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Adham Ramadan

  • Position: Professor, Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Provost for Research
  • Department: Department of Chemistry
  • Email: aramadan@aucegypt.edu
Brief Biography

Adham Ramadan obtained his Bachelor of Science from The American University in Cairo (AUC) in 1991, with a major in chemistry and a minor in computer science. He was the recipient of the University President Cup for the highest-ranking student of his graduating class. He went on to graduate studies at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, where he obtained his PhD in physical chemistry in 1996.

In 1997, Ramadan joined the Egyptian environmental affairs agency, the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, and in 2000, he moved to the field of a private environmental consultancy. During his environmental career, Ramadan was involved in some national and international initiatives concerned with environmental management at large, with an emphasis on the management of hazardous substances and wastes, his area of expertise. In 2003, Ramadan joined the Department of Chemistry at AUC.

His research expertise lies within the field of nanoporous materials. His work primarily falls within two areas of applications: drug delivery and environmental applications. His work is conducted for the synthesis and use of biocompatible nanoporous materials, such as Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs) and layered clays, for sustained drug release in the digestive tract. As for environmental applications, nanoporous materials are synthesized and used for the adsorption and/or photocatalytic decomposition of different organic and inorganic pollutants. Besides, nanoporous composite membranes (polymeric membranes with nanostructured fillers) are synthesized and tested for water desalination and water filtration applications.

Ramadan is a chartered chemist and a chartered scientist. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a member of the American Chemical Society, and of the Society of Chemistry and Industry.

  • Nanoporous materials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Layered double hydroxides
  • Membranes for forward osmosis and reverse osmosis
  • Catalysis
  • 2017: Distinguished Alumni Faculty Service Award, AUC
  • 2010: Excellence in Academic Service Award, AUC
  • 2009: Innovative Teaching Award, Centre for Learning and Teaching, AUC
  • 2008: Excellence in Teaching Award for the Core Curriculum, AUC
  • 2007: Award for Outstanding Services to the School of Sciences and Engineering, AUC
  • 2005: Classroom Action Research Award, Centre for Learning and Teaching, AUC
  • 1991: University President Cup, AUC
  • 1996: PhD, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • 1991: BSc, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Maghraby, Yasmin R; Farag, Mohamed A; G Kontominas, Michael; Shakour, Zeinab T; Ramadan, Adham R; Nanoencapsulated Extract of a Red Seaweed (Rhodophyta) Species as a Promising Source of Natural Antioxidants ACS omega 7 6539-6548 2022 American Chemical Society.
  • Rashed, Ahmed O; Esawi, Amal MK; Ramadan, Adham R; Novel polysulfone/carbon nanotube-polyamide thin film nanocomposite membranes with improved water flux for forward osmosis desalination ACS omega 5 14427-14436 2020 American Chemical Society.
  • Abdel-Maksoud, Yasmine K; Imam, Emad; Ramadan, Adham R; Sand supported TiO2 photocatalyst in a tray photo-reactor for the removal of emerging contaminants in wastewater Catalysis Today 313 55-62 2018 Elsevier. 
  • Tayel, A.; Ramadan, A.R.; Seoud, O.A. El; Titanium Dioxide/Graphene and Titanium Dioxide/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites: Synthesis.
  • Salem, Alshaimaa; Ramadan, Adham R; Shoeib, Tamer; Entrapment of ?-carotene and zinc in whey protein nanoparticles using the pH cycle method: Evidence of sustained release delivery in intestinal and gastric fluids Food bioscience 26 161-168 2018 Elsevier.
  • El Badawi, Nouran; Ramadan, Adham R; Esawi, Amal MK; El-Morsi, Mohamed; Novel carbon nanotube–cellulose acetate nanocomposite membranes for water filtration applications Desalination 344 79-85 2014 Elsevier.
  • Ramadan, Adham R; Esawi, Amal MK; Gawad, Ahmed Abdel; Effect of ball milling on the structure of Na+-montmorillonite and organo-montmorillonite (Cloisite 30B) Applied Clay Science 47 196-202 2010 Elsevier.