Mustafa Abushagur Named Libya's Interim Deputy Prime Minister

President of RIT Dubai and a professor of microsystems engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, he will leave his RIT post on December 1st for an eight-month period to begin building a democracy in Libya.

A native of Libya, Abushagur his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tripoli University. He founded LiquidLight Inc., a developer and manufacturer of optical network systems for the metro-access market, and Photronix, of Malaysia, a maker of fiber-optic components. He has consulted for the U.S. Army Missile Command, NASA, Boeing Co. and other firms, has published numerous papers and holds several patents.