1976, BE in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Arlington, US; 1977, MSc in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University at Morgantown, US. Since March 2013, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan. 1995-99, Director, Renewable Energy Research Center. 1998-2009, President, National Energy Research Center for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. 2007, Consultant and Member, Royal Energy Consultant Committee. 2009-10, Adviser, MASDAR, United Arab Emirates. 2010, Adviser, Sahara Forest Project (SFP) Belgium. 2012-13, Chairman, National Electric Power Company. 2010-12, Member of the Board of Directors, Central Electricity Generation Co.