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Mai Sallam was born in Cairo, Egypt. She received her B.Sc. degree in electronics and communications engineering (Hons.) from Ain Shams University (2008), MSc degree in Physics (2012) from The American University in Cairo (AUC), and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Katholieke Universteit Leuven, Belgium (2017).
During her graduate studies, she received several fellowships including KAUST, Yousef Jameel, and Fonds Voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) fellowships. Additionally, she received a number of travel grants which allowed her to participate at top international conferences in her research area. Mai authored/co-authored a US patent and 30 international papers published in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals and conferences. In 2018, she received the Nokia Bell scientific prize which recognizes the Ph.D. thesis with the most original contribution in the field of information and communication technologies across Belgium. In 2022, Mai was awarded the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program fellowship where she spent 10 weeks at the University of Texas in Austin. Mai’s main research interests include antenna design, plasmonics, and computational electromagnetics.
Mai joined Nile University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2021 where she teaches core Physics courses to undergraduate students from different disciplines. Prior to joining Nile University, she had experience in teaching other courses including electromagnetics, and electric circuits.
- Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Texas in Austin (2022).
- Nokia Bell Scientific Prize, Belgium (2018).
- Highest GPA award, The American University in Cairo (2011).
- Electromagneitcs and antennas
- Computational electromagnetics