Wael N. Hozzein
Wael N. Hozzein is a professor of microbiology at the Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Egypt. He received his Ph.D. from Cairo University, Egypt, then worked as a visiting scientist at Newcastle University, UK, Michigan State University, USA, and most recently as Bioproducts Research Chair at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He has vast experience in bacterial taxonomy, microbial biodiversity, and biotechnological applications of bacteria. Prof. Hozzein has authored more than 180 publications and he is a guest editor, editorial board member and reviewer for several international journals. Recently he was included in the Stanford University list of the top 2 percent of the world’s most-cited scientists. He has been the principal investigator for several funded grants and has received several awards, including the State Encouragement Prize in Biological Sciences in 2015. Prof. Hozzein has been involved in many academic activities and educational reform projects and initiatives. He has recently been appointed an adviser to Nahda University’s President for Development, Research and Quality.