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Professor Nour El-Gendy

Petroleum and Fuel Technology

Egypt Petroleum Research Institute



Dr Nour Shafik El-Gendy is Professor in the field of Petroleum and Environmental Biotechnology, Vice Head of the Process Design and Development Department, and former Head Manager of the Petroleum Biotechnology Lab at the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt.

She is the author of two chapters and two books in the fields of biofuels and petroleum biotechnology, and 100 research papers in the fields of oil pollution, bioremediation, biosorption, biofuels, macro- and micro-corrosion, green chemistry, wastewater treatment, biodesulfurization, biodenitrogenation and nano-bio-technology and its applications in petroleum industry and biofuels.

Nour is also an editor for 30 international journals and reviewer for 60 international journals in the fields of environmental biotechnology, bioenergy and petroleum microbiology and biotechnology. She has supervised 26 MSc and PhD theses in the fields of biofuels, micro-macro-fouling, bioremediation, nano-biotechnology, wastewater treatment, biodenitrogenation and biodesulfurization. She has participated in 37 international workshops and training courses, and 54 international conferences. She is a member of many international associations concerned with the petroleum industry, and environmental health and sciences.

She has considerable teaching experience as a lecturer and supervisor for undergraduates' research projects in the Faculty of Biotechnology at the Modern Sciences and Arts University, Egypt (2007-2008), and in the Chemical Engineering Departments at the British University in Egypt and Cairo University (2011-2013). She has also taught the Environmental Biotechnology course for postgraduates in the Faculty of Science at Monufia University, Egypt (2014-2015).

Her biography is recorded in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering ninth edition (2006-2007). She is also the vice coordinator of the Scientific Research Committee of the National Council for Women (NCW) in Egypt.