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.
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.