Dr. Farouk El-Baz

Dr. Farouk El-Baz

Chairman

Dr. Farouk El-Baz is a world-renowned Egyptian-American scientist who worked with NASA on scientific exploration of the moon, including the selection of landing sites for the Apollo missions and the training of astronauts in lunar observation.

In addition to being Research Professor and Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, Massachusetts, Dr. El-Baz is Adjunct Professor of Geology at the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the Geological Society of America Foundation and is a member of myriad global scientific institutions.

He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Golden Door Award of the International Institute of Boston; the Nevada Medal of the Desert Research Institute; and the Pioneer Award of the Arab Thought Foundation. Dr. El-Baz is widely considered to be the pre-eminent scholar of his generation in the study of desert formation

Dr. El Baz earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Ain Shams University, his Masters and PHD degrees in Geology from Missouri University. He has a Doctors in Law Degree from American University of Cairo and Honorary Doctor of Science and Honorary Doctor of Engineering.