Dr Khatib is member of the Senate – Jordan’s Upper House, since 2016. He is Honorary Vice Chairman of the World Energy Council, and past-Chairman of the International Committee for Developing Countries, 1992- 1995 Session. He is also past-Chairman – Jordan Electricity Regulatory Commission.
Dr. Khatib received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of London, where he also received a B.Sc. degree in economics. He is one of the few engineers to be admitted to the Fellowship of both the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the US Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is now a Life Fellow (LF) of the IEEE. He is also a member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), as well as being member of the exclusive World Federation of Scientists (WFS).
He authored a book, on “Economics of Reliability in Electrical Power Systems” published in the UK in 1978 and more than 150 engineering lectures and referred articles and papers published by international learned societies
Dr. Khatib was awarded, in 2007, the prestigious “Global Energy Award” by the World Energy Council. In 1998 he was awarded the “Medal of Achievement” of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in the UK. He is mentioned in quality biographical references, and one of the few non-Americans to be included in the scientific reference “American Men and Women of Science”.