Professor Ibrahim El-Sherbiny was elected as a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS)

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) announced the names of the Academy Fellowship winners, as Professor Ibrahim El-Sherbiny, Founding Chairman of the Nanoscience Program and Director of the research Center of Materials Science (CMS) in Zewail City of Science and Technology, was elected as a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).  

Dr. El-Sherbiny is one of the three fellows elected this year in the fields of applied sciences, engineering and technology, where the election was held at the level of the African continent. According to the selection criteria, the fellowship is granted to African scientists, whether reside in Africa or abroad, who have reached the highest international levels in the field of their scientific specialization, as well as those who have greatly contributed to the development and application of science and technology in the development of the African continent. The medal and fellowship certificate will be officially awarded at the meeting of the General Assembly of the African Academy of Sciences in October of this year.

These elections were based on a series of rigorous international arbitration and reviews conducted at various levels. The election to the Fellowship in the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) follows a rigorous evaluation by the advisory committees of AAS membership in various disciplines followed by the compilation of committee recommendations and the penultimate step vote by AAS fellows and submitted to the AAS Board of Directors for review and final approval.

Dr. El-Sherbiny has obtained the fellowship due to the excellence of his research in the field of nanotechnology and its applications in a number of fields, the most important of which is the medical field in three main directions. The first includes the development of effective smart drug delivery systems for treatment of many diseases along with the pharmaceutical industry associated with it. The second is the field of tissue engineering while the third direction included the design and development of innovative types of medical nanosensors, as well as his participation in many national and international research projects that led to the abundance of his scientific output.

Dr. El-Sherbiny works as a professor of nano and materials sciences, founding chairman of the Nanoscience program and as the director of the Center for materials science in Zewail City of Science and Technology, as well as the vice-president of the Egyptian National Committee for New and Advanced Materials Science, and a member of the National Council for Drug Research of the Academy of Scientific Research in addition to being a member of the Higher Studies Council in the National Organization for Drug Control and Research of the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Ibrahim El-Sherbiny has received several honoring and local, Arab and international scientific awards, including, for instance, the Order of the Egyptian Republic in Science and Arts of the first class and an honor from the President of the Republic. El-Sherbiny also won the State Award for Excellence in Advanced Technological Sciences for the year 2018 due to the excellence of his research in the field of Nanotechnology and its applications in the medical field, as well as the prestigious Abdul Hameed Shoman Award in the field of engineering sciences (nanotechnology) for the year 2018 and the Egyptian State Encouragement Award in Science in 2011, and Venice Kamel Prize for scientific innovation for young researchers in the field of materials science and its applications in 2012, and a fellowship of the prestigious American Fulbright Authority, as well as Abdo Salam Prize in the field of pharmaceuticals and biological products from the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in 2015 in addition to honoring and a souvenir photo with His Excellency Mr. President of the Republic Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during the National Conference for Scientific Research - “Unlocking the Energies of the Egyptians” in 2018. Dr. El-Sherbiny also received two gold medals in addition to two honorary diplomas from the 46th International Exhibition of Innovation in Geneva, Switzerland. El-Sherbiny was also honored and obtained a number of honorary medals, certificates and diplomas from a number of countries in 2018 including France, Malaysia, Romania, and the Gulf Cooperation Council, in recognition of his innovations in the use of nanotechnology in biomedical applications. He was also selected by the Islamic Development Bank / University of Cambridge, UK, as one of the 32 Transformers out of 4,300 people. He also won the first place and a gold medal in the medical field at the Fifth Cairo International Innovation Exhibition 2018, and was honored by the Asian Pharmacy Authority. In addition to being honored by a large number of Egyptian, regional and international universities. He also won the Excellence in Scientific Research Award from Zewail City of Science and Technology, 2019. Dr. El-Sherbiny also won the ACDIMA Award for the best Arab scientific research in pharmaceutical sciences for the year 2018, and he also won the COMESTA Prize for the best patent in the Islamic world, and this award is considered one of the most important COMESTA awards (the Standing Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation) for excellence in science and technology. El-Sherbiny also won Obada International Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research 2020 and also won both gold and bronze medals at the International Exhibition of Invention in the Middle East (Kuwait - 2020).