Associate Professor Nanoscience and Technology Program Director


Biophysicist with great ambition toward applying nanotechnology to the field of novel drug delivery routes, encapsulation, formulation, characterization and optimization, to solve real life-threatening diseases using personalized therapy. Highly experienced experimentalist with expertise in biophysical techniques. Spent more than 20 years of research and teaching as a soft-matter biophysicist. She is a member of the British society of nanomedicine, and biophysical society and a reviewer in many international journals. Research outputs 26 papers, in high quality journals including Nature communication, Lab on a chip, Blood, Langmuir, Colloids and interfaces, Biophysical Journal and soft matter, with 586 citations and h-index 11, and a published patent on a new protocol of producing therapeutic microbubbles as a new protocol for drug delivery toward cancers. Successfully worked as part of multidisciplinary teams, including medicine, engineering and biology, leading the Physics-biotechnology element of ambitious projects.

Beside research, Dr Abou-Saleh has teaching experience in bio-nanotechnology, physics and biophysics courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students.


  • PhD degree: “Nanoscale structural and mechanical characterization of fibrin polymerisation”, (University of Leeds, UK, 2005-2009, viva date: 14/07/09)
  • Master’s degree: “Studies on the biological effects of magnetic field”, (Mansoura university, Egypt, 2000-2003)
  • B.Sc. Biophysics group, department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Egypt. 1998

Area of Research

  • The primary market value innovations of newly public firms
  • Atomic force microscope
  • Nanomedicine
  • Drug delivery
  • Drug encapsulation


  • Member of Biophysical Society 2014-2017 ID: 70480.
  • Member of British Society of Nanomedicine ID: S450
  • Reviewer in: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and medicine, Langmuir, Textile research, Micro Machines, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Nanoparticle Research, Ultrasound in medicine and Biology, ACS Biomaterial.
  • Member of the organizing Committee of the annual International microbubble symposium, duties such as selecting invited speakers, discussions toward sponsorships, general organization, and chairing sessions.
  • Chairing and organizing two series of cross faculty monthly meetings (2017-present) Nanotechnology and drug delivery group meeting and Microbubble grant meeting. This includes speakers’ invitations and selections.
  • Invited Speaker in UK-India photo responsive surfaces and Nanoparticles for application in health care, 2015.
  • Organizing AFM workshop at Nanotechnology center, Mansoura university, Egypt, 2016
  • Supervising and mentoring BSc, MSc, and PhD students, since 2011 until now, this includes designing research projects, planning experiments and day-to-day supervision.
  • lead to application for Newton-Mosharafa funding. I was also the leader of a project between University of Leeds and PhD student at British University in Egypt, to undertake research on Oxygen Nanobubbles for drug delivery.
  • Treasurer and Scientific programmer organizer with Leeds Egyptian society, funded by the Egyptian Embassy, 2006-2010. Organizing a series of scientific seminars for the general audience, and organizing social activities.
  • Governor at Farnley Academy, which included acting as a scientific advisor, 2014-2016