Hamdy Doweidar holds Ph.D. and D.S. degrees. He serves as a Professor of experimental solid state physics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt. He is the founder of Glass Research Laboratory at Mansoura University (since 1977). He has over 80 publications in peer-reviewed international journals. His areas of interest include properties-structure correlations, electric conduction, mechanical properties, optical and thermal properties of oxide glasses, oxy-halide glasses, and bioactive glasses. He received the Award of Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (Promotional State-Prize in Physics), Cairo, Egypt, in 1999; Mansoura University Award (Distinction Prize in Physics) in 2000; and Scopus Award for contribution to materials science, presented from Elsevier and the Egyptian Ministry of High Education, Cairo, Egypt in 2008. He reviewed around 80 articles for peer-reviewed international journals in the area of physics of noncrystalline solids and materials science. A model known as Doweidar Model has been developed and is widely used to correlate density, refractive index, molar refraction, and thermal expansion coefficient with the concentration of structural units in various types of glass, including bioactive glasses. Doweidar has been invited to be the Lead Guest Editor for two special issues of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation. He is currently working (with G. El-Damrawi) on an invited chapter on bioactive glasses in the book Biomedical Composites edited by J.P. Davim (De Gruyter, Germany).
Biography Updated on 12 February 2013