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us: Zewail, Ahmed H.

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  • Variants

    • us: Zuwayl, Aḥmad
    • us: زويل، أحمد
    • us: زويل، أحمد حسن
    • us: زويل، احمد ه.
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1946-02-26
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Damanhūr (Egypt)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Pasadena (Calif.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Jāmiʻat al-Iskandarīyah
        • Organization: (naf) University of Pennsylvania
        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Berkeley
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) California Institute of Technology
        • Affiliation Start: 1976
        • Affiliation End: 2007
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: National Science Foundation (U.S). Laboratory for Molecular Sciences
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Femtochemistry
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Chemists
            (lcsh) College teachers
        • Sources

          • found: Advances in laser ... c1977 (a.e.) t.p. (Ahmed H. Zewail) p. vi (Calif. Inst. of Tech.)
          • found: The Chemical bond, c1992: CIP t.p. (Ahmed Zewail, Calif. Inst. of Tech.) data sheet (b. 02-26-46)
          • found: Aḥmad Zuwayl wa-al-ṭarīq ilá Nūbil, 2000.
          • found: Voyage through time, c2002: t.p. (Ahmed Zewail) p. 12 (Ahmed Hassan Zewail)
          • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed April 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Zewail, Ahmed; chemist, nobel prize winner; born 26 February, 1946 in Damanhur, Egypt; master's degree from University of Alexandria (1968), PhD in chemistry from University of Pennsylvania (1974); postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley (1974-1976); Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics at California Institute of Technology (1976-1995); director of National Science Foundation Laboratory for Molecular Sciences at Caltech (1996-2007); director of Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology, at Caltech (2005); was appointed president's special envoy for science to the Middle East for the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (2009); supported mass demonstrations for removal of Egyptian president Husni Mubarak (2011); returned to Egypt to discuss his proposals for new Egyptian constitution, free judiciary, and free and fair elections (2011); won the Nobel Prize for founding the field of femtochemistry (1999), third Egyptian Nobel laureate, honored with Wolf Foundation Prize in Chemistry (1993), Priestley Medal of the American Chemical Society (2011), awarded the Order of the Nile, Egypt's highest state honor (1999), Jubilee Medal from National Research Council, Egypt (2006))
        • Editorial Notes

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        • Change Notes

          • 1978-04-20: new
          • 2015-09-02: revised
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