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Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb

Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb is one of the leading figures facilitating the introduction of nanotech to the Middle East. He is Assistant Professor of Nano Materials and founder and Director of the Nano Mohamed-Abdel-MottalebMaterials Masters Program (the first such program in the Middle East). 
Prior to joining Nile University, he is the Chairman and Founder of SabryCorp Ltd. (Cairo, Egypt), the first company in the Middle East and Africa to specialize in nanotechnology. Prior to founding SabryCorp, Dr. Abdel-Mottaleb worked in research labs both Belgium (K. U. Leuven) and in Germany (U. Ulm, TU Chemnitz) where he specialized in using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Atomic Force Microscopy applications in surface modifications and device fabrication. Both represent powerful techniques for viewing and manipulating surfaces at the atomic-level. In addition to his work on STM, Dr. Abdel-Mottaleb also worked on constructing molecular nano-wires as well as investigated the blinking phenomenon of quantum dots. 
Dr. Abdel-Mottaleb's research has been at the forefront of nanotechnology developments. He has 24 peer-reviewed publications (including papers in Accounts of Chemical Research and Nano Letters) and has recently co-authored a chapter for NATO on the commercial applications of nanotechnology. Further, he has organized and chaired the first nanotech conference in the Middle East (NanoTech Insight, in 2005, 2007), and is currently organizing a host of other industry-specific nanotech events and workshops in the region. In addition, Dr. Abdel-Mottaleb has a strong background in nano materials, as well as alternative energy and sensor technologies.