Dr. Athir Haddad, 52 years old, is a Professor working at the University of Basrah. He received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Polymer Chemistry in 1994 and in 2002, respectively. During his Ph.D. period, he has focused his research on the Preparation of Hydrogel polymers for soil stabilizer, slow-release fertilizers and Polymer drug delivery. He joined the Professor Mauro Angelitti group (University of Camerino, Italy in 2006. From 2007 to 2008, he focused his research on the Preparation of polymers via ROP, ATRP, RAFT and Click Chemistry with Professor Andrew Whittaker (AIBN, University of Queensland, Australia. In 2011, He worked on the preparation of Janus polymers at the University of Michigan/ USA. From October 2015 till now, his research activities are mainly centered on the Preparation of polylactide nanofibers, the Preparation of water-soluble perylene copolymers and their IPN’s for removal of heavy metal and some biomaterials (University of Manchester/UK).