IEEE Jordan Section History

IEEE Jordan Section History
Established date 1999-11-12
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A Start

During the IEEE workshop on Power Electronics held at the Jordan University during 18-20 May 1999, discussions took place about forming a section for IEEE in Jordan. A committee was established to apply for formation of such section. The committee comprised:

  1. Professor Omar Asfar
  2. Professor Mohammed Zeki Khedher
  3. Dr. Abdullah Mehdi
  4. Dr. Mohammed Abderrazaq
  5. Dr Kamel Al-Tallaq

The committee communicated with IEEE headquarters and started the procedure for applying for a section establishment. Signatures from 52 IEEE members were collected and a formal application was sent to the headquarters.

On 12 November 1999 the section was officially formed by the headquarters and Professor Mohammed Zeki Khedher was named as the Interim chairman. The Geocode for the section is R80079.

The news received a mention in the REGION 8 NEWS BULLETIN - JANUARY 2000.

A bank account was established and preparations took place for performing the first executive committee functions. Seed money for the section was received from headquarters and the first general meeting took place on 29th April 2000. The first executive committee was established as follows:

Prof. Omar Asfar, Chairman

Dr. Mohammaed Abdelrazzaq, Treasurer

Dr. Gheith Abandah, Secretary

In the Letter, dated 1999, from IEEE members in Jordan petitioning for the creation of an Jordan Section. Congratulatory letter from IEEE acknowledging the creation of Jordan Section.

Student Branch

A student branch was established at Al-Ahilyya Amman University College of Engineering, Amman in May 2010.


IEEE  Count of Members at 21 sept 2009:
Affiliate 7
Associate Member 18
Graduate Student Member 17
Life Fellow 1
Life Senior 1
Member 185
Senior Member 27
Student Member 589
Grand Total 845

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