Nile University’s Professors Receive the State Encouragement Awards
The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology announced, on 5th October 2020, the names of the state award winners for 2019 - Nile Awards and State Merit, Excellence, and Encouragement Awards - during the Academy's council session. The Council was chaired by Prof. Khaled Abdel-Ghafar, the Minister of Higher Education and Research, Dr. Mahmoud Saqr, the President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, and members of the Council.
It is an absolute pride to announce that the State Encouragement Awards in sciences and advanced technological sciences for 2019 in the engineering field were awarded to our outstanding faculty members: Dr. Lobna A. Said and Dr. Ahmed Soltan.
A council was held on 5th October by the Academy to name the winners of all-state awards, bodies, individuals, women, pioneers, and young African researchers. This Council was considered one of the most important scientific events held in Egypt as all the prizes(109 prizes) were announced simultaneously, which was the first time. It is expected by all scholars and young researchers in Egypt and Africa to get a tribute from the state for their efforts in promoting the homeland.
A council was held on 5th October to name the winners of all-state awards, bodies, individuals, women, pioneers, and young African researchers. This Council was considered one of the most important scientific events held in Egypt as all the prizes(109 prizes) were announced simultaneously, which was the first time.
Dr. Lobna A. Said is an Assistant Professor in Nanoelectronics Integrated Systems Center (NISC) and Microelectronics System Design Master Program (MSD) at Nile University. She pursued her Ph.D., M.Sc., and B.Sc. degrees in electronics and electrical communications engineering at Cairo University, Egypt, in 2016, 2011 and 2007, respectively, with the highest honors. She received the 2016 - 2018 best thesis award from Cairo for her Ph.D. thesis. Previously, Dr. Lobna was a part-time assistant professor at the German University in Cairo (GUC) 2016 and a full-time assistant lecturer from 2007 to 2016. She also published 50+ international papers in the top journals and conferences in fractional-order circuits, analog electronics, circuits and systems, and chaos theory.
Dr. Ahmed Soltan received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Cairo University, Egypt, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. He also received his Ph.D. in electronics and communication from Cairo University in 2014. Moreover, He received the 2014 - 2016 best thesis award from Cairo for his Ph.D. thesis. During his Ph.D., he worked on circuit and system design and modeling in the fractional-order domain during his Ph.D. He is currently a Research Associate and EDA/CAD Specialist with the School of Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle, U.K. He was a Teacher Assistant with the faculty of Engineering, Fayoum University, Egypt, for nine years and was a RandD Firmware Engineer for eight years. He was also a RandD Manager for an LED company in Qatar for one year and a half. Dr. Soltan's research aims to establish a new healthcare monitoring system and diagnosis on the fly through the development of autonomous devices, and he published more than 50 papers in many prestigious journals.
The Council announced that Cairo University had the most significant share. They had ten awards. At the same time, the National Research Center came in second place with eight medals. They were followed by Ain Shams University, Mansoura, and Zagazig, each of whom got five awards. And then, Tanta University earned four honors; Menoufia University won 3 awards, followed by Alexandria University, Assiut, Suez Canal, Nile University, American University, and Scientific Research City. Each of them won two awards. Kafr el-sheik University, Damietta, Beni Suef, Minya New Valley, Zewail City, British, National Astronomical Research, Sadat Academy, National Laser Sciences, Atomic Energy Commission, and 57357 Hospital received one award between Nile and appreciation awards, excellence, encouragement, pioneers, and women.
Nile University has its share of many scientific-related awards distributed nationally and internationally, whether awarded to its faculty members or for Nile University as a respectable academic and research institution. NU has top-notch members that add so much more to the university than just their academic excellence, and they have been the main asset to the university's core value.