Prof. and Chair of the Plant Pathology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Mansoura University, Egypt. Program Manager of Weed Biocontrol, University of Florida, USA (2006-2009); Visiting Professor, Purdue University, USA (2005-2006); Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Research Fellow, University of Hohenheim, Germany (1999-2001). Honored several awards e.g., the IFS/King Baudouin Award from IFS, Sweden (1993), Mansoura University Incentive Award (1997), the State Incentive Award (1998), Shoman Prize for Young Arab Scientists from Jordan (1998), Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship from Germany (1999), and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Arab Fund (Kuwait) (2004), Mansoura University Award of Excellence (2011). Co-inventor of two United States patents. Member or ex-member of 18 professional societies and in technical committees of Societies. Received funds from several agencies, including AvH Foundation, Germany; DANIDA, Denmark & CABI Bioscience, UK; International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden; Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities, the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy; and others. Invited to serve as an advisor, speaker, trainer, or panel member by international institutions such as IFS, Sweden; CABI Bioscience, UK; University of Patras, Greece; University of Hohenheim, Germany; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Benin; Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark; Novozymes Biologicals, USA; Purdue University, USA. Peer reviewer for several international journals such as Biological Control, Biocontrol Science and Technology, BioControl, Weed Research, Aquatic Botany, Plant Pathology Journal, Journal of Biological Sciences. Served as regional editor for “Plant Pathology Journal” and “Journal of Biological Sciences; Associate Editor for: “International Journal of Plant Pathology”, “Research Journal of Agricultural Research”, and “Journal of Environmental Science and Technology”.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2013