Center for Nanotechnology (CNT)


The Nile University Center for Nanotechnologyaims to improve Egyptian global competitiveness and stimulate targeted sectors of the economy by capacity building and development of intellectual property in important emerging technologies.

The Nile University Center for Nanotechnology (CNT) was founded in 2010, to strengthen Egypt’s regional leadership initiatives in nanotechnology and in line with the philosophy of Nile University, enhance Egypt’s R&D culture and transition to a knowledge-based economy. CNT is committed to academic excellence, innovative research, and capacity building in all areas of nanotechnology.

CNT strives to enhance and promote a multidisciplinary intellectual environment for its students, faculty and the wider Egyptian society through the promotion of transparency, creativity, and open-mindedness, teaching a love of learning as a life-long pursuit. In addition to providing an intellectually inspiring environment, the Center aims to provide the Egyptian economy with a much needed stimulus in key industrial areas. Our highly qualified research staff trains students to problem-solve with the wider picture in view, aiming to find innovative, ethical solutions that can have a profound impact on bettering the overall wellbeing and health of the society.


Achieving new physical and chemical properties through the reduction of the size paradigm to the nano-scale, and/or the control of different processes on such scale.
Nanotechnology is changing the world as we know it. It offers new greener applications that are better and more effictive than what we have today. Billions of dollars in funding and products are already in play worldwide.

This program focuses on the high impact emerging field of Nanoscience and Technology. You will attend lectures and labs on Nanomaterials processing, fabrication and characterization as well as modeling and simulation of such materials and systems.


  • To build capacity in a powerful emerging technology
  • Energize sectors of the economy in priority areas
  • Develop and secure IP to enhance competitiveness in Nanotechnology.

Research Areas

i.        i. Printed Electronics

o     New Nanomaterials for devicefabrication

o     Materials stability

ii.        ii. Membrane Technology

o     Thermo-mechanical stability of membranes

o     Low-cost nanomaterials for active treatment of pollutants

o     Oil & gas separation

iii.        iii. Renewable Energy

  • Third generation Solar Cells
  • Hydrogen production from salt water using solar energy