Fouad Mrad, Ph.D. Executive Director, ESCWA Technology Centre
Dr. Fouad Mrad joined the United Nations in December 2009 and is currently the executive director of ESCWA regional center for technology in Amman, Jordan. www.etc-un.org
He received his Ph.D. and Masters in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, and a BSc in electrical and computer engineering from State University of New York, Buffalo.
Dr. Mrad was a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the American University of Beirut from 1993 to 2009. Prior to his academic post in Beirut, he worked for IBM in the division of magnetic storage in Rochester, Minnesota, USA from1990 to 1993.
Dr. Mrad held positions as a consultant of technological innovation for several local and international organizations, including the TV program “Stars of Science”, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation, the Industrial Research Institute in Lebanon, the Euro-Lebanese Center for Industrial Modernization, and Indevco. Dr. Mrad also worked as advisor for the Lebanese Minister of Industry, the Modern Electronic Industries Co, and the National Council for Scientific Research in Lebanon.
He authored several publications on various specialized fields in professional journals and contributed to international conferences on innovation, manufacturing, industrial equipment and robotics. He co-authored the book “Applied Mechatronics” with Oxford University Press, New York 2008.
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