Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
1935 – Born 15th of December in Jerash, Jordan.
He received his MS and Ph.D degrees from Michigan State University.
1966-1986 – Professor biology at several universities in Jordan.
1987 – Appointed first Secretary General of the country’s Higher Council for Science and Technology.
1990 – President of the Arab Academy of Sciences and the Philadelphia University of Jordan.
1992-1998 – Deputy director of UNESCO.
2005 – Appointed as Prime Minister by King Abdullah II as part of a new government.