SSE Student working in Lab working with a microscope

The PPDU serves one of the AUC's strategic objectives, which is to harness research results and science-based innovations, both home-grown and community-generated, to create an economic and societal value and serve the wellbeing of the local and regional populations.

“To unleash basic research outcomes”

About The Unit

The Process and Product Development Unit (PPDU) was established by a grant from USAID/ASHA.

The PPDU labs and services can be utilized by AUC undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, research and teaching assistants, and related public users from private and public sectors, from Egypt and abroad. PPDU labs help researchers, scientists, and innovators to execute any process and/or product technology level readiness (TRL) starting from small-scale prototyping.

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Image of professor Abdelaziz Khlaifat from SSE


Equipment at the SSE lab used for Mass and Heat Transfer

Mass and Heat Transfer Lab (MHTL)

Refers to the study of Thermal Conductivity of Building Materials with regards to their thermal conductivity as well as the effect of different fluids on heat conduction

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Flow Over Weirs-Process Control Lab

Process Safety and Control Lab (PSCL)

To measure the pressure drops generated in a pipe for different flow rates and both laminar and turbulent conditions.  

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Batch Enzyme Reactor Unit-Reaction & Catalyst Lab

Reaction Engineering and Catalysis Lab (RECL)

The purpose of the unit is to demonstrate batch enzyme kinetics and enzyme characteristics

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Microscope in SSE lab

Process Piloting and Product Demonstration Lab (PPDL)

In this lab researchers/investigators/users can build their product/process prototypes, work out the detailed designs, and carry out the needed testing and validations.

Contact Us

Process and Product Development Unit (PPDU)

The American University in Cairo
School of Sciences and Engineering
AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74. New Cairo 11835

t: +2 02 2615 3113/ +2 02 2615 2316