Dr. Ehab Fahmy El-Sadaany, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Director of the Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC) at KU has been appointed by the Emirates Scientists Council to fill out new roles in the organization.
Dr. El-Sadaany is selected to be the deputy of the Science in Media Committee. As deputy, he will be working on promoting scientific literacy, providing scientists and the media with a platform to effectively share news and updates in science. One of the main goals of this committee is to enhance engagement in and awareness of science in the public. Furthermore, a vital role of the committee is to set a benchmark on how to authenticate science that is being presented in the media.
He has also been chosen to be a member of the Engineering and Technology Advisory Board. The board consists of scientists and experts in their respective fields of science, advising on matters related to science and technology research and policies.
“Science sometimes is seen as a mystery, especially if it is relayed to us through media that doesn’t have adequate foundation to understand and judge it. To encourage our youth to see a scientist as a successful career, the public needs to be enlightened by the true value of science to create a sense of appreciation and also to value the great scientific achievements in the UAE,” Dr. El-Saadany said.
Dr. El-Saadany is an IEEE Fellow and an internationally recognized expert in the area of smart grids focusing on seamless integration of renewable energy systems to enhance the grid resiliency, reliability and efficiency.
Ara Maj Cruz
1 March 2022