Ghada Amer, is the Vice President the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF). She holds few more positions within her profession, like the Head of Electrical Engineering Department at Benha University and the CEO of the Global Awqaf Research Center (GARC).
Also because she believes on the important of R&D for her community (not only in Egypt, but in all Arab countries) as she has a mentality of entrepreneur, she established an entity for research and training center.
She was names in Jan 2014 as one of “Top 20 Influential Muslim Women Scientist in the World”, by an international committee residing on Muslim-Science, as an emerging champion “power woman”. Also she ranked the first place for the 50 most prominent leader of the Arab woman in 2014 issued by the Sayidaty magazine
Born in Manama, Bahrain, 1972, a Chess Champion, 1986-1990 in Kuwait., she lead many student activities and was awarded “Best Leader for Student Activity Award”, 2006 at Benha University. And, she was named as a best leader on 2002 by the Egyptian national “Institute for Leadership Development”. She received her training on Control and Instrumentation in Electrical Engineering (B.Sc. 1995), Electrical Power Engineering (M.Sc., 1999) and PhD. degree in Electrical Power Engineering from faculty of engineering, Cairo University, 2002. She served as a lecturer (1996 till present), a head of department (2007-2010 and 2013 till present) and an S&T Advisor (2008-2010). On her academic career, she served as member of scientific committees, chairman and editor of many regional and international scientific conferences. Beside, being an editor of two international journals on her field of specialty. She received “Best Research Paper Award” CATAEE Conference, Jordan, 2004. She is an active member of the main committee of the Egyptian Engineering Syndicate. Her present research interests are the protection system, power system, high voltage engineering, effect of EMF of high voltage transmission lines, and biomedical engineering. And she published more than 35 research papers.
Internationally, Ghada is active on scientific collaboration she became a member of Third World Organization for Women in Science TWOWS 2008, and a member of the organizing committee (2011) for “Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine” symposium that is organized by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and the US National Academies. She, actively, participates in many collaborative programs.
Ghada Amer is active advocate for socio-economic development that is based on RDI within her country and the region. She worked as a volunteer with the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) and later joined as the Manager for Women Programs. For her active participation, she was elected as a member of the Board of Directors (2011) thin the VP of the Foundation (2012 till present). Within her involvement with the ASTF, she developed and led more than 20 projects and programs to support scientific development and entrepreneurship.
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