Egypt Independent

Egyptian scientist appointed advisor to IAEA chief



International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano has appointed Mohamed Reda Ezz Eddine, chief of Egypt's Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (NRRA), as his advisor for four years in the field of nuclear safety and radiation control.

Ezz Eddine was selected two years ago as a member of the IAEA’s technical committee for radiation safety. He was also appointed chief of the Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, he was named as secretary general for the forum until 2017. He was the representative of North African countries at the nuclear regulators forum since 2009.

Ezz Eddine obtained a bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 1984 and a master's degree in radiochemistry in 1990. He also obtained his PhD in 1995 and a law degree in 2000.

He was named as a teaching assistant at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority in 1988 and then a professor in 2008. He headed the radiation protection section for 11 years. He worked as chief and member of several technical committees that inspected and licensed nuclear and radiation establishments

As an international expert and member of the IAEA’s teams, he took part in evaluating the regulatory authorities of various countries. He is also the Egyptian national coordinator and scientific supervisor on several scientific projects carried out under the supervision of the IAEA.

He taught at the engineering faculties of Alexandria and Zagazig universities.

He also published 36 articles in specialized scientific journals and is on the scientific jury of several local and international scientific magazines.

Edited translation from MENA