Professor Essa holds PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham (2011), BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Alexandria, in Mechanical and Production Engineering. Professor Essa is currently the Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Group at School of Engineering. He is also the academic lead for the University of Birmingham campus in Dubai. He was the Deputy Research Director and Employability Champion for the School of Mechanical Engineering.
Professor Essa holds Honorary Professorship from the University of Navarra (Spain), The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Egypt) and Al-Hussein Bin Talal University (Jordan). He is Charter Engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Professor Essa is also setting in the editorial board of three journals. Aim for no longer than 300 words and should contain more detailed information than the introductory statement, while not copying that information.