Adnan S. Abu-Surrah0000-0002-3571-0032
Professor Dr. Adnan S. Abu-Surrah, professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Material Science. Received his M.Sc. degree in 1989 from Jordan University, Ph.D. degree (summa cum laude) in 1997 from Ulm University in inorganic chemistry and material science, and docentship in polymer chemistry in 2000 from Helsinki University. Currently, he is a full professor of inorganic chemistry at Hashemite University. He has worked as a visiting professor in University of Helsinki (2002), Ulm University (2003), Al-Al-Bayt University (2007), and Technical University of Munich (2011). Published more than 70 peer reviewed papers, 10 reviews, 3 books, 32 international conference proceedings and holds a number of patents. Abu-Surrah is a member of several professional societies, scientific committees, and advisory boards. He received the DAAD Prize- Germany for Excellence in 1996, the German Industry Prize 1997, the Magnus Ehrnrooth award of Science-Finland 1999, the Hisham Hijjawi Award for Applied Sciences in the field of industry and energy in 2002, the Hashemite University Distinguished Professor Award in 2002, and the SCOPUS (ELSEVIER) award in recognition for contribution to Science", 2009. His research activities include: (i) Design and synthesis of transition metal complexes and their application in homgeneous catalaysis (polymerization and copolymerization of alkenes with polar monomers, hydrogenation, and hydroformylation). The work here also covered the chemical and physical characterization of the isolated materials. (ii) Catalytic application of novel polymer supported catalysts. (iii) Kinetic and mechanism of oxidation of amino acids via transition metal complexes. (iv) Synthesis and cytotoxic evaluation of antitumor platinum and palladium compounds. (v) Fabrication of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP): towards wastewater treatment, chiral separation, and pre-concentration-solid phase extraction.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2012