M.S.A. Abdel-Mottaleb received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, and his Dr.rer.nat. degree from Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany. Since 1973, he has supervised over 100 research students, which led to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees being awarded in spectroscopy, material (nano)sciences, applied photochemistry, and renewable energy (solar chemistry). He has over 100 research publications that have appeared in literature and has given about 60 invited lectures. Abdel-Mottaleb has active collaborations with several internal laboratories and has a major collaboration with groups in Europe, North African countries (supported by EU grants), and USA. In 1993, he established the Photoenergy Center, Ain Shams University, Cairo. He serves as a Member of the Egyptian National Committee of New and Advanced Materials and as a Member of the Egyptian Standing Scientific Committee of Promotion to Professorships. Abdel-Mottaleb has organized and chaired several international conferences: Solar Series and NanoTech Insight 2005 and 2007, as well as five international workshops on environmental photochemistry, starting from 1991 to 2010. He has also organized in collaboration with the UN ICS-UNIDO, Trieste, Italy, three international workshops on PV applications for the Middle East countries. His research has been recognized through the Egyptian State Prize of Encouragement for Chemistry, in 1984, and Egyptian State Prize of Appreciation in 2013 and the State Decoration of Science and Arts Awards (first rate), in 1985, 2014. He, furthermore, received the National Belgium Science Foundation Award, KU Leuven, Belgium, in 1987. He has also held visiting professorships at several international labs in different countries: DAAD, 1984 and 1988; Heinrich-Heine Stiftung, Max-Planck Institute, Mülheim, 1992; ICTP and ICS, Trieste, Italy, several times; and the British Council, in Southampton, 1997; and in Brighton, 2000.
Biography Updated on 9 July 2015