I have received my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah, USA, in the area of Robotics and Control. My research was on the optimization of wearable stretchable sensors for fingertip force direction estimation. The purpose was to further investigate human grasping and manipulation. Prior to joining ECU, I was an Associate Professor in Mechatronics Engineering at the German Jordanian University, Jordan. I was the co-director of the Robotics Laboratory and a research faculty member at the Nano Laboratory. In these roles I conducted research in the area of bio-robotics with projects in bio-instrumentation and bio-inspiration. Building on my background and expertise, I am currently researching artificial intelligence techniques for autonomous vehicles as well as automated health care applications. I have an interest in science diplomacy and policy making, and have participated in several workshops and projects in that area.