Professor Hikmat S.Hillal is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Advanced Materials. I obtained my MSc, Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from University of Manchester in 1978, 1980 and 2016, respectively. Since 1980 he has joined An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine. His teaching activities span: organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials, catalysis, solid state & semiconductors, group theory, organometallics and structural methods, for B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. His research involves organic reaction catalysis, solar energy utilization in electricity production and in water purification & disinfection. Environmental preservation and waste recycling are one active area. He established and chaired the Center of Excellence in Materials Sciences and Nano Technology (CEMSANT) in areas of advanced materials related to solar energy and semiconductor research. His group includes colleagues and students who have published more than 150 articles and more than 100 conference presentations (mostly invited). We published 5 books and research book chapters together with a patent. He is a peer reviewer for many highly ranked journals (Electrochimica Acta, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, ACS journals, RSC journals and others).