Ahmed Zewail

Nobel laureate for Chemistry; Special Presidential Envoy for Science to the Middle East

Dr. Ahmed Zewail was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1999. Currently he is a professor at the California Institute of Technology, serves on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and is the president’s special envoy for science to the Middle East. Holding dual Egyptian-American citizenship, Zewail is often mentioned as a potential candidate for Egypt’s presidency.