UK Citizen, Graduated from London University, & Imperial College, BSC.AWP, DIC, Ph.D., C Eng. in 1966. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Energy, and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, Chartered Engineer, Chairman of the Iraq Energy Institute. Prof Sayigh taught in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Reading University and the University of Hertfordshire From 1966– 2004. He was Head of Energy Department at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and Expert in renewable energy at AOPEC, Kuwait from 1981-1986.
He started working in solar energy in September 1969. In 1972, he established “The Journal of Engineering Sciences” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and in 1984 he established the International Journal for Solar and Wind Technology, as an Editor-in-Chief. This has changed its name in 1990 to the Journal of Renewable Energy. In March 2014, he left WREN Journal as editor-in-chief but remain as founding editor. He is the editor of several international journals published in Morocco, Iran, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and India. He established WREN and the World Renewable Energy Congress in 1990. Member of various societies related to climate change and renewable energy. He established with other by-annual Forum in 2011“Mediterranean Green Buildings and Renewable Energy Forum”.
He was consultants to many national and international organizations, among them, the British Council, ISESCO, UNESCO, UNDP, ESCWA, & UNIDO. He runs conferences in 40 different countries, published more than 600 papers and associated in 40 books. He supervised more than 80 M Sc. and 35 Ph. D students. He established Renewable Energy Magazine, RE and the year, since 2000. He established as Editor-in-chief, well-refereed Journal of Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability, in 2016 as open access.
He is the Editor-in-chief of Comprehensive Renewable Energy coordinating 154 top scientists, engineers and researchers’ contribution in eight volumes published in 2012 by Elsevier which won the 2013 PROSE award in the USA.