Ibrahim Alaa I.

Ibrahim Alaa I.

American University in Cairo, Egypt
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Dr. Alaa Ibrahim received his PhD, MPh, MSc from George Washington Univ. and Univ. of Maryland at College Park, while conducting research at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He spent a postdoc at NASA GSFC and another at MIT as a Fulbright Scholar. Highlights of his research include the discovery of the new neutron star (XTE J1810-197) and the first decadal survey of atmospheric particulate matter over Egypt. As an educator, he enriches science education with experiential, project-based and community-based learning. As an advocate of science outreach, he develops programs of lifelong learning to society. His initiatives were featured in invited editorials in Science and Nature magazines. Dr. Ibrahim was awarded the best PhD thesis by George Washington University, the Fulbright Scholar Fellowship, United Nations Summer Academy Fellowship, The American University in Cairo Provost and Dean (twice) Awards, Cairo University Achievement Award, and the Egyptian National Radio Medal.