Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Cairo University, 1966. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1973. Doctor Engineering Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1981.
Process engineer, Ismadye Company, Ismailia, Egypt, 1966-1969; research engineer, Rheinhütte Firma, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1969-1970; design engineer, Goodkin, Irvington, New Jersey, 1971-1973; professor chemical engineering, New Jersey Institute Technology, Newark, 1981-1982; professor chemical engineering, Pratt Institute, New York City, 1982-1990; Fulbright professor, Jordan U. Science and Technology, Irbid, 1988-1989; professor chemical engineering, The Cooper Union, New York City, since 1990. Consultant A.A. Import-Export, New Jersey, 1976-1978. Member Gateway Coalition on Development United States Engineering Curriculum.
Founder member United We Stand, Texas, New Jersey, 1992. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (advisor student chapter), American Society Engineering Education, Fulbright Association, Egyptian Engineering Society (member board 1967-1969).
Married Bahia M. Ahmed, August 13, 1984. Children: Omar, Mai.