Mohab Anis is an engineering professor at the American University in Cairo (AUC). He authored 180 international papers, six books and three US patents. He has been on the editorial board of 10 international journals and has supervised 15 PhD and 16 masters' students. Anis was awarded three of Canada’s highest awards for excellence in innovation; The Early Research Award from Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Colton Medal for Research Excellence and the IEEE International Design Award, as well as both of AUC’s top awards in Teaching and Research and Creative Endeavours.
At the AUC, Anis teaches electronics and very-large-scale integration design, advanced microelectronics systems, innovation strategy, economics and management of nanotechnology, business consulting, and introduction to business.
Earlier, he spent years as a tenured professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada, to which he's now an adjunct. There, he consulted in the US and Canada to a variety of fortune 500 companies and was also involved with Waterloo's technology transfer office where he worked on identifying technologies that have the highest potential for commercialization.
Anis loves helping companies build new business opportunities, and has consulted widely in the areas of innovation strategy. This includes auditing organizations’ innovation capabilities, intellectual property strategies, business planning, startup and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) operations to scale up, technology transfer, and go-to-market strategies.
He holds a PhD in computer engineering from the University of Waterloo (2002), an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University with a concentration in innovation and entrepreneurship (2008), and a master's in management sciences with a concentration in technological innovation, 2008.