Egyptian Women Engineers are role models for every Engineer in Egypt and the World. Day by day they are proving their worth and their intelligence. Here is an eye on some of their Recognisable achievements.
It’s time to have a look at Egyptian Successful Women Engineers.
Dr. Tayseer Abu Al-Nasr
The first Egyptian and Arab to hold the position of dean of two engineering faculties in Canada; University of British Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science and University of Ottawa School of Engineering.
She received her BA in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, and her MA and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.
This is other than receiving the Ottawa Carlton Award in Education, YWCA Women of Distinction Award. In 1999, they also named her one of the 100 most influential women in Ottawa in 2001 and one of the most influential women in British Columbia in 2001.
Dr. Tahany Amer
Tahani Amer is an engineer and program manager at NASA. Amer finished her studies at the Faculty of Engineering and got a master’s and a doctorate in aerospace engineering.
Ms. Tahani rose to positions and positions in NASA, so she worked in the “Wind Tunnels” project, which gave her experience in the mechanical and thermal fields of spacecraft. And also in the Question Dynamics Project “CFD”.
She invented a system that could measure the thermal conductivity of a non-thick liquid. This is used in calculating some equations in NASA’s wind tunnel project.
Currently, Amer works in the Monitoring and Evaluation Authority at NASA, which is independent in its own right, and monitors and evaluates the programs and performance of NASA.
Her young age didn’t stop her from dreaming big and achieving her goals. Menna Samir is one of the youngest women who has been appointed to the strategic position as an Associate to the Minister of Environment, and in fact, she could fulfill her ambition with her endeavor, persistence, and diligence.
Menna Samir graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University Petrochemical Department. She started her journey as a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Future University in Egypt. Menna pursued a master’s degree in green process engineering at Cairo University. Menna received a scholarship to compete for part of her studies there. She got her degree with honors. After taking multiple engineering roles in the environmental sector, they appointed her associate to the minister.
Dr. Awatef Hamed
The First Woman in The World to Head a College Aerospace Engineering Department.
She is Director, Center of Intelligent Propulsion & Advanced Life Management, and Brian Rowe Professor of Aerospace Engineering. Hamed moved to the USA from Egypt in 1968 to study at the University of Cincinnati as the only female graduate student in the aerospace program. After completing her master’s and Ph.D. degrees, she began teaching at UC. By 2001; she was the first woman in the world to head a college aerospace engineering department.
Ms. Hamed is recognized internationally as a research leader in gas turbine engines’ erosion and in testing the erosion resistance of compressor and turbine blades and their thermal barrier coatings in specially designed tunnels that simulate the conditions in aircraft and power gas turbine engines.