Born on 20 December 1932 in Damascus, Syria. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French.
He obtained a BSc in Mathematics from the University of London, UK (1956), an MSc in Differential Geometry and Relativity from Imperial College, the University of London, UK (1957); and a DSc in Mathematics (Differential Geometry and General Relativity) from the University of Paris, France (1969).
He started work in the Syrian Ministry of Education in Aleppo, Syria (1957-1959), and then became the Syrian Representative at the Directorate of Planning of Secondary Mathematics Education in Cairo, Egypt (1959-1960), Assistant at the University of Damascus (UoD), Syria (1960-1961); Assistant in the Faculty of Science at the University of Paris, France (1963-1964), Research Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (1964-1971); and Assistant Professor (1971-1974) and Associate Professor (1974-1975) at UoD. He has been Professor at the University of Kuwait, since 1987.
Prof. Hamoui has been President of the Society of Arab Friends of the ICTP (1983-1993), a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Tensor Society of India (1983-present), a Corresponding Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities in Paris, a Fellow of the International Information Academy (1996), and a member of the Editorial Board of Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering (1991-1998). He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Arabic language section of Scientific American (Majallat Al-Oloom) at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (1986-present). He became a Corresponding Member of L-Academie Arabe – Damas (2000).
He has written or co-written around 20 articles, and authored or translated ten books in Syria and Kuwait.
Prof. Hamoui was elected as a Fellow of the IAS in 2006.