Prof. Fayez was born on 4 February 1927, Cairo, Egypt. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Glasgow University (1956).
He supervised a considerable number of MSc and PhD theses, authored more than 100 research publications, and has 6 industrial inventions to his credit. One of these inventions relates to the discovery and manufacture of one of the most effective urinary tract medicines in use today.
He is a practicing scientist at the National Research Centre, and as a science and technology executive at the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology where he was Vice-President for almost 8 years. He founded and directed Egypt’s UNDP-funded “Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals” program, since 1980. He served a tenure as Director of the National Research Centre, NRC, Cairo, Egypt, 1984-1987.
Prof. Fayez was awarded the Egyptian State Prize for Chemistry (1966) and the State Prize of Merit in Sciences (1990). He was awarded the 1982 Prize for Islamic Medicine by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.
Since 1976, he has been active in technology policy as a central issue in national socio-economic development. Thus, he played a key role in the formulation of Egypt’s National Technology Policy (1984).
In 1986, Prof. Fayez was invited to become a Founding Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences.
He was the Chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Committee on Science and Technology for Development (New York). He served as a consultant the United Nations in the field of technology policies and technological development. Prof. Fayez is currently an Emeritus Research Professor at the National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt.