Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Lebanese University, 1978; Master of Science in Food Science, University Reading, 1981; Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science, University Reading, 1985.
Assistant professor American University Beirut, 1987—1993, associate professor, 1993—2002, professor, since 2002. Consultant World Health Organization, Geneva. Technical advisor Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, 1996—1998.
Member of New York Academy of Sciences, Institute Food Technologists, American Association Cereal Chemists, Institute of Food Science and Technology.