Gamal El Afandi, PhD

Biography

Dr. Gamal El Afandi got his Bachelor Degree of Sciences in Physics from Menoufia University at Egypt . He got two higher graduate Diplomas from Cairo University in meteorology and natural resources in addition to Class I, Meteorological Personnel. Dr. El Afandi got his Master Degree of Sciences (M.Sc.)in meteorology from Cairo University,Egypt. In addition, He received his Ph.D. jointly between Cairo University in Egypt and university of Gottingen in Germany, with specialization in climate change impacts on crop productivity. He has used High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities in running the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with very high resolutions. His research is concentrated on climate and climate change and its impacts on different sectors, mainly Agriculture and Water Resources in addition to Environment. He is very interested to study the extreme weather events like drought, heat waves, flash flood, desertification, etc…. and its frequency under climate change conditions. He is using meteorological sciences in many applications such as its relation and impacts to the health sector especially the Allergy and Asthma.He has ported WRF to a Windows platform and its optimization on 24cores, at Data to Insight Center of Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University Bloomington USA. He has participated in developing an Early Warning System for Flash Flood over Sinai at Egypt in collaboration with Belgian-Egyptian team. In addition to participation in several local, regional and international research projects. He believes that renewable energy is very promising sector as a main source for clean energy , mainly solar radiation and wind energy. Dr. El Afandi has published papers in peer-reviewed journals, also book chapters. He taught many courses in meteorology for undergraduate and graduate students’ in addition to supervision of many M.Sc. and Ph.D. students at the Egyptian Universities and Tuskegee University, USA.

Research Interests

  • Meteorology
  • Forecasting
  • Climate Change
  • Wind Energy
  • Extreme Weather Events (flash flooding, drought, heat waves, etc)