|Episode 4 of MWST: Chemistry for a Healthy Planet with Dr. Hind Al-Abadleh|
The 4th episode of Muslim Women in Science and Technology was an exploration ventured into fascinating as well as beautiful marriage between environmental sciences and chemistry with Dr. Hind Al-Abadleh. We at KSS were deeply honoured to be conversation with Dr. Hind on Wednesday, 16th September 2020. Dr. Hind is an academic scientist of chemistry and an award winning professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. She is also currently the Chair of Environmental Division at Chemical Institute of Canada.
In our very insightful session with her, we explored how chemistry in means of understanding the changes in our environment. She talked about her research being interface between different phases of matter present in natural systems. The two areas where she and her team are currently working on are ‘Atmospheric Chemistry’ and ‘Geochemistry of arsenic, phosphorus and soil organics’. The discussion took an interesting turn as she further shared with us her inspirations, support systems and struggles to becoming the lady she is today.