Biography

Synopsis

Maather F Sawalha was born in Palestinian Territory. She grew up in a family who respects education. She received her fist two chemistry degrees in Jordan and by the financial support of Fulbright, received her Ph D in UTEP, Texas. In the places Maather Studied at, she taught and /or conducted research in chemistry. Currently, Maather Works for chemistry department at An Najah National University, Palestinian Territory.

Background

Maather Sawalha was born in 1970 in Nablus, Palestine, for a family who highly respects education, gained her B.A and Masters in chemistry in Jordan. worked after graduation for the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics in environmental statistics, the thing that aquired her knowledge in environmental issues and in many other aspects. During that time participated in the environmental indicators expert meeting that was conducted in the united nations in the USA. Despite having a stable job and her first daughter, she kept looking for chances to go for Ph D

Higher Education

After graduating from Yarmouk University with honors, she kept looking forward to go for Ph D. at that time no such well established programs were available in Palestine nor in Jordan, so she applied for the Fulbright and got a Fulbright scholarship to go for a two funded years into the USA. She joined University of Texas at El Paso, and studied environmental analytical chemistry. At graduation, she was recognized as an outstanding Ph D student

Ph.D. and Research

At Utep, Maather studied the optimum condition of a desert plant to clean contaminated waters, in order to find an alternative environmental friendly method for cleaning contaminated waters, her research was under the supersision of Dr Gardea-Torresdey. After graduation joined Dr Dasgupta's group ata Texas Tech University and participated in developing an electrochemical based method for the detection of arsenic in water.

Currently Maather teaches chemistry courses, supervises master students, and conducts research ata An Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine

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Education
Institution
University of Texas at El Paso
Country
United States of America
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Science
Department
Environmental Science and Engineering program
Thesis
Phytofiltration Potential of Saltbush (Atriplex Canescens) to Remediate Heavy Metal Contaminated Waters
Speciality
Analytical Chemistry
Sub speciality
(environmental)
Duration
2001 - 2006
Institution
Al Yarmouk University,
Country
Jordan
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Science
Department
Chemistry
Thesis
Preparation and characterization of propergeloxysilylenol Ethers
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
1992 - 1995
Institution
Al Yarmouk University
Country
Jordan
Degree
BSc
Faculty
Science
Department
chemistry
Thesis
Chemistry
Speciality
Chemistry
Sub speciality
Duration
1988 - 1991
Employment History
Country
Palestine
Institution
An Najah National University
Position/Job Description
Assistant professor
Period
Aug. 1, 2008 - May 29, 2016
Country
United States of America
Institution
The University of Texas at Arlington
Position/Job Description
Post doctoral Researcher
Period
Jan. 1, 2007 - May 1, 2008
Country
United States of America
Institution
Texas Tech University,
Position/Job Description
Post doctoral Researcher
Period
May 1, 2006 - Dec. 30, 2006
Country
United States of America
Institution
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
Position/Job Description
Teaching Assistant
Period
Sept. 1, 2003 - May 1, 2006
Country
Palestine
Institution
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
Position/Job Description
Director of Environmental Statistics Department
Period
Aug. 1, 1996 - Aug. 1, 2000
Country
Jordan
Institution
Jordan University for Science and Technology
Position/Job Description
Instructor
Period
Aug. 1, 1995 - Aug. 1, 1996
Publications
Courses
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