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Nouran Tashkandi is currently a  laboratory Manager and Research technician at the Sensors Lab, in the Electrical Engineering Department, CEMSE, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). 

Education and Early Career

Nouran Tashkandi received M.Sc. in Biomedical Science from Quinnipiac University in 2014. She received Scholarship from the Ministry of higher education. She did her Master thesis dessertation in Gastrointestinal department at Yale University, followed by 2 years working in the same department at Yale. Prior to that, she worked for National Guard Health Affairs as a teaching assistance. Before that, she worked at Armed Forces Hospital along with the Medical complex at ARAMCO as a lab technician.

Research Interests

Development of Electrochemical Biosensing using electrohydrodynamics. 

The development of electrochemical sensors based on nanomaterials for environmental monitoring

 The synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials

Synthesis, characterization, and applications of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs).

the development of next generation biomedical devices for point of care diagnostics.


One-step electrosynthesized molecularly imprinted polymer on laser scribed graphene bisphenol a sensor

T Beduk, AA Lahcen, N Tashkandi, KN Salama.

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 128026

 Sa1788 Tobacco Toxin NNK (4-[Methylnitrosamino]-1-[3-Pyridyl]-1-Butanone) Mediates Zymogen Activation in Murine and Human Pancreatic Acini

M Ashat, N Tashkandi, B Sreekumar, V Patel.


Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Synthesis, characterization, and applications of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers
  • Development of Electrochemical Sensors
  • Conducting Nanostructured Materials
  • Environmental Monitoring

Education Profile

  • M.Sc., Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, CT, USA

Awards and Distinctions

  • National Guard Health Affair scholarship in Biomedical Sciences
  • Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship