African Academy of Sciences recognizes Dr. Mohamed El Kordi as Exceptional Young African Scientist

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has announced the winners of AAS affiliation for five years. Dr. Mohamed El Kordi, Co-director of the Center for Materials Science in Zewail City of Science and Technology, is one of the scholars who won AAS affiliation from 2017 to 2022.

“These young scholars have shown promise in their fields and are deserving of the recognition,” said AAS Executive Director Prof Berhanu Abegaz. “We will work with their institutions to provide them with opportunities to develop their careers and to leverage their skills and passion to contribute to Africa’s development.”

The 22, who are PhD holders and below the age 40, were selected from Benin, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.

The AAS set up the Affiliates programme in 2015 to recognize, mentor and help early career professionals develop into world class research leaders. Through a donation from AAS Fellow and Senior Advisor Kevin Marsh, the Academy has set up a fund to promote the professional development of Affiliates and other early career scientists to help attract and retain them on the continent.

The Affiliates will be supported to attend conferences, symposia and workshops and other activities that will improve their skills in proposal development, grant writing and pitching innovations to help them win more grants, improve their publication records and ensure that their research impacts their communities.