Dr. Radwan Barakat PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 March 2011 12:09

Dr. Radwan Barakat Prof. Barakat, a plant pathologist by training obtained his PhD from Washington State University in 1992 from the Dept. of Plant Pathology in Pullman, WA. He returned back home to contribute actively in the development of the College of Agriculture at Hebron University. Prof. Barakat took over several administrative positions including the Dean of Agriculture in 1994, Dean of Graduate Studies & Academic Research in 2001, and Head of the Quality Assurance Unit in 2007, and Dean of Graduate School & Academic Research again in 2009. He established a strong plant pathology research group and have corner stone publications in several fields of plant pathology in peer reviewed internationally known journals and, book chapters. His research focus on non-chemical plant disease control strategies including biological control, the use of solar energy and other environment-friendly methodologies against major economic plant pests and diseases in Palestinian agriculture. Major research grants obtained were in the fields of phytohormones and its role in plant disease control, biological control using the fungus Trichoderma, enhancement of soil suppressiveness to soilborne diseases, and the integration of native entomopathogenic fungi in the control of major economic insect pests. Prof. Barakat is a member of several national and international professional councils and committees including the Biosafety National Committee, National Council of Scientific Research, National Council of the Quality Improvement Fund of the World Bank, and he is now the President of the Palestinian European Academic Cooperation in Education Program (PEACE Program) which hosts in its membership more than 50 European and all Palestinian Universities located in the UNESCO headquarter in Paris.


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