Ahmed Gamal (A. G. Abd-Elsatar) is a MSc degree holder in inorganic chemistry in the field of biomaterials, drug delivery and nanomedicine from Cairo university and National Research Centre (NRC), Cairo Egypt. His MSc topic was about “Assessment of different types of zeolites for drug delivery applications”. Ahmed’s MSc project had been examined in school of clinical dentistry, university of Sheffield, England, UK, by prof. Richard Van Noort; professor of dental materials science and biomaterials. Prof Noort recommended in his report about Ahmed’s thesis that the MSc project is of a level that is highly acceptable as a major contribution to the MSc program of any of the Russell group universities in the United Kingdom with excellent MSc thesis evaluation.
Ahmed graduated from the South Valley University (SVU), Qena, Egypt with a four-year degree in chemistry and microbiology. After his years of BSc studying, he became fascinated by the research field of biomaterials and by the way how are these techniques applied to the design of new materials with possible biological activity and how to transfer biomaterials knowledge into technology in the field of nanomedicine. For this reason in 2012, he joined as a chemist to a research group in biomaterials department at National Research Centre at Cairo, Egypt and participated in different in-house funded projects and international STDF & DAAD funded projects.
During his work inside NRC at Egypt, Ahmed was funded twice by IMHOTEB project and Campus France as a visiting MSc student to do his lab work at INSERM, faculty of medicine, university of Strasbourg, France. In 2020, he was funded also by BMBF/DAAD-STDF project as a trainee at institute of physiological chemistry, university medical center of the Johannes Gutenberg-university, Mainz, Germany.
Recently, Ahmed was accepted as fully funded PhD student at FunGlass TnUAD in collaboration with Padua university, Italy, and company Nuova Ompi (Stevanato group), Italy. His work focuses on the characterization, modification, and improvement of the surfaces of glasses for pharma use and development of innovative or modified glass surfaces (e.g., with the application of coatings) in order to respond to the demand of new drugs.
Dissertation topic: Characterization, functionaliztion and improvent of glasses for pharma
Supervisor: Dr. Jozef Kraxner (FunGlass TnUAD, Slovakia), Prof. Dr. Enrico Bernardo (Padua University, Italy)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Fabio Nicoletti (Nuova Ompi Campany (Stevanato group), Italy)
Department: Glass Processing Department
Beginning of study: 01.12.2020
Date of dissertation exam: TBA