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Prof. Tarek M. Madkour

Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences and Engineering

The American University in Cairo, Egypt


Email: tarekmadkour@aucegypt.edu


1992 Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, USA

1986 M.Sc., Department of Chemistry, Cairo University, Egypt

1981 B.Sc., Department of Chemistry, Cairo University, Egypt

Publications (Selected)


  1. A.H. Mourad, R.O. Akkad, A.A. Soliman and T.M. Madkour (2009) Characterization of thermally treated and untreated polyethylene-polypropylene blends using DSC, TGA and IR techniques. Plastics, Rubber and Composites, 38(7), 265-278.
  2. T.M. Madkour and R.A. Azzam (2008) Self-assembly urethane architecture: Free volume, Connolly surface and diffusion coefficients investigation. International Journal of Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Science, 2(3), 372-381.
  3. T.M. Madkour, R.A. Azzam and J.E. Mark (2006) Recent Advances in the Modeling and Simulation of Metallocene Catalysis, Sequence Distribution, Chain Conformations, and Crystallization of Polymers. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 44, 2524-2541.
  4. T.M. Madkour and R.A. Azzam (2006) Experimental and theoretical investigations on petroleum-based elastomers with two cross-linking systems of different lengths viewed as bimodal networks. Polymer, 47(1), 415-423.
  5. T.M. Madkour (2004) Step-strain stress relaxation of carbon black-loaded natural rubber vulcanizates. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 92(5), 3387-3393.
  6. T.M. Madkour and R.A. Azzam (2003) Influence of crosslink characteristics induced by aromatic-based antioxidants on the swelling and stress-strain behavior of natural rubber vulcanizates. Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 76(2), 334-347.
  7. T.M. Madkour and J.E. Mark (2002) Mesoscopic modeling of the polymerization, morphology and crystallization of stereoblock and stereoregular polypropylenes. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 40(9), 840-853.
  8. M. Madkour and R.A. Azzam (2002) Use of blowing catalysts for integral skin polyurethane applications in a controlled molecular architectural environment: Synthesis and impact on ultimate physical properties. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 40(14), 2526-2536.
  9. T.M. Madkour, B. Goderis, V.B.F. Mathot and H. Reynaers (2002) Influence of chain microstructure on the conformational behavior of ethylene-1-olefin copolymers. Impact of the comonomeric mole content and the catalytic inversion ratio. Polymer, 43(9), 2897-2908.
  10. T.M. Madkour (2001) A combined statistical mechanics and molecular dynamics approach for the evaluation of the miscibility of polymers in good, poor and non-solvents. Chemical Physics, 274(2-3), 187-198.
  11. T.M. Madkour (2000) Development of the molecular design rules of ultra-permeable poly[1-(trimethylsilyl)-1-propyne] membranes. Polymer, 41(20), 7489-7497.


  1. T. M. Madkour (2009) in “Polymer Data Handbook” Second Edition, J.E. Mark (Ed.). Oxford University Press, New York, N.Y., USA.
  2. T.M. Madkour (2008) “Use of computer simulation and molecular modeling techniques for the design of molecularly organized urea-urethane prototypes for thermal insulation” in Topics on Computational Biology and Chemistry, S. Kartalopoulos, A. Buikis, N. Mastorakis and L. Vladareanu (Eds.), Athens: WSEAS Press, pp. 17-22.
  3. T. M. Madkour and J. E. Mark (1998) “Simulations on thermoplastic elastomers from polypropylene,” in Science & Technology of Polymers & Advanced Materials: Emerging Technologies & Business Opportunities; P. N. Prasad, J. E. Mark, S. H. Kandil and Z. H. Kafafi (Eds.), Plenum: New York, pp. 125-139.