Professor Mohamed El-Gomati obtained his BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Tripoli in 1970 and went on to study for his MSc in California and for the PhD from York University, UK. He became a Professor in Electronics at the University of York in 1997. His research interests are in Surface Science and Electron Optics with particular emphasis on the development of novel instrumentation for nanostructure and analysis. He is the author and co-author of more than 200 articles and patents in these fields.
Professor El-Gomati is a trustee and the Deputy Chair of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), is a religious advisor to a number of UK Universities and charities and speaks on the contribution of Muslims in Science, Technology and Civilisation.
In 2009 Professor El-Gomati was awarded the Fazlur Rahman award for excellence in Engineering, Science and Technology by the Muslim News (read The Ninth Annual Ceremony Recognises the Very Best of British Muslim Achievements). Professor El-Gomati is a prolific scientist who publishes extensively in his area of research (read here the list of his latest 30 publications) and a lecturer on Muslim heritage in UK and elsewhere. Among his noteworthy publications and lectures, we mention Muslims and The Frontiers of Knowledge in the 21st Century (28th and 29th of July 2009 in Kuala Lumpur. The Clock of Civilisations (in the BA festival of science, 12 September 2007), and The Miracle of Light (co-authored, published by the UNESCO in 2005).