Nourin Alsharif

Nourin Alsharif, PhD

Technology Specialist | Mechanical Technologies
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  • Boston University, BS, Mechanical Engineering
  • Boston University, MS, Mechanical Engineering
  • Boston University, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

Key Technologies

  • Polymers (Photosensitive, Biodegradable) 
  • Nanoparticle Synthesis
  • Nanomaterial Characterization
  • Surface Chemistry
  • 3D Printing 
  • Optical and Photonic Devices
  • Micro- and Nanofluidics
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Medical Devices
  • Point-of-Care Diagnostics
  • Implantable Materials

Practice Groups


  • Farsi
  • French
  • Spanish

Admitted to Practice

  • Not yet admitted to practice


  • Boston


Nourin Alsharif assists the firm in patent prosecution related to mechanical technologies, including US and foreign patent prosecution, utility and design patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, and patentability studies. With a background in mechanical engineering, nanotechnology, materials science, and photonics, Nourin works with inventors and clients ranging from both industry and academia on a variety of technologies.

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 high-throughput surface chemistry assays for multifunctional materials, and investigated glass transition phenomena in polymeric nanoparticles. 

Nourin’s experience includes a variety of micro- and nanoscale fabrication and characterization techniques, including micro- and nanolithography, such micromachining processes involving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), dip-pen nanolithography (DPN), and soft lithography and microfluidics, additive manufacturing (such as 3D printing) using fused deposition modeling (FDM) and direct laser writing (DLW), scanning probe microscopy (SPM) including atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and surface sensitive techniques, among others.

Her research efforts have led to several scientific publications, conference presentations, and patent applications. During her graduate training, she also engaged in several STEM outreach programs and related activities directed to improving diversity, inclusion, and retention in STEM.


  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, Materials Research Society


  • Rising Star 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