Professor of Minerals & Rocks - Fellow of the College of Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania - USA
Ph.D. in Science – Rock and Minerals – University of London – England 1971. In addition, he holds a postgraduate degree and a diploma in Advanced Geology from the Royal College of Science, Medicine and Technology – University of London – England and a fellowship from the School of Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, USA. A professor of geochemistry and mineralogy of rocks at the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University. Head of the Department of Natural and Biological Sciences at the Institute of Environmental Studies and Research, Ain Shams University, and Head of Geology Division, Faculty of Education, Banha University. Shams Al-Din has many experiences and membership committees, where he was appointed an expert to cultural policies and cultural diversity in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), chosen as an expert Arabic Language Academy in 1987. A member of the Egyptian Academy of Sciences (Lifetime Membership) and of the Arabic Language Academy, as a Rapporteur of the Scientific Culture Committee of the Supreme Council of Culture to date. Chairman of the Non-Cultural Heritage Committee, Member of the Youth Committee of the National Commission for UNESCO. A member of: Geological Society of America; British Geological Society; National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology; Board of Directors of the Egyptian Society for the Arabization of Science. A member of the Writers Union Association. Editor of the MAP for Man and the Biosphere, which was published by UNESCO. Participated in the editing of many encyclopedias (Knowledge Circuits) in Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Hafez has also worked as a senior advisor to an international mineral wealth company for the exploration, explorationand exploitation of non-metallic minerals such as glass sands and gypsum, as well as rocks used in the cement, ceramics and metal industry industries. Among his books and translations are “Simplification of Geology”, “Tsunami”, “Thermal Earth Energy” and “Scientific Thinking and Knowledge Industry”. Fromhis translations ofWilliam Maitus’s “The Simple in Geology” to Peter Westbrook, he conducted scientific scrutiny and linguistic revision from French to Arabic for five large parts of the Encyclopedia of Egypt, written by French campaign scientists and published by the General Book Authority.