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Prof. Monther Abdeljabbar Khanfar CHAIR OF CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT Academic RankProfessor


  • Inorganic Chemistry/Organometallics

Research Interests:

  • Structural analysis with SXC, Catalysis, Organometallics, Fluorine.


Ph.D. (Dr. rar nat.) Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany, 2001. MSc. The University of Jordan, Jordan, 1997. B.Sc. Mutah Unversity, Jordan, 1995.
The Hashemite University 2002-2005 The University of Jordan 2005-2020 University of Sharjah 2020-now
• Organizing committee for an international conference (EuroAsia 2010) • First conference on the chemistry between academia and industry, organizing committee (Amman 2005) • Graduation day committee (Faculty)
• The World Academy of Science- Arab Regoinal Office (TWAS-ARO) young affiliate • The World Academy of Science Young Scientist Networking (TYAN). • Jordanian Chemical Society (JCS), Amman, Jordan • Jordan Society for Scientific Research (JSSR)
• Developing new Fluorinated Platinum Phosphorus Complexes for the complexation of the Nobel gas, Xe. • Synthesis of novel derivatives of DO3A for the use in the MRI. • Synthesis and characterization and catalytic activity of novel arene-bisbyridyl-Ruthenium(II) deoxygenating catalysts. • Synthesis and catalytic activity of bis(triphenylphosphine)(diamine)ruthenium(II) catalysts for hydrogenation.
1. 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 Majdalawieh, Taleb H Al-Tel, “Divergent Strategy for Diastereocontrolled Synthesis of Small-and Medium-Ring Architectures” Journal of Organic Chemistry 85 (2020) 10695. 2. Raed A Al‐Qawasmeh, Nura A Hussein, Ihsan Shehadi, Monther A Khanfar, Bader A Salameh, “ Design and Synthesis of Aminoacetylenic Indole and Carbazole Hybrid Compounds” ChemistrySelect 5 (2020) 6834. 3. Ihsan A Shehadi, Fatima-Azzahra Delmani, Areej M Jaber, Hana Hammad, Murad A AlDamen, Raed A Al-Qawasmeh, Monther A Khanfar, “ Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of Metal Adamantyl 2-Pyridylhydrazone Complexes” Molecules 25 (2020) 2530. 4. Ahmad S. Abushamleh, Kayed A. Abu-Safieh, Monther A. Khanfar, Khaleel I. Assaf, Bader A. Salameh, Nisreen J. Alwahsh, "Synthesis, Crystal Structure, Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of 2-{1-[2-(1,3-Dimethyl-4-nitro-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)hydrazono]ethyl}pyridine" Heterocylcles, 98 (2019) 224. 5. Monther A. Khanfar, Areej M. Jaber, Murad A. AlDamen, Raed A. Al-Qawasmeh, "Synthesis, characterization, crystal structure and DFT study of a new square planar Cu(II) complex containing bulky adamantane ligand" Molecules, 23 (2018) 701/1. 6. Vunnam Srinivasulu, Paul Schilf, Saleh Ibrahim, Monther A. Khanfar, Scott McN Sieburth, Hany Omar, Anusha Sebastian, Raed A. AlQawasmeh, Matthew John O'Connor, Taleb H. Al-Tel, " Multidirectional desymmetrization of pluripotent building block en route to diastereoselective synthesis of complex nature-inspired scaffolds" Nature Communications 9 (2018) 1. 7. Monther A. Khanfar, Basem F. Ali, Hashem Shorafa, Konrad Seppelt "Synthesis, Characterization, and Crystal Structure of a Triazine Anion Pentafluoroosmium(VI) Complex" Crystals, 8 (2018) 63/1.
• Synthesis and structural properties of the complexes of adamantane-carbohydrazide containing ligand and some metals from late first raw series- Ms. Areej Jaber (Master student, graduated June 2014) • Synthesis and characterization of the coordination derivatives of derivatized chiral 4,5-Dihydro-1,2,4-triazine-6-ones - Ms. Huthaifah Al-Malieh (Master student, graduated June 2005).
A Priority Patent Application-United States Provisional Patent Application-United States Provisional Patent Application 60/143,009 (field 09 July 1999). "Pyrazolopyrimidinones Derivatized by Multiply - Substituted Thiophene Moieties as Compounds for Erectile Dysfunction" M. M. El-Abadelah, S. S. Sabri, W. Voelter, M. A. Khanfar, R. J. Abdel-Jalil, Y. Al-Abed.
- TWAS-ARO young affiliate (2013-2017). - Scholarship from DFG for 2nd semester visit to Berlin, Germany. (21.01.2012 – 20.04.2012). -Scholarship from DAAD for summer-research visit to Berlin, Germany. (06.10 – 08.10) - Scholarship from DFG for 1st semester visit to Berlin, Germany. (01.12.2009 – 28.02.2010) - Scholarship from DFG for summer-research visit to Berlin, Germany. (06.09 – 09.09) - Scholarship from DFG for summer-research visit to Berlin, Germany. (06.08 – 09.08) - Scholarship from DFG for short preparatory visit to Tuebingen, Germany. (02.08 – 02.08) - Scholarship from DFG for summer-research visit to Tuebingen, Germany. (06.07 – 09.07). - Grant from BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany). (2001-2002). - Scholarship from DFG (Deutscheforschunggemeinschaft) (German Scientific Society), during Ph.D. work. (2000-2001).Scholarship from Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz (Outstanding-Graduated Students Scholarship), (Baden-Württemberg/Germany), For my second year Ph.D. work.(1999). -First of Class-Scholarship from Mu’tah University in Jordan during studying for the B.Sc. (1992-1995).
• Several tender committees for chemicals, glassware, equipments and advanced equipments. (University). • Member of Central Tenders Committee (University). • Development of the website committee (Faculty). • Development of the faculty members committee (Faculty). • Social activities committee (Department). • Graduate students' examination committees (Department).
Giving the student the best of science and the knowledge that they need for a bright future. Encouraging interactive class learning, problem-solving, projects.
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