Dr. Al-Taan is a professor who joined Al-Noor University College in January 2022 as head of the Department of Construction Engineering and Project Management. In 1978, he obtained a PhD in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield (UK) under the supervision of Professor Ramanth Narayanan Swamy. After obtaining his doctorate, he joined the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Mosul with teacher's degree. He received a promotion in 1986 to the degree of assistant professor, and a professorship in 1992. During this period he taught preliminary and graduate studies and supervised postgraduate students. He supervised nineteen master’s students and three doctoral students. He participated in many national, regional and international conferences, and published more than 55 research papers in local, regional and international journals. In 1993, he wrote a systematic book entitled Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete. From 1985 to 1987, he worked as Assistant Dean for Administrative and Student Affairs, from 2000 to 2001 as Head of the Civil Engineering Department, and from 2009 to 2012 as Cultural Advisor at the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Malaysia. In 2015, he was retired and joined the Department of Civil Engineering - Philadelphia University in Jordan until 2019. On the professional level, he worked for more than 30 years in the engineering consulting office of the University of Mosul as a designer and auditor for many projects. Since 2014, he has been a member of the American Concrete Institute (Iraq Branch) and head of the branch in 2016. Since August 2021, he has been commissioned by the American Concrete Institute as head of the committee to translate the American Concrete Institute’s blog for the year 2019 into the Arabic language.