About Dr. Souad

Souad Naji Al-Azzawi is an Iraqi environmentalist & academic researcher in various engineering disciplines, in addition to having established and assisted in the establishment of multiple research and academic institutions in Iraq. She is the first Arab to receive the Nuclear Free Future Award, and has published over 50 scientific papers on topics ranging from water desalination to nuclear waste management, and depleted uranium contamination.

Associations & Memberships

  • Associate professor in Environmental Engineering

  • Member of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists in the USA

  • Board member of the Iraqi Engineering Society

  • Member of the Iraqi Water Resource Society

  • Member of the Iraqi Academicians Society

  • Member of the Iraqi Engineering Union

  • Member of editing committee of Al-Handasa Scientific Journal from 1996 to 2002

  • Chief editor of the Reconstruction Magazine in the University of Baghdad from 1996 to 2000

Awards &


Al-Azzawi is a leader and prominent figure in the field of environmental engineering in the Middle East, having received several national and international awards for her many contributions to the field:

  • The Geophysics Award from the Colorado School of Mines (USA) in 1988.

  • The Van Tyle Award from the Colorado School of Mines (USA) in 1989.

  • The Scientific Staff Award from the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education for three consecutive years – 2000, 2001, and 2002.

  • The Iraqi National Award for Distinguished Patents in 2001.

  • The Nuclear-Free Future Award in the Category of Education, Munich, October 2003

Reach Out

Dr. Souad Al-Azzawi can be reached at: souad.al.azzawi@gmail.com

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