Dr. Fawwaz Z. Elkarmi is currently assistant secretary general of the higher council for science and technology (HCST) since October 2013.
Dr. Elkarmi worked in government, para-government, and private sector for 35 years in Jordan and 7 years abroad (Kuwait and U.S.A). His experience spans several positions including: holding the post of dean of engineering at Amman University, director of energy at HCST, planning manager at the electricity company, owner of a consulting firm, general manager of an industrial company, a freelance consultant and trainer, and a university professor.
He holds a Doctor of Engineering degree from Texas A&M University, U.S.A. obtained in 1981, and M.Sc. from the same university in 1978. He obtained his B.Sc. from Bosphorus University (Robert College) in Istanbul, Turkey in 1973. He holds “independence medal of first order”, and is a member of several local, regional and international professional associations and a member in many editorial boards of international journals.
Dr. Elkarmi published a book related to power system planning, two book chapters and several journal articles in reputed scientific journals in addition to several technical reports as a local consultant. He currently taught one course on part time basis at Princess Sumayia University for Technology. Dr. Elkarmi is a member of several professional local and international committees and organizations.