About the Author
Dr. Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf
Dr. Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf is RGV STAR Professor in the Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is a multiple-award winner for his academic excellence: He received several prestigious awards in Germany (Humboldt Research Award for Experienced Scientists at Max Planck Institute); USA (Fulbright Visiting Scholar, NSF Fellow, and Dept. of Energy Fellow); Belgium (Belgian Federal Science Research Fellowship); Arab League (Arab Youth Excellence Award in Innovation 2013), Jordan (Abdul Hameed Shoman Award in Engineering Science 2012); Egypt (National Prize of Egypt in Advanced Science and Technology 2006; Egyptian Prize of Excellence in Surface Technology and Corrosion 2006; and Egyptian Prize of Excellence and Innovation in Materials Science and their Applications 2009); and Palestine (An-Najah Prize for Research 2014). His biography was selected to be included in Who's Who in the World® 2015, 2007 and 2006. He is Senior Editor of Insciences Journal, Nanotechnology Section, (Switzerland), Associate Editor: J. Nanostructure in Chemistry, Springer, and Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Int'l Journal of Applied Sciences. His research interests include preparation and characterization of advanced coatings, corrosion, nanomaterials, biomaterials, renewable energy and advanced materials and polymers. His publication list (+170) includes studies and review papers authored in journals from top publishers. He is the editor of 11 books and 20 book chapters. He supervised and graduated 11 PhD and Master’s students, and 5 postdoctoral fellows. He is a persistent journal reviewer, advisor, and judge of the work of his peers. He is a referee for over 30 int’l journals of a high caliber, and a continued board member of over 22 journals. He is also an experienced Editor with board titles at journals published by Springer and Elsevier, an Expert Evaluator for the EU’s FP7, with an estimated budget of over €50.521 billion, expert for the German Ministry of Education and Research, reviewer for the German Academic Exchange Service, and expert for the German Aerospace Center. He is a reviewer/panelist for the NSF programs: MME, MEP, and CREST; with an estimated budget of over $7.6 billion. He is a reviewer for the US Fulbright Commission, the Qatar National Research Fund, and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. He is a Consultant for Innosquared GmbH, and for Covestro, Germany.
Mahmood Aliofkhazraei is assistant professor in the department of materials science at the Tarbiat Modares University, where he also earned his master's degree and Ph.D. in corrosion and protection of materials. Dr. Aliofkhazraei has authored over 60 scientific publications on nanostructured coatings and thin films and has received numerous scientific awards, such as Khwarizmi award. He was selected among the 10 top best nanotechnologists in his country.