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Prof. Maha Nasr Sayed Ali

  • Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Department: Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy
  • General Specialization : Pharmacies
  • Specialization: Pharmaceutical technology
  • Degree: Professor
  • Current Status: In Working
  • Official Email: drmahanasr@pharma.asu.edu.eg
  • Google Scholar: Google Scholar Link
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  • Scopus: Scopus Link
  • H-index: 36
  • Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0912-7011
  • Research Fields: Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery, Pharmaceutics, Industrial Pharmacy, Nutraceuticals, Cosmeceuticals
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    • Bachelor
    • 2003
    • Master
    • 2008
    • Lipid based and vesicular aceclofenac delivery systems for topical administration
    • Phd
    • 2012
    • Advanced delivery systems for pulmonary administration

Career Progression

    • Professor
    • Year : 2019
    • Associate Professor
    • Year : 2017
    • Lecturer
    • Year : 2012
    • Assistant Lecturer
    • Year : 2008
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Year : 2003


1- Participated as a keynote speaker in the workshop titled “Collective Leadership and Career Advancement for early career researchers: An ASLP initiative” held in the iHUB of Ain Shams University, Egypt on 6 December 2022 with a presentation titled “Tips for career advancement”.


2- Participated in the workshop titled “Intellectual property and access to medicines” held from 10-11 October 2022 at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University


4- Participated as a keynote speaker with a lecture titled “Opportunities of nanotechnology in medicine as well as in Covid-19” at the first international conference titled “Maintenance of a safe life during the pandemic” from 24-27 September 2020 organized by the Biosciences Research Support Foundation.


5- Participated as a speaker with a lecture titled “Using nanotechnology in medicine: how successful are we?” international online webinar organized by the Arab Science Week, 19 August 2020.


6- The 8th Ain Shams University conference, Egypt. Participated with a poster titled “Preparation and characterization of a versatile biodegradable and bioactive composite scaffold for bone disorders”, 1-3 April 2019.


7- The European forum Alpbach 2018, Austria. Participated as a session chair for the seminar “Precision medicine and its impact on society”, 16-21 August 2018


8- The AGYA workshop titled “Active pedagogical techniques in higher education: Combining multidisciplinary learner-centered educational experiences from Egypt, Germany, Malaysia and the United States”, Mutah University, Jordan, 3-4 October 2018. Participated as organizer and with an oral presentation titled “An implementation experience of active teaching for pharmacy students” https://agya.info/research/research-projects-by-year/active-pedagogical-techniques-in-higher-education


9- The UKICRS workshop and symposium, Queen’s university of Belfast, Ireland, UK 5-6 June 2018. Participated with a poster presentation titled “Intranasal lipid nanocarrier systems for treatment of oxidative diseases”.

Eman A. Bseiso, Sara A. Abdl al, Maha Nasr, Omaima  Sammour, Nabaweya A. Abd El Gawad

10- Fourth Arab-American Frontiers of science, engineering and medicine symposium, hosted by the Masdar institute of Science Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5-7 November 2016. Poster presentation and flash talk entitled "The emerging era of nanotechnology in the pharmaceutical field and its connection with other fields".

11- The 15th UKICRS workshop and symposium, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 15-16 April 2015

Poster presentation entitled "An optimized antipsoriatic microemulsion system for dermal delivery"

Maha Nasr, Sameh Abdelhamid


12- Dubai Municipality, 22-23 March 2015, Dubai, UAE. Invited guest speaker in the Regulatory and Safety Cosmetic Perspective workshop with two oral presentations entitled "Non-traditional actives in cosmeceuticals" and "Nanocosmeceuticals".

13- Future University International Workshop on Tablet Manufacturing, QC/QA, Bioavailability/Bio-equivalence, 20-21 February 2013, Egypt.



1- Participated in the UKICRS symposium with a poster titled “Nebulization-friendly nanoemulsion formulation for device-targeted co-delivery of celecoxib and naringin for treatment of lung cancer”, Manchester, UK, 9-10 June 2022.

Ramy Said-Elbahr, Maha Nasr, Mohamed A. Alhnan, Ismail Taha, Omaima Sammour


2- Participated as a keynote speaker in the international conference titled “2nd International Conference on Transforming Ripples in Healthcare Research: Obstacles, Sustenance & Cutting-edge innovations” (ICTRHR-2022), with a lecture titled “Clinical applications of nanoparticles: Reality or fiction?, organized by the School of Medical Sciences, Adamas University, India, 10-11 February 2022.


3- Participated as a keynote speaker with a lecture titled “Preclinical and clinical applications of nanotechnology: Emphasis on studies conducted in Egypt” at the Egyptian Academics Together 2021 conference, 13 March 2021.


4- Participated as a keynote speaker with a lecture titled “Overcoming the shortcomings of conventional medical treatment using nanotechnology” at the fourth international Pharma virtual conference, 18-19 November 2020.


5- Phi research and innovation summit (virtual conference), 3-4 July 2020. Participated as:

  1. a) Speaker with an oral presentation titled “Shaping the future of medicine using nanotechnology”
  2. b) Panelist in the session “Empowering women, Leading entrepreneurs in the middle east”
  3. c) Moderator of the session “Role of academies in the career development and capacity building of young scholars”


6- 15th congress of ECCO (European Crohn’s and colitis organization), Vienna, Austria, 12-15 February 2020. Participated with a poster titled “The influence of short chain fatty acids by commensal bacteria on macrophage phenotype”.


7- The 10th international conference on laser applications (ICLA 10), Egypt, 23-28 November 2019. Participated as a keynote speaker with an oral presentation titled “Microneedle-assisted photodynamic therapy: A promising treatment modality for skin diseases”.


8- The Daniel Turnberg alumni conference, Cyprus, 19-21 November 2019. Participated with a poster presentation titled “Exploration of the applicability of nicotinamide hot melt extrudates in treatment of acne”.


9- The Grand challenges annual conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27-31 October 2019. Participated with a poster presentation titled “Impact of nanotechnology on disease treatment: Preclinical and clinical insights” https://gatesopenresearch.org/posters/3-1589 and to lead the breakout session titled “African Innovation, Research & Development Ecosystem” on how do we best retain, attract and support talented African innovators.


10- AAPS conference, San Antonio, USA, 3-6 November 2019. Participated (without attendance) with a poster presentation titled” Mangiferin loaded nanocapsules: Preparation and optimization”

Sara Barakat, Maha Nasr, Sabry Badawy, Nahed Mortada


11- The 46th controlled release society CRS annual meeting, Valencia, Spain, 21-24 July 2019. Participated as a speaker with an oral presentation titled “A nano-nutraceutical approach for psoriasis treatment with clinical appraisal” in the session Delivery technologies in advanced preclinical-clinical stages, and 2 poster presentations titled:

  1. a) “Baicalin loaded nanocapsules: A promising anticancer modality”

Riham I. El-Gogary, Sara A. Abdel Gaber, Maha Nasr

  1. b) “Nutraceutical assisted wound healing using vesicular nanoparticles “PEVs”

Saed Aldalaen, Maha Nasr, Riham I. El-Gogary


12- The 79th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22-26 September 2019. Participated with a poster titled “Modulatory effect of polymer type & concentration on ranolazine sustained release from matrix tablets”


13- The 8th international conference of Mathematics and information sciences and the 5th conference of the Faculty of Education , 6th October University. Participated as a speaker with an oral presentation titled “Shaping the future of medicine using nanotechnology”, Egypt 8-10 February 2019.


14- International conference on current trends in higher education (ICCTHE-Adamas), themed Higher education: Challenges and perspectives in the context of globalization, participated as a speaker with a presentation titled “ Nanotechnology in medicine: from lab to preclinical and clinical applications, Adamas University, India, 21-22 January 2019.


15- My health seventh regional conference “Talk, listen, change”, participated as a speaker with a presentation titled “Secrets of nature in skin nutrition”, Al Sharjah University, UAE, 27-28 November 2018.


16- The second international conference of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University ICPASU, 13-15 November 2018. Participated with a poster titled “The effect of rosuvastatin polymeric nanocapsules on the cell cycle of hepatic cancer cells”


17- The 8th International conference of Young scientists and Annual meeting of the global young academy, Pattaya, Thailand 7-12 May 2018. Participated with an oral presentation titled “How can antioxidant nanoparticles counteract the age dependent androgenic alopecia”.


18- The First International Conference of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mutah University, participated with an oral presentation titled “Improvement of stability and ocular pharmacokinetics of a flavone glycosidic drug using vesicular systems”, the Dead Sea, Jordan, 18-19 April 2018, and moderating the session of “Drug delivery”, and supervising undergraduate students project with poster presentation titled “Survey on the spread of antibiotics misuse in Jordanians”.


19- The 20th congress of the Arab Association of the Faculties of Pharmacy/5th International conference of the Jordanian Faculties of Pharmacy/2nd  International conference of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Isra University, Jordan, 7-9 November 2017



20- The sixth strategic conference of Ain Shams University, Egypt, 11-13 April 2017

Oral presentation titled "Plagiarism and how to avoid it".


21- Fourth FUE international conference of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Egypt, 31 January-2 February 2017. Poster presentations entitled:

  1. a) "Preparation and Characterization of (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate Vesicular Systems "

Maha ElKayal, Maha Nasr, Nahed Mortada, Seham ElKhashen

  1. b) "Cosmeceutical vesicles for topical delivery"

Shymaa Hatem,  Maha Nasr, Seham Elkheshen, Ahmed S. Genedi


22- Daniel Turnberg Alumni conference, Cyprus, 9-11 November 2016

Poster presentation entitled "Nebulizable nanosystems for treatment of pulmonary cancer: a promising approach"


23- Dubai International pharmaceuticals and technologies conference and exhibition – DUPHAT, 15-17 March 2016

Poster presentation entitled "Effect of co-encapsulation of resveratrol with curcumin on the latter's anticancer potential in nanoparticulate form"


23- The 3rd FUE International conference on Pharmaceutical sciences, Cairo, Egypt, 9-11 February 2015

Poster presentation entitled "Preparation and characterization of antioxidant cosmeceutical formulations"

Shymaa Hatem, Maha Nasr, Seham Elkheshen, Ahmed S. Genedi

24- The 17th Scientific Congress of the association of colleges of pharmacy in the Arab world, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 14-16 October 2014.

  1. a) Poster presentation entitled "Formulation Optimization of High Dose Nutraceuticals into an Oral Disintegration Tablet (ODT)"

Ahmed M. Agiba, Sameh M. Abdel-Hamid, Maha Nasr, Ahmed S. Genidy.

  1. b) Poster presentation entitled "Optimization of formulation variables of bergamot oil nanostructured lipid carriers"

Mai Shaaban, Maha Nasr, Maha Fadel, Omaima A. Sammour.

  1. c) Poster presentation entitled "Optimization of nanoemulsion formulations for treatment of lung cancer"

Ramy S.El-Bahr, Maha Nasr, Omaima A. Sammour.

  1. d) Poster presentation entitled "Novel vesicular systems for treatment of skin fungal infections"

Eman A. Bseiso, Maha Nasr, Omaima. Sammour, Nabaweya A. Abd El Gawad.


25- Faculty of Pharmacy Cairo University, 5thInternational Scientific conference, 23-24 April 2014.

Poster presentation entitled "Penetration enhancer containing vesicles of sertaconazole for topical treatment of deep seated fungal infections"

Eman A. Biseso, Maha Nasr, Omaima A. Sammour, Nabaweya A. Abd El Gawad.


26- Materials Today Virtual conference: Biomaterials, 19-21 November 2013.



27- 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation, 9-11 September 2013, Pamplona, Spain.

Poster presentation entitled “Could liposomes be a suitable carrier for systemic delivery of an anti-osteoporotic drug via the pulmonary route?”.

Maha Nasr*, Ismail Taha, Rania Hathout


28- Biovision, the world life sciences forum, 24-26 March 2013, Lyon, France.



29- FIP Centennial World Congress, 3-8 October 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Poster presentation entitled “A feasibility study for nebulization of a model anti-asthma drug using dendrimers as nanocarriers”.

Maha Nasr*, Abdelbary ElHissi, Antony D’Emanuele


30- FUE International conference on Pharmaceutical Technologies, 6-9 February 2012, Cairo, Egypt.



31-United Kingdom and Ireland Controlled Release Symposium (UKICRS), 12-14 April 2011, Belfast, Ireland.

Participated with:

  1. a) Poster presentation entitled “Pulmonary delivery of Amphotericin B using two commercially available nanoemulsions for treatment of aspergillosis”.

Maha Nasr*, Samrana Nawaz, Abdelbary ElHissi, Waqar Ahmed, Antony D’Emanuele


  1. b) Poster presentation entitled “Pulmonary delivery of beclomethasone dipropionate using PAMAM dendrimers as nanocarriers”.

Maha Nasr*, Abdelbary ElHissi, Antony D’Emanuele


  1. c) Oral and Poster presentation entitled “An Alternative Route of Administration for Bisphosphonates: From Theory to Practice”.

Maha Nasr*, Gehanne A.S.Awad, Samar Mansour, Ismail Taha, Abdelhamid Alshamy, Nahed Mortada


32- First Middle East Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 26-28 November 2008, Sharm ElSheikh.

Oral presentation entitled: “Strategies to reduce medication errors and role of the pharmacist”.


33- The Egyptian pharmaceutical society conference of pharmaceutical sciences, 19-21 December 2006.

Poster presentation entitled:“Non inflammatory vesicular systems: a comparative study between liposomes and niosomes”.

Maha Nasr*, Samar Mansour, Abdelhamid Alshamy, Nahed Mortada

ASU Awards

No Prizes Were Found

Scientifc Research (141)

Research Title Year Citations
Nanobiotic formulations as promising advances for combating MRSA resistance: susceptibilities and post-antibiotic effects of clindamycin, doxycycline, and linezolid 2021 3
Impact of Micro/nanoencapsulation on the Therapeutic Outcome of Drugs 2021
Moxifloxacin-loaded in situ synthesized Bioceramic/Poly (L-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) composite scaffolds for treatment of osteomyelitis and orthopedic regeneration 2021 7
Contrasting the efficacy of pulsed dye laser and photodynamic methylene blue nanoemulgel therapy in treating acne vulgaris 2021 11
Ethanol injection technique for liposomes formulation: An insight into development, influencing factors, challenges and applications 2021 45
Biological and pharmacological characterization of ascorbic acid and nicotinamide chitosan nanoparticles against insulin-resistance-induced cognitive defects: a comparative study 2021 7
Nobiletin-loaded composite penetration enhancer vesicles restore the normal miRNA expression and the chief defence antioxidant levels in skin cancer 2021 5
Bergamot oil as an integral component of nanostructured lipid carriers and a photosensitizer for photodynamic treatment of vitiligo: Characterization and clinical experimentation 2021 12
Oleuropein as a novel topical antipsoriatic nutraceutical: formulation in microemulsion nanocarrier and exploratory clinical appraisal 2021 6
Conventional and hybrid nanoparticulate systems for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: An updated review 2021 5
The beneficial activity of curcumin and resveratrol loaded in nanoemulgel for healing of burn-induced wounds 2021 15
Cationic zinc (II) phthalocyanine nanoemulsions for photodynamic inactivation of resistant bacterial strains 2021 9
Chrysin nanocapsules with dual anti-glycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic effects: Chemometric optimization, physicochemical characterization and pharmacodynamic assessment 2021 17
Vesicular systems used for wound healing 2021 1
Nanoemulsion as a feasible and biocompatible carrier for ocular delivery of travoprost: Improved pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic properties 2020 47

Journal Name Published Date Sector Journal Website ISSN
Current Drug Delivery 2021-05-17 Medical Journal Website 1875-5704
ACS Omega 2021-01-25 Medical Journal Website 2470-1343
Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy 2021-04-21 Medical Journal Website 1572-1000
Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery 2021-06-07 Medical Journal Website 1742-5247
Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technologyy 2021-01-21 Medical Journal Website 1773-2247
Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2021-05-29 Medical Journal Website 1773-2247
RSC advances 2021-12-13 Medical Journal Website 2046-2069
Pharmaceutical Chemistry journal 2021-08-14 Medical Journal Website 1573-9031
European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceuticss 2021-07-14 Medical Journal Website 0939-6411
Scientific Reports 2021-10-12 Medical Journal Website 2045-2322
International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2021-11-18 Medical Journal Website 1873-3476
Drug Design, Development and Therapy 2021-12-14 Medical Journal Website 1177-8881
Pharmaceutical Development and Technologyy 2021-11-18 Medical Journal Website 1097-9867
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 2021-12-20 Medical Journal Website 2042-7158
Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery 2022-05-19 Medical Journal Website 1742-5247
Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology 2022-05-05 Medical Journal Website 1873-2682
Drug Delivery 2022-04-09 Medical Journal Website 1071-7544
Life Sciences 2022-03-24 Medical Journal Website 0024-3205
Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2022-03-18 Medical Journal Website 1773-2247
Journal of Food Biochemistry 2022-01-30 Medical Journal Website 1745-4514
European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2022-01-06 Medical Journal Website 0928-0987
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal 2022-02-11 Medical Journal Website 1573-9031
Molecular Therapy 2022-02-18 Medical Journal Website 1525-0024
Life Sciences 2022-07-14 Medical Journal Website 1879-0631
Drug Delivery 2022-07-27 Medical Journal Website 1521-0464
Pharmaceutics 2022-10-15 Medical Journal Website 1999-4923
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia 2022-10-04 Medical Journal Website 1981-528X
Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery 2022-10-31 Medical Journal Website 1744-7593
International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2022-09-06 Medical Journal Website 1873-3476
Pharmaceutical Development and Technology 2022-10-06 Medical Journal Website 1097-9867
Journal of Food Biochemistry 2022-09-27 Medical Journal Website 1745-4514
Pharmacological Reports 2022-12-14 Medical Journal Website 2299-5684
Metabolic Brain Disease 2023-01-25 Medical Journal Website 1573-7365
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal 2023-02-11 Medical Journal Website 1573-9031
Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation 2023-04-13 Medical Journal Website 1939-8042
Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2023-04-14 Medical Journal Website 2588-8943
Drug Delivery and Translational Research 2023-11-06 Medical Journal Website 2190-3948
Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2023-12-29 Medical Journal Website 2588-8943
Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2023-10-10 Medical Journal Website 2588-8943
Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2023-08-28 Medical Journal Website 2588-8943
Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2023-10-31 Medical Journal Website 2588-8943
Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2024-06-11 Medical Journal Website 2588-8943
International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2024-02-01 Medical Journal Website 1873-3476
Cell Communication and Signaling 2024-03-22 Medical Journal Website 1478-811X
Archives of Dermatological Research 2024-01-03 Medical Journal Website 1432-069X
Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 2024-04-13 Medical Journal Website 1520-5762
Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 2024-02-28 Medical Journal Website 1520-5762
International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2024-05-24 Medical Journal Website 1873-3476
Pharmaceutics 2024-01-22 Medical Journal Website 1999-4923
Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery 2021-05-28 Basic Science Journal Website 1742-5247
International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2021-04-30 Medical Journal Website 2590-1567
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2022-12-22 Medical Journal Website 0223-5234

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Book Name Published Date Sector Book Website ISBN
Chitosan in Biomedical applications 2021-12-01 Medical Book Website 978-0-12-821244-8
Functionalized magnetic nanosystems for diagnostic tools and devices 2024-01-12 Medical Book Website 987-0-44-319012-4
Deferasirox a comprehensive drug profile 2024-01-22 Medical Book Website 012-2-60-819401-2

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Nominated Awards

No Prizes Were Found

Scientific Achievements

هل لديك بحوث علمية منشورة ? نعم
نوعية البحوث المنشورة دولية ومحلية
إجمالي عدد البحوث المنشورة بين 100- أقل من 150 بحثا
هل يوجد لديك كتب مؤلفة محلية ? لا يوجد
هل يوجد لديك كتب مؤلفة إقليمية ? لا يوجد
هل يوجد لديك كتب مؤلفة دولية ? فصل واحد أو أكثر من كتاب
هل يوجد لديك كتب مترجمة ? لا يوجد
قيمة h-index من Scopus من 20-أقل من 30
إجمالي عدد الاستشهادات البحثية Citations من Scopus من 1000 - أقل من 20000
هل لديك إشراف على رسائل علمية ماجستير ودكتوراه ? نعم
عدد رسائل الماجستير والدكتوراه التى تم الإشراف عليها ? بين20 - أقل من 30
عدد رسائل الماجستير والدكتوراه التى تم تحكيمها ? بين 15-أقل من 20
عدد المقالات والبحوث العلمية التى تم تحكيمها ? أكثر من 50
هل أنت مشارك في هيئة التحرير لمجلات علمية محكمة محلية أو دولية ? نعم
هل لديك مشاريع علمية محكمة ? نعم
ما هى نوعية المشاريع ? مدعومة من وزارة البحث العلمي
هل أنت عضو في الجمعيات العلمية في مجال تخصصك ? عضو في أكثر من جمعية علمية متخصصة
هل لديك شهادات وأعمال توضح اسهاماتك التطويرية في القسم أو الكلية أو الجامعة وغيرها ? لا يوجد