Dr. Hassan Azzazy is a tenured Distinguished University Professor and Chairman of the department of Chemistry at the American University in Cairo. He is the director of the international medical laboratory scientists training program. Before joining AUC, Dr. Azzazy was a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Azzazy received his B.Sc. and a post-graduate diploma in Biochemistry both from Alexandria University and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX (1994).
Dr. Azzazy holds board certifications in Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Washington, DC. He is certified as a Specialist in Chemistry by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP, Chicago), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Chemistry. He is the Vice-President of the National Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Committee and the Chairman of Egypt Chapter of ASCP.
He has over 30 years of biomedical research experience with a focus on developing novel diagnostics for detection of infectious agents and cancer markers, optical chemosensors for detection of environmental toxins, biodegradable nanofibrous wound dressings, and drug delivery nanocarriers.
Dr. Azzazy has received many awards including State Prize in Laboratory Medicine (Egypt), Global Innovator Award (Texas Christian University), Arab Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (UAE), Shoman Award in Medical Sciences (Jordan), Life Achievement Award (American Society for Clinical Pathology), and State Merit Prize in Advanced Technological Sciences (Egypt), Research Award (Alexander von Humboldt Award, Germany).
Dr. Azzazy is an inventor on several patent families granted by USPTO and EU patent office. He is a strong advocate of technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship and has co-founded two biomedical startup companies which have won multiple prestigious awards and received competitive incubation packages from top regional and international business accelerators.