Mostafa Ismail

Mostafa Ismail

Doctoral Student

Fiber and particle Engineering

3 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 9 times. The author has a h-index of 2.00. (Google Scholar)


Mostafa is a Doctoral researcher at the Fibre and Particle Engineering unit. He has bachelors and master’s degree in material science and engineering from Egypt, Germany and Sweden. He is responsible for treatment, production, characterization and advanced imagining of lignocellulosic materials. Previously, Mostafa has also worked with advanced charactarization and treatment of metallic materials and alloys.

In addition, Mostafa has industrial experience as he worked in Mercedes-Benz and Porsche AG in Germany.

Research interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Advanced Characterization
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Nanotechnology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Lignocellulose

Selected Projects

  • Advanced imaging of biobased materials (European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 713606)
  • Soft x-ray spectroscopy imaging of biobased hybrid films
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of biobased aerogels structures 

Other interests/Hobbies

  • Member of the Egyptian national swimming team
  • Member of the Olympic swimming team on Saarland
  • Member of Oulu swimming team



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Scientific merits

Research groups

  • Doctoral Student , Fibre and particle engineering

Selected publications

  • Ismail, Mostafa Y.; Patanen, Minna; Sirviö, Juho Antti; Visanko, Miikka; Ohigashi, Takuji; Kosugi, Nobuhiro; Huttula, Marko: Liimatainen, Henrikki (2019) Hybrid films of cellulose nanofibrils, chitosan and nanosilica—Structural, thermal, optical, and mechanical properties. - Carbohydrate polymers Volume 218 (Carbohydrate Polymers), 87-94 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Ismail, Mostafa Y.; Patanen, Minna; Kauppinen, Sami; Kosonen, Harri; Ristolainen, Matti; Hall, Stephen A.; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2020) Surface analysis of tissue paper using laser scanning confocal microscopy and micro-computed topography. - Cellulose 27 (15), 8989-9003 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Sirviö, Juho Antti; Ismail, Mostafa Y.; Zhang, Kaitao; Tejesvi, Mysore V.; Ämmälä, Ari (2020) Transparent lignin-containing wood nanofiber films with UV-blocking, oxygen barrier, and anti-microbial properties. - Journal of materials chemistry. a 8 (16), 7935-7946 . [Original] [Self-archived]