UAE honours Lebanese chemist with 'Great Arab Minds' award

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A Lebanese professor at Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) has been named the winner of the UAE's 'Great Arab Minds Award' in the field of natural science.

Niveen Khashab has been honoured for her contributions to the development and application of nanomaterials in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial and environmental sectors.

Khashab, who is a Chemistry Professor and the Associate Dean of Physical Sciences and Engineering Division at KAUST, has over 275 scientific research papers and publications in organic chemistry and nanotechnology.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced Khashab as the winner on the platform X.

"Her significant work in the smart encapsulation of drugs, proteins and genetic materials greatly contributes to the burgeoning fields of personalised medicine and anti-ageing," said Sheikh Mohammed.

The 'Great Arab Minds' award was launched in 2022 to honor exceptional Arab talents in various fields.

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