Dr. Ali Abdou joined American University of Middle East on Spetember 2015 as associate professor of mechanical engineering. Abdou began his academic life after obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering degree in nuclear engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt in 1992. He later joined the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the U.S. where he received his first Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering in 2002, followed by a second master’s degree in computational science in 2003, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in nuclear engineering in 2005. In 1994, he worked as a nuclear research engineer at Egypt’s Nuclear Research Center where he participated in the commission, pre-operation, and operation of Egypt’s Argentinian-supplied advanced research nuclear reactor, ETRR-2. Then, in 2005, he joined Intel Corporation in Portland in the United States as a senior process development engineer. In 2009 he worked at Kansas State University in the U.S. as an assistant professor of nuclear engineering. With around 60 publications, Abdou’s primary research focus areas are in nuclear fusion, nuclear reactor theory, plasma-based radiation sources, high temperature plasma physics, low temperature plasma applications, X-ray generation in diagnostics and applications, semiconductor nanofabrication, and nanotechnology.