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Dr.Abdelaziz EL Gamouz Academic RankAssociate professor


  • Chemistry

Research Interests:

  • Coordination chemistry of macrocyclic ligands has been a fascinating area of current research interestall over the world. Thecontinued interest and quest in designing new macrocyclic ligands stem mainly from their use as modelsfor protein-metal binding sites in a substantial arrayof metalloproteins in biological systems, as syntheticionophores, as models to study the magnetic ex- change phenomena, as therapeutic reagents in chelate therapy for the treatment of metal intoxication, as cyclic antibiotics that owe their antibiotic actions to specific metal complexation, to study the guest- host interactions, and in catalysis. Recognition of the importance of complexes containing macrocyclic ligands has led to a considerable effort being invested in developing reliable inexpensive synthetic routes for these compounds.


• PhD in Chemistry University of Surrey, Guildford, UK (2006-2009). Thesis titled: From Calixpyrrole Derivatives to Mesoporous Hybridised Silicas: Synthesis, Characterisation and their Interaction with Polluting Species. • Doctoral Studies and Research assistant, University Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco (2003-2006) Project titled: Synthesis and characterization of zeolite membranes deposited on clay supports in collaboration with the University of Zaragoza, Spain. • 2 years MSc in Chemistry, University Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco (2001-2003). Dissertation titled: Enzyme techniques: application to R-(+)-Pulegone and D-(-)-Fructose. • Bsc in Chemistry (eq. to Honorable degree) University Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco (1995-2000)
Assistant Professor (Sept 2015-Present) Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE Research Fellow (August 2010- Sept 2015) Department of Chemistry, University of Surrey, UK
• 29-30th January 2020, Blended Learning workshop, QASPIR, CROWNE Plaza, Abu Dhabi • 25th February 2019, Technology-Enhanced Teaching & Learning-Changing Your Teaching to Match the Learning needs of Students, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sharjah. • 19th to 20th September 2018, Learning Differences in Higher Education: Instructions for Students with Special Needs, The Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, University of Sharjah. • 8th November 2018, Workshop on Academic Advising Workshop, Organized by the Registration department, University of Sharjah. • 24th August 2017, MCGraw Hill, Demo on Denniston textbook for General Chemistry 1 MS and its e-resources, Mc Graw Hill connect, UAE representative, University of Sharjah. • 28th January 2018, in class training for General Chemistry 1 MS students (107), the training was provided for both sections 71 and 74, Mc Graw Hill connect, UAE representative, University of Sharjah. • 25th to 27th March 2018, Improving In-Class Communication given by Dr Khaled Gawesh, Assistant Dean College of Communication, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sharjah • April 24, 2018, Assessment: Principles, Marking, and Feedback, delivered by Prof. Clare Milsom, the Director Teaching & Learning Academy at Liverpool John Moors University, UK. Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sharjah. • 12th November 2017, Workshop on reviewing of program and Course Learning Outcomes, Learning/Teaching Strategies and Assessment Tools. Organized by the “Deanship of Quality Assurance, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation". University of Sharjah. • 1st March 2018, Accreditation workshop for Chemistry and Physics’ Organized by Deanship of the college of sciences in coordination with the Deanship of QA, IE and accreditation, University of Sharjah.
Member of Materials Research Society Member of Education in Chemistry Member of Advanced Higher Education UK Member of Chemistry Education society, RSC. Associated member of the UAE Chemical Society
• Encapsulation of hydroxy Chloroquine into a biodegradable Nanoemulsions, using an edible Argan oil and cyclodextrin for promising treatment (relieve symptoms) of COVID-19 virus infection, The University of Sharjah Grant, Project Grant V.C.R.G./R. 438/2021, AED 80,000: 1 year from 1st October 2021. PI: Dr. Abdelaziz Elgamouz, UOS, 80,000 • Electrochemical Technique as Powerful Tool to Predict the Selectivity of Clay Ceramic Membranes Towards Metal Ions, The University of Sharjah Students Research Grant, Project Grant Student: Lubna Jamal, AED 15,000: 1 year from 16th December 2021. PI: Dr. Abdelaziz Elgamouz, College of Graduate studies, UOS, 15,000 AED. • Bioanalytical assays, metal nanoclusters as plasmonic sensors for biomolecules • Host guest interaction of macrocycles (ß-cyclodextrin, calix[4]arenes, calix[4]pyrroles, pyrogallol[4]arenes) with cations, anions and neutral species. • Encapsulation of cyclin dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor molecules for better delivery and potential treatment of cancer. • Meso-Octamethylcalix(4)pyrrole as highly selective naked-eye and fluorescent sensor for detection of Hg2+ ions in a water/acetonitrile interface. • Hydrothermal synthesis of zeolite membrane layers on clay support and their potential use in the decontamination of water polluted with toxic heavy metals. • Ion selective electrodes fabrication and potentiometric titration.
• Lubna Jaber, Abdelaziz Elgamouz, Abdel-Nasser Kawde, An insight to the filtration mechanism of Pb(II) at the surface of a clay ceramic membrane through its preconcentration at the surface of a graphite/clay composite working electrode, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Volume 15, Issue 12, 2022, 104303, • Nadeem Baig, Abdel-Nasser Kawde, Abdelaziz Elgamouz, A cost-effective disposable graphene-based sensor for sensitive and selective detection of uric acid in human urine, Biosensors and Bioelectronics: X, Volume 11, 2022, 100205, • A Elgamouz, A Kawde, SS Alharthi, M Laghoub, D Miqlid, C Nassab, Cinnamon Extract’s Phytochemicals Stabilized Ag Nanoclusters as Nanozymes “Peroxidase and Xanthine Oxidase Mimetic” for Simultaneous Colorimetric Sensing of H2O2 and Xanthine, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2022, p129035. • A Lahnafi, A Elgamouz, N Tijani, L Jaber, AN Kawde, Hydrothermal synthesis and electrochemical characterization of novel zeolite membranes supported on flat porous clay-based microfiltration system and its application of heavy metals, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 334, 2022, p111778. • N Baig, AN Kawde, A Elgamouz, M Morsy, AM Abdelfattah, R Othaman, Graphene nanosheet-sandwiched platinum nanoparticles deposited on a graphite pencil electrode as an ultrasensitive sensor for dopamine, RSC Advances, 2022, 12 (4), 2057-2067. DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08464J. • A. El-Kordy, A Elgamouz, EM Lemdek, N Tijani, SS Alharthi, AN Kawde, Preparation of Sodalite and Faujasite Clay Composite Membranes and Their Utilization in the Decontamination of Dye Effluents, Membranes, 2022, 12 (1), 12. • K Hasan, IA Shehadi, KA Bagudu, NOM Elmabrouk, A Elgamouz, Magnetic silica surface functionalized palladium catalyst: A modular approach for CC cross-coupling reactions in water, Applied Surface Science 571, 151369. • Abdelaziz Elgamouz, Chahlaa Nassab, Alaa Bihi, Somaya AI Mohamad, Aisha HSA Almusafri, Salman S Alharthi, Sarah AE Abdulla, Shashikant P Patole, Encapsulation Capacity of β-Cyclodextrin Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles towards Creatinine Enhances the Colorimetric Sensing of Hydrogen Peroxide in Urine, Nanomaterials, Available online August 2021, 11 (8), 1897. 10.3390/nano11081897 • Abdelaziz Elgamouz, Ihsan Shehadi, Abdelrahman Assal, Alaa Bihi, Abdel-Nasser Kawde, Effect of AgNPs Internal Solution on the Sensing of Mercury(II) by an Ion-Selective Electrode based on a Thiol Coordination from Cysteine as Ionophore, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Available online 4 June 2021, 115443, • A Elgamouz, H Idriss, C Nassab, A Bihi, K Bajou, K Hasan, M Abu Haija, SP Patole, Green Synthesis, Characterization, Antimicrobial, Anti-Cancer, and Optimization of Colorimetric Sensing of Hydrogen Peroxide of Algae Extract Capped Silver Nanoparticles, Nanomaterials 10 (9), 1861. • Abdelaziz Elgamouz, Rana Alsaidi, Alaa Alsaidi, Mostafa Zahri, Ahmed Almahdi, Khalid Bajou, The effects of storage on quality and nutritional values of Ehrenberg’s Snapper muscles (Lutjanus Ehrenbergi): evaluation of natural antioxidants effect on the denaturation of proteins, Biomolecules 2019, 9, 442; doi:10.3390/biom9090442. • Abdelaziz Elgamouz, Najib Tijani, Ihsan Shehadi, Kamrul Hasan and Mohamad Al-Farooq Kawam, Characterization of the firing behaviour of an illite-kaolinite clay mineral and its potential use as membrane support, Heliyon 5 (2019) e02281, • A Elgamouz, R Alsaidi, A Alsaidi, M Zahri, A Almehdi, K Bajou, Dataset in the characterization of black spot Ehrenberg snapper and its proteins' denaturation inhibition by natural antioxidants, Data in brief 28, 104927, • K Hasan, IA Shehadi, ND Al-Bab, A Elgamouz, Magnetic Chitosan-Supported Silver Nanoparticles: A Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol, Catalysts 9 (10), 839, • Angela F. Danil de Namor, Salman Alharthi, Abdelaziz El Gamouz, Nawal Al Hakawati and Bri-an G. Cox, Calix[4] Based Hg(II) Ion Selective Electrodes : A Thermodynamic Protocol to Address the Selectivity versus Hosting Capacity Paradigm in the Selection of the Carrier, Electrochimica Acta Volume 290, 10 November 2018, Pages 686-694. (Q1 journal), • Abdelaziz Elgamouz*, Najib Tijani, Dataset in the production of composite clay-zeolite membranes made from naturally occurring clay minerals, Data in Brief, (Q1 Journal), • Abdelaziz Elgamouz*, Najib Tijani, From a naturally occurring-clay mineral to the production of porous ceramic membranes, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 271, 15 November 2018, Pages 52-58, (Q1 Journal), • Hamid Idriss and Abdelaziz Elgamouz*, Focus on optimization of colorimetric assay for the detection of hydrogen peroxide using a green synthesis pathway for silver capped nanoparticles, Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering, (conference paper), DOI: 10.4172/2169-0022-C3-097
• Supervising Ms Lubna Jamal (U20105005) to pursue an MSc degree by research in the University of Sharjah, expected to graduate Fall 2022/2023. Project title: Electrochemical technique as a powerful tool to predict the selectivity of clay ceramic membranes towards toxic heavy metal ions. • Supervising Ms Rania Zaid (U20104420) to pursue an MSc degree by research in the University of Sharjah, expected to graduate Spring 2022/2023. Project title: Efficient Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Sensing of Bovine Serum Albumin using Green Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles • Co-supervising Ms Ayat Nimer (u20105007) to pursue an MSc degree by research in the University of Sharjah, expected to graduate Spring 2022/2023. Project title: Copper-mediated Signal Amplification for the Electrochemical Detection of Nucleic Acids at Novel Clay-based Sensors. • Co-supervision of Mr. Adnane Lahlafi, to pursue his PhD studies, in the University of Moulay Ismail, Morocco. Thesis titled: Ceramic Composite Membrane Based on Clay and Zeolites for Wastewaters Treatment. • Co-supervision of Mr. Abderrazek El-Kourdy, to pursue his PhD studies, in the University of Moulay Ismail, Morocco. Thesis titled: Preparation of Sodalite and Faujasite Clay Composite Membranes and Their Utilization in the Decontamination of Dye Effluents. • Supervision of MSc research project for the student: Shaima Mohammed Saleh Askar (U19103721). Project title: Development and validation of a LC-MS/MS method to determine tutin in honey originated from New Zealand and Australia. (Spring 2020/21) • Supervision of MSc research project for the student: Noora Abdulkarim Alhaj Abdulkarim Ahli (U19103735). Project title: Soil examination as forensic trace evidence in crimes. (Spring 2020/21)
• Scholarship for PhD studies from the University of Cadi Ayad, Morocco (2006) Was awarded the competitive scholarship Cadi Ayad, Morocco, this includes stipend (£900/month for two years) and overseas tuition fees (£13000 for a period of 2.5 years) • Scholarship from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Saudi Arabia (2008) Awarded a lump sum of $14,000 for a period of one year. Travelling fellowship from the "Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional" (2005) Awarded a placement of six month at the University of Zaragoza, Spain (1,000€/month for a period of six months). Project title: Deposition of zeolite membrane on Moroccan Clay Support. • Doctoral Scholarship from Ministry of Higher Education (Morocco) (2003) To pursue doctoral studies at Moulay Isamail University (2,000 MDH/month for a period of 3 years). Project title: Waste-water Treatment by local materials (clay and charcoal from traditional bath) and Synthesis and characterization of zeolite membranes deposited on local clay supports.
• Chemistry Labs’ coordinator (2016-2018) • Member of the Program Effectiveness and Accreditation Committee (College Level, PEAC) of Sciences (Actual) • Laboratory safety and equipment committee (University Level, Actual) • Chair of the college of science annual report and strategy committee (College Level, 2018-2019) • Department of Chemistry representative in the college council (College Level, 2018) • Member of the Program Committee of the MSc in Environmental Science & Engineering (University Level, Actual)
Following the strategic plan of the University of Sharjah aimed in creating an effective environment of teaching, and following trends in modern educations, an effective teacher is one of the milestones in a contemporary fashionable Universities. In this context, professional development, consisting of attending several workshops in which new information on different aspects of the teaching as carrier has been attended.
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