Bahei-El-Din Yehia was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2018. As a fellow, Bahei-El-Din Yehia contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Prof. Bahei‐El‐Din is currently the Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies at the British University in Egypt. He also served earlier as Dean of Engineering and founded the Centre for Advanced Materials. Prof. Bahei-El-Din received his undergraduate education at Cairo University in Egypt and the MSc and PhD degrees from Duke University in the US with a major in Civil Engineering and specialty in Solid Mechanics and Composite Materials. Before joining BUE he was a tenured Professor Cairo University and Research Professor at Duke University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, North Carolina State University, and the University of Utah. His tenure at the young BUE as Vice President has been marked with significant developments in the university’s research and postgraduate portfolios, leading to the establishment of several research centres covering nanotechnology, advanced materials, renewable energy, among others, and attracting external research funding from national and international agencies including several in the European Union, UK and US. Prof. Bahei-El-Din has also been focusing on closing the innovation cycle at BUE and created the Technology Innovation and Commercialisation Office, Business Incubator, and the Science & Innovation Park. Prof. Bahei-El-Din is renowned for his research in advanced materials and has published extensively on the subject and authored and contributed to several specialized books. His academic and intellectual records have earned him recognitions and awards from Egypt’s President and the Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, and NASA and the National Academy of Sciences in the USA.