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Genetic Engineering of Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Improved Stability
Randy Gaugler, Dept. of Entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Mohammad Shamseldean, Dept of Zoology & Nematology, Cairo University, Giza

Assessment of the Beneficial Endophytic Association between Rhizobia and Cereal Roots
Frank B. Dazzo , Dept. of Microbiology, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Youssef G. Yanni, Sakha Agricultural Research Station, Sakha Kafr El Sheikh

Polygene Mapping of Tuberonic Acid in Potatoes
E.E. Ewing, Dept. of Fruit and Vegetable Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Omer A. El Sayed, Pharmaceutical Sciences Dept., National Research Center, Dokki

Upper-Limb Myoelectric Prosthesia
Aly A. Farag, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Louisville Louisville, KY
Ahmed M. El Bialy, Systems and Biomedical Engineering Dept., Cairo University, Giza

Control Study of Genetic Risks for Liver Cancer among Persons Exposed to Environmental Toxicants in Egypt
Christopher Loffredo, Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Mohamed Abdel Hamid, Tropical Medical Research Institute, Cairo University, Giza

Purification and Characterization of Low- Molecular Mass Antigens of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Patrick Cummings and Hassan Azzazy, Dept. of Medical and Research Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Said Abdalla, Genetic Engineering Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI), Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology, Alexandria

The Role of HCV in the Induction of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Joseph R. Testa, Cytogenetic Laboratory, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Abla M. El- Mishad, Microbiology and Immunology Dept., Cairo University, Giza

Molecular Basis for the Design of an Effective Vaccine for Rheumatic Heart Disease
Malak Kotb, Dept. of Surgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Maha A.El Demellawy, GEBRI, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology, Alexandria

Marine Biotechnology: Biomedical Compounds from Red Sea Giant Clams Tridacna Maxima
Marc Slattery, Dept. of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, MS 
Sherief Khalifa, Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Fatty Acid Flotation of Calcareous Phosphate Rock by Enzyme Autoxidation
J.D. Miller, Metallurgical Engineering Dept., University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Yehia Ahmed, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Time and Frequency Dissemination
Wayne Hanson, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO
Safaa Samuel, Time and Frequency Dept., National Institute for Standards (NIS), Giza

Study of Egyptian Building Codes and Their Implementation
Linda Dunyan, Architect, Alexandria, VA
Safwan A. Khedr, Egyptian Group for Engineering Consultation, Giza

3-D Surface Calibration System
J.F. Song, National Institute of Standards and Metrology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD
S. Z. Zahwi, Dimensional Metrology Dept., National Institute for Standards (NIS), Giza

Enhancing the Biodegradation of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons Using Acidophilic Indigenous Microorganisms
Gary Stacey, Dept. of Microbiology University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Essam Zaki, GEBRI, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology, Alexandria

Biomonitoring of Pesticide Contamination from the Pesticides Industry
Mohamed Abou-Donia, Dept. of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Nabila Bakry, College of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Formulation and Evaluation of Environmentally Friendly Paints
Heshmat Aglan, College of Engineering, Architecture, and Physical Sciences, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Badran M. Badran, Polymers & Pigments Dept. National Research Center, Giza

Clean Technology for Tannery Wastewater Treatment
Vasilios Manousiouthakis, Chemical Engineering Dept., University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Azza L Hafez, Chemical Engineering and Pilot Plant Dept., National Research Center, Giza

Improving the Reactivity of Cotton and Cotton Finishes for a Better Environment
Brent C. Smith, Dept. of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ali Hebeish, Textile Research Division, National Research Center, Giza

Study of Manufacturing Cost: Analysis, Evaluation, and Reduction of Egyptian Garment Products
Christine W.Jarvis, Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University, Pendleton, SC
Sami Mansour, Textile Engineering Dept. National Research Center, Giza

Design and Manufacture of Stitch Bonded Thermoplastic Textile Composites
Sabit Adanur, Dept. of Textile Engineering Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Samy E. Shalaby, Technical Affairs, National Research Center, Giza

Fabric Hand Measurement for Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing
Mansour Mohamed, College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Mohamed Sultan, Faculty of Engineering Alexandria University, Alexandria

Environmental Monitoring of Pesticides by Biosensors
Mohyee E. Eldefrawi, School of Medicine University of Maryland Baltimore, MD
Nabil Mansour , Faculty of Agriculture, University of Alexandria, Alexandria

An Integrated Model for Net-Shape Fabrication of High Strength Aluminum Structures
Ahmed Sherif El-Gizawy, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri Columbia, MO
Amr Abdel-Hamid, Dean of Science & Engineering, American University of Cairo, Cairo

Building a CNC Machining System with an Open Architecture Controller
Ibrahim Tansel, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Florida International University, Miami, FL
Essam Soliman, Production Engineering Dept., Alexandria University, Alexandria

An Investigation of the Performance of Superplasticizers for Concrete Applications
Sayed Qutubuddin, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Magdy Mohamed Ayoub, Dept. of Polymers & Pigments, National Research Center, Giza 

Evaluation of the Egyptian Calcium Carbonate as a Filler for Application in Plastics, Pigments, and Paper Industries
Hassan El-Shall, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville,FL
Tawfik Boulos, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Recovery of Phosphates from Their Wastes by Column Flotation
Hassan El-Shall, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Aziza A. Youssef, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Workshop on Pavement Management
Mohammed Y. Shahin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACERL, Champaign, IL
Magdy A. Abdelrahman, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig

Development of Predictive Maintenance Management Software
Neville Rieger, STI Technologies, Inc., Rochester, NY 
Aly El-Shafei, RITEC, New Maadi, Cairo

Late Cretaceous Paleoecology of Egypt
Gerta Keller, Dept. of Geosciences Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Hassan Mohamed, Dept. of Geology Aswan Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Awan

Seismotectonics and Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment Studies in Egypt
Farouk El-Baz, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, Boston, MA
Riad Samir, Nat'l. Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS), Cairo