Dr. Abu-Orabi is an organic chemist, who obtained his PhD from the University of Michigan, USA in 1982. Currently he is the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities, which has its headquarters in Amman, Jordan. Prof. Abu-Orabi previously served as President of Yarmouk University, Jordan’s second largest public university, President of Irbid National University, and Tafila Technical University in Jordan. He was also President of the Jordanian Chemical Society and President of the Arab Union of Chemists. He was a visiting Professor at Bahrain University and at King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Abu-Orabi is an Editor-in-chief of two international chemistry journals, and is a member of many editorial boards.