Dr Sherif Sedky has over 30 years of regional and international experience in international institutions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States, where he worked at the University of California Berkeley and Stanford University, both in the USA; the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, the American University in Cairo, Zewail City of Science and Technology, and Newgiza University, Egypt; and the University of Sharjah, UAE.
Dr Sedky published over 100 internationally referred journals and articles and has authored a book. He holds 19 patents in the design and fabrication of miniaturised sensors and inertial systems and has an H-index is 25, according to google scholar. He served in top senior executive management positions over the past 11 years, where he dealt with a large body of multi-national faculty, students and staff.
Dr Sedky built a state-of-the-art research facility that included the first clean room in Egypt and the region, which enabled the building of a solid microfabrication foundation in Egypt in advanced technologies. Late Nobel Laureate Dr Ahmed Zewail selected Dr Sedky as the Founding Provost and Executive President of Zewail City, Egypt’s National Project for Scientific Renaissance. Dr Sedky built a scientific edifice composed of a world-class university and research institutes that cope with the latest developments in sciences and technology and is capable of addressing the significant global challenges, which include, but are not limited to, epidemic diseases, renewable energy, water, space technology and environment.
Currently, Dr Sedky is the Chief Executive Office of the Egyptian Space Agency. He was a recipient of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize in 2014 and the 2007 Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors award offered by The American University in Cairo. He also received the Egyptian state merit award in advanced technological sciences in 2002 and the graduate studies award from Cairo University in 1996. In addition, Dr Sedky served on several high-level national committees to establish educational and research institutes in Egypt. He also served on the scientific committees of several international conferences and national boards, including the board of the Science and Technology Development Fund (Egypt), the board of the National Center of Electronics Research, the board of Delta University, the Board of King Salman International University and the board of the National Authority for Remote Sensing.