Provost

ehab abdel rahaman

Ehab Abdel-Rahman holds the rank of full professor within the Department of Physics at The American University in Cairo (AUC). He has over 25 years of experience in higher education, six of which have been spent as a senior administrator. Abdel-Rahman served as a department chair, associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research, and vice provost for research prior to his appointment as the vice provost of AUC. He served as interim provost between February and May 2017 and assumed his position as provost in June, 2017.

Abdel-Rahman completed his master’s degree at Helwan University in physics in 1993, where he developed a methodology to detect anomalies in materials (including cancer in bones) using low doses of Gamma Rays. In 1995, he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to study for his PhD, which he completed in 2000. His PhD thesis addressed the development and testing of thin films of quasicrystals. Abdel-Rahman moved back to Egypt in 2003 to work at Helwan University as an assistant professor of physics. There he taught many undergraduate and graduate courses, developed low cost freshmen physics laboratories, and established a research group in thermoacoustics. He joined AUC in fall 2006 as an assistant professor of physics.

Abdel-Rahman has a very active research group in thermoacoustics and photonics. He has published more than 90 technical papers and reports and holds five U.S. patents. He served as Egypt’s energy expert in the country’s research collaboration with the EU team from 2007 to 2009. Abdel-Rahman is the founder of four technology transfer offices at four Egyptian universities. He is also the recipient of the AUC Excellence in Teaching Award (2009) and the AUC President’s Distinguished Services Award, among many other awards and recognitions.

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Academic Initiatives

In the summer of 2017, the Provost established a task force on the quality of undergraduate education at AUC to offer a solution that would enhance and improve good teaching across various departments, as well as address other impediments to our students' learning experience.

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Students

Accreditation

AUC operates within the framework of a 1975 protocol with the Egyptian government, which in turn is based on a 1962 cultural relations agreement between the Egyptian and U.S. governments.

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Architecture

Provost Office

The Office of the Provost supports AUC's academic mission. While the provost is responsible for academic, faculty, and  student affairs, the office focuses on academic and faculty issues, the office of the Dean of Students is the main office responsible for non-academic student affairs. 

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Faculty Acclaim

Distinguished faculty of scholars and researchers impacting the world
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Nagla Rizk, Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award

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Ezzeldin Sayed-Ahmed, Excellence in Teaching Award

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Maki Habib

Maki Habib, Excellence in Academic Service Award

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