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Mohamed Samer

Cairo University

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Samer is a recipient of The Privilege Medal of First Class (2017), issued by the President of Egypt. He is also a Laureate of the State Encouragement Award (2016), conferred by the Government of Egypt, and of the Cairo University Scientific Excellence Award (2019). He is a member of 11 international scientific societies, including ISIAQ, A&WMA, AEESP, ASABE, CSBE, and CIGR Emission Network.


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This book aims to provide useful information on biomass, i.e. biological wastes (biowastes) generated from agriculture and forestry, food industry, and wastewater treatment, which are a largely untapped source for the production of value-added bioproducts and bioenergy.

Their recovery utilizes biological and chemical processes that provide alternative sources for biochemical feedstocks in the production of different bioproducts. For instance, bioplastics or other polymers, biocement, high-value biochemicals, protein for animal feed, enzymes, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, fibers, cellulose, volatile fatty acids, extracellular polymeric substances, as well as proteins, can all be recovered from biomass. Similarly, many opportunities exist for alternative bioenergy and biofuels, e.g., bioethanol, biobutanol, biohydrogen, or bioelectricity. Resource biorecovery thus supports sustainability goals by reinjecting products into the circular economy. Authors are welcome to contribute with up-to-date knowledge from basics to apex, allowing readers to understand the topic more deeply.

This book is intended to be a helpful resource for NGOs, universities, research institutes and centers, experimentalists, academics, scientists, scholars, researchers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students worldwide who are specialized in energy engineering, environmental engineering, bioresource engineering, biosystems engineering, microbiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology.

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Mohamed Samer

Cairo University

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Samer holds the position of Full Professor (tenured) at the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University. He is Laureate of the Cairo University Scientific Excellence Award (2019). He is recipient of The Privilege Medal of First Class (2017), issued by the President of Egypt. He is Laureate of the State Encouragement Award (2016), conferred by the Government of Egypt. He held the position of Research Scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) in Germany. He held several positions at Cairo University, which were: Teaching Assistant, Senior Teaching Assistant, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor through tenure-track process to Full Professor. He got a long-term governmental scholarship, to carry out his doctoral research abroad, from the Cultural Affairs & Scientific Missions Sector of the Ministry of Higher Education and the State for Scientific Research, Government of Egypt. He has been conferred the degree 'Doctor scientiarum agrariarum” (Dr. sc. agr.) by the University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Stuttgart, Germany. He speaks fluently four languages: English (TOEFL iBT 86 points, IELTS overall band score 6.5, and TOEFL CBT 233 points), German (two International Certificates: ZD and ZMP from Goethe-Institute, 15 levels), French (student at French schools), and Arabic (his native language). He has more than 100 publications, 60 thereof are peer-reviewed articles published in international high-impact journals (e.g. Energy, Biosystems Engineering, Renewable Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Building and Environment). He has an h-index of 17 in Scopus, and h-index of 20 in Google Scholar. He was granted one patent, and he applied for 15 other patents. He attended more than 25 international conferences and workshops, where he participated in organizing 9 international conferences and exhibitions. Additionally, he taught 15 undergraduate and postgraduate courses through his career. He led 12 research projects as principal investigator (PI), and he currently leads 3 research projects as PI. Besides, he participated in several other projects as Co-PI and as research team member. He attended more than 25 professional training courses. He is skilled in using more than 30 scientific instruments. He visited several countries: USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, and Greece. Furthermore, he is member of 13 international scientific societies (e.g. ISIAQ, A&WMA, AEESP, ASABE, CSBE, and CIGR Emission Network). He is member of the National Arbitration Committees to examine the scientific production of faculty members to fill the positions of Associate Professors and Full Professors. He serves as peer reviewer for more than 30 international high-impact journals, where he reviewed more than 100 research papers. He serves as reviewer for several research funding agencies (e.g. STDF, ASRT, NRC, and UKRI), where he reviewed more than 25 research project proposals. He supervised 7 postdocs, 6 Ph.D. students, 7 M.Sc. students, 84 B.Sc. students, 2 trainees, 15 technicians and 10 staff members. His main research and teaching interests are: Biosystems Engineering, Bioresource Engineering, Bioeconomy, Environmental Engineering, Renewable Energy, Bioenergy, Biofuels (Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Biobutanol, Biogas, Biohydrogen), Microbial Fuel Cells, Pyrolysis (Biochar, Bio-Oil, Syngas), Gasification, Air Quality Engineering, Gaseous Emissions (Greenhouse Gases), Emissions Abatement Techniques, Agricultural Waste Management, Manure Management, Biological Waste Treatment, Slurry Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Bioprocess and Bioproducts Engineering, Bio-Based Products, Biocement, Bioplastics, Information Technology, and Digitalization in the Bioeconomy.

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