Nageh Allam

Nageh Allam was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2020. As a fellow, Nageh Allam contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Physical Sciences

Nageh Allam received his PhD in materials science and engineering from Pennsylvania State University and pursued his postdoctoral studies at both Georgia Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After his postdoctoral tenure at GaTech and MIT, He joined the faculty at The American University in Cairo (AUC), where he is currently a tenured Professor of materials science and engineering and the Director of the Nanotechnology graduate program.  He is the founder of the AUC Energy Materials Laboratory (EML) and the co-founder of the Solar Energy program. Allam’s research is multidisciplinary in nature as it is at the interface between nanoscience, physics, and chemistry. It deals with the development of a set of synthetic and fabrication techniques to obtain well-designed nanostructured materials with composition, size, and shape control for use in energy conversion and storage, water desalination, sensors, electronic waste recycling, biofuel, biofertilizers, biomedical applications, among others. The research comprises both experimental and theoretical activities. He has published more than 250 papers in reputed peer-reviewed international journals and has authored more than 100 conference articles. He is the recipient of the Ford Foundation international graduate fellowship, RAK-CAM postdoctoral fellowship, the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Yong Scientist Award, the Abdel-Hamid Showman Foundation Award in Applied Sciences, the State of Egypt Encouragement Award in Advanced Technological Sciences, the State of Egypt Excellence Award in Advanced Technological Sciences, and the AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award. Allam has been recognized as one of the top 2% impactful Scientists in the recent Stanford University Report (Elsevier 2020 and 2021).