Gihane Nasr


Ph.D. 2007

European Membrane Institute, Montpellier, France

B.S. 2002

Lebanese University

About this team member

Gihane Nasr received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the Lebanese University in Lebanon. She then pursued a Masters degree in Biomolecular chemistry from the University of Montpellier in France in 2004 where she worked on the synthesis of new drugs for Carbonic Anhydrase enzyme. Her PhD research focused on the elaboration of dynameric membranes for gas separation at the European Membranes Institute in Montpellier, France. In 2009 she joined the University of Versailles as a post-doc and worked on the synthesis of Iridium and Ruthenium complexes and the elaboration of OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes). In 2011 she became an associate professor at the Lebanese University. She joined the Banaszak Holl group in August 2016 as a Fulbright scholar where her research focuses on the encapsulation of essential oils in dendrimers for cosmetic applications.

Selected publications:

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Inhibition of human cytosolic isoforms I and II with (reduced) Schiff’s bases incorporating sulfonamide, carboxylate and carboxymethyl moieties, G. Nasr, A. Cristiana, M. Barboiu, D. Vullo, J.-Y. Winum, C. T. Supuran, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 2014, 22, 2867-2874

Metallodynameric membranes – toward the constitutional transport of gases, G. Nasr, T. Macron, A. Gilles, Z. Mouline, M. Barboiu, Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 6827-6829

Systems membranes – combining the supramolecular and dynamic covalent polymers for gas-selective dynameric membranes, G. Nasr, T. Macron, A. Gilles, Eddy Petit, M. Barboiu, Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 7398-7400

Dithiolate-Appended Iridium(III) Complex with Dual Functions of Reducing and Capping Agent for the Design of Small-Sized Gold Nanoparticles, G. Nasr, Audrey Guerlin, F. Dumur, S. A. Baudron, E. Dumas, F. Miomandre, G. Clavier, M.Sliwa, C. R. Mayer, Journal of American Chemical Society 2011, 133 (17), 6501- 6504