Wejdan Abu-Elhaija is a Professor of Electrical Engineering / Electrical Machines. She is currently HRH's Advisor for Academic Affairs, President of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan. She held a number of administrative posts at the university, including Vice President for ZUJ in 2016. When she was named Dean of the King Abdullah II School of Engineering at Princess Sumaya University of Technology in 2011, she became Jordan's first Dean of Engineering (PSUT). She earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University Belfast in the United Kingdom. Her work has received numerous honours, including the Hisham Adeeb Hijjawi Applied Science Award in 2004, the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau Award for Best Design Model in 2008, and the Jordan University Center for Women's Studies Award in 2007. In 2007, she was appointed president's assistant for quality assurance, and in 2009, she was appointed head of the electronics engineering department. In 2012, the IEEE Clementine Saduwa award was given to her by the Region 8 sections in recognition of her remarkable contribution to engineering and information technology. She was honored by the US State Department's Women in Science Hall of Fame in 2012. The Senate of Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, awarded her a Doctor of Science in Engineering (DSc) [honoris causa] degree in early 2013 for her significant contributions to engineering. In 2020, she was appointed to represent the IEEE International Society as an ABET Evaluator. Her research has been published in a peer-reviewed and highly indexed journals.
King Abdullah II School of Engineering
University Vice-President of Academic Affairs
Council of Deans