Born on July 22, 1954, Professor Mubarak received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from the University of Jordan in 1976 and his M. Sc. degree in chemistry from the same university in 1978. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA in 1982 under the supervision of Prof. Dennis G. Peters. He served as a postdoctoral fellow between Oct. 1982 and June 1983 at Oklahoma University, USA with Prof. Glenn Dryhurst. Dr. Mubarak began his academic career at King Saud University, Abha, Saudi Arabia, in 1983 as an assistant professor and then as an associated professor and joined the University of Jordan in 1993. While at the University of Jordan, Prof. Mubarak served as the Chairman of the department of chemistry between Sept. 2008 and Dec. 2009 and as the Vice dean of the faculty of science since Dec.6, 2009. Prof. Mubarak has also been appointed as an Adjunct Prof. of Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA in 2009 for a three-year term.
Professor Mubarak’s research program is broadly based on synthetic organic chemistry, especially the synthesis of compounds with expected biological activity. In addition, Prof. Mubarak’s work involves synthesis and sorption properties of chelating polymers. Moreover, Dr. Mubarak also does collaborative work with Indiana University in the field of organic electrochemistry which basically involves electroreduction and electrooxidation of organic compounds using various electrodes in nonaqueous solvents.