TARC was founded in 2009, and it includes an outstanding research team (Doctorate, Master and Bachelor degrees) in different fields of specialization.
D r. Mazen Salman/ Director
Dr. Mazen Salman: Assistant Professor in Phytopathology. He has been working on biological control of plant pathogens since 1997. His main interest is the use of biocontrol agents, including bacteria and fungi against plant diseases, pests and weed plant parasites, as well as biotechnology and plant tissue culture. Dr. Mazen Salman has many research articles published in peer-reviewed journals. His research and teaching interests include plant pathology, plant-pathogen-interaction, molecular plant pathology, plant biotechnology, biological control, plant health, crop protection and pest management, integrated pest management (IPM), applied crop health, and plant tissue culture.
Dr. Basel Natsheh (CV)
Dr. Basel Natsheh: Assistant Professor in Agricultural Science in the area of Land and Water Resources Management. He obtained his Ph.D.degree from Ein Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2009; his M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Science (Land and Water Resources Management - Irrigated Agriculture) from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, CIHEAM, Bari, Italy, in 2004; and his B.Sc. degree in Soil and Irrigation from the Hebron University, Hebron, Palestine, in 2002. His research and teaching interests include the use of unconventional water techniques in agriculture, saline water management, wastewater management, soil remediation using phyto-remediation, bio- and chemical remediation, environmental assessment and monitoring, ecology, and natural resources management.
Dr. Saed Khayat
Dr. Saed Khayat: Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology and Hydrochemistry. His work is focusing on various aspects of climate change and its potential impacts on recharge, groundwater shortage, and groundwater-surface water interactions. The tools of his research topics include using isotopes (stable and radiogenic: Deuterium, 18-O, 34-S, 15-N, 13-C, Tritium) in tracing the mechanisms and sources of pollutants and salinity in groundwater. He conducted other research on the impact of lowering of the Dead Sea level on the surrounded freshwater resources. During his work at the University of Goettingen, Germany, he got also a good experience in GIS based groundwater modeling.
Dr.Nawaf Abu Khalaf
Dr. Nawaf Abu Khalaf: Assistant Professor in Biochemistry/Biotechnology.He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Engineering and Technology in 1995 from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Sciences/Agricultural Engineering at University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001, and his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry (Biotechnology) at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark in 2006. He worked at universities as a research assistant and post-doctor. He has also experience, working in research and industrial companies. His professional interests include biological and agricultural engineering, biotechnology, environmental technology, multivariate data analysis (i.e. chemometrics), and sensors (e.g. near infra red (optical), chemical, etc.).
Dr. Tahsen Sayara
Dr.Sayara is an assistant professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie. He received a B.S degree in Civil Engineering from Birziet University in Palestine, and M.S and Ph.D degrees in Environmental Science and Technology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. His principal research and teaching interests are in the areas of soil remediation, solid waste treatment and management, wastewater treatment and reuse and air quality monitoring. He has many research articles published in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.
Short Bio of Dr. Yamen Hamdan:
Dr. Yamen A. S. Hamdanis an Assistant Professor and Researcher in Molecular Genetics and Plant Breeding employed since 2011 by Technical and Applied Research Centers (TARC)/ Palestine Technical University - Khadoorie (PTUK). He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Plant Science (Plant Production and Protection) from Hebron University-Palestine in 2002. Then, he got his High Diploma (DSPU) of Specialized Postgraduate Studies in Plant Breeding from International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (IAMZ-CIHEAM-Spain) in 2004. Consequently, he completed his M.Sc. (Spanish DEA) and PhD in Molecular Genetics and Plant Breeding (Plant Biotechnology) from the University of Córdoba (Spain) in February 2009. From March 2009 to June 2011 he has been working as a post-doc researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Cordoba, Spain (IAS-CSIC)). Dr. Hamdan has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals.
Eng. Mohammad Jawabreh
Mohammed Jawabreh holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering from Najah National University, 2003. recipient of numerous courses in technical agriculture local and international experts in this area worked as coordinator of the project to develop land in the Joint Services Council /alsharawya Tulkarm for four years and then worked in the Federation of Associations Palestinians farmers four years an expert in the development of productive olive trees within the program to develop capacities of small olive growers Palestinians in the West Bank and also worked at the Institute of Applied Research Arij 6 months an expert in the development of productive olive trees and then joined the University of Palestine Technical Kadoorie to work in the research center technical and practical.
Eng. Othman AbdulRahman
Mr. Othman Abd Al-Rahman: He is a Mechanical Engineer. He obtained his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Palestine polytechnic university, Hebron, Palestine in 2002. He worked for six years as mechanical technician and supervisor. Presently he works as a Research Assistant at TARC). His areas of interest include environmental and air pollution monitoring, mechanical operation and maintenance, and mechanical design.
Mrs. Natasha Taneeb
Mrs. Natasha Taneeb:She got her Diploma in Office Automation from Palestine Technical College – Kadoorie, Tulkarm, Palestine. Then she worked as a Secretary at the same college; first in the Faculty of Economics, Business and Management, and presently as the Secretary of TARC. Mrs. Taneeb has an outstanding experience in secretarial work, and also professional computer skills.