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Adnan Mohammed Badran Edit Profile

Biologist , Scientific association official

Adnan Mohammed Badran, Prime Minister of Jordan, former scientific association official. Achievements include 4 patents on controlled atmosphere and enzymes work; research on plant phenols and enzymes catalytic oxidation-reduction of phenolic compounds, ethylene biogenesis and environmental control.

Background

Badran, Adnan Mohammed was born on December 15, 1935 in Jarash, Jordan. Son of Mohammed and Fareeza (Mouwalla) Badran.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1959. Master of Science, Michigan State University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1963.

Doctor (honorary), Jungkyunwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1981.

Career

He was the Prime Minister of Jordan from 6 April 2005 to 27 November 2005. Badran's brother, Mudar Badran, is a renowned politician in Jordan and served as prime minister several times. In 1987, Badran was appointed first Secretary General of the country's Higher Council for Science and Technology, the president of which is HRH Prince Hassan.

Professor Badran also served as agriculture minister and education minister briefly during the late 1980s. During the 1990s he became president of the Arab Academy of Sciences and the Philadelphia University of Jordan, positions that he still holds. From 1992 to 1998, he was deputy director of UNESCO. Badran was appointed prime minister on 7 April 2005 by King Abdullah II as part of a new government which was to be more reformist than previous governments.

Badran also became defense minister in the new government. After seven months, however, he and his government resigned over the slow progress of reforms and the frustration caused by the hotel bombings in Amman on 9 November 2005. Badran served as the president of Petra University, one of the leading private universities in Amman, Jordan.

In September 2014, he became Assistant President at the university.

Achievements

  • Achievements include 4 patents on controlled atmosphere and enzymes work. Research on plant phenols and enzymes catalytic oxidation-reduction of phenolic compounds, ethylene biogenesis and environmental control.

Connections

Married Maha Mouwalla, November 3, 1968. Children: Serene, Samir, Raed, Dana, Samer, Firas.

father:
Mohammed Badran

mother:
Fareeza (Mouwalla) Badran

spouse:
Maha Mouwalla

child:
Firas Badran

child:
Samir Badran

child:
Serene Badran

child:
Raed Badran

child:
Samer Badran

child:
Dana Badran