Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Khartoum University, 1965. Master of Science in Tribology, Reading University, 1972.
Resident engineer, Ministry of Irrigation, Khartoum, Sudan, 1965-1969; technical advisor, Shell Company, Khartoum, 1970; lubrication advisor, Sudan Railways, Atbara, 1971-1974; lecturer, Khartoum U., Sudan, 1975-1980; lecturer, King Saud U., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, since 1981. Consultant Ministry of Industry, Khartoum, 1971-1980.
Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Married Ibn-Oaf Alawiya, May 15, 1973. Children: Susan, Saleh, Limya, Wallaa.