Acting Executive Director
Dr. Marwan Khraisheh
Dr. Khraisheh joined the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) in 2013 as a Senior Research Director, leading the research groups on: Materials Science and Engineering, Solar Energy and Energy Storage. Prior to joining QEERI, Dr. Khraisheh was the founding Dean of Engineering at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology between 2008 and 2013. He served as the Acting Provost until June 2009. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, located in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., is a private, not-for-profit, independent, graduate-level, research-driven university focused on clean energy and sustainable technologies developed with the support and cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He lead the development of eight academic graduate engineering programs, an interdisciplinary doctoral program and the recruitment of more than 80 engineering faculty members over this tenure at Masdar Institute. Prior to joining Masdar Institute, Dr. Khraisheh was a tenured and endowed Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Khraisheh holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University at Pullman, WA, USA; He is the recipient of several awards, such as, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-2015, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Henry Mason Lutes Award for Excellence in Education, University of Kentucky.