Salih, Abdin Mohammed Ali,

Fellow of AAS since 1993,
Civil Engineering
Born in 1944, Sudan

Prof Salih obtained his B.Sc. in 1969 and PhD in 1972 from the Imperial College of Science and Technology University of London and a Diploma in Hydrology in 1974 from PadovaUniversity (Italy).

He then joined the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Khartoum (1973). His research interests include environmental sciences with emphasis on water resources management in arid and semi-arid zones.

He is currently Profesor at the Department  of Civil Engineering of the University of Khartoum; Environmental Advisor of the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh (Saudi Arabia); member of the Governing Councils of the University of Khartoum and Sudan University for Science and Technology; Guest Professor at the Institute of Hydrology and Environmental (IHE) Council of UNESCO’s IHP of UNESCO Paris (France) and member of the Governing Board of UNESCO-IHE Institute for water education of Delft (Netherlands).

He has served at UNESCO as Director and Representative of Teheran Cluster Office (covering Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkmenistan); Deputy Secretary of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of Paris; Programme Specialist in Environmental Sciences and Regional Hydrologist of Cairo; at the University of Khartoum as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering.

He is member of TWAS, International Association for Hydrologycal Sciences and several other professional societies. He has 84 publications and 26 technical reports.

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Ahmed Hassan Fahal, Prof

Fellow of AAS since 2014
Medicine, Surgery, Education
Born in 1955

Prof Fahal is a high volume researcher in mycetoma. He has published and presented extensively in this area. Has is involved in collaborative research work in mycetoma with many national and international institutes. He is the founding Director of the Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum, one of its kind worldwide (  

He has served as the Director of Educational Development Centre for Medical & Health Professionals, University of Khartoum, was the Founding Director of the Self Evaluation and Quality Enhancement Administration, University of Khartoum.  He was the Academic Secretary OF University of Khartoum. Currently he is in charge of the University of Khartoum Library.  He sits on various curricula, research ethics, accreditations and administrative committees at national and regional levels. In medical education, he in actively involved in teaching and organizing workshops, training courses and conferences for medical and health professionals in the Sudan and the region.


  • The State of the Sudan Golden Medal for Excellence & the Promotion of Scientific Innovation in Medicine - Sudan, 2000.
  • The Ziber Award for Excellence in Medicine - Sudan, 2000.
  • Premio Cabeza Maya - International Research Group on Pathogenic Actinomycetes (GIIAP), Mexico, 2007.
  • The University of Khartoum Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, Sudan, 2010.
  • FRCSI- Dublin-Ireland; FRCP - London, UK; FRCS -London, UK


  • Local Secretary, The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1997 -Present.
  • Fellow, The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1992 -Present.
  • Member, Executive Council the Sudan National Academy of Science, 2007-Present.
  • Member, Sudanese Society of Physiology, 1994 -Present.
  • Founding member, Association of Medical Education for Africa, 2007-Present.
  • Member, Pan African Association of Surgeons, 1996 -Present.
  • Ambassador for North Africa, and member of the Association for Medical Education in Europe, 2002-present.
  • Founding Secretary General, Sudanese Association of Medical Education, 2004--Present.
  • Founding member, Global Academy of Tropical Surgery, 2004-Present.

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Sami Ahmed Khalid, Prof

Fellow of AAS since 2014
Born in 1948


  • 2013 Organised and chaired the 15th NAPRECA Symposium in Khartoum, Sudan  
  • 2009-to date Scientific Adviser, International Foundation for Science (IFS), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2007 Chairman of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Committee of Herbal Medicine, China

  • 2005-2009 Temporary Advisor, Genomic and Drug Discovery Group, TDR/WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1996-1997, Visiting professor, Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 1989-1991 Band Aid International research award, London, United Kingdom.
  • 1989 Research fellow (5 months), Walter Reed Research Institute, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • 1987-1988 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Department of Structural Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany.
  • 1986 Research grant, (USAID) Agency for International Development, USA.

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

  • Africa Coordinator, Research Network Natural Products against Neglected Diseases, since February 2014.
  • Executive Secretary, Natural Products Research Network for Eastern & Central Africa since December 2013.
  • Member of Research Initiative on Traditional Antimalarial Methods (RITAM), Oxford, UK, since 2000.
  • Membership in American Chemical Society (USA) and Society of Medicinal Plants (Germany).

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