dr.lobna Said

Dr. Lobna A. Said

Program Director of Microelectronics System Design (MSD)

Lobna A. Said (Senior Member IEEE 2020) is a full-time Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Nile University (NU). She has been the director of the Microelectronics System Design Master Program (MSD) and the Co-director of the Nanoelectronics Integrated System Design Research center (NISC) since September 2021. She received her B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD in electronics and electrical communications from Cairo University, Egypt, in 2007, 2011, and 2016, respectively. She has over 185 publications distributed between high-impact journals, conferences, and book chapters. She has an H-index of 29, as reported by the Scopus database. Her interdisciplinary research interests include modelling, control, optimization techniques, analog and digital integrated circuits, fractional-order circuits, and systems, Memristors, non-linear analysis, and chaos theory.

She was involved in many national/international research grants as a PI, Co-PI, or Senior Researcher/ Member.

She is the Vice-Chair of technical Chapters of the IEEE Egypt Section and the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Egypt Chapter 2018-present. She is the Counselor of the IEEE NU student branch 2018-present. She has been the Co-chair of WIE in the IEEE CAS Egypt Technical Chapter since 2021.

She won the state encouragement award for the year 2019 in engineering science. She received the Excellence Award from the Center for the Development of Higher Education and Research in 2019 for the best Phd thesis in 2016. She won the Dr Hazem Ezzat Prize for Outstanding Researcher NU 2019 and 2020. Her name was in the Top 2% of Scientists, according to the Stanford Report for 2019, 2020, and 2021. She has received the Recognized Reviewer Award from many international journals. She was awarded the IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor & Branch Chapter Advisor Award in 2021. In 2022, she received the Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) from Fulbright. In 2023, She received the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) fellowship from The University of Pretoria and the Global Young Academy, with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

In 2019, she was selected as a member of the Egyptian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS) to empower and encourage young Egyptian scientists in science and technology and build knowledge-based societies. In 2020, she was elected as the Co-Chair of EYAS. Furthermore, in 2020, she was selected to be an African Academy of Science (AAS) affiliate member. In 2020, she was also chosen to be a Member of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA). In 2021, she was selected to be a Member of the Council for Future Studies and Risk Management, ASRT, Egypt.

Additionally, she served on the technical and organizing committees of many international conferences, organized special sessions, and was selected as a TWAS Young Affiliate. In 2022, she was elected as a steering committee member of AGYA. In 2022, she joined the editorial board of Four journals belonging to these publishers: Elsevier, MDPI and Frontiers.