Mohy Saad Mansour is a professor of thermo-fluids, combustion and laser diagnostics of turbulent reacting flows - mechanical engineering department at The American University in Cairo. He received his BSc and MSc degrees from Cairo University in mechanical engineering. Then he was awarded his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia. Mansour started his career at the department of mechanical power engineering at Cairo University in 1981 as a tutor and teaching assistant. Then he was appointed lecturer assistant (1985); lecturer (1992); associate professor (1997) and finally professor (2002) at the same department. He joined The American University in Cairo during the period 1999 - 2005, then he continued as a part time professor before joining AUC in Fall 2012. He was appointed several administrative positions as the dean of the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILES), Cairo University for the period 2005 - 2008, the dean of faculty of engineering, BeniSuef University for the period 2009 - 2010 and finally vice-president for educational and students affairs at BeniSuef University for the period 2010 - 2011.
Mansour established a laser diagnostics lab at the Institute of Combustion RWTH University of Aachen, Germany during the period 1990 -1992 and continued to visit and provide support to the PhD students working in this lab on regular basis every year. He also had several international research links with Lund University, Cleveland State University, North Carolina State University and Sydney University. He published 95 papers with total citations of 1036 and his h-index is 17 (Scopus – July 2017). In 1997 he received a highly ranked national award in engineering sciences from the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT). His major fields of research are energy, combustion, laser applications in laminar- turbulent-reacting flows and material technology, and combustion systems. Mansour is able to attract national and international research funds. He is in close contact with his students at AUC and Cairo University. Teaching is not a profession to Mansour but it is also his hobby.