, He is a member of the following professional bodies:

 The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)

 Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NImechE)

 Nigerian Institution of Electrical Electronics Engineers (NIEEE)

 Nigerian Institution Of Power Engineers (NIPE)

An Independent Researcher and ardent scholar, He has written and presented several technical papers at both local and international fora. Some of his papers are:

 Energy Efficiency And Conservation

 Development Of Renewable Energy As An effective Alternative To Conventional Sources

 Youth Empowerment Through Sustained Skill/s Acquisition

 Technological Implication Of Running An NGO & A Co-operative Society

 Research And Development For Self Reliance In The Nigerian Polymer And Textile Industries

 Research, Development And Utilization In Nigerian Polymer And Textile Industries

An accomplished Mechanical Engineer and Fuel & Energy Consultant, Engr. Olughu is a Principal Partner with Olughu Technologies Engineers. Under OTE, he has been involved in Industrial Research And Development Engineering, the design and supervision of several notable projects across Nigeria: Renewable and Alternative Energy(RAE); Energy Conservation and Sustainable Environment;

Between 1986-1992, Engr. Okeke trained in textile manufacturing from start to finish where he brought innovations in research, development and utilization in Nigerian Polymer and textile industries .He joined Radio-labs Nigeria Limited(RNL) , Owerri an indigenous R&D company that was producing over five hundred (500) science laboratory equipment/s for secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria (1992-1996). Between 1997 -2000 ,Engr. Okeke with other Engineers started the Aba Textile Mills PLC process house .The installed process machineries ran on 96 per cent automation with an over 1.8billion lineal meters per one shift of printed Nigerian wax annual production. Renovation/Refurbishment of entire Central Bank Of Nigeria Calabar, Nigeria: Mechanical, Plumbing & Piping works, Fire fighting, and other engineering services from start to finish 2012-2017.Reactivation of Okigwe Regional Water works-mechanical . Currently he is a post graduate researcher at the University of Calabar in Environmental Pollution Control And waste Management.

Engr. Olughu strongly holds the principles of Professional Ethics and Better Ways Of Doing Things (BWODT). A core member of the NSE who has always upheld the values and ideals of the Society, he has served the NSE under several capacities both at the National, Division and Branch levels amongst which include: Member, Welfare And Membership Committee-2008, 2011 & 2012; Member, Research Group and Chairman Of Sub-Committee on Research For Development of Branches ( 2009),Member LOC of Heartland Conference Planning Committee (2009), COREN ERM Inspector Aba , 2008-Date;Associate Examiner-Mechanical Engineering and Allied Subjects(Fuel & Energy, Petroleum and Agricultural mechanization) for Professional Licensed at Branches,Divisions and The National Examination Centers. External examiner for Abia State Polytechnic School Of Engineering,Aba-Nigeria 2019. ,Publicity/Welfare Secretary(2006-

2008,Technical Secretary(2008- 2009), Vice Chairman 2013,Chairman-NSE Aba (2018-2020), Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Power Engineers (Aba/Afam Power Plant- 2020-Date),NSE Council Member(2018-2020).

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General Chair(s)


Prof. Dr. Selahaddin Orhan Akansu, 

The Chair of Erciyes Energy Association (

He published more than 31 Journal papers, which have been in indexed in SCI, SSCI and AHCI. Besides, he published more than 64 conferrence papers and serviced as general Chair for many conferences.

Professor, 2012 - now, Erciyes University, Mühendislik Fakültesi, Makina Mühendisliği

Associate Professor 2007 - 2012, Erciyes University, Mühendislik Fakültesi, Makina Mühendisliği

Assistant Professor 2000 - 2007, Erciyes University, Mühendislik Fakültesi, Makina Mühendisliği

Research Assistant 1993 - 2000, Erciyes University, Mühendislik Fakültesi, Makina Mühendisliği

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Program Chair(s)


Dr. Masoud Taghavi, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department at Noshahr Faculty, Technical And Vocational University (Tvu), Iran

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Publicity & Public Relations Chair(s)


Prof. Dr. Hikmet KARAKOÇ, Eskişehir Technical University, Turkey

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Financial Chair(s)

Prof. Xiaonan Xiao, Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College, China

Prof. Xiao_Xiaonan, Ph.D. advisor, and the chair of the Department of Information and Computational Science at Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College. He is the associate dean of the College of Information Science and Technology and a member of the International Association for Biostatistics & International Statistics Association. Professor Xiao is the executive director of the Biological Mathematical Society & Mathematical Society of Fujian Province. He has been awarded The Distinguished Teacher of Higher Education in Fujian Province. His expertise mainly focuses on the studies of complex systems modeling and optimal control. He has published 124 articles in important journals and 23 academic works and textbooks. He was awarded numerous nationwide and international prizes in research and teaching, including 69 research projects that have won the national, provincial, and college awards ( 33 first prizes, 13 second prizes, 10 third prizes, 13 Awards of Excellence).

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Publication Chair(s) and Technical Chair(s)


Prof. Dr. Ho Soon Min, Department of Green Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, INTI International University, Malaysia

Dr HO SOON MIN is professor in Centre for Green Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, INTI International University, Putra Nilai,71800, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. He received his Ph. D in Materials Chemistry at University Putra Malaysia. He taught a variety of courses such as physical chemistry, general chemistry, chemistry & society since last nine years. His research areas include activated carbon, green chemistry, semiconductor, nano materials and thin film solar cells. He has authored or co-authored for more than 133 articles in international referred journals and successfully produced more than 22 book chapters as well. He was appointed as conference committee member, journal reviewer, editorial board member, thesis evaluator and head of Centre of Green Chemistry & Applied Chemistry.
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Asst. Prof./Dr. Seyed Ehsan Hosseini, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Arkansas Tech University (ATU), USA

Dr. Hosseini is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Arkansas Tech University (ATU). He established Combustion and Sustainable Energy Laboratory (ComSEL) at ATU working on several projects such as hydrogen production and utilization, using flameless combustion in energy systems, small-scale combustion and Trap Vortex Combustion (TVC). His projects in small-scale combustion and hydrogen fuel cell have been funded by NASA and Department of Transportation (DoT). Before joining Arkansas Tech University, Dr. Hosseini was a postdoctoral researcher fellow in Combustion and Solar Energy Laboratory with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University (SDSU) working on a hybrid solar thermal energy generation system funded by the Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Hosseini has published more than 80 scientific papers in the energy and combustion fields in high ranked international journals. In addition, Dr. Hosseini is the managing editor of  “Future Energy” (here) and the "Future Technology" (here) Journals.

Honors and Awards

• Listed in Elsevier Stanford's list of the 2% most cited scientists globally (2020 and 2021)

• Most downloaded/cited review paper award for “An Overview of Development and Challenges in Hydrogen Powered Vehicles” in International Journal of Green Energy, 2021.

• Recipient of Publons Peer Top Reviewer Award as top 1% of global peer reviewers for Engineering and Crossfield categories for the years 2018, 2019.

• Best Postgraduate Student at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 2016.

• Silver Medal Award for the product of Low NOx Flameless Combustion System in Malaysia, Texhnological Expo MTE 2014.

• Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), Doctoral Fellowship for the best international student (2013-2016).

• Outstanding Reviewer (Fuel/Elsevier), 2018.

• Outstanding Reviewer (Heliyon, Elsevier), 2018.

• Outstanding Reviewer (Applied Energy/ Elsevier), 2017.

• Outstanding Reviewer (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews/ Elsevier), 2016/2018.

• Outstanding Reviewer (Energy Conversion and Management/ Elsevier), 2014.

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