Shawabkeh (Ph D 98) to lead Univ of Jordan Chemical Engineering

Dr. Reyad Shawabkeh (Ph D 1998, the first doctoral student from Dr. Rockstraw’s research group) has been selected Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Program at The University of Jordan.

Dr. Shawabkeh specializes in adsorption and catalysis, has over 20 years of academic experience, published more than 100 publications with 17 US patents, and has received many awards (including The Research Excellence Grand Prize in 1998 of The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and an Excellence in Research Award in 2017 by King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. 

Dr. Shawabkeh has filled several academic positions, including Assistant to Al-Hussein Bin Talal University president for planning and development, Chairman of Central Tendering Committee at AHU, Director of Dead Sea Studies center at Mutah University, and Chairman of Chemical Engineering Department at Mutah University.

Dr. Shawabkeh is an Associate Editor for the Arabian Journal of Science & Engineering and is a professional Engineer in the State of New Mexico.

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