Awards, Honors, Research Grants and Fellowships


  • Exceptional reviewer for the Geological Society of America (2017).
  • Research grant from Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (2010-2014) – (total of 300,000 Euro).
  • Industry research grant from Star Petroleum (2011-2012) – (around 300,000 Euro).
  • Marie Curie Fellow – 2010 – summer school (5000 Euro).
  • Heinrich Jörg Stiftung grant, 2007 – grant to support fieldwork (5000 Euro).
  • Austrian Exchange Service (ÖAD) grant – Ph.D. Scholarship, 2006-2010.
  • The first class Honor – Tanta University, Egypt, 2000.
  • Best bachelor student – Tanta University, Egypt, 1999.