Biography

Present Occupation: Distinguished Professor, An-Najah National University

Birth:              November, 1953, Qalqilia, Palestine

Education:   

2016 D.Sc. University of Manchester, UK

1980 Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK, (Supervisor Prof. Richard V. Parish)

1978 M.Sc. Petrochemicals & Hydrocarbon Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK

                        1977 B.Sc.  Chemistry, with Distinction, Birzeit University, Palestine

Experience:  An-Najah National University, Palestine

                        Distinguished Professor (2015)

Publications: 90 journal papers (Published, in press, submitted; mostly ranked)

                        6 invited chapters in specialty research books

                        2 specialty books (one regional and one internationally published)

                        More than 80 international meetings (Abstracts or proceedings)

Awards/Honors:

Student Aid International, University of Manchester (1978-80)

Part time Teaching Assistant, University of Manchester 1979-80 (based of performance)

Fulbright Scholar, University of Mississippi, USA (1988-89)

Visiting Associate Professor, North Carolina State University (1989-90)

Saint Andrews International Award, University of Saint Andrews, UK (2000)

Islamic Development Bank Distinguished Scholar, NREL, Golden, US (1993-94)

Arab Fund Scholar, University of Bordeaux, France (203-14)

Affiliations: Many, including:

1. Academic Member of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (2015-16)

2. Electrochemical Society, USA, (active member -2015)

3. American Chemical Society (earlier, active member)

4. Associate of the University of Manchester, U.K.

5. Member of Board of the Arab Nanotechnology Network, ANTN, (2009-2011).

6. Member of the Arab Materials Science and Nanotechnology Network, AMSN, (2010).

7. Executive Committee Member, Inter-Islamic Nanotechnology Network, COMSTECH, 2013.

8. Member, Inter-Islamic Network for Science and Technology Parks, 2013.

Consultancies: Many including:

  1. Regional and international journal editorial board memberships.
  2. Scientific committee memberships for conferences
  3. Reviewer for many ranked journals
  4. Reviewer for many projects submitted to international institutes
  5. Scientific reviewer for several journals

Educational reviewer for different universities and governmental agencies

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Education
Institution
University of Manchester
Country
United Kingdom
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Technology
Department
التكنولوجيا
Thesis
=Homogeneous & Heterogeneous Catalysis of O-Silylation Reactions using Rhodium & Iridium Complexes
Speciality
Chemistry
Sub speciality
Duration
1978 - 1980
Institution
University of Manchester
Country
United Kingdom
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Technology
Department
Chemistry
Thesis
Thermal conversion of Polypropylene into gasoline & kerosine fractions
Speciality
Petrochemicals & HydroCarbon Chemistry
Sub speciality
Duration
1977 - 1978
Institution
Birzeit University
Country
Palestine
Degree
BSc
Faculty
Science
Department
Chemistry
Thesis
With Distinction
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
1973 - 1977
Employment History
Country
Palestine
Institution
An-Najah National University
Position/Job Description
Assistant Professor
Period
Oct. 20, 1980 - Jan. 1, 1986
Country
Palestine
Institution
An-Najah National University
Position/Job Description
Associate Professor
Period
Jan. 1, 1986 - Jan. 1, 1993
Country
Palestine
Institution
An-Najah National University
Position/Job Description
Professor
Period
Jan. 1, 1993 - Dec. 1, 2016
Publications