Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei – Biography
Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei is a Professor in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Department in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He earned a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science and a Ph.D. in Chemistry both in 2002 from NCSU.
He joined NC State as a faculty member in 2008. His research interests span dye chemistry for medical and renewable energy applications, the chemistry and flame retardant mechanisms of novel halogen-free flame retardants, non-formaldehyde monomers for wrinkle-free cotton, fluorine-free fluid repellent chemistry for woven and nonwovens, sustainable dyeing and surface chemistry modification of fibers using atmospheric plasma and UV treatments. He is an author of more than 200 peer-review papers, patents, book and book chapters, national and international presentations.