Prof. ALI SAYIGH
From 1966- 1985, He taught at Baghdad University, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia; and Kuwait University, Kuwait. He was Head of Energy Department at Kuwait (KISR) and Expert in renewable energy at AOPEC, Kuwait from 1981-1985.
He started working in Renewable Energy in September 1969. In 1972, he established “The Journal of Engineering Sciences” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and in 1984 he established with Pergamon Press his first International Journal for Solar and Wind Technology as an Editor-in-Chief. This has changed name in 1990 to Journal of Renewable Energy. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Renewable Energy incorporating Solar & Wind Technology, published by Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. He is editor of several international journal published in Morocco, Iran, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Malaysia, UK and India.
He has been a member of ISES since 1973 and founder and Chairman of the ARAB Section of ISES since 1979. He was chairman of UK Solar Energy Society for 3-years and consultants to many national and international organizations, among them, the British Council, ISESCO, UNESCO, UNDP, ESCWA, & UNIDO.
Since 1977, Prof Sayigh founded and directed several Renewable Energy Conferences and Workshops in International Centre for Theoretical Physics, (ICTP) - Trieste, Italy, Canada, Colombia, Algeria, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Zambia, Malawi, India, West Indies, Tunisia, Indonesia, Libya, Taiwan, UAE, Oman, Czech Republic, West Indies, Bahrain, Germany, Australia, Poland, Netherlands, Thailand, Oman, Korea, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, China, USA and UK.
In 1990, he established the World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC) and in 1992 the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN) which hold their Congresses every two years, attracting more than 100 countries each time. In 2000 he was a founding member of ASTF. Regional WREC Conferences have been held in Sweden, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia, Australia, UAE, Libya, China, Thailand, USA, Oman to name but a few. Prof Sayigh has been running an annual international seminar on all aspects of renewable energy since 1990, in the UK and abroad. In total there have been 86 seminars.
Prof Sayigh had supervised and graduated more than 34 Ph D, and 64 M Sc students under his supervision at Reading University and University of Hertfordshire when he was Professor 1986-2004. He edited, contributed, and written more than 33-books, and published more than 500-papers in various international journals and Conferences. Since 2000, he published annually, Renewable Energy Magazine with TenAlps. He is the Editor-in-chief of Comprehensive Renewable Energy coordinating 154 top scientists, engineers and researchers contribution in eight volume published in 2012 by Elsevier Publishing Company