Ali Abbas M. Al-Karaghouli (Al-Qaraghuli)

Professor Ali Al-Karaghouli is currently a Principal Research Engineer dealing with renewable energy applications and science and technology partnerships at U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) since Dec. 2007. His areas of expertise are solar heating & cooling, solar desalinations, energy conservation in buildings, and solar PV system design. Al-Karaghouli was the author of the comprehensive study of Renewable Energy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2007, supported by the German Ministry of Environment.

Al-Karaghouli has served as a Technical Advisor and a Consultant on Renewable Energy at the United Nations Environmental Program in West Asia UNEP/ROA (2006-Dec.2007). He was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Energy Research Center at the University of Bahrain from 1998-2006.

He has also served as the Director of the Energy and Environmental Research Center in Baghdad-Iraq (1997-1998), Director of the Solar Energy Research Center in Baghdad-Iraq (1993-1997), Director of the Regional Center for NSRE Information Network for the ESCWA Region (1990-1995), Chairman of Engineering Department at the Solar Energy Research Center (1988-1993), Chairman of Agriculture Applications Department at the Solar Energy Research Center (1983-1988), Design Engineer at Sun System Inc. Eureka, Ill, USA (1976-1978), and as a Design Engineer at the State Organization for Construction and Industrial Design- Ministry of Industry, Iraq (1968-1975).

Al-Karaghouli was a post-doctorate at Washington State University (Feb-June, 1983) and has a Ph.D in mechanical engineering from Washington State University–USA (1983). Other degrees include M.Sc in mechanical engineering from Bradley University–USA(1976), and B.Sc in electrical engineering from the University of Mosel–Iraq (1968).

Additionally, Al-Karaghouli was included in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2006-2007 and Who's Who in America 2011 (65th Edition). He holds four patents, is the author of two books, and has more than ninety published papers in the field of renewable energy and energy conservation.

 
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