Vice president for academic and international affairs – MUST University
Professor Hoda Abou Shady is currently the Vice Director of academic and international affairs at Misr University for Science and Technology. She is the founding Dean of the Faculty of Nanotechnology in Cairo University, Sheikh Zayed Campus. The position is the first to be held by a female professor in a technical faculty in a governmental university.
She has been a member of the Presidential Advisory Board for Education and Scientific Research since 2014. Professor Hoda has previously held the position of the vice dean for graduate studies and the director of the center of nanotechnology and a professor of radiation and nuclear physics.
Professor Hoda has served as an assistant minister to several ministers of higher education and research from 2014 till 2018.
Dr. Hoda Abou Shady has received her Ph. D in Nuclear Physics in 1997. The thesis was refereed in Heidelberg University and Tubingen University, in Germany and a Professor of Experimental Nuclear Physics at the Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University.
Professor Abou shady has participated and collaborated in scientific missions in many countries and cooperated with distinguished scientific bodies such as the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris – France, and CERN, in Geneva -Switzerland, the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, the international center of theoretical physics, in Italy, the university of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, the university of Pennsylvania and the university of science in USA.
She also received practical training at the Oakridge Laboratory for Nuclear Safety and Security – Banksville, Tennessee – United States of America, and the Canadian Power plant authority in Ontario in collaboration with the University of Ontario, and the Medical Physics Center in Archamps, France. She has a distinguishable teaching experience locally and internationally; she has lectured at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Science in Philadelphia – USA, in English and at the French University in Egypt in French and the Canadian University in Egypt as well as Cairo University in both Arabic and English. She has published much research in the field of nuclear applications and theoretical physics. She also participated in the translation of the Encyclopedia ” L’universite de tous les savoires ” for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the French Cultural Center. Dr. Abou Shady organized many activities in the field of nuclear physics and medical physics as well as radiation protection and provided training for the graduate and undergraduate students at several universities and in different countries in collaboration with Cairo University. Professor Abou Shady has special interests in improving the methods of scientific teaching and radiation protection and safety in university institutions and student labs. She has also supervised and refereed many scientific theses in the field of nuclear applications and has done numerous arbitrations of projects and doctoral dissertations in the international field. She was also hosted by Egyptian, Italian, German and France Radio and television stations to present ideas on the simplification of science, the development of education, scientific research, the physics of desertification, water problems and the importance of Egypt’s atomic reactors in the post-fossil era. Through her work at the Presidential Council for Education and science she helped in co-founding the Egyptian Knowledge Bank and Science magazine, the Egyptian version of the scientific American until early 2017. She also established the first network of peaceful nuclear applications that continued until March 2014.
Professor Hoda has always encouraged women in the scientific fields and supported many female students in achieving their master and Ph. D degrees and to publish new trends in science and obtain financial support and grants as well as obtain funds for their projects.