DrAlwathig A. Elkhalifa

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(ii) Academic Qualifications:

(A) Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honours), First Class (with University Prize), Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, March 1991.

(B) Master of Science in Chemistry, University of Khartoum, in May 1997.

(C) Higher Diploma in Business Administration, University of Khartoum, in June 1998.

(D) Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, South Africa, University of KwaZulunatal, September 2010.

(3) Academic Experience (Career Progression):

(A) Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Khartoum, April 1992 - July 2000.

(B) Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, July 2000 - September 2010 (the period from 2005 to 2010 was in South Africa to study for a Ph.D.).

(C) Assistant Professor (Inorganic Chemistry), Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Khartoum, September 2010 - November 2015.

(D) Associate Professor (Inorganic Chemistry), Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Khartoum, November 2015 - to this date.

(iv) Management Experiences:

(A) Examination Officer, Chemistry Department, College of Science, University of Khartoum, 2000-2001.

(B) Tables Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Khartoum, 2000-2005.

(C) Secretary of the Chemistry Department Board, College of Science, University of Khartoum, 2000-2005.

(D) Director of the Central Laboratory, College of Science, University of Khartoum, October 2012 - March 2013.

(E) Head of Chemistry Department, College of Science, University of Khartoum, November 2018 - December 2019.

(g) Director of the Technical Department of Laboratories, University of Khartoum, December 2019 - to July 2020.

(5) Training courses:

(a) Visiting Academic (Scientific Visit), School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulunatal, South Africa, January-April 2016.

(B) Visiting Academic (Scientific Visit), School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, July-August 2011.

(c) Post-doctoral study, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulunatal, South Africa, May-October 2010.

(D) Training Course on Chromatography and TotalChrom Software, South Africa, June 12-13, 2008, organized by Perkin-Elmer Instruments.

(E) A training course on measuring radioactive isotopes at low concentrations, Khartoum - Sudan, July 19-31, 2003, organized by the Sudanese Atomic Energy Authority in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

(6) Participation in conferences and workshops:

(1) Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA) conference (poster presentation), Johannesburg, South Africa, November 2005, entitled “VMgO as a Catalyst for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Higher Paraffins”.

(2) Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA) conference (poster presentation), Mossel Bay, South Africa, November 2006, entitled “Designing a Suitable Catalyst for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Higher Alkanes”.

(3) Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA) conference (poster presentation), Richard Bay, South Africa, November 2007, entitled “Effect of Vanadium Loadings on Properties and Catalytic Performance of VMgO Catalyst Employed in the ODH of n-Octane”.

(4) South African Chemical Institute (SACI) Postgraduate Colloquium (oral presentation), Durban, South Africa, October 2008, entitled “Activation of n-Octane Using VMgO as a Catalyst”.

(5) Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA) conference (oral presentation), Parys, South Africa, November 2008, entitled “Oxidative Dehydrogenation of n-Octane over VMgO Catalysts”.

(6) A workshop on capacity building in laboratories in Sudan, Khartoum, January 6, 2015, organized by the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health.

(7) Conference on Education and Awareness of the Chemical Weapons Convention for African Member States of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (representing the Sudanese Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research), Algeria, 2-4 June 2015, organized by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

(8) A paper entitled “The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Awareness of the Objectives of the Chemical Weapons Convention” in a Seminar on the Role of Educational Institutions in Spreading Awareness of the Objectives of the Chemical Weapons Convention, Khartoum, April 9, 2017, the seminar was organized by the Sudanese National Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in cooperation with Sudanese Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

(9) Workshop on Chemical Security and Safety Management, Al-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan, December 6, 2017.

(10) Workshop on monitoring produced water and its impact on the environment and groundwater, Khartoum, December 13-14, 2017, organized by the Sudanese Oil Corporation - Sudanese Ministry of Oil and Gas.

(11) Workshop on the management of produced water (water associated with the oil extraction process), Khartoum, March 17, 2018, the workshop was organized by the Sudanese Oil Corporation - the Sudanese Ministry of Oil and Gas.

(7) Participation in scientific councils and committees:

- Member of the Faculty of Science Faculty Board, University of Khartoum, Sudan, December 2012-December 2015.

- Member of the committee to study the needs of laboratories of technicians at the University of Khartoum, University of Khartoum, May 2013 - January 2014.

- Member of the committee in charge of setting national policies for factories in Sudan, Khartoum, Sudan, December 2014 - May 2015

- Member of the Basic Sciences Committee, Sudanese Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, June 2015 - to the beginning of the year 2020.

- Member of the Board of Directors of the National Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Control, Sudanese Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, May 2017 - to this date.

-  Member of the Board of the Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, November 2018 - December 2019.

- Chairman of the Scientific Committee - the Sudanese Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research - which evaluated the following programs:

(1) Technical Bachelor Program (Honors) in Chemistry, College of Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan.

(2) Bachelor of Science (Honors) Program in Applied Chemistry, College of Applied Sciences, Red Sea University, Sudan.

(P) Member of the Scientific Committee - the Sudanese Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research - which evaluated the following programs:

(1) Bachelor of Science (Honors) Program in Chemistry, College of Science, Kassala University, Sudan.

(2) Bachelor of Science (Honors) Program in Chemistry Laboratories, College of Applied Sciences, Red Sea University, Sudan.

(3) Bachelor of Science (Honors) Program in Chemistry, College of Science, Bakht Al-Ruda University, Sudan.

(4) Bachelor of Science (Honors) Program in Chemistry, College of Science and Technology, El Fasher University, Sudan

 

(9)Teaching experience

Undergraduate Courses:

(1) General chemistry (first year).

(2) Covalent bonding and chemistry of non-metals (third year).

(3) Applications of thermodynamics to inorganic systems (third year).

(4) Chemistry of the first raw transition elements (fourth year).

(5) Chemistry of the heavy transition elements (fourth year).

(6) Inorganic reaction mechanisms of transition metal complexes (fifth year).

(7) Applications of transition metal complexes to catalysis (fifth year).

(8) Practical general chemistry (first year).

(9) Practical inorganic chemistry (from second to fourth year).

Postgraduate Diploma Courses:

(1) Structure of inorganic compounds.

(2) Metal complexes and homogeneous catalysis.

Master Courses:

(1) M-M bond and metal atom clusters.

(2) Heterogeneous catalysis.

(3) Research methodology.

 (10)Supervision:

 I supervised:

  • 36 Bachelor's graduation projects
  • 17 higher diploma projects
  • 5 master's students by courses
  • 2 master's students by research.

I am currently supervising 2 PhD students

(11) Postgraduate Theses Examination:

I participated as an examiner (internal or external) for 10 M. Sc. and 4 Ph. D. theses

(12) Other scientific contributions:

(A) Reviewer for (South African Journal of Chemistry), June 2015.

(B) Reviewer for (Research on Chemical Intermediates [Springer]), July 2019.

 

(13) Address:

Al-Wathiq Abdul Rahman Al-Khalifa

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, Postal Code: 11115

Khartoum, Sudan

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