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Affiliation:Chairman of JAEC, Jordan

Title of Presentation: e-Infrastructure-based Research: SESAME Case Study


Dr. Khaled Toukan was appointed by a Royal Decree as the Minister of Energy Mineral Resources on 9 February, 2011.

Dr. Toukan held the position of the Chairman of Jordan Atomic Energy Commission on March 17, 2008, and the position of Minister of Education for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 2000 to 2007.

He previously served as Minister of Higher Education (2001-2002)and(2005-2007) and President of Al-Balqa Applied University (1997-2001). Dr. Toukan s academic career includes the positions of Dean of Faculty of Engineering Technology and Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Jordan, Research Scientist at Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, and Associate Research Scientist at the University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Toukan holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1978-1982), a MSc. degree in Nuclear Engineering from University of Michigan (1976-1978), and a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from The American University of Beirut (1971-1976).

Dr Toukan s awards include the UNESCO Ghandi Medal of Peace (2003), the Royal Grand Gordon of Alkukab Al-Urduni (2003), the Theos J. Thompson Fellowship (1980-81) in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at M.I.T., Legion d e-Honneur from the French Republic (2004), Commanders Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany (2006) and King Hussein s Medal of Excellence (2008).

Born in Amman in 1954, Dr Toukan is married with three children. He is a Member of the International High Level EFA Group, a member of H.M. King Abdullah II Economic Consultative Council and presently is Director of SESAME.