Prof. Ghada Mohamed Amer

Prof. Ghada Mohamed Amer

Dean
Faculty of Engineering – Misr University for Science and Technology

Prof. Ghada Amer is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Misr University for Science and Technology, the President of the Centre for Strategic Studies of Science and Technology, and V.P. at the Arab Science and Technology Foundation. She holds a few more positions within her profession, like the Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research Faculty of Engineering at Benha University, the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre at Benha University, the CEO, and the Co-founder of ASTF Innovation Lab, the ex-Head of Electrical Engineering Department at Benha University, the CEO of the Global Awqaf Research Centre, and technical consultant in Egyptian Space Agency in 2019. In 2023, as a result of her research in the field of technology, security, and national security, she was chosen as a member of the advisory board of the “National Security and Strategy” magazine, which is issued by the Military Academy for Postgraduate and Strategic Studies.

Because she believes in the importance of R&D and innovation for the community, she was selected in 2016 as one of the Rolex Enterprise Awards for Innovation Jury members. Also, she was selected by the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) as one of the inspiring stories for women in STEM filed in Rising to the Top Volume IV: African Women Engineering Leaders Share Their Journeys to Professional Success.

She was named in Jan 2014 as one of the “Top 20 Influential Muslim Women Scientists in the World”, by on Muslim-Science Magazine. And called the "Personality of the Year", by Muslim Science magazine, the United Kingdom in 2015, Also she ranked first place as the 50 most prominent leaders in entrepreneurship of the Arab woman in 2014 issued by Sayidaty magazine, and in 2016,2017 she was named one of the “the 500 Most Influential Muslims in 2016”, in the field of science and technology, by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

She published about 52 papers in international journals in the electrical power field, smart systems, AI, 180 articles in Arabic to spread the culture of STI, and more than 45 articles on the technology of future warfare in Defense Arabia.

Prof Ghada actively advocates socio-economic development based on RDI within her country and the region. She has worked since 2009 as a volunteer with the Arab Science and Technology Foundation and later joined as a volunteer Manager for Women Programs. For her active participation, she was elected as a member of the Board of Directors (2011) and then the VP of the Foundation (since 2012). Within her involvement with the ASTF, she developed and led more than 20 projects and programs to support scientific development and entrepreneurship. During the past three years (by fundraising), she was able to raise more than $ 2 million, to support research, innovation, and entrepreneurship activities that aim to create jobs and support the Arab community. She helped with the ASTF team to establish 142 startups on innovative ideas from the region.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Collaborative Innovation

Moderator:
Dr. Mohamed Hamed | Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Officer, Platino Group (elSallab Ltd)
Panellist:
Prof. Ghada Amer | Dean Faculty of Engineering Misr University for Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering Misr University for Science and Technology
Prof. Mona Nasr | Dean of Thebes Higher Institute of Computer & Management Sciences Institute, Thebes Academy
Dr. Lobna Al Komy | Datacenter Operation Manager, Khwarizm Consulting
Mona Murad | Head of instructional Technology, Futures language School