Magdy K. Zahran
Magdy K. Zahran was born in Gharbia, Egypt, in 1959. He obtained his B.S. degree in chemistry from Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt, in 1980. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1987 and 1991. Since 2010, he has been a distinguished Professor in applied organic chemistry at the University of Helwan, where he was a Lecturer and an Associate Professor in 1991 and 1999. Magdy's current research interests include chemical modification of polysaccharides and natural fibers , pretreatment of cellulose-based textiles, synthesis of polymers for advanced applications, conventional finishing, and nanofinishing of cellulose-based textiles , synthesis of nanomaterials based on natural polymers and chemically modified natural polymers, graft copolymerization of vinyl monomers onto cellulosic (cotton and modified cotton) and protein fabrics, dyeing and printing of textiles as well as wastewater treatment of the textile industrial effluents. He gave 26 different university courses for all university levels, supervised 4 Ph.D. degree and M.S. degree theses, edited 8 books, and authored/coauthored over 40 peer-reviewed papers in international scientific journals. He also serves as a Reviewer for reputable international journals. He contributed in a number of the national projects entitled: Development of Sizing Processes, Chemical Modification of Corn Starch, Material and Energy Conservation in the Egyptian Textile Industry, and Material, Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction in Pretreatment of Cellulosic Textiles. His biography is listed in Who's Who in the World 2012.
Biography Updated on 31 March 2013