Dr. Toufic Mezher is a Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Khalifa University since 2017. Before Joining KU, he was a Professor of Engineering Systems and Management at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (2008-2016) and Professor of Engineering Management at the American University in Beirut from 1992 to 2007. He earned a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Florida, and a Master's and Sc.D. in Engineering Management from George Washington University in 1988 and 1992 respectively. His research interests include energy strategy and policy; technology strategy; entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge management; and sustainable development.