Meet the New AGYA Members 2023

New Cohort of Outstanding Arab & German Researchers

AGYA welcomes 14 excellent Arab and German scholars from diverse disciplines as its new members. These early-career researchers were selected in a highly competitive selection process. During the AGYA General Assembly in autumn 2023, the Academy festively inaugurated these researchers who are affiliated with institutions and universities in Egypt, Germany, Morocco, Lebanon, Qatar, and the UAE.


New members affiliated with research institutions in Arab countries

  • Dr. Jeffrey G. Karam, Political Science, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Prof. Dr. Saad Motahhir, Electrical Engineering, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco
  • Dr. Ghada Mohamed, Egyptology, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Prof. Dr. Mohamed Qenawy, Chemistry & Material Science, United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 
  • Prof. Dr. Adam Talib, Arabic Literature, Comparative Literature & Philology, The American University in Cairo, Egypt 
  • Dr. Ayham Zaitouny, Applied Mathematics, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar 

New members affiliated with research institutions in Germany

  • Dr. Jamila Maria Adeli, Art History & Area Studies, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. Dawud Ansari, Energy & Development Economics, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. Mohamad Bdiwi, Robotics & Automation, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Chemnitz, Germany
  • Dr. Dennis Mario Beck, Classical Archaeology, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Dr. Claire Bullen, Anthropology & Sociology, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Phillip Grimberg, Chinese Studies, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Dr. Dennis Krämer, Geosciences, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), Hannover, Germany
  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Meike Lettau, Cultural & Media Policy Studies, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany


Jamila Adeli

AGYA serves as an essential and unprecedented hub that facilitates the translation of scientific knowledge into society and true transcultural and transdisciplinary collaboration between connected researchers.

Jamila Maria Adeli, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Ayham Zaitouny

AGYA gives me a platform to explore interdisciplinary research, where I can blend my mathematical skills with other fields to enhance humanity and the environment.

Ayham Zaitouny, Applied Mathematics, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar