Distinguished Scientists

2021 Winners

Prof. Tasawar Hayat, Country: Pakistan, He is a Distinguished Professor at Quaid-I-Azam University.  His work contributions include the developments of fundamental diversified models for modified Darcy’s law, peristalsis, Cattaneo-Christov theory, fractional calculus, complex network systems and climate change thermodynamics. Recipient of forty two awards and honors including  (Hilal, Sitara and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz) by the President of Pakistan, Khwarizmi International award, ISESCO International award, COMSTECH International Award, TWAS Young Scientist Prize, the Honorary, etc. He is Highly Cited Researcher and Fellow of Islamic World Academy of Sciences and Third World Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Country: Mauritius, She is a leading biodiversity scientist who also happens to be the first elected female President of Mauritius.  She is a professor of organic chemistry, and published the first inventory of traditional knowledge for Mauritius and for the South west Indian ocean and she has co-authored the first African Herbal Pharmacopoeia. She has been awarded 5 DSc and won several international awards including the L’Oreal Unesco and the African Union Prizes for Women in Science and recently the IAS Prize. Sha was a vice-Pres ident of African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi Kenya. She translated her research in an enterprise and served as the 6th and first Female President of her country.


Prof. Marleen Temmerman, Country:  Belgium A Kenyan resident, Belgian-trained obstetrician-scientist Professor. She is Professor and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya, Director, Centre of Excellence in Women, Adolescent and Child Health,  and Chairholder in of the AKU-UNESCO Chair of Youth Leadership. She has 45 years postgraduate clinical, research and teaching/mentoring experience in Europe and Africa, working in Kenya since 1987. She leads and co-leads several research projects in the area of women’s and girls’ health and rights, in Kenya as well as in other African countries and regions. She has mentored over 50 PhD students on 4 continents. Recipient of numerous Honours, Prizes, and Grants, the Honorary, Adjunct and Visiting Professorships, gold medals etc. https://youtu.be/gCnKSuu8kwA

Prof. Martin Bohner, Country: USA. He is Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri, USA. He received the PhD (1995) from Uni-versity Ulm, Germany, and MS (1992) in Applied Mathematics from San Diego State University. He was a Postdoc, sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, at National University of Singapore (1997) and at San Diego State University (1998). His research interests center around difference, differential and dynamic equations as well as their applications to economics, finance, biology, physics and engineering. He is the author of seven textbooks. more than 300 publications, Editor-in-Chief of five international journals and Editor for several international journals  https://youtu.be/vX2J3zig3II

Prof. Oluwole Daniel Makinde, Country: Nigeria,   A Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch  University, South Africa. He authored 4 Applied  Mathematics Textbooks & Monographs, Edited 8 Advanced Research Textbooks on Heat Transfer in Fluids and published over 500 research papers in reputable journals. He received numerous Awards, Prizes, and Fellowships such as, AU-Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Award, South African NRF-NSTF T.W. Kambule Senior Award, etc.


Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Country: Tunisia. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1998. He served as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota then in the Texas A&M University at Qatar before joining in 2009 the King Abdullah University (KAUST). He is currently particularly interested in addressing the technical challenges associated with the uneven distribution, access to, and use of information and communication technologies in far-flung, rural, low-density populations, low-income, and/or hard-to-reach areas.


Prof. Salah Obayya  received Ph.D. under joint supervision with City University London, UK. He is Chair-Professor and Founding Director of CPSM, Zewail City. He was the ZC Vice Chairman and Director-General. He took up several academic posts at UK: Brunel University, University of Leeds, UK (tenured Professor, 2006) and University of South Wales. He is an Honorary Special Chair Professor of Photonics, University of Nottingham, UK since 2017. He received DSc degree in Photonics from City University London in 2016 and several prizes and awards

Prof. Ahmed Radwan is a Professor and vice-President of the Nile University, Egypt. He was the Former Director of Nanoelectronics Integrated Systems Center (NISC), Nile University, and the Former Director of Technical Center for Career Development (TCCD). He received the Cairo University excellence award for research in the engineering sciences, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers in basic sciences, the state achievements award for research, the Cairo University achievements award for research in the engineering sciences, and the best researcher awards Nile University  etc. 

Prof. Mohamed Labib Salem is a Professor of Immunology at Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Egypt. His outstanding contributions in the field of Immunology, in particular Cancer Immunology, have led to a deeper understanding of how immune cells can fight cancer and viruses. He was awarded several national and international prizes, including three State Prizes, Khalifa Prize, two of Tanta University Prize. 

Prof. Gamal Esmat is a former vice President of Cairo University. He was the only Arab chosen as President of Int. Association for Study of Liver. His research on Hepatitis C Virus was the cornerstone for treatment of 4 million  by affordable drugs with an efficacy >95%. He invented a new anti-HCV WHO-approved molecule. His research on Schistosomiasis was the landmark for its eradication in Egypt. In 2001, he started with colleagues an ambitious program for liver transplantation. He was awarded State award, Nile award and many achievements awards

Prof. Mohamed Deyab is a Professor at Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute  Recipient of State Medal of Excellence, State Incentive Award for Creativity in Science and Technology, corrosion science Award. He published 150 papers as well as several patents and books. His interest include electro chemistry, nanotechnology, and energy production.  His field is electrochemistry and energy sectors involve the studying the problems of corrosion in the petroleum etc.

Prof. Nasser H. Sweilam is a Professor at the Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt. His contributions in the field of numerical simulations of differential equations and their optimal control, including vibrational inequalities and their optimal control, optimal control of real life mathematical models, ill-posed problems. He has been awarded several national and international prizes, such as  Cairo University Prize for the Distinct Researches in Mathematics (2004),  Cairo University,  Award for Excellence “Basic Science  etc. 

Prof. Amany Mohamed Fekry is a professor of physical chemistry, department of chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University. Her research mainly on biological and industrial problems. She has been awarded several prizes and awards: University Encouraging Award (Basic Sciences), Cairo University, 2010; Country Encouraging Award (Basic Sciences), Egypt, 2012 and Scientific Excellence Award (Basic Sciences), Cairo University, 2020. She has granted STDF-IFE (Egypt France Cooperation) and a postdoctoral fellow in GeoResources Lab, Lorraine University – France.

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    October 17, 2021
    2021 Winners Prof. Tasawar Hayat, Country: Pakistan, He is a Distinguished Professor at Quaid-I-Azam University.  His work contributions include the developments of fundamental diversified models for modified […]
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    October 23, 2020
    2020 Winners Prof. Hari M. Srivastava B.Sc. (1957), M.Sc. (1959), Ph.D. (1965), D.Sc.  (h.c., 2006), D.Sc. (h.c., 2007). Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics  Statistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, […]
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    October 23, 2019
    2019 Winners Prof. Dumitru Baleanu, Institute of Space Sciences, Magurele-Bucharest, Romania, and a Visiting Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Cankaya University, Turkey. He got his PhD from the […]