يوسف علي رجب

  • بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    CURRICULUM VITAE

     

    Date: September 2014

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Name                        :      Yousif Ali Ragab Nasr

    Current Address      :      Faculty of Engineering & Technology

                                             University of Gezira

                                             P O Box 20

                                             Wad Medani, SUDAN

                                             Mobile: 00249 9125 30 781                

                                             Email: yousifragab@hotmail.com

     

    Date of Birth            :     22 November 1947

    Nationality               :     Sudan

    Marital Status          :     Married and has five sons and daughters

    EDUCATION

    Ph. D.  1978, Organic Chemistry,  University of Florida, USA       

    M.S.  1975, Organic Chemistry, University of Florida, USA

    B.Sc.  1971, Chemistry & Botany, University of Khartoum, Sudan

    AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

    Organic Polymer Chemistry

    Organic Structure Determination

    ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE & EMPLOYMENT

    2003-2008: Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Gezira, Sudan

    2000-2001 : Academic Advisor, Muscat College, Oman

    2000 (6 months) : Expert, Directorate General of Colleges & Higher                                                                                                                                                    Institutes, Ministry of Higher Education, Oman

     

    1996-2000 : Dean, Teachers College of Education at Rustaq, Ministry of Higher Education, Oman

    1994-1996 : Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology, University of Gezira, Sudan

    1994-present : Professor of Chemistry, Department of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology, University of Gezira, Sudan

    1991-1994 : Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology, University of Gezira, Sudan

    1988-1992 : Head Department of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology, Faculty of Science & Technology, University of Gezira, Sudan

    1983-1994 : Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Gezira, Sudan

    1979-1983 : Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Gezira, Sudan

    1978-1979 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University, USA

    1990 : Visiting Scientist, Centre for Macromolecular Science & Engineering, University of Florida, USA

    1973-1978 : Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant, University of Florida, USA

    1972-1973 : Assistant Production Manager, The Modern Match Company, Sudan

    1972 : Chemist, Oil Seed Quality Control Laboratory, Ministry of Commerce, Sudan

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

     

    During more than 30 years of teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant in the USA and as a lecturer, associate professor and professor at the University of Gezira (Sudan) the following courses has been taught:

    LECTURE COURSES

    Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Postgraduate)

    Advanced Organic Chemistry (Postgraduate)

    Organic Spectroscopy (Postgraduate)

    Organic Spectroscopy

    Heterocyclic Chemistry

    Synthetic Organic Chemistry

    Polymer Chemistry

    Organic Stereochemistry

    Macromolecular & Pigment Chemistry

    Aromatic Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry

    General  Chemistry

    LABORATORY COURSES

    General Chemistry (Miscellaneous)

    General Chemistry (Qualitative & Volumetric Analysis)

    Organic Chemistry (Techniques & Simple Reactions)

    Organic Chemistry (Qualitative Analysis)

    Organic Chemistry (Synthesis)

    Polymer Chemistry

    RESEARCH

    Research is mainly concerned with studying electron donor-acceptor (EDA) complexes and the copolymerisation behaviour of maleic anhydride (as an acceptor) with various heterocyclic donor molecules. That involves the characterization of the EDA complexes by spectroscopic techniques, and elucidating the structure and mechanism of formation of the copolymers especially with respect to the role of the EDA complexes in the copolymerization mechanism.

    In another area of research polymer-bound radical and dienophile groups were used  to trap soluble radical or diene intermediates in the heterogenous hydrogenation of alkenes and benzene.

    Research on functionalized carbohydrate polymers is currently being actively undertaken. That involves solublization of cellulose, guar gum and other carbohydrates in novel solvents prior to functionalization, followed by characterization using spectroscopic, thermal and other analytical techniques. Solubility and possible applications of the modified  carbohydrates are also studied.

    POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION

    Has supervised research for 3 Ph. D. and 4 M. Sc. students. Currently supervising 4  Ph. D. students, and was a member of some other supervisory and examination committees.  

    PUBLICATIONS

    " Quantitative Determination of Carbon to Carbon Unsaturation in Furan-Maleic Anhydride Copolymer and Related Systems".

    Y. A. Ragab, M. S. Thesis, University of Florida, U. S. A, 1975.

    "The Structure of Furan-Maleic Anhydride Copolymer. Quantitative Determination of Carbon to Carbon Unsaturation and 13 C NMR Studies".

    Y. A. Ragab and G. B. Butler, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Letters, 273-6 (1976).

     

    " Furan-Maleic Anhydride Copolymer: Structure and Mechanism of Formation".

    Y. A. Ragab, Ph. D. Dissertation, University of Florida, U. S. A, 1978.

    " Structure Study of Furan-Maleic Anhydride Copolymer".

    Y. A. Ragab and G. B. Butler, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Chemistry; 19, 1175-96 (1981).

    " The Structure of the Copolymers of Maleic Anhydride with Some Methyl Thiophenes".

    Y. A. Ragab, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Letters; 28, 289-294 (1990).

    " Electron Donor-Acceptor Studies and Attempted Copolymerization of Maleic Anhydride with Some Pyrroles".

    Y. A. Ragab, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Chemistry; 29, 773-776 (1991).

    " Chemistry Dictionary ( English-Arabic ) ", co-editor, Ministry of Higher Education, Sudan, 1993.

    "Preparation of Chlorodeoxycellulose from Shambat Cotton Lint Using Dimethyl Acetamide / Lithium Chloride Solvent System", Inaam A. M. Salim  and Yousif A. Ragab, Gezira Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Vol. 8 (1), 2013. 

    "Preparation of Bromodeoxycellulose and Derivatives from Shambat Cotton Lint Using

    Dimethyl Acetamide / Lithium Bromide Solvent System".

    Inaam A. M. Salim  and Yousif A. Ragab, Gezira Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Vol. 8 (2), 2013. 

    "Electron Donor-Acceptor Complexes and Copolymerization Behaviour of Maleic-Anhydride with Oxazole and Thiazole. A comparison with other Five-Membered Heterocyclic Donors".

    Y. A. Ragab and G. B. Butler, Gezira Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Vol. 9 (1), 2014.

    "Esterification of Shambat Cotton Cellulose by Octanoyl (C8), Decanoyl (C10),  and Lauroyl (C12)  Acid Chlorides using N,N-Dimethyl Acetamide/ Lithium Chloride Solvent System ".

    Abdalla Ismael Abdalla and Yousif Ali Ragab, International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences, Vol. 1 (6), 2014.

    "Synthesis and Characterization of Guar Gum Galactomannan Caproyl Ester".

    Sawsan Kamal Mohamed and Yousif Ali Ragab, Gezira Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Vol. 10 (1), 2015.

    "Esterification of Shambat Cotton Cellulose by Oleoyl (C18), and Mixed Fatty Acids using N,N-Dimethyl Acetamide/Lithium Chloride Solvent System ".

    Abdalla Ismael Abdalla and Yousif Ali Ragab, Butana Journal of Applied Science, Vol. 1 (1), 2016.

     

     

     

    SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

    Attended and presented papers at the following meetings: 

    ·         Florida American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature,             

                  Jacksonville, Florida, U. S. A, 1976.

    ·         28th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical                     Society, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, U. S. A, 1976.

    ·         29th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical     Society, Tampa, Florida, U. S. A, 1977.

    ·         8th Arab Chemists Conference, Amman, Jordan 1988.

    ·         29th Science Week, Aleppo, Syria, 1989.

    ·         Workshop on Computers as a Teaching Aid in University Education, Alexandria, Eygpt, 1993.

    ·         The First International Conference in Chemistry & Applications, Doha, Qatar, 1993.

    ·         Conference on Chemistry and Industry, Manama, Bahrain, 1994.

    ·         Symposium on Science & Engineering Education for the 21th Century, The American University in Cairo, Eygpt, 1995.

    ·         Conference on Values and Attitudes in Science & Technology, International Islamic University, Malaysia, 1996.

    ·         The International Conference on The University of the 21st Century, Muscat, Oman, 2001.

     

    Attended and participated in the following conferences:

    ·         Seminar on the Technology of Rural Oil Expellers in Sudan, Wad Medani, Sudan, 1991. (chairman)

    ·         7th Arabization Conference, Khartoum, Sudan, 1994. (committee secretary)

    ·         Conference of the International Council on Education for Teaching, Muscat, Oman, 1998. (session rapporteur)

    ·         Conference on The University of the Future, Khartoum, Sudan, 2007.

    ·         Conference on Technical Education, Khartoum, Sudan, 2007.

     

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    2008-2009: Member, Basic Sciences Committee, National Council of Higher Education, Sudan

    1988-1996 & 2001-present : Member, The University Senate, University of Gezira, Sudan

    2002-2008: Chairman, Undergraduate Studies Committee, University Senate, University of Gezira, Sudan

    2003-2008: Chairman, The Faculty Board, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Gezira, Sudan

    2002-2005: Member, Distant Learning Committee, University of Gezira, Sudan

     

    1993-1996 & 2007-present : Chairman, University Laboratories Committee, University of Gezira, Sudan

    2003-2008: Member, Informatics Committee, University of Gezira, Sudan

    2004-2008: Chairman, Computer Centers Academic Supervisory Committee, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Gezira, Sudan

    2002-2003: Deputy Chairman, Academic Committee, University Senate, University of Gezira, Sudan

    1996-2000 : Member,The Academic Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Oman

    1996-2000 : Member, The Programs Committee, Directorate General of Colleges & Higher Institutes, Ministry of Higher Education, Oman

    1996-2000 : Chairman, The College Board, Teachers College of Education at Rustaq, Oman

    1974-1996 : Member of The American Chemical Society

    1993-1996 : Member of the Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society

    1995-1996 : Member of the Academic Committee , University of Gezira Senate , Sudan

    1992-1994 : Member of the Committee of the Chemistry Curriculum Development, Faculty of Education , University of Gezira , Sudan

    1988-1996 & 2001-present : Member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Science (Engineering) & Technology, University of Gezira, Sudan

    1994-1996 : Chairman of the Board, Institutes for Computer Training, Faculty of Science & Technology and Imam Technology Co., Sudan

    1991-1992 : Chairman of the Steering Committee for the National Conference on the Arabization of Chemistry, Sudan

    1992-1996 : Secretary of the National Permanent Committee for the Arabization of Chemistry, Sudan

    1991-1994 : Chairman of the Postgraduate Studies Committee, Faculty of Science & Technology, University of Gezira, Sudan

    1993 : Member of the Second Constitutional Meeting of the Arab Network for University Staff Development, Alexandria, Eygpt

    PRIZES

    ·         Nehru Prize for best results in the final B. Sc. exams, Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1971.

    • Shell Company Scholarship for best results in the Intermediate     B. Sc. exams, Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1968.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    REFERENCES  

     

    • Professor Mubarak Mohamed Ali Magzoub

              Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils

              P.O. Box 10646

              Khartoum, SUDAN

              Phones: 00249912397746

                                    00249183434895

              Fax: 00249183434894

              Email: info@farc.org

     

    • Professor Abdel Jabar ElTayeb Babiker

              Faculty of Agricultural Studies

              Sudan University of Science & Technology

              Khartoum North, SUDAN

              Phone: 00249925301347

    • Professor Ismael Hasan Hussein

              National Oilseed Processing Research Institute

              University of Gezira

              P. O. Box 20, Wad Medani, SUDAN

              Phone: 00249912320276

              Email: ihhussein@yahoo.com

     

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