Dr. Taher Rajab Kaddar joined the Damascus University in September 2017 as full time Professor at Department of Textile Industries Mechanical Engineering and their Technology in Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He completed his PhD at "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of IASI, in 1985 and subsequently worked as a researcher and the head of the textile division, and then head of the studies department in the General Establishment of Textile Industries in Damascus, Syria, a lecturer in Damascus University at the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, assistant director of the Directorate of Manufacturing and Chairman of Scientific Research and Industrial Development Department in the Military Housing Establishment (MILIHOUSE), and then director of Manufacturing Directorate. Management representative of MILIHOUSE for quality management systems. He was the member of the teaching staff Professor in the rank of excellent and first class. Head of Textile and spinning Engineering department in Faculty of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in Al-Baath University previously, member of the Central Committee for Quality and accreditation at Al-Baath University. He was the head of scientific committee-of AL Basel exhibition for inventions and creations, Damascus, Syria (1992-2003), and he has 10 patents. He was golden awarded several times from different parties as WIPO He published 14 books and more than 20 research papers. Editor of Board, and reviewer for many International Journals. Taher's main activities and responsibilities are Education & training & Consulting & Scientific Research in Higher Education.
His Interests are in Engineered textile technology and structures (Weaving technology weaving Factory design, carpets , velvet and upholstery fabrics, architecture and construction textiles, smart textiles filtration textiles, geotextiles, medical textiles, military and defense textiles, paper machine clothing, safety and protective textiles, sports and recreation materials, transportation textiles, general industrial textiles) Textile structural composites (analysis, manufacturing and testing) Nano textiles and nanotechnology, Computer aided design and modeling of fibers, yarns and fabrics, Fiber, yarn and fabric formation and properties Textile machinery and manufacturing (spinning, weaving, braiding, knitting, nonwovens, tufting),Testing and analysis of fibers, yarns, fabrics and composites.