Prof.Dr. Nagwa Nawar

Expertise in interactive lecturing of Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry, Treatment of wastewater, Science in Ancient Egypt

About Nagwa Nawar

Affiliation: Mansoura university, Egypt.

Professor of organometallic and inorganic chemistry, dr. ‎Nawar is currently a fulbright scholar-in-residence at snow college, Ephraim, UT, USA. As part of her ‎fulbright fellowship, she is teaching courses in chemistry and science in ancient egypt. this is the second ‎fulbright scholar, the first was in 1995 at texas a&m university for research. ‎
She has a passion for education and empowering women. she serves as a mentor and role model to numerous ‎aspiring female scientists. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mansoura university (1979), Egypt and a doctorate degree in organometallic and inorganic chemistry from the University of Liverpool ‎‎(1989), U.K. ‎
She was the director of the English for specific purposes research center at Mansoura university for five ‎years. Prior to her current positions, dr. Nawar taught Principles of inorganic chemistry. She has presented her research at conferences and workshops in Egypt, the United Kingdom, Italy, Finland, Greece, Slovakia, Nigeria, China, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco and the United States. Nagwa was ‎awarded the Abdel-Hamid Shuman prize for the best chemical research in the Arab world in 1996 and the ‎Mansoura university prize of distinction in chemistry in 2001. She is an active member of the Fulbright ‎alumni and associate member of European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN). Dr. Nawar now in Dalian, China for her second Unesco-t was visiting fellowship at sklc, dicp, acs. Dr. Nawar is married with ‎two sons and was named Mansoura University’s 2010 mother of the year and women in science hall of ‎fame, 2011, USA.‎

Research interests
My interest focuses on aspects of organometallic and coordination chemistry.The research interest is ‎concerned with finding new routes for the synthesis of complexes containing homo- and hetero-nuclear ‎metal-metal bonds and investigating the reactivity of these complexes. also, studying the reactions of ‎unsaturated organic groups with metal clusters in order to try to understand how changing the electronic ‎properties of the cluster can vary the reactivity. this work has important implications concerning the ‎mechanisms of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis.‎
Also, we are interested to study the interactions between transition metal complexes and dnas or in general ‎their biological activities. Recently, we worked on synthesis and characterization of some transition metal ‎complexes derived from for examples thiourea derivatives containing amino acids, thiosemicarbazones or ‎schiff-base ligands. These complexes have antitumor, anticancer, antimalarial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-‎influenza activities. 

a.‎ For under-graduate science, education, veterinary and pre-dentistry students

The author taught the following courses at Mansoura university, Mansoura, Egypt and at Faculty of education, ‎King Saudi Arabia:‎
‎1. General chemistry, inorganic chemistry i; inorganic chemistry ii (coordination chemistry; transition ‎elements; nomenclature of inorganic compounds; theories of bonding including ligand field, crystal ‎field and molecular orbital theories; bonding and symmetry; and lanthanide and actinide elements) and ‎organometallic chemistry. ‎
‎2. Laboratories: supervision on the analytical and inorganic experimental courses teaching some modeling ‎in the visual laboratories.‎

b.‎ for post-graduate students
- selected topics.‎
- ir spectroscopy.‎
- catalysis related to organometallic applications.‎
- kinetics of complex formation.‎

c. Courses at snow college, ephraim, Utah, USA:
- chemistry for life.‎
- especial course i named it in-depth investigation in the field of chemistry.‎
- i shared a course of natural resources. my contribution was on water and wastewater treatment. i had a ‎nice experience in the classroom, indoor laboratory, and our outdoor as field trip. ‎

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