The unique undergraduate education offered at BUE is complemented by strong research activities and postgraduate programmes. The challenges in these areas are enormous, and BUE has gained recognition in research and postgraduate education, both in Egypt and abroad. The multidisciplinary Masters Programmes offered in advanced technology areas, such as renewable energy, advanced materials, sustainability, and web science, are among the first to start in Egypt. These programmes are supported by advanced research in many thrust areas, which attract external funding and result in publications in top peer reviewed journals. Research clusters and focus groups at BUE operate through a number of research centres. This research environment on BUE campus also opens opportunities for the students to participate in research projects and get the experience of exploring new ideas first hand alongside with the professors and researchers. Additionally, BUE research activities have opened strong collaborations with international universities and research centres, as well as with the industry in Egypt. The latter for example have resulted in joint ventures in new technologies, such as wind and solar energy.
It is a privilege to serve BUE community in the area of research and postgraduate education at this significant time of our nation, where we all strive to see Egypt prosper and contribute to preparing the next generation who can offer strong participants in shaping Egypt's scientific and industrial future. I welcome everyone; students, parents, and visitors to the BUE research window to the world and hope you will find the information posted helpful. Please call on us if you have comments or questions. It will be my pleasure to hear from you.
Prof. Yehia Bahei-El-Din
VP (Research & Postgraduate Studies)
Prof. Bahei-El-Din earned the B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1972 from Cairo University with distinction and honours. He earned the M.Sc. in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1979 from Duke University at Durham, NC, USA with a major in Civil Engineering and specialty in Solid Mechanics. While a graduate student Prof. Bahei-El-Din worked in several funded projects in composite materials and structures and his Ph.D. was among the first in the U.S. to contribute to constitutive modelling of advanced composites. Before joining BUE in September 2007, Prof. Bahei-El-Din was a tenured professor at Cairo University and visiting professor at Duke University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NC State University and the University of Utah in the USA. Prof. Bahei-El-Din is renowned for his work in composite materials and structures which earned him recognitions and awards from the President of Egypt, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt, and NASA and the National Academy of Sciences in the USA.
Upon joining BUE in September 2007, Prof. Bahei-El-Din founded the Centre for Advanced Materials and served as its Director until November 2014. He also served as Associate Dean of Engineering for three years starting September 2008, and as Dean of Engineering also for three years from September 2011 to October 2014. Prof. Bahei-El-Din was appointed as the first BUE Vice President for Research & Postgraduate Studies in November 2014.