Atef Elsherbeni, professor of electrical engineering and associate dean of research and graduate programs in the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, has received UM’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award.
Elsherbeni has authored five books, 136 refereed journal articles, 28 book chapters, more than 330 professional presentations, 26 short courses, 29 invited seminars and 74 technical reports throughout the world. Since serving on his first doctoral committee, he has been the dissertation chair for more than 13 doctoral students and 33 master’s students. His research efforts have brought more than $10 million to the university. Several Mississippi companies and national corporations have supported his research group activities by direct contracts and gifts.
Elsherbeni is a member of many professional organizations, including the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He served as editor of ACES Journal and assumes major responsibility for the organization’s annual symposium.
Elsherbeni joined the Ole Miss faculty in 1987 and has been a visiting professor at UCLA, Magdeburg (Germany) and Syracuse universities. He received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cairo University, and he holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba.
Elsherbeni is married to Magda Elshemy. They are the parents of two daughters and a son.