Dr. Ayman Al-MaaitahManaging Director, Wahaj Investment
Dr. Ayman Al-Maaitah is an inventor, entrepreneur, and academician deeply involved in Solar Energy. As the Managing Director of Wahaj Investment L.L.C. He is developing the next generation of Solar Concentrators and CSP systems based on one of his inventions. Until recently there are 14 international patents registered in his name. Awarded the American AEE innovative energy project award in 2015, the Golden Prize of Emirates Energy Award in 2013, Dr. Al-Maaitah was also decorated with the Al-Husain Medal of the First Degree by H.M. King Abdullah II in 2014. As an entrepreneur, he founded Millennium Energy Industries in 2002 and is the CEO of R&D and Renewables at Precision Industries since 2017. Based on the many pioneering projects which he supervised globally Dr. Al-Maaitah is recognized by the UNDP as an international Renewable Energy Expert. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering with a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from VA Tech and worked as a NASA research associate. He was the Vice President and Acting President of the American University of Madaba-Jordan between 2011-2015. Moreover, he was the Dean of Engineering at Mut’ah University between 2007-2009. Beside his patents he has More than 100 publications on Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Thermal Fluids systems, Hydro Dynamic Stability, Non-Linear Vibration, and Applied Mathematics.