Biography

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Samer holds the position of Full Professor (tenured) and Department Head of the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University. He is Laureate of the Cairo University Scientific Excellence Award (2019). He is recipient of The Privilege Medal of First Class (2017), issued by the President of Egypt. He is Laureate of the State Encouragement Award (2016), conferred by the Egyptian Government. He held the position of Research Scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Potsdam, Germany. He held several positions at Cairo University: Teaching Assistant, Senior Teaching Assistant, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor through tenure-track process to Full Professor. Additionally, he held the position of Director of the Biofuels Research Laboratory. He got a doctoral scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egyptian Government. He was conferred the degree “Doctor scientiarum agrariarum” (Dr. sc. agr.) by the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. He attended more than 25 professional training courses. He led 14 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 established 5 research laboratories for biofuels research and greenhouse gas emissions research. He is skilled in using more than 30 scientific instruments. He has an h-index of 21 in Scopus, and h-index of 25 in Google Scholar. He has more than 130 publications, more than 70 thereof are peer-reviewed articles published in international high-impact journals. He edited 7 international books and authored 4 book chapters. He was granted one patent, and he applied for 19 other patents. He presented 37 research papers in 25 international conferences, where he participated in organizing 10 international conferences, workshops, and exhibitions. Furthermore, he is member of 13 international scientific societies. He is member of the National Arbitration Committee to evaluate the scientific production of faculty members to fill the positions of Associate Professors and Full Professors in the field of Engineering in Biosystems, Energy and Environment. He serves as peer reviewer for more than 25 international high-impact journals, where he reviewed more than 120 research papers. He serves as reviewer for 7 research funding agencies, where he reviewed more than 30 research project proposals. He supervised 7 postdoctoral fellows, 6 Ph.D. students, 7 M.Sc. students, 97 B.Sc. students, 2 trainees, 15 technicians, and 10 staff members. Additionally, he taught 15 undergraduate and postgraduate courses through his career. He visited several countries: USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, and Greece. He speaks fluently four languages: English, German, French, and Arabic. His main research, teaching, extension, and outreach interests are: Biosystems Engineering, Bioresource Engineering, Bioeconomy, Environmental Engineering, Renewable Energy, Bioenergy, Biofuels (Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Biobutanol, Biogas, Biohydrogen), Microbial Fuel Cells, Pyrolysis (Biochar, Bio-Oil, Syngas), Gasification, Air Quality Engineering, Gaseous Emissions (Greenhouse Gases), Emissions Abatement Techniques, Agricultural Waste Management, Manure Management, Biological Waste Treatment, Slurry Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Bioprocess and Bioproducts Engineering, Bio-Based Products, Biocement, Bioplastics, Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture, Information Technology in Agriculture, and Digitalization in the Bioeconomy.