Dr. Hesham Omran

Arab States

Dr. Hesham Omran has pioneered a groundbreaking toolbox that empowers scientists and engineers to create highly efficient semiconductor chips. These chips are the vital building blocks of our modern electronic devices, including computers, mobile phones, medical devices, and electric vehicles. What once required days or even weeks of manual labor can now be accomplished in a matter of minutes.


Traditionally, designing full-custom semiconductor chips has been a complex and time-consuming process, relying heavily on the manual efforts of expert designers. However, with Dr. Omran’s ingenious tool, the Analog Designer’s Toolbox (ADT), the time required to design full-custom integrated circuit blocks is dramatically reduced.


Dr. Omran, an Associate Professor at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, has not only made significant contributions to the field of microelectronics but has also co-founded a groundbreaking startup called Master Micro. Based in Egypt, this startup addresses the challenges associated with automating the design of electronics, marking it as the first of its kind in the Arab world. Driven by his passion for sharing knowledge, Dr. Omran has also created the popular Mastering Microelectronics YouTube channel. With over 1.2 million views and 12,000 subscribers, many of whom come from Arabic-speaking countries, his channel has become a valuable resource for individuals seeking to delve into the fascinating world of microelectronics.


Dr. Hesham Omran’s innovative contributions to semiconductor chip design, his entrepreneurial endeavors, and his dedication to knowledge-sharing are transforming the field of microelectronics both locally and globally.

Dr. Hesham Omran receiving the Prize