M. Sameh Said, Ph.D. is a professor of electronics at Cairo University, yet is a scholar and researcher in philosophy, history and theology especially comparative religion. In addition to a long list of scientific books and publications in his own field, he has other publications along the lines of religion, history and philosophy. While being a pioneer in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, solid state electronics and material science, he has a profound interest in Islam both as a faith and as an impetus for scientific discovery as a way of knowing and worshipping God. Born in 1945, Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from Cairo University (B.Sc. 1966), American University in Cairo (M.Sc. 1968) and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia , USA (Ph.D.1973).
He has been also concerned with education development in Egypt. He set up 50 Science Exploration Centers, Discovery City and Cosmic Village for the children of Egypt. He authored many books for science awareness and simplification of science for children and the public. His goal is the proliferation of scientific thinking. Hopefully he aims at doing a similar thing about Islam by clarifying major issues, linking faith with science and simplifying facts about this great religion as well as presenting an appealing and enlightening view of an often misunderstood and misrepresented faith of nearly 1.5 billion people around the world.