Ph. D. (Summa cum Laude) in engineering sciences, city and regional planning from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany in 1998. Assistant professor in the Department of geography and city studies at Al Quds University since 2008, he is a member of several committees in the Faculty of Arts, Bard College and the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
He also supervised and participated in the preparation and conduct of research in the city of Jerusalem, in the field of alternative energy and seawater desalination and in Environmental Sciences. He published several geopolitical studies and research on the city of Jerusalem, as well as geomorphological and other research related to City Planning and the urban environment in scientific journals, and discovered the first evidence of herbivorous dinosaurs in Palestine.