Distinguished Professor Award
An-Najah National University has recently initiated the “Distinguished Professor” award, an award given to those who obtain a full Professor rank and publish prominent research papers in international scientific periodicals. Candidate professors should also achieve at least 70 academic citations in other publications.
An-Najah has taken this step to encourage scientific research in Palestine and hence compete with local, Arab and international academic institutions and achieve progress in the world university rankings.
Distinguished Professor 2019-2020
Prof. Mohammad Al-Saeid
Professor Al-Saeid was born in Deiristya village, and he received his primary and secondary education in Deiristya and Salfit Schools in 1977. Then in 1981, he received his bachelor's degree in Science/Physics from the Jordanian University in Amman. In 1984, he enrolled in the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey to continue his higher studies. In the following year, he got the MSc, and then the PhD in Theoretical Physics, particularly the Solid-State Physics in 1990. Between 1984 and 1990, he worked as a research and teaching assistant during his study.
Distinguished Professor 2018-2019
Prof. Naji Qatanani
Prof. Naji Qatanani is currently the Dean of Scientific Research at An-Najah National University. He holds a B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from Sunderland University, UK, and a M.Sc degree in Engineering Mathematics from Newcastle University Upon Tyne, UK. He gained his Ph.D degree in Applied Mathematics from Stuttgart University, Germany. Currently he is a full professor of Applied Mathematics at An-Najah National University.
Prof. Qatanani has published more than 40 papers in international journals and supervised more than 25 Master students and one Ph.D student .
He is Editor-in-Chief and a member of editorial board for many international journals. His research interests mainly in mathematical physics, integral equations, control theory, computational methods and MHD flow problems.
Professor Issam Ashqer
He holds a PhD in applied physics from the Ohio State University, USA and is a professor of physics at the Faculty of Physics of An-Najah National University, Palestine.
Distinguished Professor 2017-2018
Professor Shehdeh Jodeh
Ph.D., Chemistry,Wayne State University, USA
Professor of Physical Chemistry, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Distinguished Professor 2016-2017
Professor Sami Jaber
Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
Full Professor, Theoretical Physics, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Professor Jamal Abo Omar
Ph.D., Animal Nutrition, Colorado State University, USA
Full Professor, Animal Nutrition, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Professor Sameer Ikhdair
Ph.D., High Energy Physics , Middle East Technical University (METU) , Turkey
Full Professor, High Energy Physics, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.
Professor Abdel Naser Zaid
Ph.D.,Pharmaceutical Sciences/Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Ferrara, Italy
Full Professor, Department of Pharmacy, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Professor Yacoub Batta
Ph.D. in Plant Protection, Paris University-INA PG, France
Professor of Plant Protection, Faculty staff member, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Distinguished Professor 2015-2016
Professor Hikmat Hilal
Ph.D., Catalysis Chemistry, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Full Professor, Inorganic Chemistry, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.
Professor Ghassan Saffarini
Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Brunel University, London, England
Professor of Physics, An- Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.
Professor Waleed Sweileh
Ph.D in Pharmacology from Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.
Professor Ismail Warad
Ph.D./Inorganic Chemistry (Catalysis) from Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen 2003, Germany.
Full professor at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine