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Aly Elgayar

MSc Student

Completing his Masters of applied science at the University of Ottawa with a thesis on Sustainability, cost estimation and infrastructure. Poster presenter at the 6th Materials Education Symposium -Cambridge University, UK (April 2015).…

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Stavros Mavroudeas


Professor of Political Economy at the University of Macedonia. Studied at the Economics Department of the National Kapodistriakon University of Athens (BA Economics 1985 – First Class Honours), School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London (Msc Economics 1986), Birkbeck College, University of London (PhD Economics 1990).…

Ali Khogali

Former Vice Chair

Kitchener School of Mededicine, Sudan, 1948-1958, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery; Queen’s College, University of St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1959-1961, Doctor of Philosophy Physiology; University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford University, 6162. …

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Michael Thorne

Vice Chancellor

Professor Thorne has a first class honours degree in pure mathematics from the University of London and a PhD in computational group theory from the University of Birmingham. He held posts in University College London, Cardiff University, the University of Sunderland and Napier University Edinburgh before becoming Vice Chancellor of the University of East London in 2001.…

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Geoffrey Oldham


Prof. Oldham is an Honorary Professor with SPRU at the University of Sussex, UK. Prof. Oldham trained as a geophysicist and spent several years in the exploration research laboratories of Standard Oil Company of California.…

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Ashraf Shaalan


Prof. Shaalan graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in 1983 and then joined the National Research Centre (NRC) as a researcher in the field of biological anthropology, in addition to his original interest as a pediatrician.…

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Rafat Ibrahim

Associate Professor in Physics

  1. Chartered Physicist (CPhys), Institute of Physics, London, UK, January 2011-present.
  2. Corporate Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP), UK, November 2009-present.
  3. Associate Member of the Institute of Physics, London, UK, 2004-2007.

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Joao Pinelo Silva

Assistant Professor Architecture

I am an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Bahrain, interested in gaining a better understanding of the implications of design on the use of buildings, institutions, and cities.…

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Rajender Kumar

Assistant Professor

Permanent Senior Assistant Professor at Department of Commerce, Rajdhani College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. His areas of interest include Marketing and Accounting. He has teaching and research experience more than ten years for UG for…

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Ashraf Osman Abdellatif Mohamed

PhD Researcher

I am  currently a PhD student at the department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt.

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Aroyeun Shamsideen Olusegun

Assistant Director

Dr Aroyeun Shamsideen Olusegun . is an Assistant Director at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan and the head of department, End Use of the Institute. As a member of the Management Committee of the Institute he contributes to the Policy formulation of the Institute.…

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Herman J. Saatkamp


Dr. Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., became the fourth President of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in June of 2003. He has more than 40 years of experience in higher education, research and scholarship, fundraising, and community involvement to the College.…

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Stefan Knights

Partnerships Lead

Stefan Knights is a national of Guyana. He is an Environmental Lawyer and holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Development. Stefan is also a Commonwealth Scholar and the 2016 Junior Legal Innovator for his work on Environmental Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean.…

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