Marwa Abd-Ellah
Dr. marwa abd-ellah Assistant Professor Chemistry

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Marwa joined the Department of Chemistry at Khalifa University as an assistant professor in 2022. During her Ph.D. work in Chemistry (Nanotechnology) at the University of Waterloo in 2015, Marwa’s research excellence was recognized by the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN) Fellowship and Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology. Further, she was also recognized for her excellence in teaching several Chemistry and Nanoscience courses by the University Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Waterloo. 

After her PhD, she worked in materials science as a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at the Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments at the Universities of Waterloo and Calgary in Canada. Her expertise is at the junction of physical chemistry and advanced materials characterization & development for a range of applications. She was awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources and Canada First Research Excellence Fund (GRI-CFREF) postdoctoral fellowships.

In 2020, She was appointed to a lectureship in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo.

  • 2015 Ph.D., Chemistry (Nanotechnology), University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2010 M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Al-Azhar University, Egypt
  • 2005 BSc Chemistry, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

  • General Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Advanced Materials Chemistry Center

Research Interests
  • Nanomaterials, Electronic materials, Electrochemistry, and Nanotechnology.
  • Solar Cells, Electrochromic Devices, and Green Energy Applications.
  • Printed electronics, Wearable technology, and Internet of Things.

Research Projects


Open vacancies for one Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDF) and one PhD Grad Student for research in experimental wet chemistry, materials science, and nanotechnology:

(1) Hybrid metallic and semiconducting nanomaterials for emerging technologies in solar cells, water desalination, hydrogen generation; (2) Functional organic electronices in nanodevices and printed electronics.

PhD student applicants must show interest and right aptitude in working with high-tech, challenging projects and in learning about instrument systems and techniques at various research centers. For graduate admission information, please refer to:

For Admission inquiries please email:

PDF applicants must have good hands-on and communication skills, and must be able to lead in projects. For PDF hiring, please contact me directly via email: