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Radwa H. Abou-Saleh

Radwa H. Abou-Saleh

Associate Professor, Director of Nanoscience and Technology program


Dr. Radwa H. Abou-Saleh, an Associate Professor and Director of the Nanoscience and Technology program, is a dedicated Nanoscale Biophysicist with a focus on innovative drug delivery solutions. With over 20 years of experience, she excels in biophysical techniques and has authored 30 impactful research papers, including high-profile journals like Nature Communication and Lab on a Chip. Her work has garnered 868 citations and an h-index of 15, with a patented breakthrough in therapeutic microbubble production for cancer treatment. An active member of esteemed societies, she reviews for international journals and leads interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of physics and biotechnology. Alongside her research, Dr. Abou-Saleh instructs courses in nanoscience, bio-nanotechnology, physics, and biophysics, engaging both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Area Of Research

  • Nanomaterials preparation and charactersiation
  • Atomic force microscope
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Nanomedicine
  • Targeted Drug delivery
  • Nanoscale Drug encapsulation


  • Chitosan-coated, green-synthesized selenium nanoparticles as a novel antifungal agent against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum affecting some vegetable crops: In Vitro study (Collaboration with Cairo university)
  • Nanobubbles for medical applications (Collaboration with Mansoura university)
  • Microbubbles preparation, optimization and characterization for biomedical applications (Collaboration with national research center)

Awards/Honorable Mentions

  1. Publication award from Galala University, 2022
  2. Award of Excellence from Mansoura University for publishing in Nature, 2018
  3. Published a patent on a new protocol for producing therapeutic microbubbles
  4. £100, conference registration, Nanotechnology in medicine from British Society of Nanomedicine (2018)
  5. Poster prize for excellence and clear communication from METRC funding collaborations in nanotechnology, science and engineering, nanotechnology delivering innovation (Sheffield, UK, 2012).
  6. Travel grant from Egyptian government to join the 10th anniversary meeting of international scanning Probe microscopy (Seattle, USA, 2008). 
  7. Excellence in research prize, from Egyptian cultural bureau, Egyptian embassy (London, UK, 2008).

£ 120K, Fully funded PhD scholarship, from the Egyptian Government, Egypt 2005.

Academic Positions

  • Director of Nanoscience and Technology Program, Galala University, Egypt
  • Senior Research Fellow, Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, UK
  • Associate professor in nanoscale Biophysics, Mansoura University , egypt


    • Member of Nanoscience society in Egypt 2021- current
    • 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.
    • International Conference on Drug Delivery and Formulations. Edinburgh, Scotland, 11-12 May 2020
    • International day of Medical Physics symposium, Mansoura University, Egypt, 7th November 2021
    • Plenary speaker at faculty of postgraduate Nanotechnology, Cairo University, Egypt 24-26 September 2022


    • 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