Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Cairo University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bradford, United Kingdom, 1979. Doctor of Science, University Bradford, United Kingdom, 1999.
Teaching assistant, Military Technology College, Cairo, 1963-1967; teaching assistant, U. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1973-1976; assistant professor, U. Khartoum, Sudan, 1980-1981; assistant professor, King Saud U., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1981-1982; associate professor, U. Bahrain, Isa Town, 1982-1991; professor, King Fahd U. Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, since 1991. Senior electrical engineer Iron and Steel Company, Cairo, 1967-1973.
Married Soher Rose Ahmad Fares, August 12, 1970. Children: Zainab, Omar, Ali, Osman, Abdullah, Aisha.