An MIT-educated environmental engineering professor languishing in Egyptian prisons since November 14, 2018

About Seif

Seif has worked as a professor of chemical engineering at Cairo University, American University in Cairo, and Zewail University. His instructional videos on thermodynamics have garnered over 1 million views on YouTube.

Seif was the director of the environmental engineering program at Zewail University, and a former advisor to the Minister of Higher Education under former president Mohamed Morsi.  He has applied his models to find solutions for greater energy sustainability.

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Seif Fateen is the father of seven children, including three US citizens, the youngest was 3 years old when he was arrested, and the oldest has given him two grandchildren who were born during his imprisonment.

An advocate for freedom and seeker of truth. Tahrir square, Nov 2011.


Professor Seif Fateen held in pre-trial detention for nearly four years

Originally published on August 17, 2022 on Middle East Studies Association His Excellency Abdel Fattah al-SisiPresident, Arab Republic of EgyptFax: +20-2-390-1998  Chancellor Hamada El-SawyOffice of the Public ProsecutorFax: +20-2-25774716 Prime Solicitor-General Khaled DiauddinSupreme State Security Prosecution in the Arab Republic of EgyptFax: +20-2-26381956 Dear President al-Sisi, Chancellor El-Sawy and Prime Solicitor-General Diauddin, We write to…

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