Khaled Awni Abdulrahman Toukan
1954 (age 64–65)
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Occupation||Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (Chairman)|
Khaled Toukan (Arabic: خالد طوقان) is the current chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, 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).
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, 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.
|×||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 Deutscher 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).
- "Jordan Atomic Energy Commission". www.jaec.gov.jo (in Arabic). Retrieved 7 September 2010.[dead link]
- Hindi, Linda (28 September 2007). "Jordan Times". www.jordantimes.com. Archived from the original on 7 September 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
- "University of Jordan Board of Trustees". www.ju.edu.jo. Retrieved 7 September 2010.[dead link]
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