Prof. Iman El-Mahallawi
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Dr El-Mahallawi is currently the Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy at the British University in Egypt which is contributing to the teaching and education and research activities in Egypt, energy efficiency in metallic industries, as well as being incorporated in social projects aiming at implementing renewable energy resources for subserviced and ruler areas in Egypt. She has also contributed in a number of field projects in production by rolling and casting, thermo-mechanical treatment, failure analysis, manufacturing of spare parts, as well as continuous industrial education projects for engineers and workers. She is also the coordinator for one of the National Standardization committees.

Dr El-Mahallawi was awarded the following:

• Full scholarship at Leeds University between Jan 1984 and Jan 1987 for PhD.
• Publications Award Cairo university years: 2010, 2011, 2012,2013, 2014.
• Award for best submission for innovation in teaching by Unit of Teaching and Learning Projects; Ministry of Higher education Egypt.
• Best supervised PhD for student Mahmoud Abd El-Salam Cairo University 2014.
• Cairo University Research Excellence Award 2014.


Dr El-Mahallawi received her PhD from Department of Metallurgy, Leeds University, Leeds U.K. in 1987. She received her M.Sc from the Department of Metallurgy, Cairo University in 1983 and her B.Sc in Metallurgical Engineering, Cairo University in 1981.

Dr El-Mahallawi carries the titles: CEng and CSci and is a member of the Institute of Metals, Materials and Mining (MIMMM).

Research Interests

Dr El-Mahallawi’s research interests are in: energy materials (thermal solar selective absorbers, fuel cells bi-polar electrodes, thermal storage,etc.), engineering metallurgy (heat treatment, effect of production parameters, effect of alloying, etc.. on mechanical properties, failure analysis case studies, non-metallic inclusions and effect of steel cleanliness on properties of steel), modeling for metallurgical fields, conventional casting and continuous casting (technology, solidification), semi-solid casting and metal matrix composites produced by semi-solid casting, using nano-material for re-enforcement (surface and bulk nano-composites) .

Journal Articles

Dr El-Mahallawi has supervised more than 100 B.Sc. projects, 40 M. Sc. and 15 Ph.D. thesis in different fields of the above shown research intersts, etc..., and has examined more than 80 students for master and doctorate degrees in different Egyptian universities. Her Research publications are 37 papers published in International Journals and 29 papers and presentations in international conferences and 27 publications and presentations in local conferences and workshops.

Most recent:

L. Tonelli, M. Refat, S. Toschi, M.M.Z. Ahmed, Essam Ahmed, A. Morri, I. El-Mahallawi, and L. Ceschini. “Production of AlSi12CuNiMg/ Al2O3 Micro/Nanodispersed Surface Composites Using Friction Stir Processing for Automotive Applications”. TMS 2019 March 10-14, San Antonio, Texas.

Hussein Badr, Mahmoud Sorour, Shadi Foad Saber, Iman S. El-Mahallawi, Fawzi A. Elrefaie. “DOC Stabilized PVAc / MWCNTs Composites for Higher Thermoelectric Performance”. TMS 2019 March 10-14, San Antonio, Texas.

Hanan Abd El-Fattah, Iman El Mahallawi, Mostafa Shazly, and Waleed Khalifa. “Comparison of Solar Selective Absorbance Properties of TiN, TiNxOy and TiO2 Thin Films”. TMS 2019 March 10-14, San Antonio, Texas.

M.M. Elkoumy, M. El-Anwar, A.M. Fathy, G.M. Megahed, I. El-Mahallawi, H. Ahmed. Computational Simulation Model for Metallurgical Effects during EAF Refining Stage: Waiting and Arcing Time, (2018), No. 9 1669 © 2018 ISIJ. ISIJ International, Vol. 58 (2018), No. 9, pp. 1669–1678.

Heba R. Abd El-Aaty, Ossama Tobail, Madiha A. Shoeib, Iman S. El Mahallawi, Role of Silver Nanoparticles Deposition Temperature on a-Si/µc-Si Thin-Film Solar Cell Light Absorption, 2nd round review, Materials Research Express, Mater. Res. Express 5 (2018) 076401.

Heba R. Abd El-Aaty, Ossama Tobail, Madiha A. Shoeib, Iman S. El Mahallawi, Manufacturing of a-Si/mc-Si Thin-Film Solar Cell using PECVD and Silver Coating, Engineering of Science and Military Technologies, Volume (2) Issue (2) – 2018.

Heba R. Abd El-aaty, Osama Tobail, Madiha A. Shoeib and Iman S. El-Mahallawi, Effect of Gas Dilution Ratios and Substrate Temperature on the Structural Transition of a-Si/µc-Si Thin-Film Solar Cell using PECVD, Key Engineering Materials Journal, June 2018.

Tiwery, H., Hoziefa, W., El-Shabasy, A.B., El-Mahallawi, I.; “Effective Nanoparticles Feeding Treatment in Casting of A356/ZrO2Nano-reinforced Composite “;Minerals, Metals and Materials Series, 2018.

El-Mahallawi, I.S., Abdel-Rehim, A.A., Khattab, N., Rafat, N.H., Badr, H.; “Effect of nano-graphite dispersion on the thermal solar selective absorbance of polymeric-based coating material”, Minerals, Metals and Materials Series, 2018.

M.M. Elkoumy, M. El-Anwar, A.M. Fathy, G.M. Megahed, I. El-Mahallawi, H. Ahmed. Simulation of EAF refining stage. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, Available online 8 November 2017.

Shash, A.,El-Fawkhry, M.K.,Abd El Rahman, S.A.,Elmahallawi, I.S.,Mattar, T. Improvement of mechanical properties and structure modifications of low carbon steel by inoculations with nano-size silicon nitride. Journal of Nano Research (2017) ISSN: 1661-9897, Vol. 47, pp 24-32.

ELSawy, E.E.T.,EL-Hebeary, M.R.,El Mahallawi, I.S.E. Effect of manganese, silicon and chromium additions on microstructure and wear characteristics of grey cast iron for sugar industries applications Wear 390-391 (2017) 113-124 .

Shash, A.Y.,El-Mahallawi, I.S.,Amer, A.E. Options for nanoreinforced cast Al–Si alloys with TiO2 nanoparticles Advanced Structured Materials (2017),

Mahallawi, I.S.E.,Shash, A.Y. Mechanical properties and wear resistance of semisolid cast Al2O3 nano reinforced hypo and hyper-eutectic Al–Si composites; Advanced Structured Materials (2017). © Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017 A. Öchsner and H. Altenbach (eds.), Properties and Characterization of Modern Materials, Advanced Structured Materials 33, DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1602-8_2.

Ahmed Ramadan, A. Y. Shash, I. S. El-Mahallawi, D. Senk and Taha Mattar; Identification of Copper precipitates in Scrap Based Recycled Low Carbon Rebar Steel, Materials & Design, DOI. 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.02.015, Volume 120, 15 April 2017, Pages 157–169.

Hussein Badr, Mostafa Amr Youssef, Hebatullah Sayed Abd Elsalam, Mirna Abde Elrahman Mohamed, Mohamed Gamal El-Kholy, Iman El-Mahallawi, Ahmed Abdel-Rehim “Thermoelectric Behaviour of Polyvinyl Acetate/ CNT Composites”, Chapter TMS 2017 146th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings Part of the series The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series pp 287-294, TMS, 2017.

Aya Assem, Shimaa El-Haddad, Iman El Mahallawi “Centrifugal Casting of Al-Si Scrap”, Chapter
Light Metals 2017 Part of the series The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series pp 1131-1137, TMS Springer, 2017.

Abdelrahman Abbas, Andrew Seif, Iman El Mahallawi, Waleed Khalifa “Microstructure and Hardness of Subzero Quenched and Heat Treated Ti-6Al-4V Alloy”, Chapter Proceedings of the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress Part of the series The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series pp 379-391, TMS Springer 2017.

I. El-Mahallawi , M.M.Z. Ahmed, , A.A.Mahdy, A.M.M. Abdelmotagaly, W. Hoziefa , M. Refat, “Effect of Heat Treatment on Friction-stir-processed Nanodispersed AA7075 and 2024 Al Alloys”, Chapter Friction Stir Welding and Processing IX, Part of the series The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series pp 297-309, TMS Springer 2017.

Shash, A.Y.,El-Mahallawi, I.S.,Amer, A.E., Options for nanoreinforced cast Al–Si alloys with TiO2 nanoparticles, Advanced Structured Materials, 2017.

Mohammed Elsaady, Ph. D; Iman Elmahallawi, waleed khalifa; moataz nabil, Ph. D, “Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of 2205 Weld Joints Exposed To High Temperatures”, Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, 62 (6) Dec. 2015, pp 591-609. [accepted Dec 2016- submitted Aug 2016].

Mohammed Elsaady, Ph. D; Iman Elmahallawi, Professor; waleed khalifa, Ph. D; moataz nabil, Ph. D, “Effect of Prolonged Temperature Exposure on Pitting Corrosion of Duplex Stainless Steel Weld Joints” Ain Shams Engineering Journal ASEJ, Oct. 2016.

M. Refat · A. Elashery · S. Toschi · El- Mahallawi · L. Ceschini; “Microstructure, Hardness and Impact Toughness of Heat-Treated Nanodispersed Surface and Friction Stir-Processed Aluminum Alloy AA7075”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance JMEP, 2016, online first 1-15.Cite this article as: Refat, M., Elashery, A., Toschi, S. et al. J. of Materi Eng and Perform (2016). doi:10.1007/s11665-016-2346-3.

W. Hoziefa, S. Toschi , M.M.Z. Ahmed, Al. Morri, A.A. Mahdy, M.M. El-Sayed Seleman, I. El-Mahallawi, L. Ceschini, A. Atlam; Influence of friction stir processing on the microstructure and mechanical properties of a compocast AA2024-Al2O3 nanocomposite, Materials & Design, Vol 106, 15 Sep 2016, 273-284.

Hisham Mohammed Al-habashy, Second Author Name, Iman El-Mahallawi; Friction Stir Welding Of Dissimilar Cast A319 & Wrought AA6061 Aluminum Alloys, International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT) Volume 4, Issue 8, February 2015.

Dissertations Supervised

Developing and integrating optimized renewable energy systems for urban housing in Egypt: (Solar Power Supply to Municipal Units in Sydna Al-Khidr and Saydna Mousa - Al Fayoum ; joint projects between British University in Egypt, and Misr Elkheir, 2012-2013).

Research Collaboration

Aug 2010-2012 2 year DAAD/STDF funded research project on: Manufacturing and Characterisation of Nano- dispersed Al and Mg Alloys for High Strength, Low weight, and Energy saving Applications, the German partner being Prof. J. Mayer GFE.

Jan 2015- Jan 2016 STDF proposal: Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor deposition for a-Si /μc-Si Thin-Film Solar Cell