Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Muslim Scientist Honored

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Muslim Scientist Honored

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MOHAMED EL-NAGGAR OF THE UNIVERsity of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences has been selected to receive the nation's highest honor bestowed upon science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers - the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. (The announcement was delayed due to last year's government shutdown).

The award, established by President Bill Clinton in 1996, is coordinated by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President. El-Naggar, who was nominated by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research that funds his research, is among 102 of the nation's leading young scientists and engineers to receive this year's honor. The winners will receive their awards from President Obama in Washington, D.C.

As a biophysicist, El-Naggar is a pioneer in studying energy conversion and charge transmission at the interface between living cells and synthetic surfaces. …

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