Prof. Abderrahim Nemmar is Professor of Physiology at the United Arab Emirates University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences. He served as Director of Zayed Center for Health Sciences. He received his PhD degree in 2000 from the University of Liege (Belgium). He worked at the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven, Belgium), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dept. of Pathophysiology (Pulmonology). In 2007, he joined the United Arab Emirates University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dept. of Physiology. He teaches undergraduate and graduate medical physiology and pathophysiology. He received the Excellence in Student Mentors Award and Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University several times
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Prof. Nemmar’s research focuses on the pathophysiological mechanisms of pulmonary inflammation and cardiorespiratory diseases due to inhalation of airborne toxicants, including ambient particulate air pollution, waterpipe (shisha) smoking and engineered nanoparticles. He has published 170 articles (H‐ index: 48, i10‐index: 131, total number of citation: 12056, source: Google Scholar) in peer‐ reviewed international journals. In 2019, in recognition of his research achievements, Prof. Nemmar was among the first 20 scientists in the UAE to receive the Golden Residency from H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Of note, in 2020, Prof. Nemmar ranked among the world's top 2% scientists by Stanford University. He is a topic editor of Biomolecules and member of the editorial board of numerous international journals. He serves on various grant review committees and reviews manuscripts submitted to several scientific international journals. In the UAE, he received numerous research awards including the United Arab Emirates University Excellence Award in Scholarship, the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University Excellence in Research Award and several certificates of achievement for publishing in top 5% and 10% journals and bringing recognition for the United Arab Emirates University. Internationally, Prof. Nemmar was the recipient of various prominent awards from prestigious international societies including the American thoracic Society (David Bates Award), European Respiratory Society (Best Paper Annual Award) and Belgian Thoracic Society (Boehringer Ingelheim Award of Pulmonology).
Pathophysiological mechanisms of pulmonary inflammation and cardiorespiratory diseases due to inhalation of airborne toxicants, including ambient particulate air pollution, waterpipe (shisha) smoking and engineered nanoparticles. Kidney injury and the search of novel agents that can ameliorate it.