The Egypt Nanotechnology Center initial research focus is on: thin film silicon photovoltaics, graphene transparent electrodes for thin film photovoltaics, energy recovery from concentrator photovoltaics for water desalination, computational modeling and simulation and more recently biosensors.
Egypt Nano Technology Center
Egypt Nanotechnology Center will actively lead the nation in conducting globally recognized scientific research and producing practical innovations that have a significant impact on the national economy.
The center is funded by the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) and The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA). The first group of Egyptian researchers is currently working with IBM experts in IBM Research laboratories in Yorktown Heights, NY, USA and Zurich, Switzerland.
Facilities and Building
The EGNC building is located on the new campus of Cairo University in Sheikh Zayed City, a suburb of Cairo. This state of the art facility includes a 600 m2 (expandable to 2000 m2) micro/nanofabrication clean room. 28 specialized laboratories will be equipped with sophisticated nano-scale research tools and instruments for characterization, nanosynthesis, rapid prototyping, packaging, bio-macromolecular manipulation, etc. A supercomputing center (16,384 cores delivering 200 TFlops) will enable large scale atomistic simulations. All facilities will be made accessible to academic and industrial research and development organizations, whether they are public, private, or multinational.