Country: USA (Egypt)
One of the Arab world’s most successful scientists, Ahmed Zewail makes the power list again. In a competitive landscape, Zewail — best known for winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry — has also bagged the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, the Tolman Medal, and Egypt’s highest state honour, the Grand Collar of the Nile. He has been a scientific advisor to US president Barack Obama, and backed by the White House, became America’s first science envoy, visiting Muslim countries to promote the sciences.
Ahmed Zewail is best known for winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1999.