AUC Showcases Latest Research in Egypt's National Conference for Scientific Research

Alaa-Eldin Adris and Mohamed Abdelmoez presenting AUC's projects to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and other high-ranking government officials, photo courtesy of Egyptian presidency spokesperson
Alaa-Eldin Adris and Mohamed Abdelmoez presenting AUC's projects to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and other high-ranking government officials, photo courtesy of Egyptian presidency spokesperson

AUC showcased its latest research at Egypt's National Conference for Scientific Research: Releasing Egyptian Potential, which was recently organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.​

In the scientific research exhibition organized on the sidelines of the conference, AUC faculty, undergraduates and alumni displayed their latest research. Yehea Ismail, director of AUC's Center of Nanoelectronics and Devices and professor in the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering in the School of Sciences and Engineering, showcased the “lab on a chip” -- a cheap and fast way, using a biochip, to diagnose different diseases like cancer, thus allowing for more effective treatment due to early and accurate diagnosis. AUC Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman and the University’s research teams also discussed ways to utilize these projects in real-world applications. 

“If we shed the light on the research achievements of young people in Egypt, then we will encourage many to contribute," said Abdel Rahman. "I hope that we continue to hold such conferences, if not annually then every two years, as it is very important to encourage young researchers and faculty to contribute to research and development in Egypt."

Highlighting AUC's participation, Abdelrahman noted, “AUC is part of the ecosystem in Egypt. We are one of the leading universities in Egypt in research and in providing high-quality education. We might be small when it comes to the number of students, but we have a strong impact when it comes to productivity, contribution to scientific research and producing high-caliber graduates to join the workforce in Egypt.”

AUC students and alumni presented another innovation to develop the steel industry through “spined steel" -- a novel way to reinforce concrete and give it more flexibility to withstand vibrations, earthquakes and explosions. The innovation is result of a project by five construction engineering students and alumni at AUC: Mohamed Abdelomoez, Hatem Sabry, Hossam Okasha, Omar Alaa and Hassan Dorgham, under the supervision of AUC faculty members Mohamed Darweesh, Ezzeldein Yazeed and Mohamed AbouZeid. The team successfully acquired a preliminary patent for its work in partnership with AUC.

In the conference, Alaa-Eldin Adris, associate provost for innovation, research and creativity at AUC, who chaired a session on the policies and legislation of the science and technology innovation systems in Egypt, said, “The conference provided a forum for research communities to get introduced to what is happening in each institution. It is useful to the country and will fulfill its potential if linked to the metrics of the progress we are making toward Egypt Vision 2030.”