– Zaina Aman
Professor Dr. Najlaa Saad Oudah Al-Radadi, the world’s second leading scientist in nanotechnology, has received the Princess Noora Bint Abdul Rahman University Award, which covers six prominent fields namely health sciences, natural sciences, literature, social works, economic projects and art works.
Born in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia, Dr. Najlaa received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from Taibah University in 1997. Later she got her M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry in 2003 from the University of King Abdul-Aziz. Later worked at Taibah University as a Lecturer from 2003 to 2009. Thereafter she did her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 2009 from the University of King Abdul-Aziz and joined Taibah University as Assistant Professor in 2009 and rendered her services to the University’s Department of Inorganic Chemistry until 2019. She did her postdoctoral research from 2010 to 2013 in the King Fahd Medical Research Center, Jeddah and the King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh. Further she worked at Taibah University as an Associate Professor of Nanotechnology and Inorganic Chemistry in 2019 until 2022. In 2022 she was appointed as a full time Professor in Nanotechnology and Inorganic Chemistry until present at Taibah University.
Dr. Najlaa Al-Radadi has been receiving this title of “eminent professor and leading scientist” from Stanford University, which is considered to be the greatest in the world of science, for two consecutive years.
She was one of the Saudi pioneers for whom a video was published highlighting her role as a Saudi inventor and holder of many patents and many international awards and honors in the field of green synthesis of nanoparticles and their therapeutic applications. She has also discovered a cure for cancer from dates. Apart from this she marks her presence in the most influential hijabis and further adds that ‘there is no need to expose body to make progress’.