International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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AMEEN FAHMY Ideas Activities
  • Prof. of Organic chemistry, Chem. Dept. Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University
    Cairo, Egypt
  • Email
    Tel 00202/22402038
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Chem. Dept. Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University
    Vice-Prisedent of Egyptian Heterocyclic Chemical Society
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
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Prof. Ameen F.M.Fahmy - CV

Ameen Farouk M. Fahmy was born in Cairo Egypt 1942. After attending the primary, and secondary schools in Cairo city, he attended faculty of science at Ain Shams University,Cairo , from which he was graduated with a BS.C degree in Chemistry 1962. Then he was appointed as demonstrator at the chemistry department faculty of Science, Ain Shams University. His graduate work was carried out at the the sam place where he received an M.Sc. in 1965, and then he was received a Ph.D. in 1968 under supervision of Professor W.I.Awad at Ain Shams University. After receiving his Ph.D., Fahmy appointed as lecturer of organic chemistry and spent four years in the Ain shams university Laboratories of Professors A. Sammour, and F.G. Baddar doing research work on Synthetic organic chemistry .During the Period Sept1972-Feb.1973 he was in sabbatical leave at the university of Salford UK, Doing research work on Azide chemistry, in the laboratory of Prof. Hans Schutzky of Salford University. In 1973 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor; since 1979 he has been Professor of organic Chemistry at Ain Shams University, then professor Emeritus from 2003 till now. In 1976 he was also appointed as an chemistry expert in Science Education Center (SEC) of Ain Shams University. He supervises a research group of about 40 students working on a wide spectrum of problems in organic chemistry. Fahmy served as a member of the expert committee of (SEC) that develop science education in Egypt, and then introduce SATL in different sciences. Fahmy was appointed as Chairman of the chemistry department of faculty of Science, Ain Shams University from 1993-1999. From 2000-2003, Fahmy was appointed as the director of Science Education Center (SEC). Fahmy was elected and served as Vice president of Egyptian Heterocyclic Chemical Society (EHCS) from1997-till now. In 1999 he was appointed as the Secretary of the permanent Committee for promotion of professors in Egyptian universities Period (1995-1998 ). Fahmy was appointed as national representative of Egypt in the Committee of Chemical Education at The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) for the period 2000 –2005,and from 2007 till now..

Fahmy has served as chairman for 15th ICCE (August, Cairo, 1998), Organizer of 6-Arab conferences on SATL (Cairo, from 2001-2006).Co-organizer of two Jordanian Egyptian conferences on SATL (2005, and 2006). Organizer with Joe Lagowski a Symposium on SATLC in the 20th ICCE (August, Mauritius 2008).Member of the international advisory board of ICCE,s Conferences ( 16th-20th); years(2000,2002,2004,2006,2008).Also he is the founder of Ibn Sina International Conferences with Prof. F. Sauter from Technical University of Vienna. He has served as the chairman of organizing committee of five Ibn Sina International Conferences on pure and Applied Heterocyclic Chemistry(ISICHC) .The (1st,4th,5th,6th,and the 9th);Years ( 1986,1992,1994,1996,2004),

Fahmy, s research interests have included (1) Heterocyclic chemistry, (2) Synthetic organic chemistry with regard to uses of acides , and imides in organic synthesis,(3) Pyrolytic reactions, and (4)Organic Mass Spectrometry (OMS). More recently his interest has shifted to the Microwave assisted Organic synthesis

In the In 1998,Fahmy, and Professor J.J.Lgowski, began a collaboration at The University of Texas in Austin, Texas, USA on an innovative method for teaching and learning which came to be called the Systemic Approach to Teaching and Learning(SATL). Since that seminal meeting, the SATL concept has rapidly grown as a superior way to teach a variety of disciplines at all educational levels, beside adult .SATL methods have been developed for laboratory instruction and for assessment. During his work in SEC, he was able to build a unique cooperation with scientists from different disciplines (Basic, Medicinal, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Agricultural, Environmental, Law, Linguistics, Pedagogical, Computer, Sciences) to work together in SATL fields not only in Egypt but also in some other Arab countries.

In 1995, Fahmy nominated as the international man of the year (1995/1996) from the International Biographical Center (Cambridge UK) for his outstanding contribution to Heterocyclic Chemistry, and Chemistry Education. Inclusion of his name in Marquis who is who in physical Sciences in the 25th Anniversary Edition (2008).


I can use SATLC as an Approach to make chemistry simple for public appreciation ,and encourage interst of youhg students[ cf.SATL-Website

SATLC was experimented successfully in Egypt and some Arab contries. in primary, secondary & tertiary levels of education