Omar Othman Badran, Jordanian mechanical engineer, educator. Achievements include research in Ballast Water Technology Development; research in Vortex Shedding Behind Cylinders; development of Aerodynamic Flow Over Free Standing Walls. Fellow, German Academic Exchange Service, 1996.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (honorary), University Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 1988. Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Bradford University, England, 1993.
Research fellow Bradford University, England, 1988—1993, teaching assistant England, 1988—1993. Assistant professor faculty engineering technical Al-balqa Applied University, Amman, Jordan, 1994—2002, associate professor faculty engineering technical Jordan, since 2002. Consulting Optimar, Oslo, 2001—2003.
Author (design and development): (solar thermal power plants) Parabolic Trough Technology For Jordan (Research scholarship, 2003). Contributor over 60 articles to professional journals.
Member of many recruitment and curriculum committees Faculty Of Engineering Technology, Amman, Jordan, 1996—2004. Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (associate), International Energy Foundation (associate), Jordan Engineers Association (associate Jea Souvenir award 1997), International Solar Energy Society (associate Silver member 2004).
Travel, running, swimming, reading.
Married Bayan Mohammad Naji Hamarshah, December 25, 1988. Children: Sarah Omar, Noor Omar, Abdullah Omar, Othman Omar.