- Position: Professor
- Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amal Esawi is a professor of mechanical engineering specializing in advanced materials. She obtained both her BSc in mechanical engineering and MSc in materials engineering from AUC. Upon completing her PhD in materials engineering from the University of Cambridge, she worked for five years as a research associate with the renowned materials professor Mike Ashby at the Engineering Design Centre of Cambridge University Engineering Department. She joined AUC in 2001 upon returning back to Egypt. Esawi received the Egyptian National Award in Engineering Sciences in 2009, which is granted annually by the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in recognition of outstanding research achievements nationwide. She also received the AUC Excellence in Research Endeavors award in the same year. Esawi is one of the founding members of the Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center. Her research interests are in the field of nanocomposites with a particular interest in developing light and strong materials for structural applications, as well as membranes for filtration and desalination applications. She is a reviewer for several international journals in the field of nanocomposites.
On the professional level, she is a chartered engineer registered with the engineering council in the United Kingdom, the first female chartered mechanical engineer in Egypt - and is a member of the UK’s institution of mechanical engineers (IMechE). She is a member of the Presidential Specialized Council for Education and Scientific Research, which is mandated to advise the Egyptian President on issues related to education and scientific research.
- Carbon Nanotube Aluminium Composites
- Clay Nanocomposites
- Nanocomposites for dental applications
- Membrane materials
- Material Selection/Substitution
- Manufacturing Process Selection
- Cost Estimation for Early Stages of Design