Born in Egypt, has BSc and MSc from Cairo University, Egypt and PhD from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. Started by working as a research assistant at the National Research Centre (NRC), Dokki, Giza, Egypt. Migrated to Australia in 1989. Started at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in 1991 in the School of Information Technology. Currently working as Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical and Mechatronic Discipline, Faculty of Engineering and Surveying, USQ. Research interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) which involves solving fluid dynamics and heat transfer industrial problems using numerical analysis techniques, such as finite element, control volume and finite difference methods. Examples are transfer chute design, ventilation of animal housing, solar energy applications such as performance of flat plate collectors, thermal performance of open and closed refrigeration units, cooling of electrical motor, aeration of prawn ponds, fluidic devices, turbulent mixing, aeronautical, flow between two concentric rotating spheres, and moisture migration in grain silos.