Dean, National Engineering School of Tunis; Member, Future Earth Regional Center Advisory Committee
Chiheb BOUDEN is professor at the National School of Engineers of Tunis (ENIT) where he was successively research engineer, associate Professor and then full Professor in fields pertaining to “renewable energy”, “modelling and simulation of energy systems”, “instrumentation for engineers” and “energy conservation in buildings”. Chiheb BOUDEN graduated in 1984 with a civil engineering diploma from “Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis” (ENIT), a “Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies” in Solar Energy from Paris-Diderot University in 1985 and a “Doctorat” in Physics and Energy from the same university in 1989. He has directed a wide range of research projects supported by the Tunisian Ministry in charge of Scientific Research, the Tunisian Energy Agency in Tunisia as well as industry. He also contributed to many international collaborative research projects including universities from France, Spain, U.K. and Greece and coordinated the Tunisian groups for at least 4 European funded research projects (FP6 and FP7). The most relevant fields are: solar energy conversion and solar energy systems, bioclimatic and solar architecture, human thermal comfort, energy conversion in buildings. He authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications in these areas He has been repeatedly visiting professor and research fellow at several universities in Europe and in the United States of America. Prof. BOUDEN is very active in the community work and in civil society; he is fellow of many scientific societies and took many responsibilities in National and International Associations. At the level of higher education management, he held the position of Head of the Industrial Engineering Department of ENIT then Director General of the National School of Engineers of Tunis (ENIT) from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, he was nominated as Director General of Higher Education in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He was appointed as Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research form February 2015 to August 2016.