Farouk El-Baz

Scientist, Academic

1938 –

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Who is Farouk El-Baz?

Farouk El-Baz is an Egyptian American scientist who worked with NASA to assist in the planning of scientific exploration of the Moon, including the selection of landing sites for the Apollo missions and the training of astronauts in lunar observations and photography.

He is married, has four daughters, and six grandchildren. El-Baz is the brother of Osama El-Baz, senior advisor to Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak.

Currently, El-Baz is Research Professor and Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is Adjunct Professor of Geology at the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Geological Society of America Foundation, Boulder, Colorado, a member of the Board of Directors of CRDF Global, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.

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Born
Jan 2, 1938
Zagazig
Also known as
  • Farouk Elbaz
  • Dr Farouk El-Baz
  • Dr. Farouk El-Baz
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Egyptians
Nationality
  • Egypt
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Missouri
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    (1962 - 1963)
  • Master's Degree, Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Geology
    ( - 1961)
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
  • Bachelor's degree, Ain Shams University
    Geology
    ( - 1985)
  • Chemistry
  • Doctorate, Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Geology
    ( - 1964)
  • Honorary degree, New England College
    ( - 1989)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    ( - 2002)
  • Honorary degree, Mansoura University
    ( - 2003)
  • Doctorate, American University in Cairo
    Law
    ( - 2004)

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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