Dr. Salah El-Haggar has more than 30 years of consulting and teaching experience in Energy and Sustainable Development. Dr. El-Haggar has been a visiting professor at Washington State University and at University of Idaho, U.S.A. He is presently the professor of Energy and Sustainable Development and chair of Mechanical Engineering Department at the American University in Cairo. Dr. El-Haggar Sustainable Development Consulting experience include 5 mega projects for sustainable building using LEED certification (Gold & Platinum), more than 40 Environmental/Industrial Auditing for major industrial identities, 20 Compliance Action Plan, 9 Environmental Impact Assessment. Dr. El-Haggar authored a number of books and academic publications, including five books published by Dar El-Fikr El-Araby entitled “Cleaner Production Technologies Series”. This cleaner production series demonstrates the method to transfer all types of wastes from different activities to a valuable product. Another series of five books entitled “Fundamentals and Mechanisms for Sustainable Development” published by Dar El-Fikr El-Araby. Dr. El-Haggar developed a new concept to assess the life cycle of a product according to cradle-to- cradle concept instead of cradle-to-grave concept used worldwide until today. This concept was developed based on 30 years of intensive and continual effort at AUC and documented in two books. The first book published in 2007 by Elsevier Academic Press entitled “Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management: Cradle-to-Cradle for Sustainable Development”. The second book (in press) by AUC Press entitled "Sustainability and Innovation: The Next Global Industrial Revolution" will be released in January 2016.
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