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Prof.Tareq Osaili Professor/Vice Dean Academic RankProfessor


  • Food Safety

Research Interests:

  • • Thermal and non-thermal inactivation of foodborne pathogens in food system. • Detection of foodborne pathogens in animal origin products. • Using metal oxide nanoparticles in controlling foodborne pathogens • Detection of Cronobacter sakazakii in infant formulas • Rapid methods of detecting of foodborne pathogens. • Antibiotic resistance of foodborne pathogens. • Survival/growth of foodborne pathogens in foods. • Developing procedures for recovery of injured foodborne pathogens. • Assessment of food safety knowledge and practices of the local community. • Microbial safety of fresh produces (leafy vegetables and fruits).


• PhD, Food Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, Dec, 2004. • MSc, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, Aug, 1999. • BSc, Nutrition and Food Technology, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, Jun, 1997.
• Professor at Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, January 2017-present. • Professor of Food Safety at Jordan University of Science and Technology, January 2016- January 2017. • Associate Professor of Food Safety at Jordan University of Science and Technology, September 2013-January 2016. • Associate Professor, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia, September 2011- August 2012 (Sabbatical leave). • Associate Professor of Food Safety at Jordan University of Science and Technology, January 2010-August 2011. • Assistant Professor of Food Safety at Jordan University of Science and Technology, January 2005- January 2010. • Research Specialist, Dept. Biological Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, 2004-2005. • Research Assistant, Dept. Food Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, 2002-2004.
1. Expert, the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Control of Nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. in Beef and Pork Meat. Rome, Italy, 28 September - 2 October 2015. 2. Member, Board of Directors, Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA). August 2010- Dec 2011 (Appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers, Jordan). 3. Member, Higher Committee of Food Control, Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA), Amman, Jordan. February 2007- Dec 2011.
• Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities ( • Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, IL.
1. Tareq M. Osaili, Bayan A. Obeidat, Wafaa A. Hajeer, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi. 2017. Food safety knowledge among food service staff in hospitals in Jordan. Food Control 78:1-7. 2. Tareq M. Osaili, Anas Al-Nabulsi. 2016. Inactivation of stressed Escherichia coli O157:H7 in tahini (sesame seed paste) by ionization radiation. Food Control, 69: 221-226. 3. Tareq M. Osaili, Abbas F. Al Jamali, Ibrahim M. Makhadmeh, Mohammad Taha and Sukiena K. Jarrar. 2016. Heavy metals concentrations in vegetables sold in the local market in Jordan. Food Additives and Contaminants Part B, 9: 223-229. 4. Tareq M. Osaili, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Salisu A. Abubakar, Akram R. Alaboudi, Murad A. Al-Holy. 2016. Feasibility of using gamma irradiation for inactivating of starvation, heat and cold stressed Salmonella in tahini. Journal of Food Protection, 79: 963-969.
• 2016: Best Published Manuscript Award, Al Balqa Applied University, As Salt, Jordan. The award is for published manuscript in International Journal of Food Microbiology entitled: "Survival and growth of Salmonella Typhimurium, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus in eggplant dip during storage". • 2015: Creativity and Excellence Award for Scientific Achievements, Hashemite University. • 2014: Khalil Al-Salem Award (Best book in Nutrition and Food Processing) • 2012: Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers (For scientific achievement from 2010-2012). • 2011: Fulbright Award, Georgia, USA. (I could not accept it due to commitment with the University of Hail, Saudi Arabia). • 2010: Most cited paper of 2007: Journal of Food Science • Doctoral Fellowship, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan. Sep 2001 – Jan 2005.
I see successful teaching (I prefer successful teaching instead of teaching) involves a mutual relationship between teachers and students. I believe that teachers have responsibilities to their students, other than reading lecture materials before going to classroom; as teachers we must make learning process easier, create the environment that encourages learning, provide a knowledge that will help our students be successful in achieving their lives' and careers’ goals, and help in becoming and remaining motivated to be successful in their studies and in applying their knowledge to solve problems in their lives. On the other hand, students have responsibilities to their teachers. I believe that these responsibilities backing me in fulfilling my duties to students. I believe that it is the students' responsibility to be supportive of the teacher and fellow students by prepared for class, willing to work hard to complete course activities, willing to bring their life experiences into the class to enrich discussions, and willing to try to apply what they learn in class to solve the problems they face on their jobs and in their lives. Interaction with students inside and outside the classroom is integral to the learning process. I have an open door policy, and I encourage students to visit when they have a chance, and discuss matters pertinent to the course and their undergraduate or graduate career.
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