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THE LATE PROF. FAKHRUDDIN DAGHESTANI FIAS (JORDAN)

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It is with a sense of sadness and sorrow that the President and the Director General of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) in Amman, Jordan; announce the passing away of the eminent Jordanian  scientist: Prof. Fakhruddin Daghestani, Founding Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences. He was 80.

He obtained his BSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA (1961), MSc (1963) and PhD (1968), from the same university. He was a lecturer at the college of Engineering at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO., USA (1961-1967) and at IBM, Rochester Minnesota, USA (1968-1971).

Prof. Daghestani started working at the Jordan Royal Scientific Society in 1971. In 22 years at the RSS, he occupied the following posts; Director of the Mechanical Engineering Department (1971-1976), Vice-President (1976-1983), Acting President (1983-1984), President (1984-1986), Advisor and Principal Researcher (1986-1991) and Director of the Center for International Studies at the RSS (1991-1993).

Prof. Daghestani was Director General of the Natural Resources Authority (1993-1996) and Director General of the Mineral Investment Company (1996-2000).

Prof. Daghestani is/was a member or former member of the governing boards of the following bodies; the Royal Scientific Society, the Telecommunications Corporation, the Natural Resources Authority, the Jordan Electricity Authority, the Arab Potash Company, the National Petroleum Company and the Jordan Phosphate Mining Company. He also served on the boards of the faculties of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, at the University of Jordan.

He was a Founding Fellow and Council Member of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (1986-1999), Member of the Arab Federation of Scientific Research (1983-1986) and Member of the Scientific Council of IFSTAD (1984-1986) and Member of the Executive Committee of COMSTECH (1986-1994).

Prof. Daghestani took part in more than 10 expert missions. He has edited/co-edited 11 books and has more than 40 technical papers to his credit, and was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences and former member of the journal entitled Islamic Thought and Scientific Creativity (1990-1995).

Prof. Fakhruddin Daghestani will be greatly missed by his colleagues and fellow scientists in Jordan and the Islamic World. “Ina Lillah Wa Ina Ilaihi Raj’oon.”

IAS President, Fellows and staff offer their heartfelt condolences to his family and friends through the World.

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Moneef R. Zou’bi

Director General

Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS)
PO Box 830036, Amman 11183, Jordan.
Tel +9626-55-22-104 & +9626-55-23-385
Fax +9626-55-11-803
www.iasworld.org

Abdel Salam Majali

President

Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS)
PO Box 830036, Amman 11183, Jordan.
Tel +9626-55-22-104 & +9626-55-23-385
Fax +9626-55-11-803
www.iasworld.org