Biography

Education:

  •  2006 to 2009: Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
  •  2000 to 2004: M.Sc., Water Engineering, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine
  •  1993 to 1998: B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Mutah University, Al-Karak, Jordan

Employment history:

  • July, 2017 - up to now: Director of Water and Environmental Studies Institute 
  • July, 2013- August 2016: Head of Civil Engineering Department (Chair) – An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  •  June, 2010– up to date: Faculty Member, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering – An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
  •  June, 2009 – July, 2009: Instructor and Trainer, Florida, USA
  •  August, 2006 – August, 2009: Teaching and Research Assistant, Florida, USA
  •  August, 2003-August 2006: Director of the Water Studies and Quality Control, Jenin, Palestine
  •  May, 2002 – August, 2003: Water Engineer, Jenin, Palestine
  •  January, 2000 -September: 2001, Site engineer, Jenin, Palestine
  •  September, 1998 – December, 1999: Water Quality Engineer, Jenin, Palestine

Awards and distinctions:

  •  April 7, 2009: Second Place (physical sciences), Research and Creativity Forum. University of Miami, http://www.cae.miami.edu/news.html
  •  May 25, 2008: Ron Cockcroft Award, International Research Group on Wood Protection, Sweden. http://www.cae.miami.edu/news.html.
  •  2008-Aug: 2009Teaching Assistantship, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department (CAE), University of Miami. Aug
  •  Aug. 2006 - Aug. 2007: Graduate Scholarship with Fellowship, CAE dept., University of Miami.
  •  . Aug. 2006 – Aug. 2007.: Teaching Assistantship, CAE dept., University of Miami
  •  Dec. 2004- Jan. 2005: Short visit award by US Department of state to LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin
  •  2001 – 2002.: Research Fellowship for six months at the sub-department of environmental technology, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  •  1997 – 1998: Dean list of honour for two semesters at the Faculty of Engineering, Mu’tah University

Research Interests:

  •  Physical and Biological Treatment of High Strength Municipal Wastewater
  •  Physical and Biological Treatment of Industrial Wastewater
  •  Physical and Biological Treatment of Wastewater Generated from Rural areas
  •  Water Quality Modeling and Management of Major Streams in Palestine (currently in Faria’, Zimar, and Al-Qilt Streams).
  •  Studying Reclaimed Water Reuse in Palestine by Chain Value Analysis and Process Re-engineering
  •  Sand and Carbon Filtration for Drinking Water and Secondary Wastewater Effluents
  •  Drinking Water Disinfection
  •  Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  •  Biogas Production from Municipal Solid Waste
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Education
Institution
University of Miami
Country
United States of America
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Engineering
Department
Civil Engineering
Thesis
STUDIES ON WEATHERED WATERBORNE TREATED WOOD: LEACHING OF METALS DURING SERVICE AND METALS BASED SORTING UPON RECYCLE
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
2006 - 2009
Institution
Birzeit University
Country
Palestine
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Graduate Studies
Department
Water and Environemntal Engineering
Thesis
Optimization of Specific Methanogenic Activity Assay
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
2000 - 2004
Institution
Mu'tah University
Country
Jordan
Degree
BSc
Faculty
Engineering
Department
Chemical Engineering
Thesis
Carbon Production from Olive-Cakes
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
1993 - 1998
Institution
Jenin Males School
Country
Palestine
Degree
High School
Faculty
Department
Thesis
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
1992 - 1993
Employment History
Country
Palestine
Institution
Jenin Municipality
Position/Job Description
Water Engineer
Period
Sept. 1, 1998 - Aug. 30, 2006
Country
United States of America
Institution
University of Miami
Position/Job Description
Teaching and Research Assistant
Period
Sept. 1, 2006 - July 31, 2009
Country
Palestine
Institution
An-Najah National University
Position/Job Description
Assistant Professor
Period
June 1, 2010 - Until Now
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