Dr. Samer Dakhlallah Kahook was born on August 22nd, 1961, in El-Bireh, West Bank, Jordan.
In December 1984, he received his bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from University of Florida, where he continued his education and obtained a master’s degree in nuclear engineering in December 1986. In January 1987 he joined the Innovative Nuclear Power and Propulsion Institute.
In May 1991, Samer Kahook received a Doctorate Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida.
In 1991 he joined the Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina working in accident and safety analysis for the restart of the K-Reactor. Dr. Kahook remained at the Savannah River Site until August 2010 where he served in a number of progressive positions in the fields of nuclear criticality safety, radiological engineering, safeguards of nuclear material, passive and active nuclear measurements, spent nuclear fuel management, and radioactive waste management.
During the time period of October 2010 through December 2011, he worked as a nuclear safety consultant.
In January 2012, he joined the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission and has been serving as one of its Commissioner to this date. He has also served as the CEO of the Jordanian Uranium Mining Company since its inception in January 2013 through January 2017. In January 2017, Dr. Kahook became the manager of the Jordan Research & Training Reactor.
Dr. Kahook has been married to Mrs. Layali Kahook since December 18th, 1983. He has been blessed with one son, two daughters, and eight unbelievable grandchildren.