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Prof. Sultan T. Abu Orai
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Professor Sultan T. Abu-Orabi Aladwan is Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities, Amman, Jordan.

He has obtained PhD (Organic Chemistry) 1982, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, MSc (Chemistry) 1977, Western Michigan University, USA, BSc (Chemistry) 1973, University of Jordan, Jordan

Positions Held -  Administrative
Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities, Jordan, Jul 2011 - Present
President, Yarmouk University, Jordan , Mar 2009 – Jun 2011
Secretary General, Arab Union of Chemists, 2006 – 2012
President, Jordanian Chemical Society, 2001 – 2012
President, Tafila Technical University, Jordan, 2005 – 2009
President, Irbid National University, Jordan, 2002 – 2005
President, Arab Union of Chemists, 2002 – 2004
Dean of Student Affairs, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 2001 – 2002
Chairman of the Chemistry Department, Yarmouk University, 1998 – 2001
Director of Student Activities, Yarmouk University, 1987 – 1989
Member of  Board of Trustees of  Yarmouk University, 2009 –2011
Member of the Higher Council of  Nayef Arab University for Security Sciences, 2009 – present
Member of  Board of  Trustees of  Tafila Technical University, 2005 – 2009
Member of  Board of  Trustees of  Irbid National University, 2002 – 2005
Member of Higher Council of Higher Education, 2005-2009

Positions Held -  Academic
Professor, Chemistry Department, Yarmouk University, 1995- present
Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, Yarmouk University, 1987 – 1995
Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Yarmouk University, 1982 – 1987
Visiting Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1996 – 1998, 1990 – 1993
Visiting Professor, University of Bahrain, Bahrain, 1989 – 1990
Visiting Researcher, Bielefeld University and Bayreuth University, Germany, Summer of 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1995
Visiting Researcher, Salford University, UK, Summer 1988

Honors and Awards
Alexander Von Humboldt fellowship, Germany 2013..
"Jewels of the Muslim World" Award for 'Top Movers of the Islamic Economics',  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, presented during the 2nd Muslim World Biz Conference, June 2011.
"Badge of Honor Medal" presented by the International Scientific Partnership Foundation, Russia, for the Development of Science in Jordan and Arab countries and International Collaboration, 2007
Distinguished  Achievement Alumni Award, Western Michigan University, USA, 2004
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship – Germany, 1989
Shoman Prize for Young Scientists – Jordan, 1988
Several other awards and fellowships

Professional and Scientific Meetings
Participated in over 120 conferences at the national, regional and international levels. Organized over 20 national and international conferences in Jordan and Arab Countries. Served on many International Advisory Boards, or acted as Chair or member of the Scientific and Organization Committees of several national and international scientific meetings

Other Activities
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Association of Arab universities
Editor-in-Chief, Jordanian Journal of Chemistry
Editor-in-Chief, Irbid Journal for Research and Studies, 2002-2006
Vice Editor-in-Chief, Arab Journal of Chemistry

Editorial Board Member of:
Arab Journal of Applied Sciences
Asian Journal of Chemistry
Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
Egyptian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
Jordan Journal of Applied Science
Oriental Journal of Chemistry.
Association of Arab Universities Journals.
Arab & International Journals.