Center for Nanotechnology (CNT)





To contribute to the knowledge-based economy of Egypt through the utilization of micro/nanotechnology.



  • To conduct cutting-edge research.
  • To target high impact projects for the most urgent needs of Egypt.
  • To enhance and emphasize collaborations with the Zewail City community, Egyptian universities and national research centers.
  • To be recognized as the center of expertise in micro/nanosystems in Egypt.
  • Complete the center's infrastructure.
  • Employ the right staff with the appropriate skill set.
  • Devise relationships with stakeholders.
  • Develop the center's research agenda.

The four main research themes of the Center for Nanotechnology are:

  • Renewable energy
  • Communication systems
  • Environmental engineering
  • Biomedical applications