AGYA Member

Nageh Allam

Engineering, Material Science

Areas of Expertise:
Energy Materials, Solar Fuel & Fuel Cells, Solar Cells, Supercapacitors, Plasmonic Nanomaterials, Thermoelectric Materials, Biomaterials, Biosensors, Optical Sensors, Desalination Materials, Computational Materials Science

About me

Nageh Allam is an Associate Professor of Physics at the American University in Cairo, Egypt:
My research is multidisciplinary in nature as it is at the interface between Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry. It deals with the development of a set of synthetic and fabrication techniques to obtain well-designed nanostructured materials with composition, size and shape control for use in energy conversion and storage, sensors applications, biomedical applications. I have published more than 100 papers in reputed peer-reviewed international journals and more than 90 conference articles.

Within AGYA, I will contribute in projects related to the fields of energy materials, desalination, and biotechnology; particularly raising awareness on the importance of renewable energy. Through AGYA, as a dynamic group of researchers, I can share my expertise and learn from fellow members.

Current projects

  • Member of the AGYA Working Groups Energy, Water and Environment & Arab and German Education

Academic Career

2017 -Graduate Director, Physics Department, American University in Cairo (AUC); Egypt
2015 -Associate Professor, Director of the Energy Materials Laboratory, AUC; Egypt
2011 -Affiliate Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Cambridge (MA), USA
2011 - 2015Assistant Professor, Director of the Energy Materials Laboratory, AUC;  Egypt
Summer 2013Visiting Scientist, Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology; Pasadena (CA), USA
2010 - 2011Post-doctoral Researcher, Laser Dynamics Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta (GA); USA
2009PhD in Material Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (PSU); USA
2005 - 2009Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Solar Nanomaterials, PSU; USA
2005Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute; Düsseldorf, Germany
2003MS in Materials Chemistry, Cairo University; Egypt

Selected Publications

  • El-Gendy, D. M., Abdel Ghany, N. A., El-Sherbini, E. E. F. & Allam, N. K. (2017). Adenine-functionalized Spongy Graphene for Green and High-Performance Supercapacitors. Scientific Reports 7, 43104.
  • Samir, M., Salama, M. & Allam, N. K. (2016). Sub-100 nm TiO2 Tubular Architectures for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion. Journal of Material Chemistry A 4, 9375-9380.
  • Hassanien, A. S., Shedeed, R. & Allam, N. K. (2016). Graphene Quantum Sheets with Multiband Emission: Unravelling the Molecular Origin of Graphene Quantum Dots. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 (38), 21678–21684.

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American University in Cairo, Physics Department

New Cairo 11835 Egypt

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