COAS - Staff Directory

DEAN OFFICE

Prof. Nehad M. Tashtoush
Dean Office: Admin Building
Email: nehadmt@asu.edu.om

Prof. Nehad Profile


Ms.Abeer Ibrahim Al-Mukhaini
Dean ‘s Coordinator
Office: Admin Building
Email: AbeerIbrahim@asu.edu.om
Telephone: + 968 25560704 ext. 205


BASIC SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

Dr.YAHYA A. ISMAIL
Associate Professor of Chemistry & Head
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 2, Office No: 4
Email: aiyahya@asu.edu.om

Education:
  • Doctor of Philosophy – Chemistry (Intelligent Polymers) Aligarh Muslim University – India
  • Master of Philosophy-Chemistry (Solid State Chemistry) Aligarh Muslim University – India
  • Master of Science-Chemistry Aligarh Muslim University – India
  • Bachelor of Science- Chemistry University of Calicut- India

Research Interests:
Advanced Materials and Intelligent Polymers for Advanced Applications: – Conducting Polymers based artificial muscles and sensors, sensing actuators, bio mimetic properties and brain –machine interfacing, Nano fibers based on Hydrogel/EAP hybrid systems for bio artificial muscles, energy storage etc.


Dr. MUHAMMAD LUQMAN
Assistant Professor- Chemistry
Contact Details:
Cabin # 2, Office No: 6
Email: luqman.polymers@asu.edu.om
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy-Polymer Science and Engineering Chosun University- South Korea-2007
  • Master of Science-Industrial ChemistryAligarh Muslim University- India-2001
  • Bachelor of Science-Industrial Chemistry Aligarh Muslim University- India-1999
Research Interests
  • Excellent Heat and Flame Resistance, High Impact and Scratch Resistance, Excellent Transparency, UV Resistance, Excellent Antistatic, Dielectric and Mechanical Strength
  • Artificial Muscles, Actuators and Sensors, Biomimetic Smart Materials, Membrane Applications (Desalination, Gas/Gas, Gas/Liquid and Liquid/Liquid Separations, Water Treatment, Energy Generation and Storage), Shape Memory, Construction Industry, Catalysis, Biocompatible/degradable, Drilling Fluid Applications.


Prof. Falah Khalil Al-Ani
Professor of Anatomy & Physiology
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 2, Office No: 12
Email: falahkalani@asu.edu.om
Telephone:+968 92323694
Education.
  • Doctorof Philosophy– Pathology (1985) Kansas State University, USA.
  • Bachelor degree-(BVM&S)- Veterinary Medicine & Surgery Baghdad University, Iraq (1973)

Research Interests

  • Evaluating of camel milk in treatment of certain human chronic diseases with some emphasis on diabetic patients


MOHAMMAD SADAT ALI
Lecturer- Microbiology
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 2, Office No: 11
E-mail:mdsadatali@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Master of Philosophy-Microbiology Annamalai University- India
  • Master of Science-Microbiology BabasahebAmbedkarMarathwada University- India
  • Bachelor of Science- Microbiology Osmania University-India
  • Bachelor of Education Osmania University-India
Research Interests
  • Antimicrobial Activities of Medicinal Plants, Tibb-an-Nabawi (Healing with the medicine of the Prophet (PBUH) & Alternative Medicine.
  • RESEARCH PROJECTS AT ASU AS PI, TRC-FURAP (2015), OMAN “SCREENING OF ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF OMANI MEDICINAL PLANTS MENTIONED IN PROPHETIC MEDICINE (TIBB E NABAWI)”


Dr. JAMAL SALAH
Mathematics Assistant Professor
Contact Details:
Ex.No: 326
E-mail: drjamals@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • PhD-Mathematics (2012) UKM University Malaysia
Research Interests
  • Riemann Hypothesis & Robin’s Inequality.
  • Fractional Calculus
  • Analytical number Theory


Dr. Mohammad Changez
Asst. Prof. Chemistry
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 2, Office No: 13
E-mail: mchangej@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Ph.D. (1998) – Chemistry (Colloid and Surface Chemistry) (Hamdard University, New Delhi, India
  • M.S. (1988)- Chemistry (Bhagalpur University, India)
  • B.Sc. 1986 – Chemistry (Bhagalpur University)
Research Interests
  • Polymeric Design and Synthesis, Nano Materials, Controlled Drug Delivery, Molecular Ordering, Nano-Science and Technology.


AHMAD YACOUB AL-AZAB
Lecturer- Mathematics
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 4 Extn: 316
E-mail:ahmad.alazab@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Master of Science-Mathematics (2009) University of Jordan-Jordan
  • Bachelor of Science-Mathematics (2001) Baghdad University-Iraq


AHMAD MUHAMMAD ABDELQADER
Lecturer- Mathematics
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 4 Ex.No: 316
E-mail: ahmed.abdelqader@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Master of Science-Mathematics Yarmouk University
Research Interests
  • Bachelor of Science- Mathematics Yarmouk University


SHAFEENA ALI MC
Lecturer- Physics
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 2 Ex.No: 318
E-mail: Shafeena.ali@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Master of Science-Physics Calicut University- India
  • Bachelor of Science- Physics Calicut University-India
  • Bachelor of Education Calicut University-India
Research Interests
  • Nuclear irradiation on polymeric materials


MARITES T SUAREZ
Lecturer- Physics
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 2 Extn: 318
E-mail: maritests@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Master of Science – Physics Education Cagayan State University-Philippines
  • Bachelor of Science- Computer Engineering St. Paul University Philippines


Dr.HAKIKILLA H SHAH
Lecturer
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 2, Office # 11
Telephone:+968 25560710 extension 366
Education.
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry (Co-Funded: British Council, UK PhD Research Scholarship) On Joint project between University of Bath, UK & Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry Pune University, India
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry North Maharashtra University, India

Research Interests: Research projects at ASU as PI:

  • TRC-FURAP (2015), Oman “Green Extraction and Fractionation of Phenolic Antioxidants from Selected Medicinal Plants in Oman”,
  • ASU-FSFR, Oman; “Ferrocenyl Di-ynes and Poly-ynes: Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemistry and X-ray Crystallography” Funding agency from Orange Peel”; (Budgeted


Dr. FARUCK LUKMANUL HAKKIM
Cancer Biologist
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin #3, Office #4 ExtNo: 251
E-mail:hakkim.faruck@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Ph.D. School of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Bharathiar University, TN , India. 2009
  • M.S. Dept of Biochem, M.I.E.T Arts and Science College, Bharathidasan University, TN, India. 2005
Research Interests
  • Cancer Drug Discovery and Cellular Signaling


KAWTHER SULEIMAN ALHARTHI
Lab Technician- Chemistry
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 5 Ex.No: 251
E-mail: Kawther.ALHarthi@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Bachelor of Science-Applied Chemistry (2011) Higher College of Technology

Asila Saud al Maskari
Lab Technician- Chemistry
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 3 Ex.No: 324
E-mail:Asila.almaskari@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Bachelor of Science-Applied Chemistry (2013) sultan Qaboos university

SYED SIKANDER HASAN
Technician-Biology/Microbiology
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 6 Extn: 251
E-mail :sikandrhasan@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • M.S. Elim University, Sikkim, India. 2011
  • B.S. Lucknow University, Lucknow, India.
Research Interests
  • Molecular biology


Thuraya Said Mohammed Al Harthy
Lecturer- Chemistry
Contact Details:
Office: Porta Cabin # 3 Office EX.No:326
E-mail: tsmalharthy@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Master of Science-Chemistry Sultan Qaboos University- Oman
  • Bachelor of Education – Chemistry Sultan Qaboos University- Oman
Research Interests
  • Environmental applications of Nanotechnology, water purification, chemical synthesis of nanostructures, photocatalysis and analytical chemistry applications.


Dr. Jackson Achankunju
Faculty in Biology
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office No: 6
E-mail: jacksonachankunju@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Doctor of Philosophy – Botany (Species Diversity, DNA Barcoding and Bioprospecting of Algae) Mahatma Gandhi University – India
  • Master of Science – Botany (Biotechnology as the special paper) Mahatma Gandhi University – India
  • Master of Philosophy – Biotechnology Vinayaka Missions University – India
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Planning Management and Administration, University of Kerala – India
  • Master of Education – (Curriculum Development and Advanced Techniques of Instruction) Annamalai University – India
  • Bachelor of Education (Natural Science – Biology) University of Kerala – India
  • Bachelor of Science- Botany (with Zoology & Chemistry) University of Kerala – India
Research Interests
  • Biodiversity exploration and Bioprospecting of microalgae, macro-algae (Seaweeds) and Plants for food supplements, feed, fuel and medicine. Spirulina Production Technologies, Mass cultivation of microalgae, Nano- biotechnological applications of Diatoms, Phycotechnology.


FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION DEPARTMENT

Dr. Louay Labban
Assistant Professor in Nutrition(FSHN Coordinator)
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3. Office # 8 EX.No: 336
Email: louay.labban@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Ph.D in Clinical Nutrition, 1995
  • M.Sc in Nutritional and Biological Sciences, 1992
  • Diploma Food Processing 1989

Experience:

  • Nutritional intervention in chronic diseases
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • Molecular Nutrition

Research Interests:

  • Vitamin D deficiency and treatment of chronic diseases mainly type 2 diabetes
  • The relationship between physical activity, overweight and obesity Profile: Click


Dr. VANDITA SINGH
Lab Technician-Food Science
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 2
E-mail:vandita.singh@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • PhD in Food Science and Nutrition (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
  • P.G. Diploma in Patent Law (Nalsar University of Law, India)
  • Master of Science-Chemistry (Lucknow University, India)
  • Bachelor of Science-Chemistry (Lucknow University, India)
Research Interests
  • Value added Functional products from locally grown fruits and vegetables
  • Isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds from natural products and its potential health benefits


SAJID-HUSSAIN
LECTURER
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 6 , Ext # 251
E-mail:sajidhussain@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • M.Sc (Hons) Food Technology, Faisalabad Agr University. Pakistan.
  • B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture, Faisalabad Agr University. Pakistan.


Eunice Palis
Lecturer
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 3, Ext No. 324
E-mail: e.palis@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Master of Science in Applied Nutrition (minor in Biochemistry) University of the Philippines Los Banos-Philippines
  • Bachelors of Science in Nutrition University of the Philippines Los Banos-Philippines


Shahana Bashar
Lecturer
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Room # 5, Ext.No: 326
E-mail: shahanabashar@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Master of Science (Food Science & Nutrition) University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Bachelor of Science (Food Science & Nutrition) University of Peshawar, Pakistan


Dr. Nasiruddin Khan
Assistant Professor – Human Nutrition
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 4, Office No. 3 Ex.No.: 387
E-mail: knasiruddin@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Ph.D.: Human Nutrition from University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • M.S.: Nutrition and Metabolism: University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Inorganic Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University and Biotechnology from Bundelkhand University, India

Research Interests

  • Dietary polyphenols, antioxidants, cocoa and chocolate in cardiovascular diseases
  • Dietary nutrients, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, vitamin D status.


Dr. Mohanad Bashari
Assistant Professor- Food Science And Technology
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 4, Office No: 5
E-mail:mohanad.basahari@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Doctor Of Philosophy-food Science And Technology, Jiangnan University, China, 2014.
  • Master Of Science- Food Engneering. University Of Gezira, Sudan, 2007
  • Bachelor Of Science- Food Engineering Technology, University Of Gezira, Sudan, 2003
Research Interests
  • Design Of Sugar Crystallizers, And Enzymatic Reactors.
  • Developing Novel Methods To Improve The Industrial Enzyme Efficiency Using Ultrasound , Microwave And High Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Production Of Microbial Enzymes And Immobilization Of Enzymes And Their Application In Sugar Manufacturing Process


SHEIKHA SAID AL-SAWAFI
Teaching Assistant – Food Science and Human Nutrition
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 3, Office # 5 Ex.No: 251.
Education.
  • Bachelor of Science-Food Sciences & Human Nutrition, Sultan Qaboos University-Oman

MARINE SCIENCE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT

Dr. ADEL N.Z GINDY
Head of Department of Marine Science and Fisheries
Contact Details:
Office: Cabin # 2, Office No. 7 Ext.NO: 320
E-mail: adelgindyi@asu.edu.om
Education.
  • Doctor of Philosophy- Aquaculture University, of Aberdeen , Scotland UK. 1988
  • Bachelor degree. Agriculture Mansoura University Egypt.
Research Interests
  • Marine fish farming , Marine Cage Farming, Shrimp Farming