Dr. Islam Al-Akraa received his Bachelor degree in Science in 2007 from the faculty of Science at Cairo university. Directly after graduation, he worked for American Water Chemicals Incorporation as a technical support Engineer then he promoted to represent Egypt technical office until August 2009. On September 2009, Dr. Al-Akraa joined the Faculty of Engineering at the British University in Egypt (BUE). He was awarded the MSc and PhD degrees from Cairo University at 2011 and 2015, respectively. The degrees focused on assembling of nanostructures-modified catalysts for fuel cell, water electrolysis and electrosensing applications. In 2016, Dr. Al-Akraa was awarded the George Forster postdoctoral research fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) foundation that was hosted by the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. Dr. Al-Akraa is a first author and a co-author for several peer-reviewed articles. In addition, he had awards from BUE, DAAD, European commission, TU Dresden, International association for Hydrogen Energy and Fulbright commission. He is also a reviewer for many related international journals.
Research Interest of Dr. Islam M. Al-Akraa are Fuel cells; Nanocatalysis; Electrocatalysis; Water electrolysis; Water treatment; Biodiesel