Sayed Hassan, Ph.D., joined CAIS in 2015, and has over 40 years of experience in analytical research in both Egypt and the United States. Dr. Hassan spent 20 years teaching both Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis to graduate and undergraduate students at University of Mansoura, Mansoura, Egypt. During that time, he also worked as a part-time consultant at the National Organization for Drug Control and Research and Kahira Pharmaceutical Company in Cairo, Egypt, where his research focused on pharmaceutical analysis and drug control, with special interest in functional group analysis. A big shift in research focus accompanied Dr. Hassan’s geographical move to the United States in late eighties to work for the Environmental Protection Agency as contractor Principal Research Scientist. At the EPA, his major contributions included developing customized methods to test computer models, adsorption studies of EPA controlled cations and anions in soils and aquifer materials, mathematical approach to correct for matrix interference in ICP-OES analysis, chiral GC to study transformations in the environment and reaction mechanisms of some organic remediation processes. In 1996, Dr. Hassan moved to the department of Crop and Soil Sciences at the University of Georgia to direct the Laboratory for Environmental Analysis, where he focused on developing fast, simple and reliable methodologies for organic compound and biomarker analysis using hyphenated chromatography techniques. Dr. Hassan is a faculty member in the Graduate School and the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program (ITP) at the University of Georgia.
In his free time, Sayed enjoys computer programming and playing chess.