Dr Ghada Amer

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About Me

Ghada Amer, Professor of Electrical Engineer, 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 believe on the important of R&D and innovation for her community (not only in Egypt, but in all Arab countries), she create an entity for research and training called Accu-Training, and another entity called ASTF Innovation Lab, to create the Ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship among arab countries

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”. And named as the "Personality of the Year" , from Muslim Science magazine, United Kingdom 2015, Also she ranked the first place for the 50 most prominent leader in entrepreneurship 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.

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 since 2009 as a volunteer with the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) and later joined as the volunteer 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. She during the past three years (by fundraising) was able to bring nearly $ 2 million, to support the research, development and innovation, and to support entrepreneurship activity to create jobs and to support the Arab community،

Ghada Amer, Professor of Electrical Engineer, 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 believe on the important of R&D and innovation for her community (not only in Egypt, but in all Arab countries), she create an entity for research and training called Accu-Training, and another entity called ASTF Innovation Lab, to create the Ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship among arab countries

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”. And named as the "Personality of the Year" , from Muslim Science magazine, United Kingdom 2015, Also she ranked the first place for the 50 most prominent leader in entrepreneurship 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.

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 since 2009 as a volunteer with the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) and later joined as the volunteer 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. She during the past three years (by fundraising) was able to bring nearly $ 2 million, to support the research, development and innovation, and to support entrepreneurship activity to create jobs and to support the Arab community،

My Vision

i hope that I can be, even a small part, in a system that possibly can help to spread greater good and peace in our region and in all the world, and I wish I could use science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, to create jobs and to provide a decent life for each member of community

my other personal mission is to show the correct form for Arab women

Interests

Economic PowerEducation EqualityWomen and the EnvironmentEmpowering GirlsWomen in LeadershipEngaging Men and Boys in Gender EqualityWomen in Technology

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