Results of the call for application for postdoctoral stays in France, co financed with the STDF


Following the joint selection committee STDF – Embassy of France in Egypt (Institut Français d’Egypte), that was held on the 8th of July; ten postdoctoral fellowships are granted to the following candidates, under the condition of obtaining the visa:

Name: Hossam Donya
Field: Physics
Research project: Design and Study of Dosimetric Radioluminescent Transducers for Real-Time Dose Assesment During Radiotherapy
Institute / University in Egypt: Menoufiya University
Institute / University in France: Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
Name of the French professor: Patrick Pittet
Grant duration: 6 months

Name: Ahmed Youssef
Field: Chemistry
Research project: Paper coated by polymer nanocomposite as a new trend for packaging applications
Institute / University in Egypt: National research centre
Institute / University in France: Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP)
Name of the French professor: Alain Dufresne
Grant duration: 6 months

Name: Amr Shoukri
Field: Medicine
Research project: Diaphragmatic dysfunction in amyotrphic lateral sclerosis patient: Pathophysiology and effects of treatment with diaphragmatic pacing.
Institute / University in Egypt: Ain Shams University
Institute / University in France: Pierre et Marie Curie University
Name of the French professor: Thomas Similowski
Grant duration: 9 months

Name: Ewies Mahmoud
Field: Chemistry
Research project: Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Aromathecin Analogues as Topoisomerase Inhibitors Using a Tandem Gold-catalyzed Intermolecular ?-Amidoalkylation/Ruthenium-Catalyzed Inter (Intra) molecular [2+2+2] Cycloaddition.
Institute / University in Egypt: National Research Centre
Institute / University in France: Le Havre University
Name of the French professor: Mohamed Othman
Grant duration: 9 months

Name: Mohammed Ali
Field: Chemistry
Research project: Artificial Lectin Analogues based on Aromatic Oligoamides Foldamers for the Biomimetic Recognition of Monosaccharides
Institute / University in Egypt: National research centre
Institute / University in France: University of Bordeaux
Name of the French professor: Ivan Huc
Grant duration: 9 months

Name: Haytham Elgazzar
Field: Engineering
Research project: Development of an integrated R&D approach around laser cladding
Institute / University in Egypt: Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI)
Institute / University in France: Arts et Métiers ParisTech
Name of the French professor: Patrice Peyre
Grant duration: 9 months

Name: Mohamed Negm
Field: Agriculture and food sciences
Research project: Introducing green processes of Instant controlled pressure drop DIC, for manufacturing healthy snacks or well-balanced bars for school nutrition
Institute / University in Egypt: Food Technology Research Insitute, ARC
Institute / University in France: La Rochelle University
Name of the French professor: Karim Allaf
Grant duration: 9 months

Name: Saad Shaaban
Field: Chemistry
Research project: The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of organoselenium compounds in acyl-CoA oxidase 1 (ACOX1)-deficient microglial cells
Institute / University in Egypt: Mansoura University
Institute / University in France: University of Bourgogne
Name of the French professor: Mustapha Cherkaoui Malki
Grant duration: 9 months

Name: Mohamed El-Mogy
Field: Agriculture and food sciences
Research project: Influence of Saline Water Irrigation on Quality and Storage Ability of Tomato Fruits.
Institute / University in Egypt: Cairo University
Institute / University in France: National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
Name of the French professor: Rebecca Stevens
Grant duration: 9 months

Name: Ahmed Helal
Field: Chemistry
Research project: Separation and extraction of rare earths from aqueous solution using chelate – grafted magnetic nano composites
Institute / University in Egypt: Nuclear materials authority
Institute / University in France: Paris Diderot University – Paris 7
Name of the French professor: Souad Ammar-Merah
Grant duration: 9 months

The stay in France should obligatory be between September 2014 and June 2015.

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In the case of a candidate declining the grant or his/her visa has been refused, the fellowship could be offered to the candidates on the waiting list, in the following order:

Name: Mona Awad
Field: Agriculture and food sciences
Research project: Ecological and physiological aspects of insect thermal biology – What mechanisms set insect lower thermal limits?
Institute / University in Egypt: Cairo University
Institute / University in France: University of Rennes 1
Name of the French professor: David Renault

Name: Mohammed Hamza
Field: Chemistry
Research project: Development of new adsorbents for the recovery of uranium and other heavy metal ions from aqueous solution
Institute / University in Egypt: Nuclear Materials Authority
Institute / University in France: Centre des matériaux des mines d’alès
Name of the French professor: Eric Guibal

Name: Amal Ismail
Field: Chemistry
Research project: Polyoxometalate-Supramolecular Assemblies – Synthetic, Structural and Catalytic Studies.
Institute / University in Egypt: National Research Centre
Institute / University in France: UPMC University Paris 6
Name of the French professor: Bernold Hasenknopf

Name: Mohammed Wahba
Field: Chemistry
Research project: synthesis, characterization and recycling of catalysts derived from chiral ferrocenylphosphines metal complexes immobilized on magnetic
nanoparticles
Institute / University in Egypt: National Research Centre
Institute / University in France: National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse
Name of the French professor: Rinaldo Poli