Bachelor of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, 1973. Master in Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1981.
Postdoctoral fellow, Georgia Institute Technology, Atlanta, 1981-1983; research associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1983-1984; research analyst, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1984-1986; senior research engineer, Garrett Turbine Engine Company, Phoenix, 1986-1988; engineer, Wright-Patterson (Ohio) Air Force Base, since 1988.
Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society Engineering Education, American Physical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Sigma Xi.
Married Asmahan Munir Ahmed, February 21, 1982. Children: Rashad, Fatima, Muhammad.