The program


Eng. Hayfaa Almudhaf

Chairperson - Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)


Engineer Almudhaf has been a Senior Advisor at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) since 2008. She has been actively involved in scientific research for 18 years in disciplines related to building and energy efficiency, which have resulted in more than 50 technical reports and scientific papers. She has also held the position of the Manager of the Building and Civil Engineering Department at KISR.

Engineer Almudhaf was a Member of the Founding Board of Directors for the Environment Public Authority (EPA) in Kuwait. She was also the President of the American Concrete Institute, the Kuwait Chapter, from 1999 to 2009. She continues to be an active member of several governmental committees and professional societies.

Engineer Almudhaf has been instrumental in fulfilling international collaborative initiatives and programs with renowned science, technology and innovation organizations. She had a key role in the initiation of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Arab American Frontiers Program, and in hosting the first conference in Kuwait in 2011. She was the Chairperson of the Higher Organizing Committee of the International Conferences on Women Leaders in Science, Technology and Engineering in 2007, in collaboration with the United States State Department, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD). She is also the Chairperson for the 10th year celebration of the same conference held this year.