Academy Memberships

Third World Academy of Sciences

With President Cardoso of Brazil and other members of the Third World Academy of Sciences


Life member of the Missouri Academy of Sciences
Rolla, Missouri


Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, formerly the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Trieste, Italy


Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences
Nairobi, Kenya


Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences
Organization of Islamic Conference
Standing Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation
Amman, Jordan


Founding Member
Arab Academy of Sciences
Beirut, Lebanon


Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering
(For selecting the landing sites for the Apollo missions, and for pioneering methods of discovering subsurface freshwater from space observations)
Washington, D.C.


Founding Fellow, The Academia Bibliotheca Alexandrinae
Alexandria, Egypt


Honorary Member, Palestine Academy of Science and Technology
Gaza, Palestine

Member, Academy Hassan II of Science and Technology
Rabart, Kingdom of Morocco

Board Memberships

U.S. Board of Geographic Names (1975-)
Advisory Committee on Extraterrestrial Features
Washington, D.C.

Member of the Board (1979)
Executive Committee on the Environment
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Board of Directors (1980-)
World Aerospace Education Organization
Cairo, Egypt

Board of Trustees (1988-1995)
International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Board of Directors (1990-1997)
Kato Worldwide, Ltd.
Mount Vernon, New York

Board of Directors (1991-)
World Affairs Council
Boston, Massachusetts

Board of Trustees (1994-)
Egyptian Center for Economic Studies
Cairo, Egypt

Board of Overseers (1997-)
Lahey Hitchcock Clinic
Lexington, Massachusetts

Board of Directors (1998-)
University of the Middle East (UME)
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Board of Trustees (1999-)
Geological Society of America Foundation
Boulder, Colorado

Board Member (1999)
Egyptian Society for the Protection of Health and Environment
Cairo, Egypt

Board of Directors (1999-)
Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs
Mohandeseen, Cairo, Egypt

Board Member (1999-)
Council on Egyptian-American Relations
Alexandria, Virginia

Board of Trustees (2001-2007)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Alexandria, Egypt

Board of Advisors (2001)
Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF)
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)

Board of Directors (2001-)
Computer Man College
Khartoum, Sudan

Board of Governors (2002-)
American Research Center in Egypt, Inc.
New York, New York

Board of Directors (2003-)
The Center for Technology & Innovation, Inc.
Endicott, New York

Board of Overseers (2004-2007)
RAND – Qatar Policy Institute
Doha, Qatar

Steering Committee (2004-2006)
Boston University – Kuwait
Safat, Kuwait

International Board of Trustees
Palestine Astronomy Association
Jaffa, Palestine

Honorary President of the Board (2004-)
Space Technology Center, Computer Man College
Khartoum, Sudan

Board of Directors (2004-)
Planetary Science Center
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Institute

Board Member
Arab Media Forum for Environment and Development
Cairo, Egypt

Board Member (2007-)
Green Roofs Foundation
Boston, MA

Board Member (2007-)
The Royal Scientific Society
Amman, Jordan

Board Member (2007-)
The Higher Council for Science and Technology
Cairo, Egypt

Board Member (2008-)
Expert Committee
Supreme Council of Antiquities
Ministry of Culture
Cairo, Egypt

Member of Advisory Council (2008-)
U.S. Civilian Research and development Foundation
Arlington, VA

Board Member (2008-)
World Water Council
Mosaic Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Board Member (2008-)
Friends of IPSO, U.S.A.
The National Academies
Washington, D.C.

Member of International Panel of Experts (2008-)
Libyan Economic Development Board
Tripoli, Libya

Member, Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology (2008-)
Cape Elizabeth, ME