Mustafa Abushagur (PhD '84) Chosen as Libya's New Prime Minister

Mustafa Abushagur (PhD '84) was elected as Libya's new Prime Minister on September 12, 2012.

Abushagur joined the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as a professor of electrical engineering in 2002, and then became president of RIT Dubai in 2008. Dr. Abushagur became deputy prime minister of Libya in November 2011.

Dr. Abushagur received a Masters degree in Electirical Engineering from Caltech in 1977 and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 1984.