The CND aims to create an environment in which the electronics industry can thrive in the region and has a vision of becoming an internationally leading education and research Center supporting the growth of the Electronics and Devices industry in the region.


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Message from the Director

The faculty and researchers in the Center have contributed tremendously to the global industry and the contributions of the Center has helped into major acquisitions in fields of: Electronic devices, Custom digital VLSI, Analog, RF and mixed-signal circuits, Bio-chips, System-on-Chip (SoC) design, Solar harvesting, CAD, MEMs, optics and optoelectronics, EDA, Innovative Design Methodologies and Verification Techniques, and Hybrid Systems Integration. 

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CND In Motion

Spinoff Suitera Making Way for Future Generations of Electronics

Faculty members at AUC established Suitera, the second AUC spinoff company.

Yehea Ismail, professor of electronics engineering and director of the Center of Nanoelectronics and Devices at AUC, along with scientists Magdy Abadir and Eby Friedman founded technology-based company Suitera.

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Areas of Specialization


Research Projects

The CND conducts its research in its central labs at AUC and ZC as well as a group of well-equipped labs in local universities and institutions where CND has agreements with.


Teaching and Learning

CND hires top junior researchers, and students who can work on industry-relevant research topics. 

Academia Support

Services Industry and Academia Support

The CND is planning to overcome the lack of many resources needed by students and researchers by creating the first CAD cloud in Egypt.


Community Outreach

The CND sees itself as part of the VLSI community in the region, and accordingly strengthening the community will eventually add to CND’s strength.

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Internship Programs

During internships, students are able to apply their theoretical skills to practical work experiences where they can gain practical knowledge and make connections.

CND in the Media

"AUC Faculty One of the Top Impactful Scientists" talk with with Mona El Shazly

Yehea Ismail, Director of the Center for Nanoelectronics and Devices (CND)


March 3, 2022

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"Egyptian Invention decreases usage of Electricity" talk with Mona El Shazly

Yehea Ismail, director of the Center for Nanoelectronics and Devices (CND)


March 3, 2022

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"Kelma Fi Forsa Akheera" Program with Lamis Elhadidy

Yehea Ismail, director of the Center for Nanoelectronics and Devices (CND)

March 2, 2022

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What Our Alumni Say

"All the knowledge and skills which I gained through CND, made me qualified to apply for a postdoctoral associate position at Cornell University which is one of the top-ranked universities worldwide."

Shady Rizkallah, '19

"The Center of Nanoelectronics and Devices (CND) offers the opportunities to work on many research-related problems brought by industry giants such as Intel, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, Helic, and Global Foundries."

Hosameldin Mekawey 

CND Collaborators

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