Dr. Bashar El-Khasawneh is currently the Chair of the graduate program at the Mechanical Engineering Department and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University. He served as the Associate Chair for the department from 2013-2016. Before that, he acted as an academic advisor for the British University in Dubai to develop an accredited industrial engineering program. Between 2008 and 2010 he was the Manager of the Applied Research Programs at King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), Jordan. Between 2002 to 2008 he held an assistant professor position in the Industrial Engineering Department, at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), within that time he served as a chairman for the department for two years. Between 1998-2002 he worked for Caterpillar Incorporated in the technical center and for KLA-Tencor with the technology group both in USA. He worked extensively on technical and managerial assistance for many industries. He founded a design and development pre-incubator at the JUST University to train and qualify students to become entrepreneurs.
Dr. El-Khasawneh obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (1997). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Innovation Lab at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and a member of the editorial board of IJAER. His current research is focused on developing new concepts of advanced machining centers based on parallel kinematics mechanism and machining in harsh environments by adapting to the environment/geometry and be able to perform machining/welding tasks.