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Basic Information

Full Name: 
Amer M EL-Hamouz
Gender: 
Male
Birthday: 
Fri, 1965-09-17
Martial Status: 
Married

Personal Information

Interests: 
  • Wide interests in computing, with programming knowledge in Matlab, and FORTRAN. Good knowledge of P.C's. and their associated packages. Good ability in using the Internet and the electronic e-mail. Other interests include reading, especially books, magazines and watching TV programs including comedy and documentary programs.
  • Ability to organise, lead and deals tactfully with people of different thinking ability , the ability to write for support from industry and public funding bodies. Also the ability to referee technical proposal and manage their programs.
  • Ability to organise and deliver training and workshop programs in the Hazardous Waste Management and Solid Waste management areas, Safety Engineering and more concentration of chemical safety as accident investigation.
  • Ability to lead team in areas related to strategic planning of solid waste, hazardous waste and medical waste management areas.
Activities: 
  • Course Teaching
  • Supervision of students
About me: 
During the last 10 years, I was involved in several projects related to Emulsification of silicone oil in water in agitated tanks and high shear devices, Hazardous solid waste management, medical waste management, environmental impact assessment, mixing in the pharmaceutical industry and its related environmental impact. In addition to these, I supervised and being an internal and external examiner for more than 14 M.Sc students, eight of them are in the safety related areas Additionally, I was involved in several consultation projects in emulsification of silicone oil, the Hazardous, medical and household solid waste management and Environmental impact assessment. Since 2008 I am the coordinator of the University general safety committee. I am responsible of approving the safety rules inside the University labs and organize safety workshops for university labs’ technicians and outside university institutions. In addition, I developed accidents investigation report, which is used in all university labs. During my enrolment in the editorial board of Process Safety and Environmental protection Journal, I do read papers submitted to the Journal in my area of specialty before choosing referees for the paper. Reviewed many technical papers related to the fields of mixing in static mixers, dispersion of liquid mixtures, solid waste and hazardous waste management and removal of heavy metals by adsorption for: - Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2013 - Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2013 - Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2012 - Journal of Solid waste management, 2006, 2008,2010, 2012 - An-Najah Scientific Research Journal, Part A, 2012 - International Journal of multiphase flow, 2009 - Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, Nov 2005. - Water: Values and Rights/International Conference May 2-4, 2005, Palestine - Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 2005 - Transaction of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Part A: Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 2002, 2003 and 2004 - Journal of Chemical Engineering Data, 2004 - Second Engineering Palestinian Conference, 2001.

Short Curriculum Vitae

Employment history: 
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering: October 2011-now
  • University General Safety Coordinator, 2008- now
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Process Safety and Environmental Protection Journal, 2002-2007.
  • Director of Practical Training Center 2011-now
  • Member of the steering committee of the An-Najah Business Innovation and Partnership Centre (NBIC)
  • Evaluation Committee Member of Al-Nayzak Association since 2010 -now
  • Member of the ABET college committee 2011-2012
  • Member of the Editorial Board of An-Najah University Journal for Research
  • Member of the Departmental Curriculum Committee (CC), 2004-now
  • Member of the Departmental Lab committee for studying receiving lab offers, 2004-2011
  • Chairman of the Organizing and technical committees of the Second Palestinian Engineering Conference, 2002
  • Chairman of Faculty of Engineering Recruitment Committee, since 2005 until now
  • Head and Founder of Chemical Engineering Department 1997-2001
Awards and distinctions: 
  • DGIS-UNESCO – IHE, Programatic cooperation,” Step Chlorination for Improving Drinking Water Disinfection System in Ghana and Palestine” November 2011.
  • Quality Research Excellence Award for the years 2010 and 2012, Deanship of Scientific Research, An-Najah National University.
  • Participating in the Professional Faculty Development Conference organized by Center for Learning and Teaching held at the American University in Cairo form March 11 to March 17th, 2012.
  • MTCP, Science and Technology Course for Researchers in OIC countries, 4-16 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malysia
  • PARC fellowship 2007-2008 for the project titled" Improvements of the Recycled Plastic Properties by the use of Olive Solid Waste" Joint with Eng. Shadi Sawalha.
  • One year Sabbatical leave from An-Najah University, 2005-2006. Hosted by the University of Manchester, UK
  • PARC fellowship 2005-2006 for the project" Usage of Stone Cutting Waste in Producing Chemical Construction Products". Joint with Dr R. AbdelKarem. Results out of the work are underway for publications.
  • UMIST Chem. Eng. award. A six weeks award to carry out a short feasibility study on “Zelolization of Active Carbons from olive-pip waste to produce high value products”, July-August 2002.
  • Winner of the St Andrews Prize 2000, “Preparation, Enhancement, and Utilization of Activated Charcoal from Solid Olive Waste in Palestine”. The proposal won the prize out of 150 proposals submitted to the competition. The prize is share with Prof. Hikmat Hilal.
  • Award to attend the Post Graduate School on new materials organized by the Italian National Research Institute. One week in October 1999.
  • A British Council Grant- in -Aid to visit UMIST as part of the British Council Higher Education Links Program (one month 1997 and one month in 1998).
  • A scholarship from OCTEL for the tuition fees and living expenses for two years., 1990-92
Research Interests: 
  • Emulsification of silicone oil in water in agitated tanks and high shear devices
  • Hazardous waste and Medical waste management
Curriculum Vitae: 

History

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