Vice Chairman and Commissioner for Nuclear Power Reactors at Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC).
Before joining JAEC in March 2008 as the Commissioner for Nuclear Power Plants, Prof. Araj served as the Government Advisor for Nuclear Energy for about a year. Before that and since 2006, Dr. Araj was the scientific advisor for King Abdullah Development Bureau (KADDB). Before returning to Jordan, Dr. Araj worked as a senior advisor at the IAEA in Vienna for 5 years. Prior to joining the IAEA, Dr. Araj served as an international consultant in energy and advanced technology in Washington, DC. Among his clients were the management consulting firm, RCG/Hagler, Bailly, Inc., XERAD, Inc., the BDM Corporation, Argonne National Laboratory, and the USACDA. Dr. Araj has held academic and research appointments at MIT, HarvardUniversity, Brookhaven National Laboratory and U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Araj received both his B.S. in Physics and B.S.E. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His Ph.D. at M.I.T. focused on Nuclear Engineering with a minor in Energy Technology and Policy. Dr. Araj has published widely and directed many national and international research study groups in nuclear physics, advanced nuclear power, laser technologies, renewable energy sources and global climate change.