Biography

Dr. Mohamed Samer holds the position of Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt. He is Laureate of the State Encouragement Award in the Field of Agricultural Sciences (2016). He held the position of Research Scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB) in Germany. He held several positions at Cairo University: Teaching Assistant, Senior Teaching Assistant, and Assistant Professor. He got a long-term governmental scholarship, to carry out his doctoral research abroad, from the Cultural Affairs & Scientific Missions Sector of the Ministry of Higher Education and the State for Scientific Research, Government of Egypt. He has been conferred the degree “Doctor scientiarum agrariarum” (Dr. sc. agr.) by the University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Stuttgart, Germany. He speaks fluently four languages: English (TOEFL iBT 86 points, IELTS overall band score 6.5, and TOEFL CBT 233 points), German (two International Certificates: ZD and ZMP from Goethe-Institute, 15 levels), French (student at French schools), and Arabic (his native language). He has more than 80 publications, 35 thereof are peer-reviewed articles published in international journals with impact factor (e.g. Biosystems Engineering, Renewable Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Building and Environment). He has an h-index of 10 in Scopus, and h-index of 13 in Google Scholar. He attended more than 25 international conferences and workshops, where he participated in organizing 8 international conferences and exhibitions. Additionally, he taught 15 undergraduate and postgraduate courses through his career. He led 3 research projects as principal investigator (PI), and he currently leads 3 research projects as PI. Besides, he participated in several other projects as Co-PI and as research team member. He attended more than 20 professional training courses. He visited several countries: USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, and Greece. Furthermore, he is a member of 11 international scientific societies (e.g. ISIAQ, A&WMA, AEESP, ASABE, CSBE, and CIGR Emission Network). He serves as peer reviewer for more than 30 scientific journals, where he reviewed more than 100 research papers. He supervised 3 Ph.D. students, 5 M.Sc. students, 50 B.Sc. students, 2 trainees, 15 technicians and 10 staff members. His main research and teaching interests are: Biosystems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Renewable Energy, Bioenergy, Biofuels (Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Biogas, Biohydrogen), Microbial Fuel Cells, Pyrolysis (Biochar, Bio-Oil, Syngas), Air Quality Engineering, Natural and Mechanical Ventilation, Gaseous Emissions (Greenhouse Gases, Ammonia), Odor Emissions, Dust Emissions, Emissions Abatement Techniques, Emissions Inventory, Biofilters and Biofiltration, Agricultural Waste Management, Slurry Treatment, Manure Management, Wastewater Treatment, Bioreactor Design, Agricultural Buildings, Green Buildings, Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), Microclimate in Livestock Housing, Planning and Designing Livestock Buildings, Structures and Construction Materials, Mathematical Modeling, Precision Livestock Farming, Information Technology, and Expert Systems.