Dr. ElSabry joined Nile University in 2022 as an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Management of Technology (MOT) following a mixed career in academia, corporate training and consulting. Dr. ElSabry is an experimental physicist by training. He received his B.Sc. in physics following a rich educational experience between Egypt (at the American University in Cairo) and the United States (SUNY New Paltz). He then got his M.Sc. in physics also from AUC. His master thesis laboratory work was conducted in a world-class biophysics lab at Göttingen University in Germany.
In 2017, he was awarded a doctoral degree in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy from Japan's leading public policy school, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). After the award of his doctoral degree, he remained in Tokyo for two years based at Japan's prominent Hitotsubashi University, working at its Institute of Innovation Research and teaching at its business school.
Back to Egypt, he joined Mirqah for Scientific Research and Management Consulting as its Head of Research and Innovation. His role covered a number of areas, including research, consulting, and corporate training, in addition to setting up the organization's research policy and overseeing its transition to an academic institution.
His current research portfolio covers issues of university-industry collaboration in developing countries, strategic innovation management as well as the emerging topic of science philanthropy. Being one of the very few experts in MENA working at the intersection of innovation policy and strategic innovation management, Dr. ElSabry currently complements his teaching and research activities by collaborating with public, private and nonprofit entities across a number of different advisories and consulting engagements.