Current Position: Professor
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Title: Professor
Department: Mechanical Engineering


    • Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (Thermodynamics) from University of Glasgow, UK, 1989
    • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Power Plants and Energy Related Studies) from University of Liverpool, UK, 1985.
    • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mosul, Iraq, 1976.

Professional Membership

    • Senior Fellow – Advance Higher Education Academy, UK.
    • Member – Bahrain Society of Engineers.

Teaching & Learning Statement

Most important in teaching is how to deliver knowledge to students and build their understanding, how to develop their critical thinking skills, and how to encourage their motivation. It is important for students to learn and understand the principles related to subject area in the discipline through different ways, such as introducing a new concept, helping them learn how to apply it and how to relate it to their actual environment.

Also, as the class is a diverse group of students with different levels of ability and experience, I believe it is important to show them that I am not only interested in teaching them, but I do care about their strengths, difficulties and needs; I do appreciate and appraise their strengths and skills.

Moreover, students need to sense the excitement of the curriculum, feel inspiration to challenge and ask questions. Consequently, I create dynamic environment while delivering each lecture,

It is important for me to ensure that my students shall receive prompt feedback on their coursework and achievements, and to ask them to provide me with their counter feedback on the effectiveness of my original feedback.


With three decades of work in Higher Education, including five years of experience as Head of academic department, three years of experience as Dean of College of Engineering and 2 years of experience as University President, I have extensive experience in academic and leadership areas.

In teaching undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc and PhD) studies, I delivered several courses in the discipline, e.g. Thermodynamics, Internal Combustion Engines, Heat Transfer, Power Plants, Boiling Heat Transfer, Gas Turbines, Engineering Mathematics, Laser Systems, Industrial Applications of Lasers, Gas Discharge, and Kinetic Theory of Gases. Also, I supervised more than 30 MSc and 4 PhD students, with over 80 examination panels as chair and member.

For years the pursuit of professional development in teaching and academic leadership has been continuing through attending and presenting many workshops on different pedagogical issues such as ‘Developing Innovative Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods in Higher Education’-(Oct. 2012), ‘The UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education’- (Nov. 2013), ‘Closing the Gap between Academia and the Real World’-(Jan. 2014), and many more during the subsequent and recent years.

Research Interest

My research interests span the areas of thermal power; in particular it focusses on laser systems and their applications. A laser system, in principle, is some sort of energy conversion system. The manipulation of energy form is the heart of the subject. However, lasers cover besides mechanical engineering other field such as physics, electrical and electronics engineering.

Also, I have been involved in collaborative research work with researchers from other Universities and Research Centers in Egypt and Iraq, with the focus on nanomaterials technology and its applications.

Selected Publication

    • “Biological application of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy technique for determination of trace elements in hair”, Talanta (ELSEVIER 2013), Vol. 117, pp. 176-183, 2013.
    • ” Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): it begins with studenthood at higher education institutions”, Proceedings of 10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation (ICERI2017), Seville (Spain), PP 7639-7649, 16-18 November 2017.
    • “New Trend for Using the Reduced Graphene Oxide as Effective and Eco-friendly Nematicide”, Materiale Plastice, Vol. 59, Issue 1, pp 59-64, 2019.
    • “Characterization and antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles biosynthesized by using aquatic weeds extracts”, Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management (Q1 Journal), 15, pp 1-8, 2021.