Nourin Alsharif assists the firm in patent prosecution related to mechanical technologies. With a background in mechanical engineering, she has extensive knowledge in the areas of nanotechnology, photonics, and multiscale materials characterization.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Nourin completed her PhD as an interdisciplinary Doctoral Research Fellow with Professor Keith A. Brown at Boston University. Her graduate research involved the interrogation of emergent properties of nanostructured soft materials and interfaces. Specifically, she designed novel scanning probe architectures using two-photon lithography, collaborated with the CCDC-SC to develop a high-throughput surface chemistry assay for multifunctional materials, and investigated glass transition phenomena in polymeric nanoparticles. Accordingly, Nourin’s expertise includes a variety of micro/nanoscale fabrication and characterization techniques. Her research efforts have led to several scientific publications, conference presentations, and patent applications. During her graduate training, she also worked as a teaching assistant for an engineering instrumentation course, mentored more than five undergraduate students in a research setting, and engaged in several STEM outreach programs.
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, Materials Research Society
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University
  • Boston University BUnano Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship
  • CellLink Travel Award
  • AVS 65 Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Travel Grant
  • Distinguished Mechanical Engineering Fellowship
  • Boston University Engineering Scholars Scholarship


  • Eshagi, B., Alsharif, N., Brown, K.A., Gummuluru, S., & Reinhard, B.E. (2020). Stiffness of Virus-Mimicking Polymer Nanoparticles Modulates Glycoprotein-Independent Cellular Uptake and Trafficking. Advanced Science, 2000649.
  • Alsharif, N., Lawton, T., Uzarski, J., & Brown, K.A. (2020). High-throughput Multiobjective Optimization of Patterned Multifunctional Surfaces. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(28), 32069-32077.
  • Li, L., Alsharif, N., & Brown, K. A. (2018). Confinement-Induced Stiffening of Elastomer Thin Films. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122(47), 10767-10773.
  • Alsharif, N., Burkatovsky, A., Lissandrello, C., Jones, K. M., White, A. E., & Brown, K. A. (2018). Design and Realization of 3D Printed AFM Probes. Small, 14(19), 1800162.
  • Huang, Z., Li, L., Zhang, X. A., Alsharif, N., Wu, X., Peng, Z., Cheng, C., Wang, P., Brown, K.A., & Wang, Y. (2018). Photoactuated Pens for Molecular Printing. Advanced Materials, 30(8), 1705303.
  • Rendos, A., Alsharif, N., Kim, B. L., & Brown, K. A. (2017). Elasticity and Failure of Liquid Marbles: Influence of Particle Coating and Marble Volume. Soft Matter, 13(47), 8903-8909.

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Nourin Alsharif assists the firm in patent prosecution related to mechanical technologies. With a background in mechanical engineering, she has extensive knowledge in the areas of nanotechnology, photonics, and multiscale materials characterization.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Nourin completed her PhD as an interdisciplinary Doctoral Research Fellow with Professor Keith A. Brown at Boston University. Her graduate research involved the interrogation of emergent properties of nanostructured soft materials and interfaces. Specifically, she designed novel scanning probe architectures using two-photon lithography, collaborated with the CCDC-SC to develop a high-throughput surface chemistry assay for multifunctional materials, and investigated glass transition phenomena in polymeric nanoparticles. Accordingly, Nourin’s expertise includes a variety of micro/nanoscale fabrication and characterization techniques. Her research efforts have led to several scientific publications, conference presentations, and patent applications. During her graduate training, she also worked as a teaching assistant for an engineering instrumentation course, mentored more than five undergraduate students in a research setting, and engaged in several STEM outreach programs.
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, Materials Research Society
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University
  • Boston University BUnano Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship
  • CellLink Travel Award
  • AVS 65 Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Travel Grant
  • Distinguished Mechanical Engineering Fellowship
  • Boston University Engineering Scholars Scholarship
  • Eshagi, B., Alsharif, N., Brown, K.A., Gummuluru, S., & Reinhard, B.E. (2020). Stiffness of Virus-Mimicking Polymer Nanoparticles Modulates Glycoprotein-Independent Cellular Uptake and Trafficking. Advanced Science, 2000649.
  • Alsharif, N., Lawton, T., Uzarski, J., & Brown, K.A. (2020). High-throughput Multiobjective Optimization of Patterned Multifunctional Surfaces. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(28), 32069-32077.
  • Li, L., Alsharif, N., & Brown, K. A. (2018). Confinement-Induced Stiffening of Elastomer Thin Films. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122(47), 10767-10773.
  • Alsharif, N., Burkatovsky, A., Lissandrello, C., Jones, K. M., White, A. E., & Brown, K. A. (2018). Design and Realization of 3D Printed AFM Probes. Small, 14(19), 1800162.
  • Huang, Z., Li, L., Zhang, X. A., Alsharif, N., Wu, X., Peng, Z., Cheng, C., Wang, P., Brown, K.A., & Wang, Y. (2018). Photoactuated Pens for Molecular Printing. Advanced Materials, 30(8), 1705303.
  • Rendos, A., Alsharif, N., Kim, B. L., & Brown, K. A. (2017). Elasticity and Failure of Liquid Marbles: Influence of Particle Coating and Marble Volume. Soft Matter, 13(47), 8903-8909.