Fig. 1: Professor Mohamed El-Gomati, Chairman of FSTC.
Professor Mohamed El-Gomati, recently appointed Chairman of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), has been made an OBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the New Year's Honours List.
Professor El-Gomati has been a trustee and Vice-Chairman of FSTC for many years. He is an advisor to a number of UK Universities and charities and speaks on the contribution of Muslims in Science, Technology and Civilisation.
Professor 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 his 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 Salim Al-Hassani, founder of FSTC and 1001 Inventions, congratulated Prof. El-Gomati with the following text: "Only yesterday we had the good news that Professor El-Gomati, our new Chairman, was in the Queen's Honours List for OBE for his contribution to Science. I take this opportunity to congratulate him and ourselves. I know many of you had successful achievements and awards during last year. Heartfelt congratulations. In the description of one management consultant who attended our meeting, he said ‘I saw remarkable people.' Indeed you are."
Fig 2.:(Left to Right) Professor Mohamed El-Gomati, Chairman of FSTC, and Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, President of FSTC.
As an internationally renowned scientist and researcher based at York University, Mohamed El-Gomati has written more than 200 articles, patents, and books. He has excelled in the field of novel instrumentation, developing and building several state-of-the-art instruments in surface analysis and microscopy. He has acted as a scientific referee to the British Government and UNESCO. Among his inventions are the world's first multi-spectral analytical microscope and the world's first parallel electron energy analyser for surface analysis. See more on the web page dedicated to Professor Mohamed El-Gomati on the Website of York University.
Fig 3.: Professor Mohamed El-Gomati receiving the Fazlur Rahman Khan Award for Excellence in Engineering, Science and Technology. The presenter is Professor Mark Welland, University of Cambridge. (Source).Professor Mohamed El-Gomati receiving the Fazlur Rahman Khan Award for Excellence in Engineering, Science and Technology. The presenter is Professor Mark Welland, University of Cambridge. (Source).
Web links to read more about Professor El-Gomati's nomination as OBE
[*] Dr Anne Maria Brennan, an alumnus of Imperial College, London, is the Principal Lecturer in Bioscience and Forensic Biology at London South Bank University, UK.
by: Dr Anne Maria Brennan, Mon 30 January, 2012
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