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Prof. Fayez Abdulla is awarded the Abdul Hammed Shoman Arab Researchers Award for year 2020
11 Oct 2020

The Dean of the College of Engineering would like to congratulate Prof. Fayez Abdulla for his great achievement in being awarded the Abdul Hammed Shoman Arab Researchers Award for year 2020 in the field of Engineering Sciences in the topic of “Global Warming and Climate Change.

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers is the first Award of its kind dedicated for scientific research and to honor Arab researchers since 1982. The award aims to support and highlight scientific research throughout the Arab world as it is awarded in recognition of distinguished scientific outcome of scientific and social value.

The award targets Arab researchers who have conducted multiple researches in an Arab country in one of the following 6 fields: Medical and Health Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Basic Sciences; Literature and Humanitarian, Social and Educational Sciences; Economics and Administration Sciences, and Agriculture and Technology. Each year, two topics under each field are selected as award themes, with 12 awards.

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation announced, the winners of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers for the 38th session of 2020. The number of candidates for this session reached (477) male and female candidates from Jordan and the Arab world. The scientific committee of the award, headed by Dr. Amin Mahmoud, indicated that the prizes were distributed this year to researchers of the following nationalities: (4) from Jordan, (4) from Egypt, (3) from Lebanon, (1) from Saudi Arabia, (1) from the UAE.

Professor Abdulla holds a Ph.D. in Water resources and environmental engineering from University of Washington, Seattle, USA in year 1995. He has more than 25 years of national, regional and international experience in water resources, climate change and drought assessment and environmental engineering. He is recognized by many countries in the region as a regional expert on climate change and hydrology and drought Assessment.

He joined the Civil Engineering Department at Jordan University of Science & Technology in year 1995. During the period 2000-2004, he was the Director Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Centre for Environmental Sciences and Technology (QRACEST) at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST).