Maha Nasr


Research Interests

Nanotechnology, drug delivery, drug targeting

Institutional Contact

Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University

Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy

Cairo, Egypt


I am currently working as an Associate Professor and researcher of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Egypt. I have been teaching several pharmaceutical courses and pursuing research in the field of drug delivery and formulation since 2003. I have been awarded two research travel grants (six months each) funded by the government at the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom and the University of Leiden, Netherlands. I am an awardee of the Daniel Turnberg UK/Middle East travel fellowship for initiation of research collaboration with the University of Bradford, funded by the Wellcome Trust. I am currently leading a large team of researchers (28) in several projects which are either non-remunerated or funded by agencies in Egypt, in collaboration with several Egyptian and foreign universities as well as Egyptian pharmaceutical companies and research institutes. I am also a peer reviewer and editor in more than 37 international scientific journals. I was granted several awards by diverse funding bodies such as Fondation pour l’Universite’ de Lyon, TWAS/Biovision unit in Bibliotheca Alexandria, FIP foundation for education and research, the National Academy of Sciences and Robert Bosch Stiftung. I am also Africa Science Leadership program ASLP fellow, and a TWAS ARO young affiliate. My research work mainly focuses on advanced technologies such as nanotechnology based drug carriers and composite delivery systems. I currently investigate the possibility of creation of novel carriers for treatment of diseases, mainly cancer and Alzheimer’s.