Egyptian teenager shines at ESOF 2012 Dublin
A number of sessions were held at the European Science Open Forum (ESOF2012) on Thursday, 12 July 2012, at the Convention Centre in Dublin. One of the most interesting sessions was the Invention Convention, where creative young minds pitched their innovations in three minutes or less to a panel of distinguished judges.
Dr. Ali Abdou will be joining Zewail City as associate professor at The university of Science and Technology starting February 2013. He specializes in the fields of plasma physics and nanofabrication. Abdou will help develop the course material for the subjects of materials science and nanotechnology engineering at the university.
High caliber academics in various fields of research and development are joining the team of international expertise at the City. The latest group is in the area of biophysics, nanoscience, and biotechnology.
Zewail City is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Salah Obayya as Director of the Center for Photonics and Smart Materials hosted by the Institute for Energy, Environment and Space (IEES). His appointment begins 1 August, 2012.
Zewail City of Science and Technology and Banque Misr have partnered to establish the Talaat Harb Center for Economics and Global Affairs at Zewail City and to establish a scholarship fund for The University of Science and Technology students.
Zewail City is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sherif El-Khamisy from the University of Sussex, UK to head the Genome Unit for Medical Sciences. Professor El-Khamisy will begin his appointment as Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics 1 August, 2013. Starting 1 July, 2012 El-Khamisy will be an adjunct professor for exchanging scientific knowledge between British institutions and Zewail City.
In a new initiative of cooperation and collaboration, Dr Yehea Ismail has been appointed as the Director of the Center for Nanoelectronics and Devices (CND) at Zewail City of Science and Technology and the American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr Ismail was a tenured faculty member at Northwestern University in the United States, and will begin his full time position to lead the Center on 15 April, 2012.
The Board of CIB Foundation has approved the support of 50 scholarships at Zewail City of Science and Technology. These scholarships are for students who are deserving of this honor for their merit in achievement or need of support.
Dr Sherif Sedky, currently the Director of the Science and Technology Research Center at the American University in Cairo (AUC), has accepted the appointment of Founding Provost at The University of Science and Technology. Sedky also holds the positions of Professor of Physics and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at AUC. The appointment begins April 1, 2012.
Since the inauguration in 2011, the Chairman of the Supreme Advisory Board has been visited by several Egyptian scientists, from abroad and within Egypt, to discuss means of cooperation with Zewail City with the objective of initiating research and innovation in a variety of fields.
Zewail City is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sameh Saad Ali from the University of California to head the Center for Aging and Associated Diseases (CAAD).
Zewail City is pleased to announce that Dr Shaaban Khalil has decided to join the Center for Theoretical Physics (CTP) as its director. The CTP falls under the umbrella of the Zewail City Institute of Basic Sciences.
Dr. Nagwa El-Badri, director of the Center of Excellence for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, has been invited to give a talk at the First National Symposium for Centers of Excellence in Cancer Research.