Amr received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1978, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Amr was a post doctorate research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, 1986-1988.
Amr was a Full Professor at the Department of Electrical Machines and Power, Helwan University. He served as the Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Helwan University and the Dean of the Higher Technological Institute-10th of Ramadan, Egypt. His current research interests include power electronics, renewable energy resources, power systems, computer-based controllers, automatic control, and e-learning management systems. He has over 90 publications in refereed journals and conferences.
Amr coordinated and participated in 35 internationally funded research projects mainly with USA, European Countries, Middle East and China. The total research amounts of those projects are more than $50 Million. He supervised and graduated many Master and Doctoral students. He served as reviewer for many international funding schemes, FP7, TEMPUS, RDI, IMC and STDF.