Awarded the 2002 National Prize in Biology for my work on animals and plants of Sinai
Awarded Suez Canal University Medal and Honorary Certificate for Biological Science in the Science Festival of the University, April 2003
President , Egyptian British Biological Society (EBB Soc)
Secretary , South Sinai Community Foundation
Editor in-Chief of two journals: Egyptian Journal of Biology and Egyptian Journal of Natural History
Member of the National Committee of Biological Science, Egyptian Academy of Science, Cairo, Egypt, from August 2004 - July 2007
First Biologist to start research (MSc) on the fauna of Sinai after its return to Egypt in 1979
Participated in preparing the action plan to establish St Katherine as a National Protectorate
Participated in preparing the documents to establish St Katherine as a Natural and Culture Heritage Site (UNESCO)
International Advisor to the 6 th Neurotoxicology (2003) and 7 th (2004) Conferences sponsored by the Society of Chemical Industry London.
Participated in establishing an International Agreement between Suez Canal University and Nottingham University in the field of Biology and Computer Sciences
Official Positions

Former Head of Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University , Egypt . January – October 2004 .

Former Director of Environmental Research Center , St Katherine, Sinai, Suez Canal University , Egypt . May 2002.

Former Head of Environmental Biotechnology Section, Centre of Biotechnology, Suez Canal University from 2001 to 2004.

Member Centre of Biotechnology Board, Suez Canal University from 2001 to 2004 .

Member of Environmental Research Centre Board, Suez Canal University , September 2002.

Member of Zoology Department Board from 1994 to 2004 (since my promotion to Associate Professor.

Member of Faculty of Science Board, Suez Canal University for two years 1996 and 2004 (1996 as Professor from the Zoology Department; and 2004 as Head of Department).

On Sabbatical from Suez Canal University starting from Nov. 2004 to work on the BioMAP project under UNDP.

  Coordinator of Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Project (BioMAP), funded by Italian Government for Ministry of Environmental Affairs

Coordinator of the activities of Conservation Egypt

Representative of Operation Wallacea Project in Egypt
Principal Investigator on the project “Connecting Young Scientists” funded by the British Council , Egypt . The project aims at building deeper mutual understanding, learning and respect between young undergraduates from different cultural backgrounds, by working in scientific projects with local communities and guieded by staff members from Egyptian and British Universities
Principal Investigator of the British Council LINK between Suez Canal University (Egypt) / Nottingham & London University (UK) on the “Natural resources and the Bedouin of Sinai”. April 2003 to May 2006
Principal Investigator of the project on “Biota collection and conservation practice in Egypt ” funded by GEF “Small Grant Programme” March 2002 to March 2004.
Principal Investigator of the project entitled “ Establishment of an internal Quality Assurance System in the Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University ”.
Member of the project “Development of the Academic Reference Standards for Basic Science Education in Egypt . Project run by the Basic Science National Committee.
Participated in the selection process of the Fulbright Scholar Program for the years: 1995/96, 1997/98, 1999/2000, 2003/04
Published 60 scientific papers in national and international journals plus 4 books & booklets

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