Abdallah S. Al-Zoubi
Prof. Abdallah S. Al-Zoubi acquired his (D.Sc.) and (Ph.D.) in Engineering Geophysics from St. Petersburg Mining Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences in 1992, after being granted a government scholarship for his distinction. In 2001, he obtained FULBRIGHT Scholar, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, followed by Alexander Von Humboldt Scholarship in 2005. Prof. Al Zoubi was appointed at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources during the years (1992-2000) as Head of Planning and Development Department and then as Head of Geophysics Division responsible for all geophysics investigations in Jordan. Later, in 2001 he joined Al Balqa’ Applied University where he served in different positions. First he was appointed Director of Research & Studies Department (2002), then Dean of Graduate Studies & Scientific Research (2005). In 2007, he became Dean of Scientific Research & Engineering Faculty. In June, 2008, Prof. Al-Zoubi took up the post of Vice President for Academic Affairs and served there for two years. In September, 2010 until April, 2012, he became Vice President for Scientific Research and International Cooperation. During his service at Al Balqa’ Applied University, he was selected as a member and Chairman for several committees. Prof. Al- Zoubi published more than (59) articles in renowned, international, scientific and refereed journals. He participated in more than (52) international and regional conferences, and was the Chairmanship and organizer for three conferences and five workshops. Prof. Al-Zoubi was a principle investigator for 21 international projects funded by renowned institutions such as (USAID, NSF, BMBF, NATO) and others.  Known for his competence and hardworking, he got Queen Rania Abdallah II Scholarship to attend Harvard University’s courses titled (Negotiations and Conflict Management) and (Leading in Times of Crisis). In April, 2012, Prof. Al–Zoubi was appointed Director General of Scientific Research Support Fund (SRSF) till present