Mohamad Midani

Mohamad Midani

Adjunct Asst Professor

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About Mohamad Midani

Dr. Mohamad Midani is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University and an Assistant Professor at the Materials Engineering Department, German University Cairo. He is also the Managing Partner of Intexive consulting, Secretary General of the International Association of Palm Byproducts, and Member of the Advisory Board of Middle East Company for Textiles.


Dr. Midani’s research mostly focuses on natural fibers and their composites, as well as sustainable product development, circular bioeconomy and biorefineries. His research approach is based on development and commercialization of new technologies that help in the valorization of the underutilized local resources for sustainable development. He co-invented PalmFil fiber technology, which is the world’s first textile fiber and reinforcement extracted from the byproducts of pruning of date palms.

Read more about his research team at Intexive website

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Fiber and Polymer Science, North Carolina State University, 2016
  • M.T. Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, North Carolina State University, 2012
  • B.S Mechanical Engineering, Ain Shams University, 2006


Modeling tensile behavior of 3D orthogonal woven green composites considering variability of natural fibers
Eldeeb, H., Midani, M., & Seyam, A.-F. M. (2021), The Journal of The Textile Institute, 5, 1–11.
Characterization of Date Palm Fiber
Elseify, L. A., & Midani, M. (2020), In Date Palm Fiber Composites (pp. 227–255).
Date Palm Fiber Composites: Processing, Properties and Applications
Midani, M., Saba, N., & Alothman, O. Y. (Eds.). (2020), In Springer Nature.
Effect of structural parameters on the impact properties of multilayer composites from Tururi palm (Manicaria saccifera Gaertn.) fibrous material
Midani, M., Seyam, A.-F. M., Monteiro, A. S., & Baruque-Ramos, J. (2020), Journal of Natural Fibers, 17(2), 284–297.
Long textile fibres from the midrib of date palm: Physiochemical, morphological, and mechanical properties
Elseify, L. A., Midani, M., Hassanin, A. H., Hamouda, T., & Khiari, R. (2020), Industrial Crops and Products, 151.
Tensile and Flexural Properties of Silica Nanoparticles Modified Unidirectional Kenaf and Hybrid Glass/Kenaf Epoxy Composites
Sapiai, N., Jumahat, A., Jawaid, M., Midani, M., & Khan, A. (2020), Polymers, 12(11), 2733.
By-Products of Palm Trees and Their Applications
, (2019). In Materials Research Forum.
Review on cellulosic fibers extracted from date palms (Phoenix Dactylifera L.) and their applications
Elseify, L. A., Midani, M., Shihata, L. A., & El-Mously, H. (2019), Cellulose, 26(4), 2209–2232.
Textile Palm Fibers from Amazon Biome
, (2019). In By-Products of Palm Trees and Their Applications.
The effect of the through-thickness yarn component on the in- and out-of-plane properties of composites from 3D orthogonal woven preforms
Midani, M., Seyam, A.-F., Saleh, M. N., & Pankow, M. (2019), Journal of the Textile Institute, 110(3), 317–327.

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