Starts 24 Jan 2019 16:00
Ends 24 Jan 2019 17:00
Central European Time
ICTP
Leonardo Building - Euler Lecture Hall
Strada Costiera 11 34141 Trieste, Italy
The experience of a female physicist living in Gaza, Palestine will be presented. This part of the world is subjected to unstable political circumstances which affects its economy and the living style of the people. Lack of electricity and unavailability of drinking water, raises the height of the challenge barrier that a normal scientist has to overcome. In addition, a brief introduction about different research topics that she tackled under the above-mentioned circumstances will be presented. Hala J. El-Khozondar was born in Gaza, Palestine. She got her B.Sc. in Physics from BirZeit University, Palestine in 1987. She earned her Ph.D. in physics from New Mexico State University (NMSU), USA in 1999. She joined the physics faculty at BirZeit University in 1987. She had a Postdoc award at Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany in 1999. She is now a full professor at the electrical engineering (EE) department in Islamic University of Gaza. She is an ICTP senior associate, FTWAS and FTWAS-ARO. She has high leadership and administrative skills demonstrated by her work in initiating and developing the quality assurance unit and the external relations at IUG and being a committee member for several scholarships and prizes. She advises several students. She participated in several conferences and workshops. Her research includes studying solar systems, optical fibers, wireless communication, optical fiber sensors, MTMs devices, and polycrystalline materials. She has over 100 publications. She is a recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, DAAD, AvH, Erasmus Mundus, Altaawon and Bank of Palestine Zamalah senior visit, IUG Deanery Prize for applied sciences, TWAS-ARO prize 2018, TWAS medal lecture 2018 and ISESCO Prize in Science & Technolgy 2014. She is also coordinator for several projects including TEMPUS for promoting long life learning, and Al-Maqdisi to enhance collaboration with French partners. You are all most welcome to attend this special seminar. Light refreshments will be served after the talk.