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Sherif Kandil

Professor of Material Science, the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research Professor Sherif Kandil, Department of Materials Science, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, Egypt. Dr Kandil obtained his B.Sc. in 1967 from Alexandria University, Egypt, and Ph.D. in 1977 from Lancaster University, U.K. He has a long career commitment to education. From 2005 to 2009, he was the executive director of the Egyptian Education Reform Program that provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Education in Egypt. He initiated and managed different academic departments. He is a founding member of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR) that was initiated by UNESCO and UNDP to advance post-graduate studies at Alexandria University in 1983, the founding head of the Department of Materials Science from 1983 to 1993, and the Vice Dean of IGSR at Alexandria University from 1996 to 2002. He also worked in the Arab Region as the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the College of Science at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) from 1993 to 1996, and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain from 2002 to 2005 where he introduced new courses and programs (Chemistry in Our Life at UAEU; and Distance Teaching and Training, and Environmental Management at AGU). Moreover, he has established and headed the Arab Society of Materials Science; he is a charter member of the executive committee of the "World Conservation Learning Network", an initiative for distance learning under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. He is a member of the editorial board of several journals (ca the Journal of Applied Polymer Science). He authored and edited more than 15 books that deal with a wide range of scientific topics. He delivered many key speeches in various international conferences around the world. Dr. Kandil was awarded the Alexandria University award for scientific research in 1984, and the Alexandria University Award for Recognition in 2002.

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