Aws I. Alshamsan, Ph.D.
Dean of College of Pharmacy
Aws Alshamsan earned his B.Pharm from King Saud University in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Nanobiotechnology) from the University of Alberta, Canada in 2010. During his graduate studies, he designed and tested therapeutic cancer vaccines that targeted key proto-oncogenes. He spent a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute for Nanotechnology in Canada, where he was given a Visiting Professor status immediately afterwards. He was appointed a Director of Research Center at the College of Pharmacy, King Saud University from 2012-2013, then a Vice Dean of King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology, King Saud University from 2013-2014. Currently, Alshamsan is the Dean of King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology and the Director of the Center of Excellence in Nanomedicine at KACST. Since 2007, Alshamsan authored and co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and supervised and co-supervised number of graduate students. He is a reviewer and editor for many reputable journals. He received several awards including the Gattefossé Canada CSPS Award in Lipid-Based Drug Delivery, and Dr. Waleed Alkayyali’s Award.