Ahmad Y. al-Hassan

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Ahmad Yousef Al-Hassan (Arabic: أحمد يوسف الحسن‎) (June 25, 1925 – April 28, 2012 [1]) was a Palestinian/Syrian/Canadian historian of Arabic and Islamic science and technology,[2] educated in Jerusalem, Cairo, and London with a PhD in Mechanical engineering from University College London. He was Dean of Engineering and later President of the University of Aleppo where he founded the Institute for the History of Arabic Science (IHAS) and was its first director. He also served as Minister of Petroleum, Electricity and Mineral Resources of Syria prior to 1971.[3] He migrated to Canada in 1982.[citation needed]

Positions and awards


  1. ^ Canada. "globeandmail.com: Ahmad Yousef al-Hassan Gabarin Professor of Mechanical Engineering". V1.theglobeandmail.com. Archived from the original on May 10, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "History Of Science And Technology In Islam". History-science-technology.com. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "Different Aspects of Islamic Cultures: International Scientific Committee". Unesco.org. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Different Aspects of Islamic Cultures: Volume IV". Unesco.org. Retrieved March 12, 2013.