Prof. Emad Ramzy Philobbos (born in Cairo on the 29th of June, 1941) is Emeritus Professor of Sedimentary Geology at the Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Egypt. He was graduated from the Faculty of Science, Cairo University (Geology and Chemistry) in 1960. In the same year, he was appointed in the Department of Geology, Assiut University to start his academic carrier as a demonstrator.
 
His M.Sc. (1964) and Ph.D. (1969) projects were carried out in Assiut University on the economic phosphate deposits of Quseir-Safaga area and the Nile Valley area, respectively. After the award of the Ph.D. in 1969 he was appointed as “Lecturer”, and then promoted to “Associate Professor” in 1977 and “Professor” in 1991. He broadened his main domain of research (50 published papers) to cover ‘Sedimentary Geology’ in its broader sense; including sedimentary facies and environments as well as sedimentation tectonics (mainly of the Paleogene and Neogene sequences of the Red Sea and Nile Valley areas). 
 
 In 1975, he was awarded Diploma of Membership of the Imperial Collage of London (DIC.) after spending the period 1973-1974 as a British Counsel Scholar and carrying out there a research project on the geochemistry of Egyptian phosphorites. After returning from London, at the end of 1974, he founded a then up-to-date research trend in sedimentology in the Department of Geology, Assiut University, where about 42 of researchers in the same university as well as other universities and research institutions were specialized and awarded the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees under his supervision. 
 
Prof. Philobbos was appointed as Chairperson of the Department of Geology, Assiut University, during the period 2000-2001. He is currently a member of the “Committee on evelopment of Basic Sciences”, Basic Sciences Sector of the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Universities. He spent variable periods as a member of the National Council on Research of Mineral Resources, as a member of the National Committee on Mineralogy, as the General Secretary of the Committee on Ore Minerals (a branch of the National Council On Research of ineral Resources), and as the General Secretary of the Committee on Mineral Wealth and Environmental Industries of the New Valley; all belonging to the Academy of Scientific Research in Egypt.
 
He was a member of the ‘Field Geology Team’ of the Geological Map of Egypt (20 sheets of the scale 1:500,000), published by EGPC & CONOCO in 1986 & 1987; and a member of the Editorial Board of the Metallogenic Map of Egypt published by the Geological Survey of Egypt (1998). He edited two special publications on the ‘Red Sea Sedimentation Tectonics’ and the ‘Cretaceous of Egypt’ published by the Geological Society of Egypt in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He also edited and co-edited products of the ‘Earth Science Projects of the NESCO & UNDP’ in Egypt (2000-2006), including geological maps of Sinai, Southwestern Desert and Northwestern Desert, scale 1:250,000 and their explanatory notes. He mapped the ‘Geology of As-Sarrah Area’ in Lybia (2 maps of the scale 1:250000 and 10 maps of the scale 1:100000), and wrote their explanatory notes; published by the Water Authorities of Libya and REGWA of Egypt in 2007 & 2008. He was the Principal Investigator for a project searching for building stones in Kharga Oasis, Vice Principal Investigator for a research project evaluating the ground waters in Wadi el Noqra of Komombo as well as a member of the team investigating the ground waters in Wadi el Assiuti and Wadi Qena, Egypt. 
 
Prof. Philobbos is currently a member of the International Sedimentological Association and a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (The International Society of Applied Geophysics.). He is also a member of the Geological, Sedimentological, Mineralogical and Paleontological societies of Egypt. He is a former member of the Board of the Geological Society of Egypt for 6 years. He was awarded prizes of the best papers presented at the Geological Society meetings in 1985 & 2000 and was awarded Plaque and certificate from the Geological Society of Egypt in 1996 for his ”… high contribution to the Geological Society of Egypt”, and in 2003 for his ” …high contribution to the Geological Sciences in Egypt”. The Sedimentological Society of Egypt awarded him in Jan. 2002 a Plaque and certificate for a “…high respect and recognition of distinguished scientific achievements”.
 
Prof. Philobbos represented Egypt in the UNESCO Project ‘IGCP 325’ and was the coordinator of  scientific research projects with Universities of Paris- Sud and TU of Berlin. He spent variable times as a scientific visitor to the Imperial College of London (1973-1974), University of Tunisia (1984), TU of Berlin (1987) and the University of Paris-Sud (1992). He was the Chairperson of Sessions in many international, regional and local geological conferences and consultant for the Earth Science UNESCO & UNDP Projects in Egypt (2002 – 2006). He is currently consultant for some Petroleum Services and Groundwater Companies (1992 – till now).