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Expert in Air Pollution Monitoring, Project Design and Training, Pesticides Residue

Expert ID: 729684 Jordan

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Expert has experience in air pollution monitoring projects, project design and implementation, air quality monitoring stations, selection of continuous equipment and training, passive sampling of gases, landfill gases monitoring and testing, industrial emissions sampling and analysis, indoor pollution monitoring, medicinal and industrial gases, fire extinguishing gases analysis (such as Halo-methanes), pesticides residue testing, pesticides formulation analysis, lubricating mineral oil analysis, and analytical techniques applications in chemical analysis, principally gas chromatography applications in chemical analysis.

He was appointed as team leader for evaluating Yemen capabilities in standardization and specifications of directorate laboratories and needs for upgrading the laboratories in terms of equipment facilities, working environment, training needs, etc.. Several consultancy services to local industries such as assisting local pesticides formulators in manufacturing, uses of solvents, fillers, carriers, etc...., and checking quality through analysis of composition.He was in charge of follow up of lubricants performance through analysis of the physical and chemical composition of the used oil and subjected deterioration of the oil after defined mileage. He was nominated for and participated in several cases of disputes between clients in the court to provide needed justification for product specifications, especially in the case of tenders and manufactured products and based on analysis of representative samples.He was elected several times to render needed consultancy services to Royal Jordanian Air Lines for monitoring engine and hydraulic fluid performance and oil deterioration through results obtained from his laboratory.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Chemistry Institution: York University, UK
Year: 1978 Degree: M.Sc Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: Bombay University, India
Year: 1976 Degree: B.Sc Subject: Chemistry Institution: Bombay University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Head of Organic Materials and Food Division Department: Responsibilities: In charge of follow up for the division activities that focused on analysis of food products and in charge of the liaison office in the industrial city of Amman . Later on working as a private consultant up to present date.
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Ministry of Environment Title: Department: United Nation Project on POPs Responsibilities: He was responsible for implementing a national project aimed at assessing POPs in Jordan and establishing a national plan for eliminating such compounds from Jordan.
Years: 1996 to 2002 Employer: Title: Head of Organic and Food Laboratories Department: Responsibilities: He was in charge of the division activities that included testing and analysis of food products according to national specifications.
Years: 1992 to 1996 Employer: Title: Head of the Analytical Chemistry Division Department: Responsibilities: He was in charge of the analytical services and equipment performance that involved chromatography and spectroscopic equipment for organic materials analysis.
Years: 1989 to 1992 Employer: Title: Head of Air Pollution Division Department: Responsibilities: He was in charge of managing the air pollution division activities that included projects implementation for air pollution monitoring in Jordan.
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Title: Head of Gasses Laboratory Department: Responsibilities: He was in charge of day to day activities of the laboratory that included quality control and analysis of medicinal gases produced by local industries to be used by local hospitals
Years: 1986 to 1987 Employer: Title: Head of Air Pollution Division Department: Responsibilities: He was in charge of establishing and managing the air pollution and hazardous material division and supervised establishing and operating a number of monitoring stations in Amman, Zarka and implementing projects.
Years: 1982 to 1986 Employer: Title: Head of Fuel and Lubricants Division Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for day to day activities of the laboratories in fuel and lubricants testing and analysis. He initiated a project for establishing a laboratory for medicinal and industrial gases analysis and testing fire extinguishing gases and materials.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2002 to 2003 Agency: Role: Project Coordinator Description: He acted as project coordinator sponsored by GEF/UNEP for Jordan for Persistence Organic pollutants.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Agency: Role: Project Manager Description: He was appointed as project manager for establishing Air Quality Monitoring System for Jordan.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1996 to 1996 Country / Region: Yemen Summary: He was appointed as team leader to evaluate Yemen's capabilities in chemical and physical analysis of products imported to Yemen.
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Spain Summary: He participated in the experts meeting on POPs held in Barcelona, Spain, for the Euro-Mediterranean countries.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Royal Scientific Society, Jordan
Licenses / Certifications
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK; Chartered Chemist
Professional Appointments
Editor of a local environmental magazine issued by RSCN for over 16 years.
Awards / Recognition
Several letters of recognition for accomplishments during working in RSS, for establishing laboratories and activities in RSS, and for contribution to national strategy in environment.
Publications and Patents Summary
Over 60 reports, papers and publications relevant to working fields.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Nominated expert for a large number of cases in the court that involved testing and comparing results according top relevant specifications . As a reference laboratory for testing and evaluating quality of products such as lubricants and compressed gases.
Training / Seminars
Responsible for a large number of training programs relevant to testing of materials, use of analytical equipment, quality control and quality assurance procedures, and proficiency testing programs.
Vendor Selection
Responsible for departmental requirements for equipment and materials, consumables and committee member for materials ordering. Also committee member for evaluating Yemen standards and specification directorate updating and capacity building requirement and training.
Marketing Experience
Liaison officer for about a year in King Abdulah Industrial City in Amman to communicate activities with various departments and industries to utilize services rendered by Royal Scientific Society various directorates .
Other Relevant Experience
As a volunteer worked with the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature for over 16 years as editor of Al-Reem environmental Magazine and frequently contributed to writing.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He earned his first, second and Ph.D from India and the UK. From teaching in both countries in English, he has excellent command of the language.
Hindi He can only communicate spoken Hindi.

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