Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)
Dr. AlShamsi received his Ph.D. from Duke University, USA in 1997 and received his Master and Bachelor degree from Boston University. Previously, Dr. AlShamsi was the Managing Director of the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) for seven years, where he established Applied Technology High Schools, Fatima College for Health Sciences, and Abu Dhabi Polytechnic. Dr. AlShamsi holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UAE University. At UAE University, he was appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research. Later, he founded a University-wide Internship and Work Integrated Learning. Dr. AlShamsi has more than thirty five research publications in world-class scientific journals and international conferences. His latest publications are a series of books published in Arabic titled: The Making of Education. In March 2015 Dr. AlShamsi was appointed Vice Chancellor of the System of Higher Colleges of Technology.