Dr. Ahmed Maarouf obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. After obtaining his Ph.D., he joined Hilbert Technology Inc. in Pennsylvania until 2003, and then joined Cairo University as a lecturer of physics between 2003-2006. Between 2006-2008 he once again returned to Hilbert Technology Inc., after which he held a position as a senior research scientist at the Egypt Nanotechnology Center (EGNC). Between 2009-2012, he was a visiting scientist at IBM Watson Research Lab, where he was involved in the computational modeling of grapheme-based structures. In 2013, he returned to the EGNC. His main research experience is in the field of analytical and computational modeling techniques aimed at studying the fundamental properties of materials, with a focus on carbon-based materials.