Abdelrahim Hassanien

academic title

Professor of Physics

other titles

Director of the Center for Nanotechnology (CNT)

Contact Information

Email: ahassanien@zewailcity.edu.eg

Professor Abdelrahim Hassanien joined Zewail City of Science and Technology in January 2016 as the director of the Center for Nanotechnology (CNT).

Hassanien’s academic background started in 1985 when he received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Egypt. In 1991 he earned his Master of Science degree from the same university in condensed matter physics. In 1992 he received a diploma in theoretical condensed matter physics from Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy. Hassanien then obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1996.

Throughout the years, Hassanien held various positions. He started his career at the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University where he was appointed as a teaching assistant in 1985, and a lecturer in 1997. He was also appointed as a research fellow at the Electrotechnical Laboratory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan in 1997.

In 2000 he was invited to become a tenured senior research scientist at AIST, where he started his research on nanotubes and dichalcogenide nanowires, to be used in various applications in nano-devices and organic superconductors. In 2005, Hassanien established his microscopy laboratory at AIST’s nanotechnology research, to explore the non-physics one and two dimensional systems. Later on, Hassanien worked as a senior research scientist at the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia in 2012 and the Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia in 2014.
Hassanien is a visiting professor at Aalto University, Finland; Ohio University, U.S.; Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, and Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia.

Hassanien’s main research interests focus on nanoelectronics, atomic scale manipulations, carbon nanotubes thin film devices, gas and biosensors, flexible and transparent electronics, nanoscale superconductivity, confined condensate, and metal dichalcogenide layers and wires. He has published 35 papers in highly ranked journals with more than 701 citations and an H-index of 14.

Hassanien’s academic background started in 1985 when he received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Egypt. In 1991 he earned his Master of Science degree from the same university in condensed matter physics. In 1992 he received a diploma in theoretical condensed matter physics from Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy. Hassanien then obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1996.

Hassanien’s main research interests focus on nanoelectronics, atomic scale manipulations, carbon nanotubes thin film devices, gas and biosensors, flexible and transparent electronics, nanoscale superconductivity, confined condensate, and metal dichalcogenide layers and wires. He has published 35 papers in highly ranked journals with more than 701 citations and an H-index of 14.

 

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After 25 years of working abroad, coming back to Egypt was a dream that has fulfilled a wonderful experience, and an exciting challenge.