Profile
Amr Shaarawi is a professor of physics at The American University in Cairo (AUC). He has been with AUC since September 1999. Before that he taught at Cairo University Faculty of Engineering from 19891999. Shaarawi was appointed provost of AUC from November 2012 to June 2014. He has also served as the dean of graduate studies from September 2010 to December 2013, and as the associate dean for graduate studies and research at the School of Sciences and Engineering from 2006 to 2010. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Supreme Advisory Board (SAB) and the Board of Directors (BoD) of Zewail City, Giza Egypt. He is currently the chair of the University Senate and is also the acting director of the AUC Forum (20172018).
Shaarawi received two BSc degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1978 and 1980. He completed his doctoral and master degrees at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1984 and 1989, respectively. His research interest includes photonic bandgap materials, shaping of pulsed beams, and the propagation of wideband pulses. He has published 89 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings in addition to giving numerous presentations in international conferences and symposia. Shaarawi’s other responsibilities at AUC, included serving as the coordinator of a core curriculum course on scientific thinking (20002008) and being the advisor of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapter at AUC (20002006). Shaarawi is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society. He is the recipient of the Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship Award (19961997), the AUC Excellence in Service Award in 2010, the AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors in 2012 and the AUC President Award for Innovation and Impact in 2014.
Shaarawi’s first novel “Tokar”, written and published in Arabic, appeared in January 2016. It received an award from the “Academy of Arabic Language in Cairo,” in August 2016, for the best historical novel printed in the past five years.

Book Chapters
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Two Hybrid Spectral Representations and Their Applications to the Derivations of Finite Energy Localized Waves and Pulsed Beams,” in Localized Waves, Hugo E. HernándezFigueroa, Michel ZamboniRached, Erasmo Recami (Eds.): John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2007, pp. 7595. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “Focusing of Ultrawideband Composite Xwaves,” in Ultrawideband, Short Pulse Electromagnetics 6, Eric L. Mokole, Mark Kragalott, and Karl R. Gerlach (Eds.): Plenum Publishing, January 2004, pp. 113121. (Refereed)
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Spatiotemporally localized null electromagnetic waves,” NonDiffracting Waves, Hugo E. HernándezFigueroa, Michel ZamboniRached, Erasmo Recami (Eds.): John Wiley and Sons, New York, USA, pp. 161188, September 2013.
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Spatiotemporally localized null electromagnetic waves,” NonDiffracting Waves, Hugo E. HernándezFigueroa, Michel ZamboniRached, Erasmo Recami (Eds.): John Wiley and Sons, New York, USA, pp. 189210, September 2013.
Refereed Journals
 I. M. Besieris A. M. Shaarawi and M. ZamboniRached, “Accelerating Airy beams in the presence of inhomogeneities,” Optics Communications, Vol. 369, pp. 5664, 2016.
 J. A. BordaHernández, M. ZamboniRached, A. Shaarawi and I. M. Besieris, “Propagation of timetruncated Airytype pulses in media with quadratic and cubic dispersion,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 32, pp. 17911796, October 2015.
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Accelerated Airy beams with nonparabolic trajectories,” Optics Communications, Vol. 331, pp. 235238, 2014.
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Localized monochromatic and pulsed waves in hyperbolic metamaterials,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 143, pp. 761771, 2013.
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Wigner distribution function of an Airy beam: comment, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 28, pp. 18281828, September 2011. (Refereed).
 Magdy Tawfik Hanna, Amr Mohamed Shaarawi, Nabila Philip Attalla Seif and Waleed Abd El Maguid Ahmed, “Discrete fractional Fourier transform as a fast algorithm for evaluating the diffraction pattern of pulsed radiation,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 28, pp. 16101619, August 2011. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ahmed S. ElHalawani and Ioannis M. Besieris, “The Diffraction of spatiotemporally localized Xwave pulses from a screen containing two rectangular slits,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 28, pp. 534540, April 2011. (Refereed).
 Noha S. Farghal, Amr M. Shaarawi, Philippe Soussan, “AuNi_{5} Films Deposited by Laser Ablation and Sputtering for RF MEMS Switch Contacts,” Journal of Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 88, pp. 268272, 2011. (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “the HopfRanãda linked and knotted light beam solution viewed as a null electromagnetic field,” Optics Letters, Vol. 34, no. 24, December 2009, pp. 38873889. (Refereed).
 Ehab Abdel Rahman and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Defect Mode in Periodic and Quasiperiodic Onedimensional Photonic Structures,” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, DOI 10.1007/s108540079496x, December 2009. (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Spatiotemporally Localized Null Electromagnetic Waves I. Luminal,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research B (PIERB 8), Vol. 8, pp. 128, 2008. (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Accelerating Airy Wave Packets in the Presence of Quadratic and Cubic Dispersion,” Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, Vol. 78, 046605/19, 2008. (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “A Note on an Accelerating Finite Energy Airy Beam,” Optics Letters, Vol. 32, no. 16, pp. 24472449, August 2007. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Maha A. Maged, Ioannis M. Besieris, and Essam Hashish, “Localized Pulses Exhibiting a Missilelike Slow Decay,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 23, (August 2006), pp. 20392052 (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “(2+1)dimensional Xshaped Localized Waves,” Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, Vol. 72, 056612/19, (November 2005). (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Paraxial Localized Waves in Free space, Optics Express, Vol. 12, No. 16, (9 August 2004), pp. 38483864. (Refereed).
 Michel ZamboniRached, Amr M. Shaarawi and Erasmo Recami, “Focused Xshaped Pulses,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 21, (August 2004) pp. 15641574. Also, included in the Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, Vol. 3, (August 2004), Issue 8. (Refereed).
 Maged M. Moawad, Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “Characterization of a Nonrigid Sphere Using the Backscattered Fields of Acoustic XWaves,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 115, (June 2004), pp. 29372946. (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Bateman Conformal Transformations within the Framework of the Bidirectional Spectral Representation,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER 48), J. Kong (Ed.): EMW Publishing, Cambridge, MA, (2004), pp. 201231. (Refereed).
 Ahmed M. Attiya, Essam A. ElDiwany, Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “A Time Domain Incremental Theory of Diffraction: Scattering of Electromagnetic Pulsed Plane Waves,” in Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER 44), J. Kong (Ed.): EMW Publishing, Cambridge, MA, (January 2004), pp. 81101. (Refereed).
 Ahmed M. Attiya, Essam A. ElDiwany, Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “Scattering of XWaves from a Circular Disk using a Time Domain Incremental Theory of Diffraction,” in Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER 44), J. Kong (Ed.): EMW Publishing, Cambridge, MA, (January 2004), pp. 103129. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris and Bassem H. Tawfik, “Superluminal Transmission of Xwaves Tunneling through a Planar Slab,” Atti della Fonazione Giorgio Ronchi, Anno LVIII, (NovemberDecember 2003), pp. 851862. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris and Tarek M. Said, “Temporal Focusing Using Composite Xwaves,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 20, (.August 2003), pp. 16581665.. (Refereed)
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Bassem H. Tawfik and Ioannis M. Besieris, “Superluminal Advanced Transmission of XWaves Undergoing Frustrated Total Internal Reflection: The Evanescent Fields and the GoosHänchen Effect,” Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, Vol. 66, (August 2002), 0446626/111 (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Three Classes of CourantHilbert Progressive Solutions to the Scalar Wave Equation,” Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Vol. 16, No. 8, (August 2002), pp. 10471060. (Refereed).
 Ahmed M. Attiya, Essam ElDiwany, Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “Diffraction of a Transverse Electric (TE) X Wave by Conducting Objects,” in Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER 38), J. Kong (Ed.): EMW Publishing, Cambridge, MA, (2002), pp. 167198. (Refereed)
 Ahmed M. Attiya, Essam A. ElDiwany, Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “Reflection and Transmission of Xwaves in the Presence of Planarly Layered Media: The Pulsed Plane Wave Representation,” in Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER 30), J. Kong (Ed.): EMW Publishing, Cambridge, MA, (2001), pp. 191211. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris, Ahmed M. Attiya and Essam A. ElDiwany, “Reflection and Transmission of an Electromagnetic Xwave Incident on a Planar Airdielectric Interface: Spectral Analysis,” in Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER 30), J. Kong (Ed.): EMW Publishing, Cambridge, MA, (2001), pp. 21350. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “Ultrafast Multiple Tunneling of Electromagnetic Xwaves,” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 33, No. 12 (December 2000), pp. 855976. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, “Clifford Algebra Formulation of an Electromagnetic ChargeCurrent Wave Theory,” Foundations of Physics, Vol. 30, No. 11 (Nov. 2000), pp. 191141. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “Superluminal Tunneling of an Electromagnetic Xwave through a Planar Slab,” Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, Vol. 62, No. 5 (Nov. 2000), pp. 741521. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “Relativistic Causality and Superluminal Signaling Using Xshaped Localized Waves,” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 33, No. 40 (Oct. 2000), pp. 725563. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “On the Superluminal Propagation of Xshaped Localized Waves,” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 33, No. 40 (Oct. 2000), pp. 722754. (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris, Amr M. Shaarawi and Leo P. Lighthart, “A Note on Dimensional Reduction and Finite Energy Localized Wave Solutions to the KleinGordon and Scalar Wave Equations. Part I. FWMtype,” Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Vol. 14, No. 5, (May 2000), pp. 595612. (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris, Amr M. Shaarawi and Leo P. Lighthart, “A Note on Dimensional Reduction and Finite Energy Localized Wave Solutions to the 3D KleinGordon and Scalar Wave Equations. Part II. X Wavetype” in Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER 27), J. Kong (Ed.): EMW Publishing, Cambridge, MA, (2000), pp. 35765. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris, Ahmed M. Attiya and Essam A. ElDiwany, “Acoustic XWave Reflection and Transmission at a Planar Interface: Spectral Analysis,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 107, No. 1 (January 2000), pp. 7086. (Refereed).
 Ioannis Besieris, Mohamed AbdelRahman, Amr Shaarawi and Argyrios Chatzipetros, “Two Fundamental Representations of Localized Pulse Solutions of the Scalar Wave Equation,” in Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER 19), J. Kong (Ed.): EMW Publishing, Cambridge, MA, (1998), pp. 148. (Refereed).
 Argyrios A. Chatzipetros, Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris and Mohamed A. AbdelRahman, “Aperture Synthesis of Timelimited Xwaves and Analysis of Their Propagation Characteristics,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 103, No. 5, (May 1998), pp. 228795. (Refereed).
 Mohamed AbdelRahman, Ioannis Besieris and Amr Shaarawi, “A Comprehensive Analysis of Propagation of Localized Waves in Collisionless Plasma Media,” Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Vol. 11, No. 12 (November 1997), pp.164968. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, “Comparison of Two Localized Wavefields Generated from Dynamic Apertures,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, Vol. 14, No. 8 (August 1997), pp. 180416. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Sherif M. Sedky, Fawzia M. Taiel, Richard W. Ziolkowski and Ioannis M. Besieris, ‘Spectral Analysis of Timelimited Gaussian Wave Fields,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, Vol. 13, No. 9 (September 1996), pp. 182736. (Refereed).
 Sherif M. Sedky, Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris and Fawzia M. M. Taiel, “Diffraction Length of Localized Waves Generated by Dynamic Apertures,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, Vol. 13, No. 8 (August 1996), pp. 171927. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Sherif M. Sedky, Richard W. Ziolkowski and Fawzia M. M. Taiel, “Effect of the Switching Pattern of the Illumination of Dynamic Apertures on the Ranges of the Generated Localized Waves,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, Vol. 13, No. 8 (August 1996), pp. 17128. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Sherif M. Sedky, Richard W. Ziolkowski and Ioannis M. Besieris, “The Spatial Distribution of the Illumination of Dynamic Apertures and its Effect on the Decay Rate of the Radiated Localized Pulses,” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 29, No. 16 (August 1996), pp. 515779. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Richard W. Ziolkowski and Ioannis M. Besieris, “On the Evanescent Fields and the Causality of the Focus Wave Modes,” Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol. 36, No. 10 (October 1995), pp. 556587. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris, Richard W. Ziolkowski and Sherif M. Sedky, “Generation of Approximate Focus Wave Mode Pulses from WideBand Dynamic Gaussian Apertures,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, Vol. 12, No. 9 (September 1995), pp. 195464. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris and Richard W. Ziolkowski, ‘The Propagating and Evanescent Field Components of Localized Wave Solutions,” Optics Communications, Vol. 116, No. 13 (April 1995), pp. 18392. (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris, Amr M. Shaarawi and Richard W. Ziolkowski, “Nondispersive Accelerating Wavepackets,” American Journal of Physics, Vol. 62, No. 6 (June 1994), pp. 51921. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris and Richard W. Ziolkowski, “Diffraction of a Nondispersive Wave Packet in the Two Slit Interference Experiment,” Physics Letters A, Vol. 188, No. 3, (May 1994), pp. 21824. (Refereed).
 Richard W. Ziolkowski, Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Aperture Realizations of Exact Solutions to Homogeneous Wave Equations” Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, Vol. 10, No. 1 (January 1993), pp. 7587. (Refereed).
 Ashish M. Vengsarkar, Ioannis M. Besieris, Amr M. Shaarawi and Richard W. Ziolkowski, “Closedform, Localized Wave Solutions in Optical Fiber Waveguides,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, Vol. 9, No. 6 (June 1992), pp. 93749. (Refereed).
 Richard W. Ziolkowski, Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Localized Wave Representation of Acoustic and Electromagnetic Radiation,” Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vol. 79, No. 10 (October 1991), pp. 13718. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris and Richard W. Ziolkowski, “A Novel Approach to the Synthesis of Nondispersive Wave Packet Solutions to the KleinGordon and Dirac Equations,” Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol. 31, No. 10 (October 1990), pp. 25119. (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris, Amr M. Shaarawi and Richard W. Ziolkowski, “A Bidirectional Traveling Plane Wave Representation of Exact Solutions of the Scalar Wave Equation,” Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol. 30, No. 6 (June 1989), pp. 125469. (Refereed).
 Richard W. Ziolkowski, Amr M. Shaarawi and Ioannis M. Besieris, “A SpaceTime Representation of a Massive Relativistic, Spin Zero Particle,” Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplement), Vol. 6 (March 1989), pp. 2558. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris and Richard W. Ziolkowski, “Localized Energy Pulse Trains Launched from an Open, Semiinfinite, Circular Waveguide,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 65, No. 2 (January 1989), pp. 80513. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi and Sedki M. Riad, “Computing the Complete FFT of a Steplike Waveform,” IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. IM35, No. 1 (March 1986), pp. 912. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi and Sedki M. Riad, “Spectrum Amplitude of Steplike Waveforms Using the CompleteFFT Technique,” IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. IM34, No. 4, pt. 1 (December 1985), pp. 53740. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi and Sedki M. Riad, “Computing the Complete FFT of a Steplike Waveform,” Test and Measurement World, Vol. 5, No. 10 (October 1985), pp. 7986. (Invited).
 Aicha A Riad, Frederick W. Stephenson, Sedki M. Riad, Amr M. Shaarawi and Kaveh Razzaghi, “The Effect of Processing Parameters on the Performance of Thick Film Coplanar Waveguides,” Hybrid Circuit Technology, Vol. 1, (January 1984), pp. 5760. (Invited).
 Sedki M. Riad, Frederick W. Stephenson, Aicha A Riad, Amr M. Shaarawi and Kaveh Razzaghi, “The Effect of Processing Parameters on the Performance of Thick Film Coplanar Waveguides,” The International Journal for Hybrid Microelectronics, Vol. 6, No. 1 (October 1983) p. 31721. (Refereed).
 Aicha A Riad, Frederick W. Stephenson, Sedki M. Riad, Amr M. Shaarawi and Kaveh Razzaghi, “Effects of Geometry and Processing Parameters on the RC Product of Distributed Parameter Sections,” The International Journal for Hybrid Microelectronics, Vol. 6, No. 1 (October 1983), p.33841. (Refereed).
Conference Proceedings
 José A BordaHernández, Michel ZamboniRached, Ioannis M Besieris, Amr Shaarawi, “Propagation of finite energy Airy pulses in dispersive media”. Presented at Days On Diffraction International Seminar (DD’15), Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 2529, 2015. Appeared in the 2015 Days on Diffraction Proceedings, pp. 5458.
 Amr Shaaarwi, “Strategies for Workforce & Career Development through Graduate Education in Egypt,” Career Outcomes for Graduate Students: Tracking and Building Pathways, pp. 2731. Presented at the Fifth Annual Strategic Leaders Summit of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong September 2628, 2011.
 Amr Shaaarwi, “The Spring of University Partnerships in Egypt and the Middle East,” Career Outcomes for Graduate Students: Tracking and Building Pathways, pp. 143147. Presented at the Fifth Annual Strategic Leaders Summit of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong September 2628, 2011
 Noha Gaber, Diaa Khalil and Amr Shaaarwi, "Fabrication of optical filters using multilayered porous silicon," SPIE Proceedings # 7927: Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics IV, Winston V. Schoenfeld; Jian Jim Wang; Marko Loncar; Thomas J. Suleski, Editors, Vol. 7927. Presented also in SPIE Photonics West 2011 (MOEMSMEMS) the Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics IV Conference, 2227 January 2011, San Francisco, California, United States of America. (Refereed).
 Noha Gaber, Amr Shaaarwi and Diaa Khalil, “Refractive index change in porous silicon after detaching from the substrate,” Advances in Optoelectronics & Micro/nanoOptics (AOM), 2010 OSAIEEECOS, December 36, 2010 South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China. Appeared in AOM 2010 Proceedings, pp. 15. (Refereed).
 Yasseen Nada, Steve Stoffels, Harrie Tilmans, Emad Hegazi, Hani Ragai and Amr Shaarawi, “RF MEMS Resonators: Material Properties Extraction,” Presented at the 4^{th}International Design and Test Workshop (IDT’09), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 1517, 2009. Appeared in IDT’09 Proceedings, pp. 47/14. (Refereed).
 Yasseen Nada, Steve Stoffels, Harrie Tilmans, Emad Hegazi, Hani Ragai, Moustafa Ghannam, Amr Shaarawi, ““Circular MEM Resonator: Modeling Second Order Effects on Resonance Frequency,” Proceedings of the 9^{th} International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical Multiphysics Simulation and Experiments MicroElectronics and MicroSystems, EuroSime2008, FreiburgimBreisgau, Konzerthaus, Germany April 2123, 2008, pp. 544548. . (Refereed).
 Yasseen Nada, Steve Stoffels, Harrie Tilmans, Emad Hegazi, Hani Ragai, Moustafa Ghannam, Amr Shaarawi, “RF MEM Resonators: Modeling Resonance Frequencies,” Proceedings of the 18^{th} Workshop Micromechanics Europe, MME2007, Guimares, Portugal 1618 September, 2007, pp. 1114. . (Refereed).
 Noha S. Farghal, Moustafa Y. Ghannam, Amr M. Shaarawi, Hussein El Samman, Philippe Soussan, and Kris Baert, “Investigation of AuNi_{5} Films Deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition for RF MEMS Switch Contacts,” Materials Research Society (MRS) Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 980, Boston, Massachusetts, November 27December 1, 2006. Paper # 0980II0546. (Refereed).
 Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “TEM Localized Waves within the Framework of the ChargeCurrent Wave Theory,” Proceedings of Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium. PIERS’04, March 2831, 2004, pp. 887890. Pisa, Italy. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Ioannis M. Besieris and Maha A. Maged, “Localized Waves Exhibiting Slow MissileLike Decay Rates: Can They be Generated?” Proceedings of Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium. PIERS’04, March 2831, 2004, pp. 897900. Pisa, Italy. (Refereed).
 Tarek M. Said, Amr M. Shaarawi and Essam A. Hashish, “Temporal Focusing of Composite Xwaves Transmitted through a Planar Surface of Discontinuity,” Proceedings of the Twentieth National Radio Science Conference. NRC’03, March 2003, pp. B13.18. Cairo, Egypt. (Refereed).
 Ahmed M. Attiya, Essam A. ElDiwany and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Transmission and Reflection of TE Electromagnetic Xwave Normally Incident on a Lossy Dispersive HalfSpace,” Proceedings of the Seventeenth National Radio Science Conference. NRC’2000, Minufiya University, February 2000, pp. B11.112. Minufiya, Egypt. (Refereed).
 Ahmed M. Attiya, Essam A. ElDiwany and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Generation of an Approximate TE Electromagnetic Xwave in Free Space and in a Planar Layered Medium Using a Finite Array of Electric Dipoles,” Proceedings of the Seventeenth National Radio Science Conference. NRC’2000, Minufiya University, February 2000, pp. B10.112. Minufiya, Egypt. (Refereed).
 Ahmed M. Attiya, Essam A. ElDiwany and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Propagation of Xwave in a Planar Layered Medium,” Proceedings of the Sixteenth National Radio Science Conference. NRC’99, Ain Shams University, February 1999, pp. B2.111. Cairo, Egypt. (Refereed).
 Ahmed M. Attiya, Essam A. ElDiwany and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Generation of an Approximate TE Electromagnetic Xwave in Free Space Using Huygens’ Aperture,” Proceedings of the Sixteenth National Radio Science Conference. NRC’99, Ain Shams University, February 1999, pp. B3.111. Cairo, Egypt. (Refereed).
 Ioannis Besieris, Mohamed AbdelRahman, Amr Shaarawi and Argyrios Chatzipetros, “Two Fundamental Representations of Localized Pulse Solutions of the Scalar Wave Equation,” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, Vol. II. The URSI International Symposium, May 1998, pp. 590592. Thessaloniki, Greece. (Refereed).
 Amr M. Shaarawi, “The Spatial and Temporal Coherence properties of the Excitation Wavefield of a Dynamic Gaussian Aperture,” Proceedings of SOUTHEASTCON’97 ‘Engineering the New Century’. The IEEE Southeast Conference, April 1997, pp. 1038. Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. (Refereed).
 Mohamed AbdelRahman, Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “A Comparative Study on the Reconstruction of Localized Pulses,” Proceedings of SOUTHEASTCON’97 ‘Engineering the New Century’. The IEEE Southeast Conference, April 1997, pp. 1137. Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. (Refereed).
 Hany Loka, Amr Shaarawi and Adel Mohsen, “Improving the Low Frequency Scattering by a Dielectric Cylinder,” The ICEMP94 Proceedings, Vol. 2. The Second International Conference on Engineering Mathematics and Physics, Cairo University, December 1994. pp. 5362. Cairo, Egypt.
 Richard W. Ziolkowski, Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi, “Localized Waves in Complex Environments,” Proceedings of SPIE, The International Society of Optical Engineering, Vol. 1407. The SPIE Symposium on Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II, January 1991, pp. 38797. Los Angeles, California, USA.
 Amr M. Shaarawi and Sedki M. Riad, “Spectrum Amplitude of Steplike Waveforms Using the CompleteFFT Technique,” Proceedings of IMTC 85. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, March 1985, pp. 1204. Tampa, Florida, USA.
 Amr M. Shaarawi, Aicha A. Riad and Sedki M. Riad, “Time Domain Spectroscopy of Layered Dielectric Materials,” CPEM 84 Digest. Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, Delft University of Technology, August 1984, pp. 2656. Delft, Netherlands.

 1989: PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 1984: MSc, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 1980: BSc, Cairo University, Egypt
 1978: BSc, Cairo University, Egypt

 19961997: Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship
 2010: AUC Excellence in Academic Service Award
 2012: AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors
 2014: AUC President Award for Innovation and Impact
 2016: Best historical novel published in the period from 20112016. Awarded by the Academy of Arabic Language in Cairo
 Theoretical studies of ultrawideband localized waves and ultrafast tunneling pulses
 Modeling of slowly diffracting pulses (their generation, propagation and scattering)
 Photonic bandgap structures