Moustafa Madbouly, the Egyptian Prime Minister has appointed Mohamed Khalil Ibrahim as deputy CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency for one year, according to a statement issued by the Cabinet on Friday. This is coming less than a month after President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered the formation of the Board of Directors of the Agency.
The board which is headed by the Egyptian prime minister, also comprise the Ministers of Higher Education and Communications, as well as the CEO of the Agency and the head of the scientific research academy.
Mohamed Khalil Ibrahim is a Professor and Head of Aerodynamics Group in the Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Department, Cairo University in Egypt.
About Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim
Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Cairo University in 1991 and 1996, respectively, and his Ph.D. from Nagoya University, Japan, in 2002. He is currently Professor of Aerodynamics at Cairo University. He has taught at Cairo University, American University in Cairo, institute of Aviation Engineering and Technology (Egypt), Nagoya University (Japan) and University of Petroleum and Minerals (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
Dr. Ibrahim worked as Testing Engineer at PVT Windtunnel, Volvo Car Corporation, Gothenburg, Sweden (1996-1997) and as Research Engineer at Takasago R&D Center, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Hyogo, Japan (2001-2003). He has published more than 50 articles in international journals and conferences.
Dr. Ibrahim′s research interests include computational fluid dynamics (CFD), experimental fluid dynamics (EFD), aeroacoustics, and control of flow induced sound and vibration, flight dynamics and nano-satellite technology. He is senior member of JSASS, JSME, AIAA, and UNISEC.
With over 20 years experience in the space industry, this is a big boost to the Egypt space program.