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Dr Gihan Kamel

IR Beamline Responsible Scientist , SESAME Synchrotron Light Source

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Dr Kamel is the SESAME Infrared Beamline Principal Scientist & Team Supervisor, on leave from… (more)

Dr Kamel is the SESAME Infrared Beamline Principal Scientist & Team Supervisor, on leave from the
Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, where she is a lecturer in
biophysics. In Italy, Dr Kamel obtained her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and
held a researcher position at the INFN. In 2015, she took up the position of the Infrared Beamline
Scientist at SESAME. Dr Kamel is also involved in the preparatory phases for the establishment of the
African Light Source (AfLS). She is noted for her lectures on science for peace and science diplomacy and
on women in science. She was acknowledged at the International Women’s Day 2017 by the President of
the Italian Republic for her engagement at SESAME. In 2020, she was indicated 2020 Laureate of Eureka
Prize of the Amcsti, the French professional network of scientific, technical and industrial cultures.