Professor of Precision or Smart Agriculture and Head of the Agricultural Applications, Soil and Marine Sciences Division, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Cairo, Egypt
He is Professor of Precision or Smart Agriculture and Head of the Agricultural Applications, Soil and Marine Sciences Division, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Cairo, Egypt since January 2017 until now. He was Head of the Soil Department, Authority from February 2007 to December 2016. He obtained a PhD in the field of precision or smart agriculture using remote sensing and geographic information systems from the University of Freiburg, Germany in 2006. From March to June 2007, he received a grant from China Government for post-doctoral studies at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Informatics Applications in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Zhejiang University, China. Also, from July 2008 to September 2008, a post-doctoral grant was obtained from the Egyptian government in the field of precision agriculture, Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and from December 2009 to January 2010, a visiting professor scholarship was obtained from the DAAD in the Survey Institute. (IFP), School of Aerospace and Surveying Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany. He has many publications in internationally indexed and prereview journals and also participates in publishing a number of books and book chapter in an international publishing house and he has attended many international conferences and workshops, in addition to being assigned to teach the remote sensing methodology, geographic information systems, precision agriculture, land inventory and evaluation in Egyptian universities. He also works as an editor and member of the editorial board and reviewer for many international and local journals. He supervises more than 20 master's and doctoral dissertations in various Egyptian universities and is an examiner of many master's and doctoral dissertations. He is member of the International Society of Precision Agriculture in the United States of America, the Indian Agricultural Engineering Society, and the Egyptian Soil Science Society. He was a Principal Investigator or member of a research team for several local and international projects. He has many experiences in the field of remote sensing applications, geographic information systems, building statistical and spatial models in the field of precise or smart agriculture management (Precision Agriculture or Smart Agriculture), sustainable agricultural development, inventory, classification and is involved in research of pedometrics, proximal soil sensing, soil spectroscopy, and digital soil mapping. Soil and plant pollution and the impact of climate change on soil and plant properties.