Associate Professor of Atomic and Molecular Physics at the University of Jordan’s (UJ) School of Science, Dr. Hanan Sa'adeh, recently received a prestigious research award in an international scientific conference in Japan.
This recognition came from her outstanding contribution to the field of Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) and her commitment to advancing the understanding of IBA techniques and particle-induced X-ray emission, as pointed out in the decision of the Award Committee. She received a Certificate of Excellence during the award ceremony scheduled for the Joint 26th International Conference on Ion Beam Analysis and 18th International Conference on Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (IBA & PIXE 2023), which took place in Toyama, Japan, from 7 to 13 October, 2023.
As part of her participation in the IBA & PIXE 2023 conference, Sa'adeh delivered an oral presentation titled "Characterization of particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) in an urban area in Amman by PIXE, PESA and gravimetric measurements". In her talk, she addressed the use of particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE) and particle elastic scattering analysis (PESA) in elemental analysis of aerosol samples.
Sa’adeh has won the prestigious award alongside with 3 scientists from France, China, and Argentina, selected out of the early career participants who submitted their research work to the conference. She was awarded two financial grants to attend the conference: a financial support from the conference organizers waived her from the conference fees, and a special grant from the ICTP (Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics) contributed to her travel expenses.
The IBA and PIXE conferences are biennial series meetings, with a long tradition of being international forums to discuss recent developments and future prospects in ion beam analysis and PIXE, respectively. The six-day joint IBA & PIXE 2023 conference in Toyama, which marked the 50th anniversary of the first IBA conference, explored 99 research papers and 161 posters. It saw the participation of over 260 scholars from 35 countries.