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Dr. Mostafa El-Sayed

Dr. El-Sayed is a leading nanoscience researcher, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a US National Medal of Science laureate. He is also known for the spectroscopy rule named after him, the El-Sayed rule.

He earned his B.Sc. from Ain Shams University Faculty of Science in 1953. El-Sayed then earned his doctoral degree from Florida State University working with Michael Kasha, the last student of the legendary G. N. Lewis . He spent time as a researcher at Harvard University, Yale University and the California Institute of Technology before joining the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles in 1961. He is currently the Julius Brown Chair and Regents Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He heads the Laser Dynamics Lab there. In 2011, he was ranked 17th  in Thomson-Reuters listing of the Top Chemists of the Past Decade. 

Board of Trustees
Dr. Mostafa Elsayyed