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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

built to last

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

Professor Hesham Sallam: Spotlight on Paleontology in Egypt

AUC's Team "Oasis" Competes in Solar Decathlon Middle East Competition

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's Magda Mostafa Redefines Design with Inclusivity

Associate Professor of Design in AUC's Architecture Department and globally recognized autism design consultant Magda Mostafa continues to make strides in reshaping and improving the world of inclusive design.

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Meet the New Dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering Lotfi Gaafar

As Lotfi Gaafar heads into his first semester as dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering — and the first semester back on campus since the start of the pandemic — he has an ambitious vision for the school’s continued growth.  

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Alumni Shine at Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards

AUC's alumni left their mark at Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards, taking home a number of awards. The event is held to honor the country's brightest entrepreneurs. You can find the full list of awardees here.    Best Egyptian Product: Salah El-Dardir '12 CLEO Pharmaceutical Industries 

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Solar Fuels, Clean Water, Face Mask Filters: Technological Solutions to Critical Issues

What stands out about research conducted by Nageh Allam, professor of materials engineering, is the ability to create highly efficient solar cells that are free of hazardous lead. The impact?

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Fish Fossils Provide Crucial Glimpse Into Future of Our Planet

A team led by Hesham Sallam, Egyptian paleontologist and associate professor at the Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology, discovered ancient fish fossils that reveal important information about the Earth’s environment during one of the most transforming periods of Earth’s past, but also a critical glimpse into the future. 

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Graduate Students Internationally Recognized for Environmental Research

PhD students Alaa Abbas and Ahmed Tarek (MA '19) recently won the Young African Talents award as part of the international Eni Awards.  “Wining [this award] is a significant step in my career,” Abbas said. 

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Maki Habib

A Passion and a Duty: Serving Humanity Through Robotics

For Maki Habib, professor of mechanical engineering, taking part in the growth and development of mechatronics and robotics isn’t just a passion but a duty. 

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AUC Schools Rank Top in Africa

Eduniversal and QS World University rankings have ranked different AUC programs as some of the top performing and highest delivering academic courses of study in the continent, and the world. Check out some of the recent rankings by school below. 

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AUC Computer Science Team Publish in Communications Magazine

AUC Computer Science Team Publishes Arab World Research Section for Communications Magazine

In the works since 2019, the first special Arab World Research section has been published in the Association for Computing Machinery magazine, Communications of the ACM.

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Construction Team Makes Use of Contaminated Masks, Gloves in Concrete

With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of used and contaminated face masks and gloves were being disposed improperly, leading to a possible risk of spreading the virus.  "Additionally, some individuals, sadly, were picking up these objects and using them again or selling them at a cheaper price, thus endangering the lives of others," said Mohamed Nagib Abou-Zeid, professor of construction engineering. 

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AUC Faculty and Students to Compete in International Solar Decathlon Competition - the 'Olympics of Sustainable Building'

AUC students, faculty and staff joined forces to compete in the Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) in Dubai in November 2021.

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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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jasmin abdelhalim

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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