By Prof. Mustapha Jouiad.
Prof. Mustapha Jouiad obtained his PhD in Materials Science and his Master degree in solid sate physics and physics of particles from University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France in 1996 and 1993 respectively. Prior Joining Materials Science program at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology as faculty and principal investigator, he worked at very prestigious universities such as University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) as well as in National Labs such as CNRS France and Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL). His research interests are in Advanced Materials and Multiscale Characterization with applications in transport, energy and environment. His approach allows large probing of materials structure by means of various techniques such as Analytical Chemistry, Mechanical & Optical testing and Analytical Microscopy. The multiscale characterization provides with better correlation between the material microstructure at different scales (Mico & nano) and its respective macroscopic behavior. It gives also access to the relevant parameters influencing the material processing and its properties. The targeted achievement is to be able to predict material properties in order to optimize materials processing and design.
Recently, Dr. Jouiad’s research is focused on the development, modification and characterization of nanostructures, oxides and functionalized Nanoparticles that possess high optical, electrical and catalytic properties as well as in situ assessment of wettability alteration and 3D imaging. Dr. Jouiad is an accomplished & recognized Scientist in Advanced Materials & Characterization, he has authored and co-authored more than 70 publications in peer review journals and referred proceedings. He supervised and co-supervised several PhD and Masters students.