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Under the patronage of the Prime Minister, Professor Rami Hamdallah, the Faculty of Science at An-Najah National University, Nablus-Palestine cordially invites you to attend the ‎Second Palestinian International Conference on Materials Science and Nanotechnology ‎‎(PICNM2016).‎


PICNM2016 will bring together academics , researchers, and industrialists in order to share their ‎latest achievements in the areas of materials science and nanotechnology with special emphasis on ‎practical issues that can help in building a knowledge-based economy in Palestine

We will be inviting  speakers from all universities and industry sectors in Palestine to talk about ‎their achievements and present their research in this area. This will confirm their vision for the ‎advancement of material science and nanotechnology in Palestine . Also  we will be inviting  ‎scientists from foreign universities all over the Arab world and beyond to participate and give talks ‎related to the objectives of this conference .‎

‎ PICNM2016 will also give a chance for young researchers and graduate students to present their ‎work and exchange ideas with well-known researchers in the field of materials science and ‎nanotechnology .‎

This conference will cover all areas of different materials and relevant areas of science  with an ‎emphasis on research and developments in the fields of nanoscale materials and materials that are ‎related to industry , medicine, water treatment applications, the environment, clean energy and ‎medical sciences . Special attention will be given to the techniques of commercial value such as : ‎nanomaterials preparation , characterization and its various applications , advanced materials , ‎medical products and pharmaceuticals , polymers, and computational nanomaterials.‎

  • The establishment of effective networks among scientists from various disciplines of materials science at Palestinian universities and industries.
  • Shed light on the latest preparation methods of nanomaterials and characterization techniques and their recent applications in various fields.
  • Review of ongoing research at universities and Palestinian institutions, and assess their relevance to the needs of the community.
  • Discuss the role of research and development in the establishment of a knowledge-based economy, taking into account the special circumstances in Palestine.
  • Highlight the role of materials science research in the field of education, and the need to involve students in this research.
  • Emphasize the role of nanotechnology in the Palestinian community service in all fields such as health, environmental, agricultural and industrial.
  • Find ways of cooperation between the Palestinians and international researchers.

Abstract Information:

  • Abstracts should be a summary of the presentation to be delivered and must not exceed one page (including title, author(s) and affiliations).
  • Abstracts must be single spaced with a clear line between paragraphs.
  • Tables, graphs, images and references must not be included.

Layout Guidelines:

  • Title: The abstract title should be short, informative and contain the major key words.
  • Authors: Abstract titles should be followed by authors’ last name and first initial. Numbers must be used to indicate the author’s institution- placed in brackets, followed by city and country (in this order). You do not need to include professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc).
  • Abstract Body: Times New Roman 12-point, single-spaced, maximum one page. A properly submitted abstract text will include the following elements: Purpose or Aim.
  • Methods and Materials, Results, and Conclusion
  • The submitted abstracts will be published, after reviewing, in a book and distributed at the conference.

Online Submission of Abstract: Please send all submissions to [email protected]

  • Poster boards will be sized: 100 x 160 cm.
  • Posters should be prepared in advance and attached to the poster board by the author at the beginning of the poster session. Materials to fix posters on boards will be provided at the desk located in the poster area.
  • Poster shall be organized in sections:
    • The title, names of the authors (with the name of the presenter underlined), institutions, city and country.
    • Introduction, Poster body and Conclusions.
    • Tables, graphs, images and references may  be included in poster body
  • The recommended size for poster is 90 x 120 cm.
  • Do not mail us your poster.
  • Main presenter or a member of the presenting team should be available next to his poster during the assigned poster session.
  • Your Poster number, time of presentation and location will be e-mailed to you
  • Posters should be in English.
  • Poster prizes will be awarded by the conference committee.

There will be space for organizations and industrial communities to display products, services and literature related to the theme of the conference. Further details are available from the Conference Secretariat.

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts: February 11th, 2016
  • Notifications of receipt sent by: February 25th, 2016

Abstracts must be sent to [email protected]

Advisory Board:

  • Dr. Mohammed Amleh, Vice President for Academic Affairs, An-Najah National University .
  • Prof. Dr. Ghassan Saffarini, Dean of College of Sciences, An-Najah National University.
  • Prof. Dr. ‎Naji Qatanani, Dean of Scientific Research, An-Najah National University.
  • Dr. Nizam Diab, AAUJ.
  • ‎Prof. Dr. Henry Jaqaman, Vice President for Academic Affairs, BZU.
  • Dr. Iren Hazou, Vice President ‎for Academic Affairs, Bethlehem University.
  • Prof. Dr. Sami Odwan, Vice President for Academic ‎Affairs, Hebron University.
  • Dr. Mustafa Abou Safa, Vice President for Academic Affairs, PPU-‎Hebron.
  • Prof. Dr. Elian Al-Houly, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Islamic University-Gaza.
  • Prof. Dr.Naji al Dahoudi, Azhar University- Gaza.
  • Prof. Dr. Abdel Rahim Ashour, Dean of Scientific ‎Research, Aqsa University - Gaza.
  • Prof. Dr. Mohammed Alsubu, Head of Quality and ‎Accreditation Unit - MOHE.

Organizing committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Ghassan Saffarini, Dean, College of Sciences (Conference Chairman).
  • Dr. Mohammed Suleiman  & Prof. Dr. Mohammed Elsaid (Coordinators).
  • Prof. Dr. Ismail Warad
  • Prof. Dr. Shehdeh Jodeh
  • Dr. Samar Al-Shakhshir
  • Dr. Ahed Zyoud
  • Prof. Dr. Shareef Musameh
  • Dr. Iyad Saadeddin
  • Dr. Maen Shtaiwi
  • Dr. Muna Haj Yahya
  • Dr. Ashraf Sawafta

Correspondence Committee:

  • Dr. Mohammed Suleiman, Email: [email protected]
  • Prof. Dr. Mohammed Elsaid, Email: [email protected]
  • Mr. Jalal Salman , Email: [email protected]
  • Eng. Nisreen Hamadneh , Email:[email protected]

Social Activities Committee:

  • Dr. Nidal Zaatar(Coordinator).
  • Dr. Maen Shtaiwi.
  • Ms. Lubna Abd Allah.
  • Mr. Omair Nablusi.
  • Mr. Mohamed Bahjat

Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Ismail Warad (Coordinator)
  • Prof. Dr.Shehdeh Jodeh , NNU
  • Dr. Iyad Saadeddin , NNU
  • Dr. Motasem Almasri , NNU
  • Dr. Ayman Hussein, NNU
  • Dr. Hasan Sawalha, NNU
  • Prof.Dr. Talal Shahwan , Birzeit University
  • Prof.Dr. Atef Qasrawi, AAUJ
  • Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Kayali, Al-Quds University
  • Dr. Hatim Saleem, PPU
  • Dr. Hussein Shanak, PTUK
  • Dr.Muayad Abu Saa , AAUJ

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