ABDEL-ATY, Mahmoud (Prof.)

Field: Applied Mathematics and Information Sciences
Gender: Male
Country:  Egypt

Prof Mahmoud Abdel-Aty completed his doctorate in quantum optics at Max-Plank Institute of Quantum Optics, Munch, Germany in 1999. He was promoted to associate professor at 2004 and full professor at 2009. He received the D. Sc. (Doctor of Science), in 2007.  Now he is a full professor and head of Mathematics Department at Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt.  

He is a general director of Natural Sciences Publishing USA and Editor-in-Chief of Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences (an International Journal), an editorial board member for several international journals. He has published over 180 papers in international refereed journals, two books and five book chapters.

He has awarded several national and international prizes, such as World Academy of Sciences (Egypt Section) prize in mathematics, state prize, Egypt, Abdel-Hameed Shoman Prize, Jourdan, Amin Lotfy Prize, Fayza Al-Khoraphy prize etc. He is especially well known for seminal contributions to theories of quantum measurement, nanomechanical modeling, highly non-classical light, practical information security, and optical implementations of quantum information tasks. His current research interests include optical and atomic implementations of quantum information tasks and protocols.

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Ashour, Attia A., Prof.

Fellow of AAS since 1985; (Founding Fellow); Mathematics
Born in 1924, Egypt

Prof Ashour has a D.Sc. Sciences – Maths in 1948, PhD Philosophy – Maths in 1967 from London University. He is Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics at Cairo University. He was previously president of the Arab Union of Mathematical and Physics.

He is affiliated to many scientific organisations including: IUGG, IAGA, IMU, ICM, AMU, ICSU, COSTED. His research interests include: “mixed boundary value problems” with application in Theoretical Physics and mainly Theoretical Geomagnetism. He has organized and chaired scientific meetings in different fields of Mathematics like meeting of Experts: UNESCO and Mathematics (1980).

He has 47 publications and his awards include: Mubarak Prizes, Knight in the National Merit Order in France. His memberships include: Senior Visiting Scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research – Colorado USA, the Egyptian Academy of the Arab Language, visiting Professor at Insitut de Physique de Globe de Paris.

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Doha, EID Hassan, Prof.

Fellow of AAS since 2006;
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory
Born in 1945, Egypt

He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics in 1967, M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics in 1972 at Cairo University and PhD in Pure Mathematics at Lancaster University (UK) in 1977.

Prof. Doha is currently Head Department of Mathematics at Cairo University and Head of Promotion Committee of Research Assessment for Associate Professorships – Supreme Council of Egyptians Universities.  His earlier appointments include: Demonstrator, Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor at Cairo University.

His research areas are:  Spectral methods for ordinary and partial differential equations by using orthogonal polynomials, connection and linearization problems between classical continuous – discrete and q-orthogonal polynomials, polynomial and rational approximation for functions defined by differential equations. He has been research visitor in Italy and Saudi Arabia.

He is Editorial Board Member of IJAMS, Member of American Mathematical Society, Vice President of the Egyptian Mathematical Society, Member of SIAM, Chairman of the Egyptian National Evaluation Committee for promoting Assistant Professor in Mathematics, Reviewer for Zentrablatt Mathematics. He has 27 publications.

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El – Ashry, Mohamed, Prof.

Fellow of AAS since 2001; Geology and Environmental Science
Born in 1940, Egypt – USA

Dr. El-Ashry received his B.S. with honors in 1959 from Cairo University, M.Sc. in 1963 and PhD in 1966 from the University of Illinois. He is Senior Fellow with the UN Foundation and former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

His previous positions include: Professor at Wilkes University, Chief Environmental Adviser and Director of the Environment at the World Bank, Senior Vice President of World Resource Institute, Assistant Professor at Cairo University, Member Task Forces of - the UN S.G High-Level Panel on system-Wide Coherence, World Water Commission, International Commission on Climate Change and Development.

His research interests include: Water Resource Management, Arid Land development, Environmental management and Energy Policy. He has served as advisor on climate change to 13 former Presidents and Prime Ministers with 12 other Global Leaders. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and TWAS, Board member of WWF and AFED. He has published 5 books, more than 200 papers, 9 monographs and research reports. He has received several international awards including "Champions of the Earth."

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El-Baz, Farouk, Prof

Fellow of AAS since 2008; Geology-Lunar Sciences
Born in 1938, Egypt

Prof. El-Baz received a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Geology from Ain Shams University Cairo (1958), M.Sc. in Geology from Missouri School of Mine and Metallurgy (1961), Ph.D. in Geology from University of Missouri (1964).

Since 1986, he served as Director of the Center and Remote Sensing, and Research Professor at the Departments of Archaeology and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University. Prior to that, he participated in NASA’s Apollo program (1967-72) as secretary of lunar landing site selection, and chairman of astronaut training in visual observations and photography. Starting in 1973 he was Director of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and in 1983 became Vice President of Science and Technology of Itek Optical Systems.

He served as Science Advisor to the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (1978-1981). He pioneered the applications of space photography, particularly to groundwater exploration in desert regions. He received numerous honors, including NASA’s Apollo Achievement Award, the Nevada Medal, the Egyptian Order of Merit - First Class, and the Ireland of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He also receive Honorary Ph.D. Degrees from New England College (1989), Mansoura University (2003), American University in Cairo ( 2004) and University of Missouri-Rolla (2004). He served as Chairman of the U.S. National Committee on Geological Sciences and is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, which established “The Farouk El-Baz Desert Research Award”. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Explorer’s Club,TWAS, the Arab, Islamic World and Moroccan Academies of Sciences.

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El-Fouly, Mohamed M. Prof

Fellow of AAS since 1993; Agriculture
Born in 1939, Egypt

Prof. El-Fouli obtained his PhD Degree in 1963 from the Institute for Plant nutrition, Technical University, Munich, Germany. His carrier began in Germany in 1965 as Researcher at the Agricultural Chemistry Research station Limburgerhof.

Then he went back to his country and joined the NRC in 1966, becoming Research Professor in 1977. His last administrative positions were Head of Agricultural and Biological Research Division and member of the Board of Directors of the National Research Centre (NRC) of Cairo.

He has contributed to research, development and technology transfer through the organization of training courses and workshops in Arab countries. He has produced and published over than 200 articles in the field of plant production, macronutrients, foliar fertilizers, plant nutrition and fertilizers and has several national and international awards and recognitions.

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Hassan, Shoukry Sayed, Prof

Fellow of AAS since 2004; Applied Mathematics
Born in 1945, Egypt

His current areas of expertise are Applied Mathematics, Quantum Optics, Quantum Statistical Mechanics, and Stability Analysis. He is currently working as Prof. of Applied Math, Univ. of Bahrain, College of Science, Math Dept., Bahrain


  • D.Sc. University of Manchester, England, 1993; Ph.D., University of Manchester, England, 1976; B.Sc.,
  • (Special Degree in Mathematics) 1967, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Professor, Mathematics Department, Kuwait University, 1992-1996; Visiting Professor, Ajman
  • University College of Science and Technology, Ajman, United Arab Emirates, Feb-May, 1989; Associate
  • Professor, 1984-1988; Head of Mathematics Department 1985-1988, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah,
  • Saudi Arabia; Research Fellow, Mathematics Department, UMIST, Manchester, England, 1979-1981;
  • Lecturer, (Applied Mathematics Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt), 1978-1983;
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow (Physics Department, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand), 1977-1978;
  • Research Assistant, (Mathematics Department, UMIST, Manchester, England), 1976-1977.
  • Recipient of Pendant of Excellence – Class 1 (ASRT, Egypt), 1996;
  • Recipient of State Prize in Mathematics (ASRT, Egypt), 1987;
  • Recipient of Science and Arts Medal, Class 1 (ASRT, Egypt), 1982;
  • Recipient of Best Research Prize in Mathematics, Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt, 1982;
  • Recipient of the State Prize in Physics, (Academy of Scientific Research and Technology: ASRT, Egypt), 1981.
  • Fellow of Institute of Physics (London).
  • He has published over 150 articles in UK, Europe & USA

For more information please visit his Personal Home Page at http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=7KhoNG8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

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Khalil, Shaaban, Prof.

Fellow of AAS since 2009; High Energy Physics
Born in 1966, Egypt

Prof. Khalil obtained his PhD in 1997 and D.Sc. in 2006 from Ains-Shams University in Egypt and held the position of Lecturer in applied mathematics.

Currently, he is the founding Director of the Centre for theoretical physics at the British University in Egypt.

His research interests are in physics beyond the standard model that is supersymmetry, supergravity, extra dimensions and string phenomenology. He has investigated the supersymmetric extension of the standard model (SM), their potential signatures at colliders in astrophysical observations and cosmological implications.

Also, he has successively studied physics beyond SM in the most promising frameworks in particles physics as of supersymmetry and string theory, completed analysis for the minimal supersymmetry extensions of the SM, proposed a low energy of the order of TeV B-L extension of the SM.

He is a member of professional societies and Scientific Institutions also, has over 80 articles in international specialized journals. He has several national and international awards and recognitions.

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Moubasher, Abdelaal Hassan, Prof.

Fellow of AAS since 2009; Environmental Mycology
Born in 1929, Egypt

Prof. Abdelaal was trained in Egypt at Cairo University where he obtained his PhD in 1958 and D.Sc. in 1996. He is the founding Director of Assiut University Mycological Centre (AUMC) in Egypt.

He was vice president for higher studies and research, dean at Qatar and Assiut Universities. His research interest is in environmental mycology.

He has won several awards: state prize for excelling research in biological sciences, state medal in science and arts and state prize of merit in basic sciences. He has supervised 26 PhD and 46 M.Sc. Twenty of his former research students are full professors of mycology in Egyptian universities. He has published more than 115 scientific papers, two books in Arabic and has arabicized the dictionary of botanical terms from Latin and old Greek origins and their meanings in Arabic, English and French.

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Sobh M. Tarek Prof

Fellow of AAS (2009); (Field) Engineering Science and Technology
Born in 1967, Egypt (residing in USA)

Professor Tarek M. Sobh received the B.Sc. in Engineering degree with honors in Computer Science and Automatic Control from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt in 1988, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Science from the School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania in 1989 and 1991, respectively.

He is currently the Senior Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, Dean of the School of Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut; the Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Robotics, Intelligent Sensing, and Control (RISC) laboratory; and a Professor of Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

He was Vice President from 2008-2014, Vice Provost from 2006-2008, Interim Dean of the School of Business, Director of External Engineering Programs, Interim Chairman of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, and Chairman of the Department of Technology Management at the University of Bridgeport.  He was an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Bridgeport from 1995-1999, a Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science, University of Utah from 1992-1995, and a Research Fellow at the General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania from 1989-1991.

He was the Founding Chairman of the Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 1992-1999, and the Founding Chairman of the Prototyping Technical Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 1999-2001.

His background is in the fields of computer science and engineering, control theory, robotics, automation, manufacturing, AI, computer vision and signal processing.

Dr. Sobh's current research interests include reverse engineering and industrial inspection, CAD/CAM and active sensing under uncertainty, robots and electromechanical systems prototyping, sensor-based distributed control schemes, unifying tolerances across sensing, design, and manufacturing, hybrid and discrete event control, modeling, and applications, and mobile robotic manipulation. He has published over 200 refereed journal and conference papers, and book chapters in these and other areas, in addition to 15 books. Professor Sobh is also interested in developing theoretical and experimental tools to aid performing adaptive goal-directed robotic sensing for modeling, observing and controlling interactive agents in unstructured environments.

Dr. Sobh serves on the editorial boards of 12 journals, and has served as Chair, Technical Program Chair and on the program committees of over 180 international conferences and workshops in the Robotics, Automation, Sensing, Computing, Systems, Control, Online Engineering and Engineering Education areas.

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Ahmed Faheem Zobaa, Dr

Fellow of AAS since 2014
Electrical Power Engineering
Born in 1970

Prof. Zobaa has made significant contributions to the advancement of power engineering with his participation in solving power system problems around the world. He has been a pioneer researcher in the study of power quality focusing on the passive filters design and analysis of their use in distribution systems and, particularly, for nonlinear loads.

He was a member of the Renewable Energy Group at University of Exeter which led a £15m joint initiative (PRIMaRE) with the University of Plymouth to pump-prime the South West’s marine renewable energy research and consultancy capabilities. Through PRIMaRE, he led the electrical engineering team and was awarded a substantial capital grant to develop a unique power system engineering laboratory in Cornwall campus. Currently, he is a member of the Institute of Energy Futures at Brunel University London where he has collaborated in many international funded projects such as Ocean Lider with a budget of €30M and e-HIGHWAY2050 with a £13M budget.

Recognitions: membership in national and other academies, prizes, awards, etc

  1. The Higher Education Academy (HEA), Senior Fellow
  2. The Institution of Engineering and Technology  (IET), Fellow
  3. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
  4. Energy Institute (EI), Fellow
  5. Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Fellow
  6. Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors, Fellow
  7. The Royal Society of Arts, Fellow
  8. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member
  9. Egypt Syndicate of Engineers, Member
  10. Egyptian Society of Engineers, Member
  11. Engineering Council UK, Registered Chartered Engineer
  12. Engineering Council UK, Registered Chartered Energy Engineer
  13. Engineering Council UK, Registered International Professional Engineer
  14. European Federation of  National Engineering Associations, Registered European Engineer

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