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Sherif Sedky

Dr Sherif Sedky

CEO, Egyptian Space Agency

Sherif Sedky was born in Cairo (Egypt) in December 1969. He has over 31 years of regional and international experience in international institutions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States, where he worked at the University of California Berkeley (USA), Stanford University (USA), the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), the American University in Cairo (Egypt), Zewail City of Science and Technology (Egypt), the University of Sharjah (UAE), Newgiza University (Egypt) and The Egyptian Space Agency. Dr. Sedky published over 100 international referred journal and conference articles, holds 19 patents in the design and fabrication of miniaturized sensors and inertial systems, authored a book, and his H-index is 26 according to google scholar. He served on top senior executive management positions over the past 11 years where he dealt with a large body of multi-national faculty, students and staff.
Dr. Sedky built a state-of-the-art research facility including the first clean room in Egypt and the region, which enabled building a solid microfabrication foundation in Egypt in advanced technologies.

Dr. Sedky was selected by late Nobel Laureate Dr. Ahmed Zewail to serve as the Founding Provost and Executive President of Zewail City, Egypt’s National Project for Scientific Renaissance where he was managing all academic, financial and scientific affairs. Dr. Sedky managed to build a scientific edifice composed of a world-class university and research institutes that cope with the latest developments in sciences and technology and capable of addressing the major global challenges which include, but are not limited to, epidemic diseases, renewable energy, water, space technology and environment.

In August 2022, President Sisi issued a presidential decree for appointing Dr Sedky as the Chief Executive Officer of the Egyptian Space Agency, where he is currently occupying this post. Dr. Sedky is a recipient of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize in 2014, and the 2007 Excellence in research and creative endeavors award offered by The American University in Cairo. He is also a recipient of the Egyptian state merit award in advanced technological sciences in 2002, and the graduate studies award from Cairo University in 1996.
Dr. Sedky served on several high-level national committees for the establishment of educational and research Institutes in Egypt. He also served on the scientific committees of several international conferences, the board of the Science and Technology Development Fund (Egypt), the board of the National Center of Electronics Research, the board of King Salman International University and the board of the National Authority for Remote Sensing.

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