Professor Dr. Nasrallah M. Deraz is Professor of Advanced Nanomaterials Chemistry and Catalysis at National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt. He received B. Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry (Solid State, Surface Chemistry and Catalysis) in 1990, 1996 and 1999, respectively, from College of science, Zagazig University, Egypt. However, he received B. Law in 2005 from College of Laws, Zagazig University, Egypt. He joined Physical Chemistry Department, Laboratory of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt, since 1992 till now. He was awarded a Post- doctoral fellowship in 2004 to Institute of Materials Science, Structure Research, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. He joined Chemistry Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, since 2009 till 2013. Professor Deraz's research focuses on various aspects of solid state, surface chemistry and catalysis. One topic of research is solid-state chemistry and nano-structured materials. The second topic is surface chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis. The third topic is science and technology of advanced nano-materials.
Professor Deraz’s field of expertise is chemistry of environment and industry via the solid-state chemistry, surface chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, and also science and technology of gas sensors, nano-composites (ferrites, manganites, chromites…..etc), zeolite and activated clay.