Amr Ezzat Salama
Formerly, Salama served as minister of higher education, chairman of the Housing and Building National Research Centre, and president of Helwan University in Egypt.
Salama has worked as professor of civil engineering and chair of the university’s Centre for Technology Development, stressing Egypt’s need to boost the science and technology sector, especially in fields such as biotechnology and information technology.
He promotes closer research ties between universities and industry, as well as greater public understanding of science. He received the State Award for Science in engineering science.