Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei

Polymer and Color Chemistry Program

North Carolina State University, USA

Assistant Professor



1998-2002  Ph.D., Chemistry and Fiber and Polymer Science Program, North Carolina State University, USA

1991-1993  M.Sc., Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Egypt

1985-1989  B.Sc., Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Egypt

Publications (selected)

  1. Kiran Kale, Shital Palaskar, Peter J Hauser, A. El-Shafei, Atmospheric pressure glow discharge of helium-oxygen plasma treatment on polyester/cotton blended fabric,Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research, 2011, 36, 137-144
  2. Jenkins, D., El-Tahlawy, K., El-Shafei, A., Freeman, H. S.  and Hudson, S. M.  Use ofg-cyclodextrin/epichlorohydrin polymer in merging fabric formation and coloration processes, Coloration Technology, 122 (345-349), 2006.
  3. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Seya Yohei, Naoki Asao, Ashraful Islam, Eunsang Kwon, Ahmed El-Shafei, Liyuan Han and Yoshinori Yamamoto, Donor-acceptor Dyes Incorporating Stable Dibenzosilole π-Conjugated Spacer for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012,22, 10771-10778.
  4. Mohamad Widodo, Ahmed El-Shafei and Peter J. Hauser, Surface Nanostructuring of Kevlar Fibers by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Induced Graft Polymerization for Multifunctional Protective Clothing, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics, 2012, DOI: 10.1002/polb.23098.
  5. Priya Malshe, Maryam Mazloumpour, Ahmed El-Shafei, and Peter Hauser (2012). Functional Military Textile: Plasma-Induced Graft Polymerization of DADMAC for Antimicrobial Treatment on Nylon-Cotton Blend Fabric", Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, Volume 32, Number 4 (2012),833-843.
  6. Maqbool Hussain, Renzo Shamey, David Hinks, Ahmed El-Shafei, and Syed Ishrat Ali, Synthesis of novel stilbene-alkoxysilane fluorescent brighteners, and their performance on cotton fiber as fluorescent brightening and ultraviolet absorbing agents,Dyes and Pigments,2012, 92, 1231.
  7. Rachel Davis, Ahmed El-Shafei, and Peter Hauser, Use of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma to Confer Durable Water Repellent Functionality and Antimicrobial Functionality on Cotton/Polyester Blend,Surface and Coatings Technology,2011, 205, 4791.
  8. Changhai Xu, David Hinks,Ahmed El-Shafei, Peter Hauser, Min Li, Mary Ankeny, Katelyn Lee,Review of Bleach Activators for Environmentally EfficientBleaching of Textiles,Journal of Fiber Bioengineering & Informatics4:3 (2011) 209.
  9. Joshua Yoon, Martin King, Stephen Michielsen, Ahmed El-Shafei, Eric Johnson, Influence of Surface Modification on the Adhesion between Nitinol Wire and Fluoropolymer Films, Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics, Accepted, 8(1), 7-13 (2010)
  10. El-Shafei, A., Fadda, A. A. A., Bondock, S. B., Khalil, A. M., and Tawfik, E. H., Facile Synthesis, Pure DFT Calculations and PM3 Semi-empirical MO Method Validation of Regiospecificity of Some Novel 1,4-Dihydropyrido[2,3-d]- pyrimidine Derivatives, Synthetic Communications, 40: 2788-2805 (2010).
  11. El-Shafei, A., Fadda, A. A., Khalil, A. M., Ameen, T. A. E., and Farid, A., Synthesis, antitumor evaluation, molecular modeling and quantitative structure/activity relationship (QSAR) of some novel arylazopyrazolodiazine and triazine analogs,.Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 17, 5096 (2009).
  12. El-Shafei, A., Fadda, A. A., Abdel-Gawad, I. I., and Youssif, E. H. E., Stereospecificity of Diels-Alder Reactions Validated UsingAb InitioCalculations: Synthesis of Novel Coumarin and Phenanthridine Derivatives,.Synthetic Communications,39, 2954 (2009).
  13. El-Shafei, A., (2009). Molecular Modeling of Inclusion Compounds from Hydrophobic Dyes and Cyclodextrins,Coloration Technology,125 (4), 208 (2009)
  14. L. He, El-Shafei, A. and Freeman, H. S., Boyle, P., X-ray and Molecular Modeling Studies on 4-[N-Alkylamino]azobenzene Dyes,Dyes and Pigments, 82 (3), 299-306 (2009).
  15. Yang, H., El-Shafei, A., and Tonelli, A. E., Stereoregular Polyacrylonitrile: Isotactic or Syndiotactic? Macromolecular Theory and Simulation, 16 (2007), 345.
  16. Uyar, T., Graz, H. S., Rusa, M., Shin, I. D.,  El-Shafei, A., and Tonelli, A.,  Polymerization of Styrene ing–Cyclodextrin Channels: Lightly Rotaxanated Polystyrenes with Altered Stereosequences, POLYMER, 47 (2006) 6948-6955.
  17. Uyar, T., El-Shafei, A., Wang, X., Hacaloglu, J., Tonelli,A., The Solid Channel Structure Inclusion Complex Formed Between Guest Styrene and Host γ-Cyclodextrin,Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 55 (2006), 109-121.
  18. Szymczyk, M  El-Shafei, A., Freeman, H. S., Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of new Iron Complexed Azo Dyes, Dyes and Pigments 72 (2007), 8-15
  19. El-Shafei, A., Hinks, D., Boyle, P., and Freeman, H. S. Non-mutagenic organic pigment intermediates II:  Isomorphous structures of 2,2'-Dichloro-5,5'- dipropoxybenzidine and 2,2'-dimethyl-5,5'-dipropoxybenzidine,Acta Cryst.2004, C60, o569-o571.
  20. Gursoy, N., El-Shafei, A.,Hauser,P.,and Hinks, D., Cationic Bleach Activators for Improving Cotton Bleaching,AATCC Review,(2004), 4(8), 37-40.
  21. Soke, J., Freeman, H. S., and El-Shafei, A., Metallization of Non-genotoxic Direct Dyes,Dyes and Pigments,(2003),  57(2), 121-129.
  22. Hinks, D., Rashad, M. and El-Shafei, A., Towards a Universal Dye Class for Printing on Multiple Substrates,Coloration Technology, 119, 70-75 (2003).
  23. El-Shafei, A., Boyle, P., Hinks, D. and Freeman, H. S., Non-Mutagenic Organic Pigment Intermediates. I. 3,3'-Dipropoxybenzidine,Acta Cryst.,C59, o71-o73 (2003).
  24. El-Shafei, A., Hinks, D. and Freeman, H. S.,Semi-Empirical Molecular Orbital Methods in the Design of Organic Pigments,AATCC Review, 1(12), (2001) 23-26.
  25. Hinks, D. El-Shafei, A., Draper, S.,  Che, Q., Nakpathom, M.and Connelly, R.,  Radiometeric Measurements of Area Lighting Critical to Color Assessment in the Textile Industry, AATCC Review, 1(11) (2001) p. 35-39.
  26. Hinks, D., Draper, S., El-Shafei, A., Che, Q., and Nakpathom, M., Assessment of the Effect of Lighting Variability on Color Difference,Textile Chemist and Colorist, 32(6) (2000) 16-20.
  27. Habib, O. M., Moawad, E. B.,Girges,M. M., and El-Shafei, A., Potentially active antimicrobial agents from 2-benzenesulfonyloxyphenyl-3,1- benzoxazine-4-one derivative;Boll. Chim. Farm, 134 (9), 503-8 (1995).
  28. Habib, O. M., Girges, M. M., Moawad, E. B.,  El-Shafei, A., Synthetic approaches and biological evaluation of some new sulfonate ester-containing quinazolone derivatives as potentially active antimicrobial agents; Boll. Chim. Farm., 134 (4),  209-15(1995).

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