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Dr. Ihsan Ahmed Shehadi Vice Dean of College of Sciences Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Physical Chemistry

Research Interests:

  • Computational Chemistry, Catalysis and Chemical Education


- Ph. D. Physical Chemistry, Northern University, Boston, U.S.A, 1997 - B.Sc. in Chemistry, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1990
- 2020 - present: Vice Dean of the College of Sciences, University of Sharjah - 2019 - 2020: Assistant Dean of the College of Sciences, University of Sharjah Sept. 1, 2014-present: Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, University of Sharjah - Sept 1, 2013-present Associate Professor, University of Sharjah - Sept. 1, 2010 to Sept. 2013 Assistant Professor, University of Sharjah - 2002 to 2009 Assistant Professor, UAEU, Alain - 1999-2001 Staff research Scientist, Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A - 1998 to 1999 Postdoctoral researcher, Boston University, Boston, U.S.A
- Blended Learning Workshop: Leadership Role - Research Based Learning-Organized workshop - Member of the Editorial of Journal of Applied chemistry. - Member of the Editorial of the Journal of Thermodynamics and Catalysis. - Member and coordinator of numerous committees at all levels - Organizing Committee of many conferences - Member of the Pure and Applied Research Group, Research Institute for Science and Engineering, University of Sharjah - Member of the Environmental & Chemical Biology Research Group, Research Institute for Science and Engineering, University of Sharjah
- Member of the American Chemical Society - Member of the Division of Physical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society - Member of the Chemical Education Division - Member of the Physical Chemistry Division
- University of Sharjah Research Council, Computational Mutagenesis Studies to Explore the Drug Resistance Mechanisms for Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Treatment”. No. (22021440117)), 2022. - University of Sharjah Research Council, “Encapsulation of hydroxy Chloroquine into a biodegradable Nanoemulsions, using an edible Argan oil and cyclodextrin for promising treatment (relieve symptoms) of COVID-19 virus infection”. No. (21021440106), 2021. - University of Sharjah Research Council, “Physiological, Biological and Molecular Responses of Vegetable Crops to Metal Nanoparticles: A Phytotoxicity Assessment”. Grant No. 2102145099, 2021. - University of Sharjah Research Council, “Developing Sustainable Catalyst via Effective Anchoring of Cu(II) Schiff Base Complexes on Magnetic Chitosan and Their Application in C-C and C-N Coupling Reactions Forwards Organic Synthesis”. Grant No. 1902144082, 2019 - Preparation of activated carbon from UAE native plants - Preparation and characterization of metal oxides/ Mixed metal oxide catalysts
- Noser, A. A.; Shehadi, I. A.; Abdelmonsef, A. H.; Salem, M. M., Newly Synthesized Pyrazolinone Chalcones as Anticancer Agents via Inhibiting the PI3K/Akt/ERK1/2 Signaling Pathway. ACS Omega 2022, 7 (29), 25265-25277. - Rashdan, H. R. M.; Shehadi, I. A., Triazoles Synthesis & Applications as Nonsteroidal Aromatase Inhibitors for Hormone-Dependent Breast Cancer Treatment. Heteroatom Chemistry 2022,2022, 5349279. - Rasras, A. J.; Al-Qawasmeh, R. A.; El-Naggar, M.; Shehadi, I.; Elaasser, M. M.; Al-Soud, Y. A., Design, synthesis and antimicrobial assessments of aminoacetylenic-piperazine nitroimidazole hybrid compounds. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C 2022. - Mouselly, M. M.; Shehadi, I. A.; Choi, A. Y.; Han, C.; Mohamed, A. A., Aryldiazonium gold salts as efficient oxidants for polymerization of anilines. Research on Chemical Intermediates 2022. - Hasan, K.; Shehadi, I. A.; Ahmed Bagudu, K.; Osama Mohamed Elmabrouk, N.; Elgamouz, A.; Patole, S. P.; Al-Qawasmeh, R. A., Magnetic silica surface functionalized palladium catalyst: A modular approach for C-C cross-coupling reactions in water. Applied Surface Science 2022, 571, 151369. - Hassan, E. A.; Shehadi, I. A.; Elmaghraby, A. M.; Mostafa, H. M.; Zayed, S. E.; Abdelmonsef, A. H., Synthesis, Molecular Docking Analysis and in Vitro Biological Evaluation of Some New Heterocyclic Scaffolds-Based Indole Moiety as Possible Antimicrobial Agents. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences 2022, 8. - Shehadi, I. A.; T. Abdelrahman, M.; Abdelraof, M.; Rashdan, H. R. M., Solvent-Free Synthesis, “In Vitro and In Silico Studies of Novel Potential 1,3,4-Thiadiazole-Based Molecules against Microbial Pathogens”. Molecules. 2022, 27(2), 342. - El-kordy, A.; Elgamouz, A.; Lemdek, E. M.; Tijani, N.; Alharthi, S. S.; Kawde, A.-N.; Shehadi, I., Preparation of Sodalite and Faujasite Clay Composite Membranes and Their Utilization in the Decontamination of Dye Effluents. Membranes2022, 12 (1), 12. - Rasras, A. J.; Shehadi, I. A.; Younes, E. A.; Jaradat, D. s. M. M.; AlQawasmeh, R. A., An efficient synthesis of furan-3(2H)-imine scaffold from alkynones. Royal Society Open Science 2021, 8 (11), 211145. DOI: - Nassab, Chahlaa; Arooj, Mahreen; Shehadi, Ihsan; Marutheri Parambath, Javad Basil; Kanan, Sofian; Mohamed, Ahmed Title: "Lysozyme and Human Serum Albumin Proteins as Potential Nitric Oxide Cardiovascular Drug Carriers: Theoretical and Experimental Investigation". The Journal of Physical Chemistry, (2021), 125(28), pp. 7750–7762. - Mahreen Arooj, Ihsan Shehadi, Chahlaa N Nassab, Ahmed A Mohamed. “Computational insights into binding mechanism of drugs as potential inhibitors against SARS-CoV-2 targets”. Chemical Papers, 2021, 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s11696-021-01843-0 - Huda R. M. Rashdan, Ihsan A. Shehadi, Mohamad T. Abdelrahman, and Bahaa A. Hemdan. “Antibacterial Activities and Molecular Docking of Novel Sulfone Biscompound Containing Bioactive 1,2,3‐Triazole Moiety”. Molecules, (2021) 26 (16), 4817. - Rashdan, huda; shehadi, ihsan; Abdelmonsef, Aboubakr. “Synthesis, Anticancer Evaluation, Computer-Aided Docking Studies and ADMET Prediction of 1,2,3-Triazolyl-Pyridine hybrids as Human Aurora B Kinase Inhibitors”. ACS Omega 6 (2), 1445-1455 (2021). - Abdelaziz Elgamouz, Ihsan Shehadi, Abdelrahman Assal, Alaa Bihi and Abdel-Nasser Kawde. “Effect of AgNPs Internal Solution on the Sensing of Mercury(II) by an Ion-Selective Electrode based on a Thiol Coordination from Cysteine as Ionophore”. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. (2021), 895, 115443. - Mahreen Arooj, Ihsan Shehadi, Chahlaa N. Nassab, Ahmed A. Mohamed.” Physicochemical stability study of protein–benzoic acid complexes using molecular dynamics simulations”. Amino Acids, published online October 1, 2020). - Vunnam Srinivasulu, Paul Schilf, Saleh Ibrahim, Ihsan A. Shehadi, Omar G. Malik, Scott Sieburth, Monther A. Khanfar, Mohamad Hamad, Imad A. Abu-Yousef, Amin F. Majdalawie and Taleb H. Al-Tel. “Divergent Strategy for Diastereocontrolled Synthesis of Small- and Medium-Ring Architectures”. Journal of Organic Chemistry , (published online July 29, 2020) - Shehadi, I., Abla, F., Wakefield, B., Arooj, M., Mohamed, A.A. “Facile protic hydration of acetonitrile to protonated acetamide at oxygen mediated by chloroauric acid: insights from experimental and calculations”, Research on Chemical Intermediates (2020), 46(1), pp. 593-607 - Ihsan Shehadi, Aboubakr Abdelmonsef and Huda R.M. Rashdan, “Homology Modeling and Virtual Screening Studies of Antigen MLAA-42 protein-Identification of Novel Drug Candidates against Leukemia: An In silico Approach”, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2020, pages - Elgamouz, A., Tijani, N., Shehadi, I., Hasan, K., Kawam, M.A.-F., Erratum to “Characterization of the firing behaviour of an illite-kaolinite clay mineral and its potential use as membrane support”. Heliyon (2019) 5(8), (S2405844019359419), (10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02281). - Adnane Lahnafia, Abdelaziz Elgamouzb,*, Najib Tijania, Ihsan Shehadi. “Hydrothermal synthesis of zeolite A and Y membrane layers on clay flat disc support and their potential use in the decontamination of water polluted with toxic heavy metals”, Desalination and Water Treatment, 182 (2020) 175–186. - Abdelaziz Elgamouz, Najib Tijani, Ihsan Shehadi, Kamrul Hasan, Mohamad Al-Farooq Kawam. “Dataset of multiple methodology characterization of an illite-kaolinite clay mineral for the purpose of using it as ceramic membrane supports” Data in Brief, 29 (2020) 105300 - Hasan, K., Shehadi, I.A., Al-Bab, N.D., Elgamouz, A. Magnetic chitosan-supported silver nanoparticles: A heterogeneous catalyst for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol, Catalysts, 9(10),839, 2019. - Elgamouz, A., Tijani, N., Shehadi, I., Hasan, K., Al-Farooq Kawam, M. Characterization of the firing behaviour of an illite-kaolinite clay mineral and its potential use as membrane support, Heliyon, 5(8),e02281, 2019. - Srinivasulu, Vunnam; Shehadi, Ihsan; Khanfar, Monther; Malik, Omar; Tarazi, Hamadah; Abu-Yousef, Imad; Sebastian, Anusha; Baniodeh, Nabil; O'Connor, Matthew; Al-Tel, Taleb. "One-Pot Synthesis of Diverse Collections of Benzoxazepine and Indolopyrazine Fused to Heterocyclic Systems", Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019. https://DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b02878 - Rafea Naffaa, Geoff Holmesa, Wenkai Zhanga, Catherine Maidmenta, Ihsan Shehadi and Gillian Norrisb. “Comparison of liquid chromatography withfluorescence detection to liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for amino acid analysis with derivatisation by 6-aminoquinolyl-N-hydroxysuccinimidyl-carbamate: Applications for analysis of amino acids in skin”, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, (2020), 13 (2), p.p.3997-408
- MSc. Thesis supervision (main): "Experimental and Theoretical Study of Thiol Exchange Mechanism in Thimerosal Vaccines Additive. - MSc thesis co-supervision: “Lysozyme and Human Serum Albumin Proteins as Cardiovascular Drug Carriers: Molecular Dynamics and Umbrella Sampling Simulations” - Structure-Function Correlations of the Antagonist Effects of Flavonoids Present in Medicinal Plants on Oxidative Reactive Molecules - Photo Catalytic degradation of Azo dyes on different types of clays
- Best performance Award for excellence in Service in the College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, 2020 - Best performance Award for excellence in the Department, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, 2013. - Merit Award for exceptional service to the United Arab Emirates University, UAE University, 2006 - Best performance Award for excellence in Service in the Department, United Arab Emirates University, 2007
Serving as the Vice Dean since 2019-present
Motivation coupled with opportunity leads to high quality education
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