Hany Azer or Pharaohs Amenhotep as he was called, was born in 1948 in Tanta, Egypt ... He is an Egyptian-German engineer who oversaw the construction of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof train station.
Azar went to Cairo to study high school and university, in 1973; he got 87.5% in high school. The Egyptian young man was deeply influenced by Pope Shenouda of Alexandria and the Patriarch of St. Mark when he was Bishop at the time, as he convinced him to enroll in the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University, because it is close to Azer's house in Haddayek El- Kobba.
After graduating from the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University, he traveled to Germany to study civil engineering in Bochum. He sold newspapers at 4 am to spend over his studies, as he worked as waiter in a restaurant.
After graduating, Azer worked as an architect in Germany and became one of the most important architects of construction in Berlin. He built the Dortmund metro tunnel before 1979 and was chosen as one of the 50 most famous figures in Germany after the Berlin Railway Station was built in 2006, which was awarded the "Station of the Year" award. He also participated in dozens of projects in Germany. He was associated with dozens of tunnels and projects around the world and became the most famous tunnel expert in the world.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel honored him on May 26, 2006 at the opening of the Berlin Train Station for his service and the German State Service on the German Republic. Former Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak honored him in Egypt on 1 October 2006.
The genius Egyptian engineer spent nearly 40 years in Germany. He did not change his features or prints for many years. He is proud of any place and time of being Egyptian. Even the Germans called him "Amenhotep" for his pride in being the grandson of the pharaohs. In addition to his pride in his efforts to reach what is now.
He said I came to Germany with a little money that was not enough to learn engineering. I thought carefully what to do. Did I follow my rising self or go to work? I started from scratch and sold newspapers to spend on myself, and I got to what I am now."
Hani Azar has been in Egypt continuously for the past two years since he was elected a member of the Egyptian Scientist Board. President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi assigned him to follow up on projects in Egypt, mainly the National Road Project, in addition to laying the foundation for the new Suez Canal tunnels and the development of the Egyptian railway network in general.
Azer commented on his honor in Berlin, saying that he was very happy to be honored at the ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin train station.
In honor of his achievements, Ain Shams University will award him an honorary doctorate within the framework of the 7th University Conference, which will be held under the theme of Internationalism and will kick off on the second of next April and continue until the 5th of the same month.