Mohamed H.A. Hassan (bio)
Brief biodata of Mohamed H.A. Hassan, former Executive Director of TWAS.
Mohamed H.A. Hassan is co-chair of IAP, the global network of science academies, and chairman of the council, United Nations University (UNU). He was TWAS's executive director until 2011, and currently serves as the Academy's treasurer.
He is a board member of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt; Global Challenges, Canada (GCC), and the Science Initiative Group (SIG). A former president of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Hassan also sits on a number of committees in other organizations worldwide.
He was born in the Sudan in 1947, and holds a PhD in Plasma Physics from the University of Oxford, UK (1974). A former professor and dean of the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Khartoum, he received the order of scientific merit of Brazil (Comendator, Grand Cross) and the order of merit of Italy (Ufficiale).
In addition to being a fellows of TWAS, AAS, and the Islamic Academy of Science (IAS), he is a member of the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences; the Palestine Academy of Science and Technology; the Belgian Royal Overseas Academy of Sciences; the Pakistan Academy of Sciences; the Lebanese Academy of Sciences; the Cuban Academy of Sciences; the Academy of Sciences of South Africa, and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.
His research areas include plasma physics, environmental modelling of soil erosion in drylands, geophysics, astrophysics and space physics.