Salih N Akour is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Systems, at the Mechanical Engineering Department in The University of Jordan since April 2019, Associate Professor at the University of Jordan for September 2015-to April 2019. Associate Professor at Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering Department at University of Sharjah from September 2011 to 2015, at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Oman from 2008 to 2011 and as an Assistant and Associate professor at the University of Jordan in Jordan from 2000 to 2006 and 2006-2008 respectively. Prof. Akour is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, honorary member of International Distinguished Scholar, International Association of Engineers (IAENG) and Jordan Engineering Association. Also, he is a former member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers). Prof. Akour granted in 2014 the “Asian Education Leadership Award” as Best Professor in Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering. Recently Prof. Akour is recognized by the Strategic Foresight Group as one the World Renowned Scholars and Thought Leaders in Renewable Energy. He received his Ph.D. with honor in Mechanical Systems from University of Central Florida (UCF), USA in 2000. Prof. Akour's current fields of research include Design optimization, Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing/Finite Element Analysis, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering, 3-D Biomedical Modeling, Structural Dynamics, and Composite Materials and Structures Technology. He has published many publications in International Journal conference papers as well as patents. He graduated 3 Ph.D. Students and Many MSc students. During his career life as faculty he has established and participated in establishing new B.Sc. Engineering programs as well as engineering laboratories. Prof. Akour serves on a number of national professional committees. Prof. Akour is a reviewer of a number of international technical journals. He served as Consultant to many national industries: in Oman e.g. The Research Council (TRC)/ Industrial Innovation Center, in Jordan e.g., Seabird Aviation Jordan, Jordan Aerospace Industries, PREFAB (Prefabricated Buildings, Jordan), Also to some international industries in US through UCF; e.g., Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, US Filters, Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation /Florida.
Part of Prof. Dr. Salih Akour research interest is in the following topics: Green roof as an adaptation measure for climate change; Renewable energy systems for Controlled environment to cultivate vegetables in deserts and humid-hot gulf areas; Research related to cultivation of crops that are rich of biofuel oil that can withstand hard environment.