Biography

Professor Jadayel works at the University of Balamand in Lebanon where he leads the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Institute of Aeronautics. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. in the field of Aero-Thermodynamics. Following his graduation, he served as a research engineer at Cambridge University and later as a lecturer in Thermal Sciences at Birmingham for some seven years. He joined Balamand in 1997 where he helped set up many teaching, research and community service programmes in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Geographical Information Systems. He has served on many national and governmental committees has provided advice and consultancy to many industrial organizations in his area of expertise. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an active member of its Education and Skills Committee. Professor Jadayel is also an active Flight Instructor and Flight Test Examiner. He has authored many articles and papers journals and conferences, as well as the first book on Lebanese Aviation History.