• Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering, Kansas State University, 1969.

Professional Experience

He worked as a Mechanical Engineer at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Commission from 1960-1964 and from 1970-1974. Dr. Darwish then worked as an Associate Professor, first at El-Mansoura University, Egypt from 1974-1976 and then at King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia from 1976-1985. He became a Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kuwait University in 1985 until 2009. He worked as a consultant to the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science from 2009-2011. He has 86 publications in peer reviewed journals.


  • Award of Honor from International Desalination Association for Outstanding Contribution to the field of Desalination Science (U.K.)
  • Award of Best Researcher, College of Engineering, Kuwait University, 1994.
  • Recipient of Rashed Bin Hameed Prize for Science and Culture (8000 Dh) in the UAE, for his Research in Energy, Nov. 1996.

Selected Publications

  • Books about Qatar
    Mohamed Darwish (2013) Implementation of Solar Energy for 2% Electric Generation Qatar 2020
    Mohamed Darwish, Hassan Abdel Rehem, ans Rabi Mohtar, Solar Power Desalting plant in Qatar