Prof. Hanan Malkawi
BiographyProf. Hanan I. Malkawi has earned her bachelor degree in Biological Sciences at Yarmouk University (YU)-Jordan, and then due to her achievement in getting the highest GPA in Biology Dept. & the Highest GPA in the whole Yarmouk University, she was offered a scholarship from YU to get her M.Sc in Bacteriology & Public and then PhD degree in Microbiology & Molecular Biology both at Washington State University-USA, after which she returned to Jordan and appointed as professor at Yarmouk University. She has been heavily involved in research lines in biotechnology and nanotechnology and their applications in environment, health, agriculture, microbiology, food & industry. She has been also involved in several projects in higher education and linking academia with industry. She has several funded grants from national & international agencies. Prof. Malkawi is known for her devoted efforts in helping and inspiring young Jordanian scientists, and entrepreneurs, especially women, to pursue their graduate studies and research in STEM and build a career. She registered several patents and has over 70 published papers in peer reviewed international scientific journals and outstanding teaching and supervision activities. She has & still been invited as speaker and member of Steering/organizing committees in numerous International Congresses and Forums world-wide. She received several awards and fellowships and is an active member in several national, regional and international committees, associations & organizations such as: 18. Member of the Jordan National commission for UNESCO at Ministry of Education, Member of the Third World Organization for Women in Science, Member of the Experts Board of the Environmental Biotechnology section of European Federation of Biotechnology, Jury committee member for the L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Pan Arab Regional Fellowships, Member of the Board of Trustees of the “Arab Science and Technology Foundation”, Member of the Steering committee of the “Regional Center for Space Science &Technology Education of Western Asia”, Councilor of the World certification Institute 2014-present, Jury member for the Arab League Educational, Cultural & Scientific Organization (ALESCO) for the Award for young Arab Scientists in Innovation & Entrepreneurship/ in Biotechnology, and others. Prof. Malkawi has held several administrative positions: Vice President for Science Engagement at Royal Scientific Society-Jordan, Vice President for Research & Int. Relations at YU, Dean of Scientific Research & Graduate Studies at YU, Director of UNESCO Chair for Desert Studies at YU, Director of Foreign Projects Management Unit at YU, Director of Center of Excellence for Jordanian Public University Libraries at YU, Vice-Dean of Faculty of Sciences at YU. In addition, she served as Dean for Research & Doctoral studies at “Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart University”, Dubai-UAE.