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AUC Joins STAR experiment, Brookhaven National Laboratory

The American University in Cairo's Physics Department has become a member of the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory. AUC is the only independent member institute at the STAR experiment from Africa and the Middle East.

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BUILT TO LAST

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Seizing the moment for green architecture

We have increased our use of building systems for our comfort, which has a devastating impact on our energy bills. Our construction waste remains high at all times, with a record number of landfills and a maximum load on our environment. Our carbon emissions continue to increase, with limited efforts to curb them. The moment for green architecture has arrived.

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SSE in Motion

Building on Mars - AUC Students Create Concrete for Planet Mars

Chasing Circuits: AUC Launches Suitera Spinoff

World’s First Comprehensive North African Reference Genome

Interview with Nataly Naser Al Deen ‘13, one of Forbes Middle East’s 30 Under 30

Modifying a Japanese Anti-Cancer Drug

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AUC Professor Startup Wins JICA Ninja Competition

The startup company of Wael Mamdouh, associate professor of nanotechnology, was selected as one of the winners of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Business Plan Competition.  JICA launched this competition in July 2020 for businesses emerging during the COVID-19 outbreak to discover innovative business models and technologies that not only provide prescriptive solutions to the current pandemic but also respond to the expected radical changes in the post-pandemic socio-economic reality.

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Tackling Today's Issues: Faculty Research Targets Pollution, COVID-19

Mohamed Swillam, chair and professor in the Department of Physics, was recently recognized as one of the top 2% most impactful scientists, being named in the Stanford-Elsevier's Scopus database of the most cited scientists. 

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AUC Spinoff Suitera Receives $230K Investments in Early Stages

At the March 8 launch event of Suitera, AUC’s latest spinoff, the company received a $100 thousand investment from Walden Rhines, a leading figure in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) space. Rhines was CEO of Mentor Graphics, one of the big three players in the EDA space, for 24 years and assumed key roles in the industry throughout his career. Mentor Graphics market value has increased tenfold during his time as CEO.

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Graduate Student Carries Out Region's First Large-Scale Experimental Program for Smart Construction Solutions

Motivated by Egypt’s recent developmental projects at different locations, including the Grand Egyptian Museum, the New Administrative Capital and the Alamein City, among others, Jasmin Abdelhalim, construction engineering graduate student, took on a mission to explore whether the projects are employing the smartest construction and structural solutions to pave the way for more durable structures. She came up with a sustainable solution -- the first in Egypt and the Middle East.

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Construction Engineering Graduate Student Receives Award for High Performance

Yasmin El-Hakim ’13, ’21, master's student and research assistant at the Department of Construction Engineering, received the Mohammed Bin Abdulkarim A. Allehedan Award. This award is given to the highest performing student in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) bi-annually. This is the first time it is granted to a construction engineering graduating student.

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Chasing Circuits: AUC Spinoff Suitera Making Way for Future Generations of Electronics

With an increased need to solve newly emerging challenges in the electronics design automation industry, faculty members at AUC established Suitera, the second AUC spinoff company.    

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AUC's NanoEbers Wins French-Egyptian Prize for Technology Detecting Water Toxins

Competing with 150 other startups, the Department of Chemistry's NanoEbers recently won the Coup de Couer prize at the French Egyptian Startup Competition for creating a technology used to detect harmful toxins in water. The prize is awarded by the French Chamber of Commerce in Egypt to recognize a tech-based innovative startup company with a cash award of EGP 150,000.

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The First to Specialize in Nanotubes in Egypt: Amal Esawi Works to Make Aluminum Stronger and Lightweight

"When I first joined Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center, I developed a huge interest in nanotechnology. We all got into it and started researching it. Little was known about it back then," said Amal Esawi '89, ‘90, professor of mechanical engineering.

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Faculty Researches Automated Solutions to Complex Health Challenges

“My research activities dramatically improve my effectiveness as a teacher,” said Hassan Azzazy, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry. “On the one hand, I incorporate relevant aspects of my research projects and findings into my undergraduate and graduate courses.

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Q&A on AUC's Ethics HelpLine

The AUC Ethics HelpLine encourages the AUC community to report any acts of misconduct or violations of the University's policies on its premises. It guarantees confidential reporting and documentation of complaints, as well as the timeliness and completeness of the administration’s response. News@AUC spoke to Wessam Abozeid, senior director of compliance in the Office of General Counsel and Compliance. What is the benefit of an Ethics HelpLine?

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Elham Fadaly ‘13 and Netherlands Team Win Physics World 2020 Breakthrough of the Year

Recently, Physics World magazine announced that Elham Fadaly ’13 and her team at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands won the Physics World 2020 Breakthrough of the Year.

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Building Materials of the Future: Faculty Researches Innovative Construction Materials

“Motivated and empowered -- this is how I felt when I saw my name in the list of the world's most-cited researchers,” said Ezzeldin Yazeed, professor and interim chair of the construction engineering department. “Indeed, citation for researchers is a crucial and direct assessment of the quality of their work.”

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A Warm Virtual Welcome: Class of 2025 Joins AUC

AUC welcomes the Class of 2025 in unusual circumstances — with new hopes and challenges awaiting them. AUC is still implementing a hybrid model of classes with an emphasis on maintaining a low-density campus.

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Technology for Good: Faculty Explores the Emerging Applications of Mobile and ICT for Human Betterment

“My prime objective since my return to Egypt in 2009 was to conduct research that not only advances the body of global knowledge in my field but also addresses problems relevant to Egypt,” said Tamer ElBatt, professor and director of the computer science graduate program.

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Construction Engineering Students 'Build on Mars' Using Earth Materials

A group of construction engineering students — Zenah Helmy, Gehad Ayman, Ziad Abdeen, Reem Gamal ‘20, Omar Sawan ‘20 and Kareem Reda ‘20 — explored potential building materials for Mars along with possible construction methods by making use of NASA’s 3D printed pre-existing model.

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