Dr. Youssef A. H. Mroueh, A Man to be admired
By: Reda Mansour
One of the characteristics that differentiate people is what they accomplish both for themselves and their community. Dr. Mroueh is high on this list. He understands better than most importance of contributing to his society. In fact, he spends his energy generously. His “Man of the Year” award is obviously warranted.
The name of the gentlemen is Dr. Youssef A.H Mroueh. He is an engineering physicist, NDE researcher, teacher, writer, lecturer and author. How, I wonder, can one person accomplish so many things? It's a question that is difficult to answer. Dr. Mroueh was born in Nabatieh, Lebanon on November 7th, 1934 and educated in the following four countries: Lebanon, Great Britain, Germany, USA, and Canada. He earned a D. Sc. Degree in physics from Jackson University (1973), and attended post-graduate training courses in industrial applications of radioisotopes, laser technology, nuclear fission and fusion methods, radio control applications and techniques, radiation measurement and control procedures at scientific research centres in UK, Germany, Italy and Austria. How impressive!
His work history is absolutely exhausting! He has been a team leader in Lebanon, Algeria, Libya, Sudan and Canada. His teaching spans the challenges of several disciplines, including radiometry and thermography. Dr. Mroueh for 20 years, worked for Howden Canada Ltd. In Toronto, he was a senior manager in charge of the material nondestructive testing laboratory.
His achievements make one wonder how one person can do so much.
The following are his main contributions:
1. Inventing and patenting and air engine runs by the energy produced from the exothermic reaction between the two main gases of air – oxygen and nitrogen. It was registered on June 25th, 1951.
2. Originating and founding a new mathematical theorem in topology which states that “the number of face angles in any regular or irregular polyhedra is equal to the double of its edges. This research took place in the year 1956.
3. Modifying the Fitzgerald-Lorentz Formula of the Special Theory of Relativity. This was in the year 1956.
4. Prepared the Lebanese regulations for the safe packaging, transport, carriage, use and storage of radioactive materials and requirements for the protection against ionized radiation. This was in the year 1967.
5. Investigated the behaviour of matter in superluminal speeds, and the interaction between matter and energy. This was in the year 1972.
6. Developed specialized procedures and associated training programs for nondestructive examinations of materials in an operating nuclear environment. These efforts took place over a decade between the years 1980 and 1990.
7. Investigated the C-4 nuclear reaction, a new type of nuclear process which is the act of collision, cohesion, coalition and coalescence of one or more light atoms (I.e deuterium) which a medium mass atoms (I.e palladium) to form heavier atoms under specific conditions of pressure, temperature, electrical resistivity taking place with a small loss of mass, and resulting in energy release. This was in the year 1989.
It may be difficult to believe but there are more accomplishments to follow.
8. Introduced a new conceptual and explanatory understanding for the universe in the form of an introductory paper under the title of “Unicosmic Supersymmetrical Field Theory – 1990” in which he established and explained the universe in terms of 19 dimensions, and his equation of the space-time masterio-spiritual continuum composed of 361 (19x19) mathematical differential terms.
9. Author of eight nooks on the Arab-Muslim heritage and achievements in science, as well as contributions to the Western Renaissance. He has published a dozen booklets on the history of ancient civilizations including the Muslims' and Arabs' arrival to the Pre-Columbian Americas. He has given over 600 lectures and studies and written more than 5000 articles, interviews, comments and reports, in his 50 year career (1951-2001).
10. Frequent guest speaker to university and non university groups in the following nations: Lebanon, Bahrain, Syria, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Germany, UK, Italy, Canada and USA.
11. Organized several Canadian Multicultural Festivals, namely the Silk Road Festival (November 2000) and the Mediterranean Festival (November 2001) and for his cultural activities received over 20 awards from governmental and public institutions.
With this crowded schedule one wonders how he gets time to organize any events!
Dr. Mroueh retired in 1995, but he is an active member of 35 scientific societies and institutions. He, undoubtedly, is still a very busy, productive and creative individual. Among the that profit by his input are the following: Institution of Nuclear Engineers, Institution of Power Engineers, International Technology Institute, and Royal Astronomical Society.
Dr. Mroueh, as you might expect, has not wavered with regard to his commitment to his community. He now serves as president of the World Union of Writers in Arabic, Canadian Chapter, Managing Director of the Arab Islamic Studies Centre (Pickering) and more than a dozen other concerns.
One of the characteristics that differentiate people is what they accomplish bot for themselves and their community. Dr. Mroueh is high on this list. He understands better than most importance of contributing to his society. In fact, he spends his energy generously. His “Man of the Year” award is obviously warranted.