Amal Kasry  

Dr. Amal Kasry



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  • Building: A
  • Employee type: Full-time
  • Extension Number: 2408
  • Room: 05
  • Education History:

    - PhD in Material Science/ Biophysics; Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research AND Johannes Gutenberg University , Mainz, Germany 2006.

    - MSc in Solid State Physics, NRC and Ain Shams University

    - BSc in Physics, Cairo University 

  • Bio:

    Dr. Amal Kasry is an academic/ scientist with a wide range of international experience in Condensed Matter Physics, Photonics, and Nano-biotechnology, with innovative achievements. She has over 15 years of experience in R&D projects (in both academy and industry in 7 different countries), and 6 years’ experience of undergrad and postgrad teaching, besides hands-on experience in technology transfer and intellectual property issues.

    Dr. Kasry received her PhD in Material Science/ Biophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP), and the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany in 2006. Her major work was on using surface plasmon fluorescence spectroscopy (SPFS) in biosensing applications; she developed a biosensor which is of 22 time higher sensitivity than the conventional SPFS sensor. After a one year postdoc at the MPIP, she was a postdoc fellow at the Center of Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) at UConn health center, Connecticut, USA, where she worked on live cell imaging by dark field light scattering. She was then appointed for two years as a research associate at the department of Bioscience in Cardiff University, UK, during this time she led the activity of designing biochips based on DNA Nanotethers to study protein-protein interactions on the surface in collaboration with GE Health Care.

    In 2009, she was appointed as a senior research scientist in the Egypt nanotechnology Center (EGNC) in a collaboration project between the Egyptian government and IBM Research; she performed her research at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, USA. During this time, besides performing her research related to carbon nanomaterials, specifically graphene, she was involved in the strategic conceptual design of the EGNC in Cairo. After a short time as a senior research scientist in the R&D division of the Nitto Denko Asia Technical Center (NAT) in Singapore, she joined the Biosensor Technologies Department at the Austrian institute of Technology (AIT) in Vienna as a scientist to work on OFET biosensors besides graphene related research. In 2015, she joined the Basic Science Department, Faculty of Engineering at BUE. She taught at the faculty of industrial education in Egypt and at the Bioscience department in Cardiff University.

    Dr. Kasry is a corresponding author and co-author of several peer reviewed articles and holds several patent applications in the fields of photonics, optical biosensors, protein-protein interactions, fluorescence spectroscopy and carbon nanomaterials, She is also an author of one book and co-author of seven book chapters. She is regualrly invited as a speaker in many national and international meetings and institutes.

    She is also a reviewer for: AIP, ACS, Wiley, a COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) expert, and DAAD programs evaluator (starting 2016)

    Amal Kasry is a member of the American Chemical Society, a member of the Max Planck Alumni association (MPAA), and a founder of the MPAA-Egypt group.

    Gorup Webpage:  Amal Kasry


    ● BUE 2017 YIRG Grant.
    ●BUE Best Publication award 2017.
    ●A stipend to attend the first Max Planck Society Alumni meeting, Berlin, Germany.
    ●Presentation awards from Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Egyptian materials Research Society, and Menoufia University.
    ●A fellowship for PhD from Max Planck Society (2003-2006).

  • Fields of Interest:

    Materials Science, Biosensors, Nanobiotechnology,  Carbon Nanomaterials.

  • Projects Supervised:
    Research Fields

    - Biosensing Technologies
    - Graphene-Based Biosensors 
    - Cardiovascular Disease Biosensors
    - Liquid Crystal Sensors

    Postgrad Proejcts

    1. PhD thesis:
    Synthesis and fabrication of polyaniline nanofiber composites for biosensing applications

    2. PhD thesis:
    Liquid Crystals; assembly, characterization, and sensing mechanisms

    3. MSc thesis:
    Synthesis of chemically selective compounds to modify graphene for biosensing applications

    4. MSc thesis:
    Graphene-Gold nanoparticles hybrid as a biosensing platform

    5. MSc thesis:
    Thin Film Deposition for Selective Solar Absorber

    Undergrad Proejcts

    1. Graphene as a transparent electrode for Photovoltaic devices

    2. Carbon Nano-materials Conductive Transparent Electrodes

    3. Design of Nano-mechanical Piezo-Electric Biosensor

    4. Design and Optimization of Nano-Mechanical Piezoelectric Biosensors
  • Modules: - Modern Physics for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering,
    - Physics for Petroleum Engineering,
    - Introductuon to Electrical Materials

  • Research projects: 1. A PI of the BUE YIRG 2017 project: “Novel Biosensing Method Based on Graphene Nanomesh”

    2. A member of the Energy Alliance project (REnergy), funded by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, BUE-side coordinator of a project workpackage to develop glass filter.
  • Responsibilities: - Research; Head of the Nanomaterials and Biosensing research group.
    - Teaching; Physics and Materials Science 
    - Supervising;  the Y1 Eng undergrad physics laboratory,
    - Member;  the FoE committee of research and postgrad studies.
  • Media: Interview of Amal Kasry with IT show on Nile Culture TV!




1. New Aspects in Surface Plasmon Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Amal Kasry
VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, ISBN: 978-3-639-04442-3

Book Chapters:    

1. Strategies towards Carbon Nanomaterials-Based Transparent
Amal Kasry and Ahmed Maarouf 

2. Graphene and Graphene Nanomesh-Based Platforms for Sensing, Transparent Electrodes, and Catalysis Templates
Ahmed Maarouf and Amal Kasry
Pan Stanford Publishing Pte Ltd

3.   Surface-Wave Enhanced Biosensing           
Wolfgang Knoll, Amal Kasry, Chun-Jen Huang, Yi Wang, Jakub Dostalek          
Introduction to Plasmonics: Advances and Applications (pages: 119-141);   Pan Stanford, 2015, ISBN: 9814613126, 9789814613125    

4.   The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds, 2nd Edition           
Chapter 17 (Biofunctional Surfaces)           
Wolfgang Knoll, Amal Kasry, Jakub Dostalek          
Wiley, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-527-33633-3​      

5.   Handbook of Surface Plasmon Resonance           
Chapter 9 (Surface Plasmon Fluorescence Techniques for Bio-affinity Studies)           
Wolfgang Knoll, Amal Kasry, Jing Liu, Thomas Neumann, Lifang Niu, Hyeyoung Pa, Harald Paulsen, Rudolf Robelek, and Fang Yu           
Royal Society Chemistry, ISBN: 978-1-84755-822-0, ISBN: 978-0-85404-267-8         

6. Advanced Surface Design for Biomaterial and Life Science Applications  Surface Design: Applications in Bioscience and Nanotechnology,             
Chapter 5 (Surface and Interface Analysis)             
5.4 Long Range Surface Plasmon Fluorescence Spectroscopy             
Amal Kasry, Jakub Dostalek, and W. Knoll            
Wiley-VCH Verlag 2009.            
(Editorss. R. Förch, H. Schönherr and A.T.A. Jenkins, ISBN: 978-3-527-40789-7)


1. Near-Field Mapping of Localized Plasmon Resonances in Metal-Free, Nano-membrane Graphene for Mid-Infrared Sensing Applications
M Desouky, MR Anisur, M Alba, RK Singh Raman, MA Swillam, NH Voelcker, and A Kasry
ACS Applied Nanomaterials, 2018, 10.1021/acsanm.8b01631.

2.  A Graphene-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Material for Photovoltaic Applications.        
Ahmed Maarouf; Amal Kasry; Bhupesh Chandra; Glenn J Martyna        
Carbon 2016, 102, 74.    

3.  Highly Efficient Fluorescence Quenching with Graphene.         
Amal Kasry, Ali A. Ardakani, George S. Tulevski, Benhard Menges, M. Copel, Libor Vyklicky         
J. Phys. Chem. 2012, 116 (4), 2858.     

4.  High Performance Metal Microstructure for Carbon-Based Transparent Conducting Solar Cell Electrodes.         
 Amal Kasry, Mostaf El Ashry, Razvan Nistor, Ageeth Bol, George Tulevski, Glenn J. Martyna, and Dennis M. Newns           
Thin Solid Films 2012, 520(15), 4827.     

5.  Detection of Biomolecules via Benign Surface Modification of Graphene.            
Amal Kasry, Ali A. Afzali, Satoshi Oida, Shu-Jen Han, Benhard Menges, George S. Tulevski         
Chem. Mater, 2011, 23(22), 4879.     

6.  Doing More with Less: Low Mass, Affinity Measurements Using Variable-Length Nanotethers.            
Richard D. Perrins, Craig Orchard, Maria Zavodszky, Amal Kasry, Nikolay Nikolaev, Adrian Harwood, Paola Borru, and Trevor Dale           
Anal. Chem, 2011, 83(23), 8900.      

7.  Medium Energy Ion Scattering of Graphene on SiC(0001) and Si(100)          
M. Copel, S. Oida, A. Kasry, A. A. Bol, J. B. Hannon, and R. M. Tromp           Applied Physics Letters, 2011, 98 (11) 113103.     

8.  Chemical Doping of Large-Area Stacked Graphene Films for Use as Transparent, Conducting Electrodes           
Amal Kasry, Marcelo Kuroda, Glenn J. Martyna, George S. Tulevski,and Ageeth A. Bol           
ACS Nano, 2010, 4(7), 3838.     

9.  Comparison of Methods for Generating Planar DNA-Modified Surfaces for Hybridization Studies           
Amal Kasry, Paola Borri, Philip Davies, Adrian Harwood, Nick Thomas, Stefan Lofas, and Trevor Dale          
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2009, 1 (8), 1793.     

10.  New Concepts with surface plasmons and Nano-Biointerfaces           Wolfgang Knoll, Amal Kasry, Fang Yu, Yi Wang, Annette Brunsen and Jakub Dostalek
Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials, 2008, 17(2), 121-129.     

11.  From native to non-native two-dimensional protein lattices through underlying hydrophilic/ hydrophobic nanoprotrusions          
S. Moreno-Flores S, A. Kasry, HJ. Butt, C. Vavilala, M. Schmittel, D. Pum, UB Sleytr, and JL Toca-Herrera          
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2008, 47(25), 4707.     

12.  Long range surface plasmons for observation of biomolecular binding events at metallic Surfaces
J. DostalekA. Kasry, W. Knoll            
PLASMONICS, 2007, 2, 97.     

13.  Long range surface plasmon fluorescence spectroscopy             
Amal Kasry, Wolfgang Knoll  
Applied Physics Letters, 2006, 89 (10), 101106.


1. Modified Reduced Graphene Oxide Thin Film for Biosensing Application
Mona Gaber, Shafei Donia, Amal Kasry.
Submitted 2018

2. Ordered Self-Assembled Gold Nanoparticles for Sensing Applications
Ahmed Medhat, Dina Salah, Ibrahim Hassan, Amal Kasry
Submitted 2018

3. A unified global investigation on the spectral effects of soiling losses of PV glass substrates: preliminary results
L. Micheli, E.F. Fernández, G.P. Smestad, H. Alrashidi, N. Sarmah, I.A.I. Hassan, A. Kasry, G. Nofuentes, N. Sood, B. Pesala, S. Senthilarasu, F. Almonacid, K.S. Reddy, M. Muller, and T.K. Mallick
IEEE 44th Photovolt. Spec. Conf. (IEEE, Washington, D.C., 2017).

4.  Electrical and Optical Properties of Graphene Mono- and Multilayer; Towards Graphene Based Optoelectronics 
Amal Kasry, G. S. Tulevski, M. M. Kuroda, A. A. Bol, G. J. Martyna, B. Menges, M. Oida, M. El-Ashry, M. Copel, Libor Vyklicky            
8th International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference and Nanocarbon (2010 IVESC), Nanjing, China, p. 119-120.       

5.  Surface Plasmons for Biosensor Platforms           
Wolfgang Knoll, Fang Yu, Amal Kasry, Heiko Rocholz, Jennifer S. Shumaker- Parry,  and Maximilian Kreiter
International Symposium on Biophotonics, Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, October 16th ~ 18th, 2006 China.      

6.  Fabrication of Tunable Diffraction Gratings Based on Thermoresponsive Nipaamhydrogels for Grating Coupled Surface Plasmon.
Beinn V.O. Muir, Cathrin Corten, Dirk Kuckling, Amal Kasry, Wolfgang Knoll, and Curtis W. Frank           
POLYMER PREPRINTS (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry) (2006) 74 (2) 1082-1083 (Abstracts for the ACS 2006).       

7.  Employing long range surface plasmon fluorescence spectroscopy in biosensors             
Amal Kasry, Fang Yu, Wolfgang Knoll             
European Biophysics Journal, 2005, 34(6), 614 Joint 15th IUPAB and 5th EBSA International Biophysics Congress, August 27 -September 01, 2005 Montpellier, FRANCE.


1. Graphene Nanomesh Based Charge Sensor    
Ahmed A. Maarouf, Amal Kasry, Ali Afzali, Razvan Nistor, Glenn J. Martyna, Shu-jen Han    
US Patent 14/699,318, 2015

2.  Graphene Optical Sensor     
A. Bol, A. Afzali, A. Kasry, G. Tulevski      
US Patent 8,395,774, 2013, US20120069338

3.  Graphene Solar Cell    
A. Bol, A.Kasry, A. Maarouf, G. Martyna, D. Newns, R. Nistor,G. Tulevski    
US Patent App. 13/772,990, 2013

4.  Graphene Solar Cell and Waveguide    
A. Bol, A. Kasry, M. Kuroda, A. Maarouf, G. Martyna, D. Newns, R. Nistor, G. Tulevski     
United States Patent Application 20120000521

5.  A Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Transparent Conductor and Field Effect     Transistor    
A. Bol, B. Chandra, A. Kasry, A. Maarouf, G. Martyna, G. Tulevski    
US Patent 9,177,688, 2015 

6.  Transparent conducting layer for solar cell applications  A. Bol, M. El-Ashry, A.Kasry, A. Maarouf, G. Martyna,D. Newns, R. Nistor,G. Tulevski          
US Patent App. 13/337,002

7.   Long Range Surface Plasmon Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Bio-Affinity Studies
Wolfgang Knoll and Amal Kasry        
European Patent EP1818668. Pub. No.: WO/2007/090666, Publication Date: 16.08.2007.

1. Tunable Plasmonics in Graphene for Energy Biotechnology Applications
Helmholtz Center Berlin, Institute Nanospectroscopy, Berlin, Germany, Sep 2018.

2. Recognition of Multidisciplinary research; a Key Concept in the Field of Nano-Biotechnology
The 2nd International Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Hurghada, Egypt, Jan 2018.

3. Biosensor Technologies
The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, Oct 2017.

4. Biophotonics applications in Life Sciences
Gebze University, Istanbul, Turkey, Jan 2017.

5. Biophotonics in Life Sciences   
Spectroscopy 2016, NRC, Cairo, Egypt, Oct 2016. 

6. Nanotether as a tool to study biomolecular interactions   
Spectroscopy 2016, NRC, Cairo, Egypt, Oct 2016.

7. New Trends in Biosensors Technologies and their role in the society development   
BioVision Internarial meeting, Alexandria, Egypt, April 2016.

8. Field Effect Transistors Biosensors   
Eg-MRS, Hurghada, Egypt, Jan 2015.   

9. Surface Plasmon Fluorescence Spectroscopy; Fundamentals and applications   
Eg-MRS, Hurghada, Egypt, Jan 2015.    

10. Graphene; Towards New Trends in Nanotechnology Applications   
3M, St Paul, MN, USA, Aug 2014.    

11. Strategies Towards Graphene-Based Transparent Conductors   
COST Meeting-Materials in a resource-constrained world, Delft, NL, Nov 2013.     

12. Graphene-Based Functional Materials; Towards New Trends in Nanotechnology Applications  
Eg-MRS, Marsa Alam, Egypt, Nov 2012.

13. Photonics Techniques for Studying Biomolecular Interactions   
Eg-MRS, Marsa Alam, Egypt, Nov 2012.

14. Graphene-Based Materials in the Fields of Energy and Nano-Biotechnology Applications   
VBST Joint Seminar, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria, June 2012.

15. Employing Graphene Mono-and Multi-Layers in Nanoelectronic Biosensors   
Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense and Security (Nano DDS) Conference, NY,  USA, August 2011.

16. Electrical and Optical Properties of Graphene Mono- and Multi-layers; Towards Graphene-Based Optoelectronics and Biosensors.   
IMRE Institute, Singapore, Oct. 2010.

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