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Mostafa El-Sayed

He received his BSc at Ain Shams University. Cairo, Egypt; PhD, at Florida State University; Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale, Harvard and the California Institute of Technology. He was a Chemistry Faculty member (1961-1994) and Julius Brown Chair and Regents’ Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology (1994-present). El-Sayed published over 600 publications in the fields of molecular dynamics, energy conversion, photobiology, laser spectroscopy and lately Nano-technology. The citations to his work in the last decade placed him fourth in the field of Academic Chemistry Worldwide. El-Sayed is an Elected Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, an Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Elected Associate Member of TWAS; an Inaugural Fellow of the ACS, the APS and an Elected Fellow of the AAAs. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Indian and of the Chinese Chemical Societies. El-Sayed was an Alexander von Humboldt Senior Fellow, Germany, a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris, an Alfred P. Sloan as well as a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, a Fairchild Fellow at the California Institute of Technology and a Miller Visiting Professor at University of California Berkley He received the King Faisal International Prize in the Sciences; an honorary Doctor Degrees from the Colleges of Medicine of both Mansoura and Alexandria Universities in Egypt and recently from the American University of Beirut. He has received a number of national awards such as the Fresenius, the Tolman, the Richard’s medal, the Lindeman’s medal, the Seaborg’s medal as well as other numerous local sectional awards. In 2002, he received the ACS-APS Langmuir National Award in Chemical Physics and in 2007 was the Georgia Tech’s distinguished Professor of the year. Professor El-Sayed received the 2007 USA National Medal of Science in Chemistry from the President of the United States (2008) and the Medal of the Egyptian Republic of the First Class (2009).

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