Royal Scientific Society, Jordan
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Abeer Arafat is a mechanical engineer with a focus on materials, who graduated from The American University in Cairo. She began her career in 1995 as a lab engineer at the Mechanical Design & Technology Center (MDTC) at the Royal Scientific Society (RSS). During her time at MDTC, she worked on research to minimize the import of spare parts to local industries through the introduction of heat treatment technologies and served as an expert witness in court for exploded butane gas cylinders.
In 2005, the Royal Scientific Society recognized Arafat’s outstanding achievements and appointed her as Head of R&D. She drafted the first R&D Policy for RSS and, since 2010, has held the position of Cooperative Development Officer – External Affairs, with the goal of strengthening the society’s international relations and raising funds.