Professor of Nanoscience and technology at NILES, Cairo University, Egypt
Prof. Mona Bakr gained her B.Sc. 1991 and her M.Sc. in Chemistry from Assiut University in 1994. She received her PhD in 2002 from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA under the supervision of Prof. Mostafa El-Sayed. Prof. Mona Bakr is currently associate professor at the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science, Cairo University, Adjunct Faculty at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, and Director of NanoTech Egypt for Photoelectronics. Her research interest is focused on synthesis and characterization of metallic, magnetic and semiconductor nanocrystals of different shape and size, as well as their optical properties and ultrafast dynamics using different laser techniques. Her research group (22 graduate students) is working on constructing novel nanomaterials for solar cell applications, photoelectronic devices, biomedical imaging, cancer therapy, nanocatalysis, and water treatment. She has published over 87 publications in highly ranked journals such as Nano Letters, ACS nano, Advanced functional materials, Small and JACS. Professor Mona Bakr has delivered more than 30 public lectures at the Alexandria Library, industrial associations, IBN and events to raise public awareness of nanotechnology in Egypt and the Arab region.