Amman- 18 October 2015


The School of Basic Sciences and Humanities (SBSH) organized Winter Workshop2015 on Heavy Metal Removal and Water Treatment within the collaboration project between German Jordanian University (GJU) and Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS) on Sunday 18th of October, 2015.     


The workshop that gathered professors form several universities in Jordan with the attendance of Prof. Manar Fayyad, the GJU Vice President and Prof. Anton Mangesetl the GJU Vice President for International Affairs, aims to develop a water treatment system based on innovative polymeric nano-filtration techniques.  


Prof. Nabil Ayoub, Dean of SBSH warmly welcomed the guests and emphasized that mixing  between different sciences, chemistry, physics  and other fields of engineering with the technology is very beneficial to develop new techniques regards water treatment systems, wishing the guests from Germany  a pleasant stay in Jordan.


Prof. Roland Hergenroeder, the German coordinator of the project from ISAS-Dortmund, Germany thanked GJU for the kind hospitality and he said that such a workshop is very necessary to meet and exchange different thoughts, experiences and coming up with new concrete points, stressing on the importance of this partnership and the collaboration between Germany and Jordan in terms of water issues.


Dr. Inshad Yousef, the project coordinator in Jordan gave an overview about the project and the main objectives, saying that the project offers a training program in Germany, which allows the trainees to use state of art spectrometers, devices and techniques in advanced analytical sciences. Furthermore, through this project a lab for membrane fabrication will be established as well as establishing an educational unit for water treatment based on the fabricated membrane and powered with solar energy.



Dr. Ahmad Telfah, a Jordanian Scientist and Project Coordinator in Germany (ISAS) presented the scientific part of the project and the ways of developing it. He also highlighted the importance of the scientific researches in Jordan in the field of water treatment. 


It is worthy to mention that the workshop lasts for 4 days, including several sessions and tours to Hikma-Pharmaceuticals and the field scale project of GJU in water treatment powered by solar panels.  Moreover, a visit to a well-prepared water and energy labs at the Jordan University of Science and Technology.