Khaled Toukan

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Khaled Toukan
Khaled Toukan IAEA 56th General Conference.jpg
Born Khaled Awni Abdulrahman Toukan
Nationality Jordan Jordan
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (Chairman)

Khaled Toukan (Arabic د. خالد طوقان) is the current chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission,[1] he served previously as the Minister of Energy for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2011), Minister of Education (2000-2008), and as Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research (2001–2002).[2]

Academic career[edit]

Toukan was the president of Al-Balqa` Applied University from (1997–2001). He also held the position of Acting Dean of Faculty of Engineering & Technology and Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Jordan, currently he is a member of the university's Board of Trustees,[3] Research Scientist at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Associate Research Scientist at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Toukan is a Member of the International High Level EFA Group, a member of H.M. King Abdullah II Economic Consultative Council, Acting Director of SESAME, and the Jordan representative to SESAME Council and Vice –Chairman.

Ministerial roles[edit]

× Term start Term end Office Head of Government
1 9 February 2011 17 November 2011 Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Marouf al-Bakhit
2 27 November 2005 22 November 2007 Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research Marouf al-Bakhit
3 7 April 2005 24 November 2005 Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research Adnan Badran
4 25 October 2003 5 April 2005 Minister of Education Faisal al-Fayez
5 21 July 2003 22 October 2003 Minister of Education Ali Abu al-Ragheb
6 14 January 2002 20 July 2003 Minister of Education Ali Abu al-Ragheb
7 20 September 2001 14 January 2002 Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research Ali Abu al-Ragheb
8 19 June 2006 1 September 2001 Minister of Education Ali Abu al-Ragheb


Toukan's awards include the UNESCO Gandhi Medal of Peace, (2003), the Royal Grand Gordon of Alkukab Al-Urduni, (2003), the Theos, J, Thompson Fellowship (1980–81) in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at M.I.T., and the Duetscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.


Born in Amman in 1954, Toukan is married with 3 children. He holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (1978–1982), an M.Sc. degree in Nuclear Engineering from University of Michigan, (1976–1978), and a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from American University of Beirut, (1971–1976).


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