Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei

Polymer and Color Chemistry Program

North Carolina State University, USA

Assistant Professor



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

1991-2013  M.Sc., Department of Chemistry, Mansoura University, Egypt

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

Publications (selected)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Priya Malshe, Maryam Mazloumpour, Ahmed El-Shafei, and Peter Hauser, Functional Military Textile: Plasma-Induced Graft Polymerization of DADMAC for Antimicrobial Treatment on Nylon-Cotton Blend Fabric, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 2012, 32(4), 833-843.
  4. 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.
  5. Kiran Kale, Shital Palaskar, Peter J Hauser, and 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
  6. 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.
  7. Changhai Xu, David Hinks, Ahmed El-Shafei, Peter Hauser, Min Li, Mary Ankeny, and Katelyn Lee, Review of Bleach Activators for Environmentally Efficient Bleaching of Textiles, Journal of Fiber Bioengineering & Informatics, 2011, 4(3), 209.
  8. Joshua Yoon, Martin King, Stephen Michielsen, Ahmed El-Shafei, and Eric Johnson, Influence of Surface Modification on the Adhesion between Nitinol Wire and Fluoropolymer Films, Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics, 2010, 8(1), 7-13.
  9. 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, 2010, 40, 2788-2805.
  10. 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, 2009, 17, 5096.
  11. El-Shafei, A., Fadda, A. A., Abdel-Gawad, I. I., and Youssif, E. H. E., Stereospecificity of Diels-Alder Reactions Validated Using Ab Initio Calculations: Synthesis of Novel Coumarin and Phenanthridine Derivatives, Synthetic Communications, 2009, 39, 2954.
  12. El-Shafei, A., Molecular Modeling of Inclusion Compounds from Hydrophobic Dyes and Cyclodextrins, Coloration Technology, 2009, 125 (4), 208.
  13. 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, 2009, 82 (3), 299-306.
  14. Yang, H., El-Shafei, A., and Tonelli, A. E., Stereoregular Polyacrylonitrile: Isotactic or Syndiotactic? Macromolecular Theory and Simulation, 2007, 16, 345.
  15. Uyar, T., Graz, H. S., Rusa, M., Shin, I. D., El-Shafei, A., and Tonelli, A., Polymerization of Styrene in g–Cyclodextrin Channels: Lightly Rotaxanated Polystyrenes with Altered Stereosequences, POLYMER, 2006, 47, 6948-6955.
  16. Uyar, T., El-Shafei, A., Wang, X., Hacaloglu, J., and Tonelli, A., The Solid Channel Structure Inclusion Complex Formed Between Guest Styrene and Host γ-Cyclodextrin, Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 2006, 55, 109-121.
  17. Jenkins, D., El-Tahlawy, K., El-Shafei, A., Freeman, H. S. and Hudson, S. M., Use of g-cyclodextrin/epichlorohydrin polymer in merging fabric formation and coloration processes, Coloration Technology, 2006, 122, 345-349.
  18. Szymczyk, M El-Shafei, A., Freeman, H. S., Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of new Iron Complexed Azo Dyes, Dyes and Pigments, 2007, 72, 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, 60, 569-571.
  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, 2003, 119, 70-75.
  23. El-Shafei, A., Boyle, P., Hinks, D. and Freeman, H. S., Non-Mutagenic Organic Pigment Intermediates. I. 3,3'-Dipropoxybenzidine, Acta Cryst., 59, 2003, 71-73.
  24. El-Shafei, A., Hinks, D. and Freeman, H. S., Semi-Empirical Molecular Orbital Methods in the Design of Organic Pigments, AATCC Review, 2001, 1(12), 23-26.

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