Dr.Omer Ahmed Elkhalifa Mekki Arabi

College of Fine and Applied Art

Born in Omdurman (Arrikabia neighborhood) 1964. Holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (BA) in industrial design from Khartoum Polytechnic 1988, Master of Fine Art (MFA) in industrial design from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) 1997, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Art –Industrial Design, from Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST)2015. Area of research interest is design in the context of less-industrialized economies. Participated and contributed to different local efforts that aim at elevating the level of proficiency among university design students, through different means and activities both formal and informal. Designed and developed several products that serve the local community needs. Worked as consultant designer and expert academician for different companies and governmental bodies in Sudan and abroad. Former Chairman of the Sudanese Industrial Designers Society (SIDS).

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