The following list includes faculty grants only. Graduate student grants are now handled exclusively by Dr. Amr Shaarawi, Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies. Please contact Dr. Shaarawi’s office for news about the status of applications for Graduate Student Grants.

In some cases, adjustments have been made to the requested budgets; please do not assume that you have received the full amount requested.

My office will process the checks for the following grants as quickly as we can, but please allow some time for this to happen, since there is a very heavy workload for my assistant (Nancy Wadie) once the grant decisions are made. If you have not yet provided a letter of acceptance from the conference for which you have received a grant, please note that no check will be issued until we receive such a letter.

If you see any typographical or other errors, or if you believe yourself to be wrongly missing from this list, please contact me immediately at




BUS (School of Business)

*Samer Atallah  (ECON). Seattle, USA. June-July 2013.

*Maha ElShinnawy (MGMT). Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA. August 2013.


GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Rasha Abdulla (JRMC). London, UK. June 2013.

*Allison Hodgkins (PPAD). Washington, D.C., USA. June 2013.

*Sherene Seikaly (MEST). Cambridge, UK. June 2013.

*AKM Ahsan Ullah (CMRS). Bangkok, Thailand. August 2013.


GSE (Graduate School of Education)

*Jennifer Skaggs (GSE). Atlanta, USA. June 2013.


HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Saiyad Ahmad (ARIC). London, UK. May 2013.

*Mona Amer (SAPE). Miami, USA. June 2013.

*Dalia Basiouny (ARTS). Barcelona, Spain. July 2013.

*Amy Carrillo (SAPE). Miami, USA. June 2013.

*Aissa Deebi (ARTS). Venice, Italy. May-June 2013.

*Iman Hamam (RHET). Oxford, UK. September 2013.

*Sanaa Khabbar (RHET). Istanbul, Turkey. September 2013.

*Mounira Soliman (ECLT). Strasbourg, France. June 2013.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed F. Aly (MENG). Portland, OR, USA. August 2013.

*Mustafa Arafa (MENG). London, UK. July 2013.

*Lamyaa El-Gabry (MENG). San Antonio, TX, USA. June 2013.

*Mohamed El-Morsi (MENG). Portland, OR, USA. August 2013.

*Abdel Hameed El-Shaarawi (MACT). Anchorage, AK, USA. June 2013.

*Nermine El Sissi (MACT). Hartford, CT, USA. July-August 2013.

*Ezzat Fahmy (CANG). Montreal, Canada. May-June, 2013.

*Walid Fouad (BIOL). Boston, USA. June 2013.

*Yasser Gadallah (EENG). Cagliari, Italy. July 2013.

*Galal Galal-Edeen (CSCE). Como, Italy. June 2013.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). Anchorage, AK, USA. June 2013.

*Awad Khalil (CSCE). Las Vegas, USA. July 2013.

*Ahmed Moustafa (BIOL). Paris, France. June 2013.

*Ashraf Nassef (MENG). Portland, OR, USA. August 2013.

*Mohammad Sadek (MACT). Balikesir, Turkey. August 2013.

*Ezzeldin Sayed-Ahmed (CANG). Cape Town, South Africa. September 2013.

*Mohamed Serry (MENG). Barcelona, Spain. June 2013.

*Mohamed Shalan (CSCE). San Francisco, USA. June 2013.

*Tamer Shoeib (CHEM). Oviedo, Spain. July 2013.

*Khaled Tarabieh (CANG). Graz, Austria. September 2013.

*Ahmed Waly (CANG). New Delhi, India. September 2013.

*Noha Youssef (MACT). Lagow Lubski, Poland. June 2013.



BUS (School of Business)

*Mohga Badran (MGMT). “The Effect of Positive Organizational Capital and Organizational Culture on Commitment, Job Satisfaction, and Performance.” Cairo. September 2013-April 2014.


Core Curriculum

*Fady Morcos (Core). “AUC Cubesat–Phase II.” Cairo. July 2013-March 2014.


GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Shahjahan Bhuiyan (PPAD). “Can Good Governance Be Achieved in the ‘New’ Egypt? Assessing the Role of Arab Spring and People’s Revolution.” Oslo, Norway. July-August 2013.


HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Dalia Basiouny (ARTS). “EraseHer!” Cairo; New York, USA; Beloit, WI, USA. May-June 2013.

*Richard Fincham (PHIL). “Self-Subverting Reason and Irrational Faith: The Role of Humean Skepticism in the Development of German Idealism/Qualitative Freedom.” Tübingen, Germany. August 2013.

*Nenad Jovanovic (ARTS). “The Legacy of Brecht in Contemporary Nonfictional Film.” Berlin, Germany. June-July 2010.

*Gretchen McCullough (RHET). “”The Marvellous Pink Villa on the Battle of Bull Run St.” Annamakerrig, Ireland. July 2013.

*William Melaney (ECLT). “The French Novel: Flaubert, Proust, Butor.” Chicago, USA. August 2013.

*Ian Morrison (SAPE). “Religion and National Identity in Québec.” Montreal and Québec City, Canada.

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering

*Karim Addas (PHYS). “Force Calibration for Optical Traps Employed for Microrheology of Non-Equilibirum Cytoskeletal Systems in vivo.” Göttingen, Germany. June-July 2013.

*Mohab Anis (EENG). “Design of Memristor-Based Integrated Circuits.” Cairo and Waterloo, ON, Canada. July-December 2013.

*Joumama El-Rifai (PHYS). “Laser Annealed Poly-SiGe for Flexible MEMS Applications.” Cairo. July 2013-July 2014.

*Abdelhamid Galal (PHYS). “A Study of the Dynamics of Josephson Junctions in Bose Einstein Condensates in Optical Lattices.” Florence, Italy. June-July 2013.

*Wael Hassan (CANG). “Experimental Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability of Shear Critical Deep Beam-Column Joints: Phase 1.” Cairo. May 2013-February 2014.

*Mohamed Nour (CANG). “A Parametric Investigation of Magnetic Treatment of Brackish Water: Implications for Agricultural Development in the Western Desert of Egypt.” Cairo. May-August 2013.

*Adham Ramadan (CHEM). “Hybrid Nanocomposite Membranes for Forward Osmosis.” Cairo. May 2013-May 2014.

*Ahmed Sherif (CANG). “Configuration of Hospital Inpatient Room Window Openings for Provision of External View, Daylighting and Energy Efficiency.”

*Ezzeldin Soliman (PHYS). “Full-Wave Analysis of Plasmonic Transmission Lines: Application to the Design of Wire_Grid and Corporate Nantenna Arrays.” Cairo and Leuven, Belgium. January-December 2013.



BUS (School of Business)

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT).  “Simulation Games in Operations Management Courses.” Cairo. September 2013-May 2014.

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Sherif Aly (CSCE). “ABET Program Evaluator Training.” Baltimore, USA. June 2013.

*Ezzeldin Sayed-Ahmed (CANG). “Steel Sculpture.” Cairo. September-December 2013.

Dear Colleagues:

What follows is a list of all Faculty Support Grants approved from the September application cycle. (Graduate Student Grants are now handled by Dr. Amr Shaarawi, Dean of Graduate Studies; inquiries can be made with his office.) All unsuccessful applicants have already been informed by email. If you think you have been wrongly omitted from the list, or if there is a typographical or other error in your listing, please let me know at Such mistakes are easy to fix. Please note that under the new travel policy, my office will initially only be processing checks for the non-travel portion of your grant. As for the travel portion, you can either (a) book your tickets through the AUC Travel Office, or (b) book them yourself. The procedures for the two cases are as follows:

(a) The Travel Office will receive a list from me of everyone approved for travel for this cycle, including the destination and approximate dates. Since not everyone will choose to use the Travel Office, they will not automatically book your tickets for you; you must contact them to make this request, but please wait until at least Sunday, October 23 before doing so. Once the Travel Office tells us that you are booking through them, we will then pay the cost. Naturally, this amount will count against your annual maximum (which is $3,500 for Conference Grants and $6,500 for Research Grants).

(b) If you choose to book the tickets yourself, you must be reimbursed after travel is complete, after presenting your boarding passes for the whole of the trip. Please note that the amount of reimbursement will be determined by the Travel Office. If for some reason you need a more complicated itinerary than direct travel to the research/conference site, you are allowed to book such an itinerary, but of course you will only be reimbursed for what the fair price would have been for a direct route. Naturally, this amount will count against your annual maximum.

Important Note: faculty are not allowed more than the maximum amount in each grant category for any reason. If for example the airfare and per diem for a distant conference add up to more than $3,500, you may be left with some out-of-pocket expenses. Faculty are encouraged to consider this point when deciding on which conferences to attend during any given academic year.

Another Important Note (October 19): We do not process Conference Grants for which the letter of acceptance is still pending until the letter of acceptance is forwarded to my office.

Dr. Graham Harman, Associate Provost for Research Administration



BUS (School of Business)

*Neveen Ahmed (MGMT). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Mohamad Al-Ississ (ECON). Chicago, USA. January 2012.

*Hala El-Ramly (ECON). Chicago, USA. January 2012.

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT). Bangkok, Thailand. December 2011.

*Maha Mourad (MGMT). Venice, Italy. January 2012.

*Maha Mourad (MGMT). Nicosia, Cyprus. March 2012.

*Samir Youssef (MGMT). Rotterdam, The Netherlands. June 2012.


GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). Chicago, USA. January 2012.

*Timothy Dolan (PPAD). Penang, Malaysia. December 2011.

*Mohamad Elmasry (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Kim Fox (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Kevin Keenan (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Kevin Keenan (JRMC). Juba, South Sudan. November 2011.

*Usha Natarajan (LAW). Eugene, Oregon, USA. October 2011.

*AKM Ahsan Ullah (CMRS). Phuket, Thailand. May 2012.


GSE (Graduate School of Education)

*Ana Gil Garcia (GSE). Madrid, Spain. November 2011.

*Ted Purinton (GSE). Rhodes, Greece. January 2012.


HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Zeinab Abul-Magd (HIST). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Holger Albrecht (POLS). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Stancil Campbell (PVA). Long Beach, CA, USA. March 2012.

*Agnes Czajka (SAPE). Berlin, Germany. October 2011.

*Sophie Farag (ELI). Glasgow, Scotland. March 2012.

*Lori Fredricks (ELI). Antigua, Guatemala. November 2011.

*Camilo Gómez-Rivas (ARIC). Washington, DC, USA. November-December 2011.

*Joseph Hill (SAPE). Montreal, Canada. November 2011.

*Amy Holmes (SAPE). Boston, USA. November 2011.

*Nagwa Kassabgy (ELI). Chicago, USA. November 2011.

*Sara Magrin (PHIL). Ithaca NY. October 2011.

*Sanaa Makhlouf (ELI). Ankara, Turkey. October 2011.

*Javed Maswood (POLS). Taiwan. November 2011.

*Sean McMahon (POLS). Dunedin, New Zealand. November-December, 2011.

*William Melaney (ECLT). Pittsburgh, USA. October 2011.

*Amy Motlagh (ECLT). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Bernard O’Kane (ARIC). Sydney, Australia. October 2011.

*Rashmika Pandya (PHIL). Reykjavik, Iceland. November 2011.

*Rose Parfitt (POLS). Helsinki, Finland. October 2011.

*Sylvain Perdigon (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Susanne Rizzo (ELI). Philadelphia, USA. March 2012.

*Yasmine Salah El-Din (ELI). Chicago, USA. November 201

*Ann Shafer (PVA). San Francisco, USA. November 2011.

*Mohammed Tabishat (SAPE). Montreal, Canada. November 2011.

*Mark Westmoreland (SAPE). New Orleans, USA. November 2011.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Nageh K. Allam (PHYS). Boston, USA. November-December 2011.

*Christian Bauriedel (CANG). Nairobi, Kenya & Madrid, Spain. November 2011.

*Ali Darwish (EENG). Montreal, Canada. June 2012.

*Sherine Elbaradei (CANG). Sharjah, UAE. November 2011.

*Tarek Elkewidy (PENG). Bangkok, Thailand. November 2011.

*Maki Habib (MENG). Oita, Japan. January 2012.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). Lahore, Pakistan. December 2011.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). Tokyo, Japan. December 2011.

*Khaled Nassar (CANG). Weimar, Germany. November 2011.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). Alexandria. October 2011.

*Hanadi Salem (MENG). Orlando, Florida, USA. March 2012.

*Mohamed Hassan Sayed (PENG). Washington, DC, USA. October 2011.



GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). “Prediction of Media Credibility in Egypt’s Post-Revolution Transitional Phase.” Cairo. October-December 2011.


HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Mariam Ayad (SAPE). “Epigraphic Fieldwork in the Tomb of Harwa (TT37).” Luxor. December 2011-January 2012.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Ahmed Abou-Auf (EENG). “Fault Modeling ad Worst-Case Test Vectors for Delay Failure Induced in CMOS ASIC Devices by Total Ionizing Radiation.” Cairo. October 2011-September 2012.

*Wael Ahmed (CHEM). “Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposites as Surface Coatings for Biomolecular Absorption.” Cairo. October 2011-October 2012.

*Edwin Cruz-Rivera (BIOL). “The Role of Structural Versus Chemical Defenses in Turbinaria.” El Gouna, Egypt. November 2011-June 2012.

*Maki Habib (MENG). “Design and Development of GSM Based Remote Control and Monitoring System.” Cairo. October 2011-October 2012.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). Cairo. “Development of the Molecular Parameters for the Design of New Nano-Structured Highly Permeable and Highly Selective Polyimide Membranes for the Green Separation of Natural Gas.” Cairo. September 2011-June 2012.

*Tamer Shoeib (CHEM). Cairo. “Theoretical Modeling and Structural Analysis of Gluathione Complexes with the Anti-Cancer Drugs Cisplatin and Oxaliplatin.” Cairo. November 2011-October 2012.

*Mohamed Swillam (PHYS). “Design and Fabrication of Nanoscale Plasmonic Networks.” Toronto, Canada. November 2011-October 2012.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed Aly (MENG). “Development of Drawing and Dimensioning Library for Mechanical Components According to Different International Drawing Standards.” Cairo. December 2011-December 2012.

*Lamyaa El-Gabry (MENG). “Sustainable Solar Systems in Mechanical Engineering.” Egypt, Spain. December 2011-December 2012.

*Basil Kamel (CANG). “Design Methodology: Studies in Design Studio Experiential Learning.” Cairo. October 2011-August 2012.



GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Thomas Skouteris (LAW). “International Law and the Periphery,” in co-operation with the University of Sydney, Australia. February 2012.