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Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center

YJ-STRC: A Success Story in Egypt

The YJ-STRC was established in 2003 by a generous donation from Yousef Jameel '68. At that time there were no research facilities in Egypt capable of developing micro/nano devices. Jameel had the vision to create a center of excellence in the field of nanotechnology at AUC. To achieve this goal with the limited resources available, the faculty of the School of Sciences and Engineering formulated an initiative to realize that objective. More >>>

Our Mission

The Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center at The American University in Cairo is an interdisciplinary center that draws on the expertise of the university’s engineering and science departments. Our mission is to establish an internationally competitive research activity at AUC resourced and supported to the highest standards.

Yousef Jameel

Our Objectives

The STRC was established to promote research at AUC. Bringing together a qualified group of scientists and engineers since its inception in Fall 2003, the Center has experienced a spectacular rate of growth. It is now a very visible feature of AUC, and is increasing gaining national and international recognition.


Our Research Activities

It supports a variety of nanoscience and technology oriented projects that make use of its state-of-the-art equipment. The center aims to attract high-caliber researchers from around the world who, together with AUC faculty, contribute to the center’s research themes and help steer its future research activities.
We currently have eight research groups:

  • Micro and Nanosystems
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Research
  • Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Materials From Renewable Resources
  • Biomedical Polymer Nanocomposite, Hydrogels and Tissue Engineering