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PhD student Mohammed Zidan invited to 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

posted Mar 2, 2015, 5:41 AM by Khaled salama
Electrical Engineering doctoral student mohamed Zidan is invited to the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (   The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provide a globally recognized forum for the transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists. They inspire and motivate Nobel Laureates and international "best talents". Lectures of Nobel Laureates reflect current scientific topics and present relevant fields of research of the future. In panel discussions, seminars and during the various events of the social program, young researchers nominated by a worldwide network of academic partners interact with Nobel Laureates. The meetings of Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physiology or medicine and in physics have been held since 1951.

At the Lindau Meeting in 2015 a record number of around 65 Nobel Laureates will congregate to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers. Around 600 excellent students, PhD candidates, and post-docs from all three natural science Nobel Prize disciplines: medicine & physiology, physics, and chemistry are invited. The selection of the young researchers that attend each Lindau meeting is made in cooperation with the meeting's academic partners. Participants are nominated by more than 100 institutions; some are also nominated by specific Nobel laureates. Those who show a genuine interest in science and research, and show a strong commitment to their principal field of studies and to interdisciplinary work are invited to the event.

Mohammed Zidan earned his M.Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt in 2010, where he was ranked first. In 2006, he received his B.Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Institute of Aviation Engineering and Technology (IAET), Egypt, also ranking first. Before joining KAUST, he worked as a teaching assistant at the German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt, and at the IAET. In 2014, he received the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. The CAS society offers annually two Pre-Doctoral Fellowships worlwide to recognize a young member enrolled in a PhD program in a field related to the Circuits and Systems Society field of interest.  His research interests are memristor, memory, chaotic systems, ray-tracing, and computer arithmetic. Mohammed has 18 publications and few pending patents, which are cited more than 200 times. He is currently serving as a member of the working groups formulating the future IEEE Standards P1788 and P1680.4.