I have been affiliated with the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at King Saud University since September 2019. From 2012 to 2018, I worked as an Assistant Professor in the Environment and Natural Recourses and Desertification Research Institute (ENDRI) at the National Center for Research (NCR) in Sudan. From September 2017 to August 2018, having earned a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars, I conducted research on food safety as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Science at Bern University.
My research broadly focuses on the application of physical treatments to eliminate pests that impact food storage, such as insects and fungi, and on how to improve the functional properties, nutrition, safety, and quality of agricultural products. I am also interested in the recycling of food waste and studying the utilization of agricultural waste products (e.g. from fruits, vegetables, and traditional foods) as a natural source of bioactive compounds.
Joining AGYA has a lot of social, cultural, and academic benefits. AGYA has a fabulous socio-academic network.
Within AGYA, I meet outstanding young scientists from diverse disciplines, who expand my perspective, enrich my knowledge, and, ultimately, enhance my academic performance.
|2019 - today||Associate Professor in the College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia|
|2018 - 2019||Associate Professor (Researcher) in the Department of Research and Study of Environmental Pollution in the Environment and Natural Recourses and Desertification Research Institute (ENDRI), National Centre for Research, Khartoum, Sudan|
|2017 - 2018||Postdoctoral Research Fellow in food safety at the Faculty of Science, University of Bern, Switzerland.|
|2017||Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars, postdoctoral scholarship funded by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), Switzerland.|
|2012 - 2018||Assistant Professor (researcher) in the Department of Research and Study of Environmental Pollution in the Environment and Natural Resources and Desertification Research Institute (ENDRI), National Centre for Research, Khartoum, Sudan|
|2014||Netherlands Foundation Program (NFP), the Netherlands|
|2013||African Union (AU)/The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize for Young Scientists in Developing Countries, AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards in Earth and Life Sciences|
|2006 - 2012||Researcher in the Department of Research and Study of Environmental Pollution in the Environment in the Natural Resources Research Institute (ENRRI), National Centre for Research , Khartoum, Sudan|
|2009 - 2012||Ph.D. Scholarship from the German Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany|
|2002 - 2004||M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, Graduate College, University of Khartoum, Sudan|
|2007 - 2008||Visiting Student at Chemnitz University/Germany|
|2005 - 2007||Master Student at Fayoum University/Egypt|
- Working Groups
- Energy, Water and Environment
- My Commitment to AGYA
- Task Force AGYA Annual Conference in Berlin Year (2019)
- Nomination Committee 'New AGYA Members' 2020, 2022
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Heat Treatments for Postharvest Pest Control: Theory and Practice edited by Juming Tang, Elizabeth Mitcham, Shaojin Wang, and Susan Lurie
موسم الهجرة الى الشمال [Season of Migration to the North] by Tayeb Salih
The scientist from my country you should know:
Prof. Dr. Khalida Zahir (1927–2015), one of the first two women doctors in Sudan