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Mashhoor Abdullah Al-refai

Professor
Department of Communications Engineering
Princess Sumaya University for Technology
Jordan

Biography

Professor Mashhoor Al-Refai became PSUT’s third president in 2014 after serving as vice president from 2010 to 2014 under the presidency of Dr. Issa Batarseh. Professor Al-Refai's background is in Mathematics. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Yarmouk University, Jordan, in 1981 and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, in 1985. In 1989, Professor Al-Refai fulfilled the requirements of his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics / Algebraic Topology from Colorado State University, USA. In addition to being a co-author of 8 books, Professor Al-Refai has published 56 research papers in various journals, made numerous conference presentations and received over 9 international awards. In addition to strengthening the university’s local presence, international experience is an important part of Al-Refai’s mission to provide students with a holistic educational experience. Much like PSUT’s first two presidents, Al-Refai brings an international vision to the post and is actively reaching out to the West. New study abroad programs in America, Canada and Europe are being opened up, along with study and research opportunities in Europe and America. Professor Al-Refai’s particular research interest is Algebraic Topology; Group Actions on Finite CW-Complexes, Graded Rings and Graded Modules, Graded Radicals and Graded Prime Spectra, Applications to Topology.

Research Interest

Science

Publications

  • M. Refai. On Modules whose Homologies are Finite Dimensional Vector Spaces. The First Jordanian Mathematical Conference, Amman, Jordan (September 2-4, 1991)

  • M. Refai. Solvable differential graded Modules. The 31st Science Week Conference, Syria (November 2-8, 1991)

  • M. Refai. Totally Finite DG-A-Modules, M.E.T.U. Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol. 24, No. 1-2 (1991).

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