Profession : Chemist /Environmental Specialist


Key Qualification :


Manar Fayyad is a Professor of Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Jordan since 1978 to present. Her specialization is in Inorganic / Analytical Chemistry and Water Quality.

She was the director of the “Water and Environment Research and Study Center at the University of Jordan” from 1999-2007.


Her research interests lie in the areas of water quality, environmental pollution, and monitoring studies in the field of water, soil, wastewater treatment and reuse.

She was a member of the Higher Education Accreditation Council/ Ministry of Higher Education.

She is a member of the higher committee for Water Quality in Jordan/Ministry of Water and Irrigation.

She was a member for the water policy team who worked for the water quality conservation project funded by USAID.

Dr. Fayyad was a member in the “ National Selection Committee” for Global Environmental Facility Projects (small grants program/UNDP) in Jordan for seven years.

She was the  Technical assesessor for the accreditation of LEMA water quality labs.             

She was the Jordanian coordinator of the USAID funded program “Skills Enhancement and Support to Decision-Makers in Jordan’s Water  Sector”, funded by USAID and was carried out in collaboration  with Washington State University, Purdue University, Hashemite University and Jordan University for Science and Technology.

She is the Jordanian coordinator of the bicultural master program on “Integrated water resources management”, exucuted in collaboration with Cologne University in Germany and funded by DAAD.

Also she is coordinating for the fourth year the training program on “Transboundary water management in the MENA Region” funded by the Swedish International Water Institut in Sweden.

She is the Regional Coordinator of the Futrure Water Leaders Program, component of the Blue Revolution Project funded by USAID.


Dr. Fayyad is involved in preparation and excution of Water and Environment related projects funded by national and international agencies including  UNDP, US-AID, CIDA, SIDA,  and EU.

Dr. Fayyad supervised more than 60 graduate students in the master and Ph.D. levels.




Education : 

Ph.D.  Chemistry: University of Bonn-Germany  1978

M.Sc. Chemistry: University of Jordan               1974

B.Sc.   Chemistry: University of Jordan              1972


Professional Experience:


1978 till present :   Professor of Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry,

                              Chemistry Department, University of Jordan.

1999 till 2007:      Director of Water and Environmnet Research and Study Center   / University of Jordan.

1992-1999:   Deputy director of Water and Environment Research and Study Center/ Lab Director.

1998-1999: Staff member at the Chemistry Department/ Applied Science  University (Sabbatical year).

1993-1994: Staff member at the Chemistry Department  at the Applied Science  University (Sabbatical year)