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Dr Mohamed Basel Bazbouz


Dr. M Basel Bazbouz is currently a research associate at the nanoscience centre (2018-, University of Cambridge).  He is a fibrous materials engineer with a background in both academic and industrial research. His research profile lies in engineering of nanostructured fibrous assemblies for energy, environmental, industrial and medical applications. He was awarded a first-class MEng degree in Mechanical engineering in 2001, University of Aleppo- Syria, and subsequently a PhD for his thesis “An investigation of yarn spinning from electrospun nanofibres” in 2009 from Heriot watt university, UK. He has worked in an academic and industrial environment since being awarded his PhD.

Research Interests

Dr. M Basel Bazbouz’s research interest lie in nanofabrication and design of flexible materials in a broad range of polymers, ceramics and composites. These include nanostructured materials such as Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for high efficiency low-cost energy storage, nanomaterials for green technologies and sensing, designing of mechanisms for large-scale electrospinning of composites into nanofibrous assemblies, structure-physical-mechanical and performance property relationships for composite materials, functional modification of nanostructured assemblies for technical and industrial applications and engineering.

Key Publications


- M. B. Bazbouz,  An investigation of yarn spinning from electrospun nanofibres, Publisher: Scholars' Press, (April 19, 2017), ISBN-13: 978-3-330-65137-1,


Book’s chapter

- M. B. Bazbouz, Preparation of sodium-activated natural bentonite clay incorporated cellulose acetate nanofibres by free surface electrospinning and its proposed applications, In: Calvin Roberson (Ed.) Cellulose Acetate: Properties, Uses and Preparation, Nova publisher science. (2018), ISBN: 978-1-53614-704-9.


Papers as a first and corresponding author

- M. B. Bazbouz, G. Tronci, Two-layer Electrospun System Enabling Wound Exudate Management and Visual Infection Response, Sensors, Vol 19, 991-1011, 2019. 

- M. B. Bazbouz, M. Taylor, M. E. Ries, P. Goswami, Dry-Jet Wet Electrospinning of Native Cellulose Microfibres with Macroporous Structures from Ionic Liquids, Journal of applied Polymer science, Vol 136 (10), 47153- 47167. 2019

- M. B. Bazbouz, H. Liang, G. Tronci, A UV-cured nanofibrous membrane of vinylbenzylated gelatin-poly (ɛ-caprolactone) dimethacrylate co-network by scalable free surface electrospinning, Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol 91, 541-555, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2018.05.076

- M. B. Bazbouz, S. J. Russell, Cellulose Acetate/ Sodium-Activated Natural Bentonite Clay Nanofibres Produced by Free Surface Electrospinning, Journal of materials science, Vol 53 (15), 10891-10909, 2018.

DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-2354-9

- M. B. Bazbouz, G. K. Stylios, A new mechanism for the electrospinning of nano yarns, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 121 (1), 195-201, 2012.

 - M. B. Bazbouz, G. K. Stylios, The tensile properties of electrospun nylon 6 single nanofibres, Journal of Polymer Science: part B, Polymer physics, Vol 48 (15), 1719-1731, 2010.

- M. B. Bazbouz, G. K. Stylios, Alignment and optimization of nylon 6 nanofibres by electrospinning, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 107 (5), 3023-3032, 2008. DOI: 10.1002/app.27407.

- M. B. Bazbouz, G. K. Stylios, Novel mechanism for spinning continuous twisted composite nanofibre yarns, European Polymer Journal, Vol 44(1), 1-12, 2008. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2007.10.006

- M. B. Bazbouz, G. K. Stylios, A spinning concept for ultrafine composite nanofibre yarns, Presented at Green chemistry & engineering, The first international conference on process intensification & nanotechnology, Pages 145-160, Albany New York state USA : 15th -18th September 2008, ISBN 978 1 85598 101 0.