School of Engineering
M.S. (Energy Engineering), 1981, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), 1974, Assiut University, Egypt
Ibrahim joined Olivet’s full-time faculty in 2015 after serving as an adjunct
professor for two years. With his passion for sharing his knowledge and
experience with younger engineers, he teaches mechanical engineering courses,
particularly in the thermal-fluid sciences area. A native of Egypt, he
also teaches an introductory course on Arabic language and culture.
maintained his status as a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of
Illinois since 1993. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Olivet, he
is a design engineering consultant who works with nuclear power plants. He performs
safety evaluations and design analyses
for engineering changes in nuclear power plants in Illinois and other states. He has done graduate work in mathematics
and thermal sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois
Institute of Technology
Prior to his consulting and teaching work,
Professor Ibrahim worked at the Braidwood (Illinois) Nuclear Power Plant as a
design engineer with Exelon Generation and as a system engineer with
Commonwealth Edison. He was also a technical staff engineer with the Will
County (Illinois) and Fisk Coal Fired Power Plants.
Ibrahim is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
From the mid-1990s — before Olivet’s engineering program had received ABET
accreditation — until 2013, he served on Olivet’s Engineering Advisory Board.
He and his
wife, Jeanette, are the parents of two daughters: Ruth, who is deceased, and
Rebecca, a 2007 Olivet engineering graduate. Since 1986, their family has
attended Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene, where he served on
the Lay Leadership Council for 14 years. He
also served as vice president of the Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Board
of Directors for six years.