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Mohamad Midani

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

Textiles Complex NA


A true thought leader with more than 15 years of research, consulting, and industry experience with expertise in natural fibers and their composites as well as sustainable product development, circular bioeconomy and biorefineries. Dr. Midani has been part of several product commercialization projects and he is a certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP), and an active member of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA). Dr. Midani is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University and the Materials Engineering Department, German University Cairo. He is also the CEO of VALORIZEN Research and Innovation Center, Managing Partner of Intexive consulting, and Secretary General of the International Association of Palm Byproducts (ByPalma Assn). In 2022, Dr. Midani received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Wilson College of Textiles NC State University in recognition for his lifelong passion and innovative accomplishments in fiber research. Dr. Midani has his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Ain Shams University (2006), MT in Textiles & Apparel Technology and Management (2012), and Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science from the Wilson College of Textiles NC State University (2016).

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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


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  • Distinguished Young Alumni Award 2022 | North Carolina State University | Wilson College of Textiles | USA
  • Certificate of Excellence in Teaching 2019 | American University in Cairo | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Egypt
  • Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Teaching 2016 | North Carolina State University | Graduate School | USA