M Basel Bazbouz is a research fellow at school of design (2016-, university of Leeds). He is a fibrous materials engineer with a background in both academic and industrial research. His research profile lies in engineering of nanostructured fibrous assemblies for energy, environmental, industrial and medical applications. He was awarded a first class MEng degree in Mechanical engineering in 2001, University of Aleppo- Syria, and subsequently a PhD for his thesis “An investigation of yarn spinning from electrospun nanofibres” in 2009 from Heriot watt university, UK. He has worked in an academic and industrial environment since being awarded his PhD. He was a lecturer and promoted to an associate professor in textile engineering department at faculty of mechanical engineering (2009-2016, university of Aleppo, Syria). He has also worked as a technical engineer, training teacher, and a project and services consultant in plants producing polyester high loft nonwoven fabric and a plant producing polypropylene filament yarns (BCF) in Aleppo, Syria. In addition, he designed and implemented a pilot production line for electrospinning of polymer solutions in university of Aleppo, Syria.
His research interests profile lies in nanofabrication and design of flexible materials based on polymers, ceramics and composites, electrospinning of nanostructured fibrous assemblies, designing of mechanisms for large-scale electrospinning of composites into nanofibrous assemblies, structure-physical-mechanical and performance property relationships for composite materials, functional modification of nanostructured assemblies for technical and industrial applications and engineering.