Research Grants

Nile University has around 66 research projects/grants for the last 10 years with total budget of approximelty 250M EGP.

 

                                                     

 

Some examples of the Research Grants at NU are:

 

# 1

Wireless Monitoring of Fruit Growth Using an Electrical Bio-Impedance Sensor Device. JESOR

Principle Investigator

Prof. Ahmed Gomaa A. Radwan

Operation Dates

December, 2015 – December, 2019

Status

Completed

Funding Agency

National Funding Agency:

 

 

Objective

The idea of this project is to graph the quality of fruits and vegetables similar to ECG in human. The purpose of this project is to build a prototype for a portable wireless electronic device capable of measuring live tissue with fruits or vegetables using bioimpedance and some mathematical & electrical models then transmit data to the base station. This project will add scientific and laboratory value to the basics of the food industries in its various stages and build a database of the electrical properties of a number of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Outcomes

Publications

International Scopus Based Journals

Four papers (AEU, IEEE Access, Applied Soft Computing)

Total Impact factor of the published  Journals

IF14.7

International Scopus Based Conferences

Four papers in (ACTEA2016, 2019, NILES2019)

Book Chapter

One Book Chapter in Elsevier Book

Prototype

Number of Prototype Wireless devices

Thirty Wireless Electronic Devices

Workshops

Number of Organized Workshops

Two International workshops in 2016, 2019 with international speakers

Dissemination and Media Coverage

News in national newsletters and digital media

Several news in different stages

TV show programs

One Meeting with good Impact

National events

Participate in Cairo Innovate Event 2019

Specialized Report

Number of Specialized reports by experts

One Report on the Wireless sensor deployment, management, and System Architecture.

Organizing One International Conference NILES2019

Number of Submitted manuscripts

103 manuscripts

Number of accepted papers

59 papers published on IEEExplore

Number of countries participated

10 countries

Keynote Speakers

Three Keynote speakers (UAE, KSA, and Greece)

Associated Special Issue

Selected papers will be extended to be published in AEU (Elsevier IF=2.583)

Number of tutorials

Four tutorials in the main four tracks

News and Media

Several news through newsletter/digital media

 

# 2

Fabrication of innovative biopolymer nanocomposites thin films for degradable food bags and active food packaging

Principle Investigator

Dr. Irene Samy Fahim

Operation Dates

September, 2016 – September, 2018

Status

Completed

Funding Agency

National Funding Agency:

Objective

The objective of this work is continuing the previous work of plastic bags and active package.

For plastic bags we continued the results and discussion for :

  • Nano-indentation of nanochitosan composites
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Degradation in the soil test
  • Swelling and solubility test
  • Statistical analysis

For active package we continued the results and discussion for:

  • Mechanical test of composites
  • Impedance test of composites
  • TGA of the rest of composites
  • XRD of the rest of composites
  • Degradation test of composites
  • Swelling and porosity composites