Energy 2030

Organizing Committee



Poster Exhibition 2008 Proceedings
Proceedings of the Second International Energy 2030 Conference,
November 4-5, 2008, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Overview of MASDAR Solar Strategy

Prof. Marwan Khraisheh

MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology, UAE

Abstract of Invited Talk not available at the time of printing this Proceedings.

Speaker's Biography
Professor Marwan K. Khraisheh is the Dean of Engineering and Acting Provost of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Prior to joining the Masdar Institute, Dr. Khraisheh was the Secat - J. Morris Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Kentucky. His research interests include materials processing and sustainable manufacturing. He currently focuses on developing innovative concepts and techniques for processing and fabrication of advanced materials including lightweight alloys. Dr. Khraisheh is a recipient of a number of significant awards including the prestigious U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2004 Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Eugene Merchant Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the 2003 North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI) Outstanding Paper Award, and the 2005 Henry Mason Lutes Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. He is an associate member of the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP) and serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Materials Processing Technology (Elsevier). Dr. Khraisheh is a member of a number of international technical committees from ASME, ASM and TMS. Dr. Khraisheh has edited a proceeding book for ASME and has more than 110 publications including refereed journal papers, refereed conference papers and presentations. Dr. Khraisheh received a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Jordan in 1990, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University in 1992 and 1996, respectively.

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