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Dr.Ayssar Nahlé Academic RankAssociate professor

Specialization:

  • Electrochemistry Research

Research Interests:

  • - Corrosion and protection of metals - Electrodeposition of metals - Electrochemistry of metals - Anodic Stripping Voltammetry.

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B.Sc. & M.Sc. Chemistry & Chemical Technology. Chemical and Energy Processing of Fuels - Technology of Petroleum (1978-1983) Faculty of Fuel & Water Technology Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic. Title of thesis: Comparison of methods of type analysis of oils. Ph.D. Electrochemistry (1989) Department of Chemistry University of Southampton, Southampton, England, UK. Title of thesis: Electrochemical & X-ray studies of surface films on metals.
 June – August 1981: “Urea Production” and “Thermal Cracking” Letvinov Oil Refinery, Letvinov, Czech Republic.  October 83 - July 84: Teacher of Chemistry; Maari School, Beirut, Lebanon.  May 89 - September 90: Assistant Research Scientist (Contract Research & Development) “The Wolfson Center for Electrochemical Science” Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton, Southampton, England, UK.  Oct. 90 - Sept. 98 Assistant Professor of “Analytical Chemistry”, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon. Taught Analytical Chemistry (for majors & non-majors including laboratory) and graduate course in Electrochemistry.  Sept. 98 - Dec. 1, 2008: Assistant Professor of “Analytical Chemistry” Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Teaching General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, and Chemistry & the Environment courses (for chemistry major students, and students major in Engineering and Health Sciences including X-ray & Medical Lab. Technology).  Dec. 1, 2008 – Present: Associate Professor of “Analytical Chemistry”, Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Teaching General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, and Chemistry & the Environment courses (for chemistry major students, and students major in Engineering and Health Sciences including X-ray & Medical Lab. Technology).  Oct. 3, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2012: Chairman, Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
 Member, Editorial Board of the ISRN (International Scholarly Research Network) “Corrosion” journal, Peer-reviewed, open access journal. ISRN is a division of Hindawi Publishing Corporation, a pioneering open access scholarly publisher with over 300 academic journals. (December 4, 2011-Present).  Member, Editorial Board of the “Journal of Chemistry and Applications”, ISSN: 2380-5021, Avens Publishing Group, 47 Hemlock Dr., Northborough, MA 01532, USA. (February 1, 2014-Present).  Honorable Member of International Advisory Board of the “Oriental Journal of Chemistry”. “Oriental Journal of Chemistry”, an ISI, Scopus, SNIP based Journal. www.orientjchem.org. (April 2018-Present).  Member, Editorial Board of the “International Journal of Recent Developments in Sciences”. (June 2018-Present).  Member, Advisory Board of the “Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology”. (May 27, 2018-Present).  Member, Editorial Board in “Region-Metals Journal”. EnPress Publisher LLC., an international and independent publication house from the United States. (November 7, 2018-Present).  Member, Editorial Board in “Materials Science: Advanced Industrial Materials” Journal. Whioce Publishing Pte. Ltd., Singapore. (December 4, 2018- Present).  Member, Editorial Board in “Insight-Corrosion Science & Protection” Journal. (December 4, 2018-Present).  Member, Editorial Board in “Organic Chemistry Plus” (OCP) Journal. (January 4, 2021-Present).  Editorial Manager (EM), the online submission and peer review tracking system for “Materials Chemistry and Physics”. (January 5, 2020-Present).  Chairman, Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, UAE. (October 1, 2010 – August 31, 2012).  Coordinator, “Corrosion Prevention & Control Research Group”, University of Sharjah, UAE (2007 – 2010).  Director, “Corrosion Prevention & Control Research Center” (CPCRC), University of Sharjah, UAE (2012 – 2015).
 FRSC (Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, England, UK) (1986 - Present).  Member, “Chemical Society”, Lebanon (1990 - Present).  Certified “Chemical Safety and Security Officer Trainer for Laboratory Settings” issued by: “Sandia National Laboratories, USA”.
 "UAE Plants Extracts as Corrosion Inhibitors for Mild Steel in HCl Solution".  “Corrosion Studies of Titanium Alloys in Saline Solutions”.  “Study of Corrosion of Dental Amalgam in Physiological Saline Solutions”
“Experimental and Theoretical Approach for Novel Imidazolium Ionic Liquids as Smart Corrosion Inhibitors for Mild Steel in 1.0 M Hydrochloric Acid” A. Nahlé*, R. Salim, F. EL Hajjaji, E. Ech-chihbi, A. Titi, M. Messali, S. Kaya, B. El Brahimi, M. Taleb. Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 15(8) (2022). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2022.103967 2) “Treatment for landfill leachate through sequential multi-sand-layering filters coupled with sulfate radical-based advanced oxidation processes” N. Bougdour*, C. Radaa, N. Tajat, W. El Hayaoui, J. Zoubir, M. Hamdani, S. Qourzal, A. Nahlé, A. Assabbane, I. Bakas. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, March (2022). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-022-04036-8 3) “Experimental, Quantum Chemical, and Monte Carlo Simulation Studies on the Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel by Three New Schiff Base Derivatives” A. Nahlé*, M. El Azzouzi, A. Aouniti, F. Abrigach, A. Djedouani, F. Benhiba, R. Touzani, I. Warad, I.B. Obot, A. Zarrouk, B. Hammouti. Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta, 39 (2021), 293-321. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4152/pea.2021390501 4) “Potential of Various Selected Species of Pseudomonas to Decompose Phenol” Ayssar Nahlé, and Ismail Saadoun*. Pollution Research, Poll Res. 40 (May Suppl. Issue), (2021), S190-S194. 5) “Electrochemical, thermodynamic and molecular dynamics studies of some benzoic acid derivatives on the corrosion inhibition of 316 stainless steel in HCl solutions” Mustapha Alahiane, Rachid Oukhrib*, Avni Berisha, Youssef Ait Albrimi, Rachid Ait Akbour, Hicham Abou Oualid, Hassan Bourzi, Ali Assabbane, Ayssar Nahlé, Mohamed Hamdani. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 328 (2021) 115413. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2021.115413 6) “Novel Triazole derivatives as ecological corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in 1.0 M HCl: Experimental & theoretical approach” A. Nahlé*, R. Salim, F. EL Hajjaji, M.R. Aouad, M. Messali, E. Ech-chihbi, B. Hammouti, M. Taleb. RSC Advances, 11 (2021), 4147-4162. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/d0ra09679b 7) “Valorization of Cinnamon Essential Oil as Eco-friendly Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in 1.0 M Hydrochloric Acid Solution” J. Lazrak, N. Arrousse, E. Ech-chihbi, Y. El Atki, A. Taroq, A. Abdellaoui, F. El-Hajjaji, M. Taleb, A. Nahle*. Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry, 57(3) (2021), 360-373. ISSN 1068-3755. 8) “Towards discovery an ecological inhibitor of corrosion for mild steel: "Trans-anethole”; The molecule responsible for the inhibitory efficiency of the essential oils extracted from the three parts of Foeniculum Vulgare Mill: leaves, seeds, and bulbs in HCl medium” A. Bouoidina, F. El-Hajjaji, E. Ech-chihbi, A. Taleb, M. Taleb, Z. Rais, A. Nahlé*. Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry, 57(2) (2021), 255-267. ISSN 1068-3755 9) “An Intelligent and Efficient Synthesis of New Inhibitors Against Corrosion of Mild Steel in Acidic Media” Nadia Arrousse, Ayssar Nahlé*, El Houssine Mabrouk, Rajae Salim, Fadoua El hajjaji, Zakia Rais, Mustapha Taleb. Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry, 57(1) (2021), 136-147. ISSN 1068-3755. 10) “Experimental, density functional theory, and dynamic molecular studies of Imidazopyridine derivatives as corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in hydrochloric acid” R. Salim, A. Nahlé*, F. El-Hajjaji, E. Ech-chihbi, F. Benhiba, F. El Kalai, N. Benchat, H. Oudda, A. Guenbour, M. Taleb, I. Warad, A. Zarrouk. Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry, 57(2) (2021), 233-254. ISSN 1068-3755. 11) “Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Benzoic Acid Derivatives as Corrosion Inhibitors for AISI 316 Stainless Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Medium: DFT and Monte Carlo Simulation on the Fe (110) Surface” Mustapha Alahiane, Rachid Oukhrib*, Youssef Ait Albrimi, Hicham Abou Oualid, Hassan Bourzi, Rachid Ait Akbour, Ali Assabbane, Ayssar Nahlé, and Mohamed Hamdani. RSC Advances, 10 (2020), 41137–41153. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0RA06742C 12) “Computational, MD simulation, SEM/EDX and experimental studies for understanding adsorption of benzimidazole derivatives as corrosion inhibitors in 1.0 M HCl solution”. E. Ech-chihbi, A. Nahlé*, R. Salim, F. Benhiba, A. Mousaif, F. El-Hajjaji, H. Oudda, A. Guenbour, M. Taleb, I. Warad, A. Zarrouk. Journal Alloys and Compounds, 844 (2020) 155842. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.155842 13) “Electrochemical studies of the inhibition of zinc corrosion in hydrochloric acid by phosphonium salts”. T.J. Harvey, F.C. Walsh, A.H. Nahlé*. Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry, 56(2) (2020), 248-258. ISSN 1068-3755. 14) “Analytical Determination of Heavy Metals in Various Dokha and Shisha Products, and Related Health Implications”. Bassam Mahboub, Ayssar Nahlé*, Ayesha Begum, Omar Al Assaf, Hamdan Al-Zaroonim, and Mohmmad El Hajjaj. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 23(5) (2019), 17829-17835. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26717/BJSTR.2019.23.003975 15) “Corrosion Inhibition of 1,4-Dimethyl phenyl-N,N-dimethylanilinium Dibromide Salt on Mild Steel in HCl Solution”. Ayssar Nahlé*, Nada Abdel-Samad Alhammadi, Ideisan Abu-Abdoun, Ibrahim Abdel-Rahman. Journal of Materials Science and Engineering with Advanced Technology, 19(1) (2019), 1-27. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/00035590510584807 16) “An investigation into Quantum Chemistry and Experimental Evaluation of Imidazopyridine Derivatives as Corrosion Inhibitors for C-Steel in Acidic Media”. Elhachmia Ech-chihbi, Ayssar Nahlé*, Rajae Salim, Hassan Oudda, Fadoua El Hajjaji, Fouad El Kalai, Abdelmalik El Aatiaoui, and Mustapha Taleb. Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion. (2019) 5: 24. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40735-019-0217-9 17) “Electrochemical, quantum chemical, and Monte Carlo simulation studies of N1,N2-bis(1-phenylethylidene)ethane-1,2-diamine as corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel in hydrochloric acid”. Fadoua El Hajjaji, Mohammed Elalaoui Belghiti, Meriem Drissi, Mohammed Fahim, Rajae Salim, Belkheir Hammouti, Mustapha Taleb, and Ayssar Nahlé*. Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta, 37(1) (2019), 23-42. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4152/pea.201901023 18) “Phenotypic, Molecular Characterization and Evaluation of Effectiveness for the Bioremediation of Oil-Degrading Bacteria Isolated from Different Habitats in the United Arab Emirates”. Ismail Saadoun*, Dana Aljneibi, Aisha Al Harthi, Sara Aljunaibi, Nouf Al Dulijan, Ban Aljoubori, Ayssar Nahle and Paul Rostron. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 11(25) (2018), 1-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17485/ijst/2018/v11i25/123331 19) “Quaternary aryl phosphonium salts as corrosion inhibitors for iron in HCl”. A.H. Nahlé*, T.J. Harvey, F.C. Walsh. Journal Alloys and Compounds, 765 (2018), 812-825. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.06.241 20) “A Review of Inhibitors for the Corrosion of Transition Metals in Aqueous Acids”. T.J. Harvey, F.C. Walsh*, A.H. Nahlé. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 266 (2018), 160-175. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2018.06.014
Theses  University of Sharjah (UOS), 2021 (Supervisor). Graduate student: Rowdha A. Ibrahim Abdulla Alblooshi. Title of M.Sc. thesis: “Lipsticks Analysis and Characterization Using Various Instrumental Techniques”. Projects Supervision  Supervision of 3 undergraduate students (Noora A. Alhaj Abdulkarim Ahli, Shaikha S. Mohamed Saeed Alrashdi, and Khawla Trfas). Project: “UAE Convolvulus prostrates Forssk. Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Fall 2018-2019).  Supervision of 2 undergraduate students (Amna Qassem Aljasmi, and Qamar A. Hennawi). Project: “Methyl triphenyl phosphonium bromide as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Spring 2018-2019).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Asmaa Khalid Ahmed abusittah). Project: “UAE Capparis Spinosa Aqueous Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Fall 2019-2020).  Supervision of 2 undergraduate students (Mohammad Poolad and Aref Ibrahim Abdalla). Project: “UAE Zygophyllum qatarense Seeds Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Spring 2019-2020).  Supervision of 2 undergraduate students (Fatima Y. Hassan Saeed Almusharrekh and Heba M. Abdulfattah Abu Baker). Project: “UAE Cyperus conglomeratus Seeds Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Fall 2020-2021).  Supervision of 2 undergraduate students (Ahmed M. Abdulla Mohamed Ibrahim and Salim S. Sultan Saif Alteneiji). Project: “UAE Chloris Vergata Seeds Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Spring 2020-2021).  Supervision of 1undergraduate student (Eman Musabeh Saif). Project: “Electrochemical and Impedance Studies of some Corrosion Inhibitors for Mild Steel in Acid Solution” (Spring 2009-2010).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Reem Saeed Ballaith). Project: “Electrochemical and Impedance Studies of 1,4-dimethylphenyl-N,N-dimethylanilinium dibromide salt for Mild Steel in Acid Solution” (Fall 2010-2011).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Nada Abdel Samad). Project: “Electrochemical and Impedance Studies of 1-4-diimidazolium dimethylbenzene dibromide salt for Mild Steel in Acid Solution” (Fall 2010-2011).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Ibrahim AlHaj Khadem Boti Al Maidoor Almhiri). Project: “UAE Rhazya Stricta Decne Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Fall 2011-2012).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Shaikha Salim Obeid Eid Al-Kitbi). Project: “UAE Cleome amblyocarpa (Spider Flower) Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Spring 2011-2012).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Omid Hamidreza Amini Fard). Project: “UAE Arthrocnemum Macrostachyum (Moric.) K. Koch. Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Fall 2014-2015).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Shahd Tamim). Project: “Study of synthesized organic compound ([tetra(4,4'-dimethyl-4,4'-dimethyl)-phenyl] disulfonium dibromide) as a corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in HCl solution” (Spring 2014-2015).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Mohamad Al Saadi). Project: “Study of synthesized organic compound (4-[(furan-2-ylmethylene)amino] methylbenzoate) as a corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in HCl solution” (Spring 2014-2015).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Noura Hassan Elkassir). Project: “Study of synthesized organic compound (4-methyl-N,N-dimethyl anilinium bromide) benzoic acid as a corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in HCl solution” (Fall 2015-2016).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Afnan Aref Sifi). Project: “Study of synthesized organic compound (4-methyl triphenyl phosphonium bromide) benzoic acid as a corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in HCl solution” (Fall 2015-2016).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Anas Adil El Tahir). Project: “UAE Sesuvium verrucosum Raf. Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Fall 2017-2018).  Supervision of 2 undergraduate students (Ayesha M. Thani Ali Bin Ghalita, and Amna Salem Al-Ali). Project: “UAE Indigofera Intricata Boiss Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Fall 2017-2018).  Supervision of 2 undergraduate students (Alia Al Jallal, and Rowdha Abdallah). Project: “UAE Corchorus Depressus (L.) Stocks Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Spring 2017-2018).  Supervision of 3 undergraduate students (Noora A. Alhaj Abdulkarim Ahli, Shaikha S. Mohamed Saeed Alrashdi, and Khawla Trfas). Project: “UAE Convolvulus prostrates Forssk. Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Fall 2018-2019).  Supervision of 2 undergraduate students (Amna Qassem Aljasmi, and Qamar A. Hennawi). Project: “Methyl triphenyl phosphonium bromide” as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Spring 2018-2019).  Supervision of 1 undergraduate student (Asmaa Khalid Ahmed abusittah). Project: “UAE Capparis Spinosa Aqueous Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Fall 2019-2020).  Supervision of 2 undergraduate students (Mohammad Poolad and Aref Ibrahim Abdalla). Project: “UAE Zygophyllum qatarense Aqueous Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Spring 2019-2020).  Supervision of 2 undergraduate students (Fatima Y. Hassan Saeed Almusharrekh and Heba M. Abdulfattah Abu Baker). Project: “UAE Cyperus conglomeratus Seeds Extract as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Mild Steel in HCl Solution” (Fall 2020-2021).
 “Sheikh Rafic Hariri Foundation” scholarship for Ph.D. Degree.  Recipient of “Best Published Scientific Paper” Award in the area of Basic and Applied Sciences during the 4th Annual Scientific Research Forum at the University of Sharjah, organized by the “College of Graduate Studies & Research”, University of Sharjah. (May 7-8, 2008) for the paper entitled: “Electrochemical Studies of the Effect of Trans-4-Hydroxy-4’-Stilbazole on Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in HCl Solution”. Ayssar Nahlé, Ideisan Abu-Abdoun, and Ibrahim Abdel-Rahman Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 54 No. 4, 2007, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, England, UK, ISSN: 0003-5599. Honored by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassemi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and Supreme President of the University of Sharjah.  Recipient of “Best Published Scientific Paper” Award in the area of Basic and Applied Sciences during the 5th Annual Scientific Research Forum at the University of Sharjah, organized by the “College of Graduate Studies & Research”, University of Sharjah. (April 29, 2009) for the paper entitled: “Inhibition of Carbon Steel Corrosion by 4-vinyl-benzyl triphenyl phosphonium chloride in HCl Solution”. Ayssar Nahlé, Ideisan Abu-Abdoun, and Ibrahim Abdel-Rahman Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 55 No. 4, 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, England, UK, ISSN: 0003-5599. Honored by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassemi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and Supreme President of the University of Sharjah.  Winner of the “Annual Incentives Award for distinguished Faculty Members (2009-2010)” in the Area of “University & Community Services”, during the 6th Annual Scientific Research Forum at the University of Sharjah, organized by the “College of Graduate Studies & Research”, University of Sharjah (April 26, 2010). Honored by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassemi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and Supreme President of the University of Sharjah.  Winner of the “Award for distinguished Faculty Members (2012-2013)” in “Academia”, during the Annual College of Sciences Meeting, University of Sharjah (May 30, 2013). Honored by Professor Hamid M. Al-Naimiy, Dean of the College of Sciences, and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Sharjah.  Recipient of an Award for participating as a judge in the "2014 Think Science Judging Panel". (May 27, 2014). Honored by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Chairman of Emirates Foundation for Youth Development. Zayed University, Abu Dhabi.  Recipient of an Award for participating as a judge in the "2016 Think Science Judging Panel". (April 16-19, 2016), organized by "Emirates Foundation for Youth Development". Honored by His Highness Sheikh Mohamad bin Shahboot Al Nahyan. Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai.  Winner of the Third Place (May 2, 2018) at the national level, in the category of Uni-Energy and Environment and Applied Sciences for the students’ project that participated in the “2018 Think Science Competition”, organized by "Emirates Foundation for Youth Development" and which was entitled: “UAE Green Plants Extracts as Corrosion Inhibitors for Mild Steel in 1.0 M HCl Solution” Students: Amna Salim Al-Ali, Anas Adil Elhadi, and Ayesha Mohammad Ghalita. Supervisor: Dr. Ayssar Nahlé.  Nominated the “REVIEWER OF THE MONTH” (August 2019) for articles published in the “Oriental Journal of Chemistry” as an outstanding reviewer for the inexplicable contribution in safeguarding the academic integrity of the journal.
 Chairman, Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, UAE. (October 1, 2010-August 31, 2012).  Chair, “Faculty Affairs Committee” (University level) (2018-2020).  Chair, “Faculty Members Housing Committee” (University level) (2019-Present).
Throughout my long teaching experience at several universities, I have taught a large number of courses which included general, analytical, and environmental chemistry as well as electrochemistry and corrosion. I consider myself a dedicated and popular teacher. My solid background and experience in chemistry make me capable to teach, supervise students, and to perform scientific research in the area of my specialization. I believe that university professors are ethically obligated to prepare and present material and conduct themselves in relation to their students in a specific way. As a university teacher, it is my responsibility to enter each class fully prepared and to provide my students with clear expectations and policies in a syllabus. I believe that teachers must adhere to the subject of the lecture, be helpful, and able to motivate the students. In addition, students must be encouraged to think, ask questions, and participate in classroom discussions. I am strongly convinced that successful teachers are those who possess the ability to explain, express their ideas effectively, respond to students' questions, and be available during office hours. An effective teacher must be willing to continually adjust to the needs of the students. After all, the primary goal of teaching is to encourage students to learn and to provide them with the tools and skills necessary to do so. Teachers have an obligation to find an effective way to do so. As a researcher and a teacher, I believe in bringing the benefit of my research into my teaching to keep students interested in the subject and informed of the latest developments and challenges in the field. Finally, I believe in being respectful to my students, and would consider myself, simply one more in a classroom of adults who happens to have a bit of expertise in a particular area worth sharing.
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