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Mohamed S. El-Aasser

Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Position: Professor

Address: Lehigh University
Iacocca Hall - Room D332
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4810 - phone
(610) 758-5880 - fax

Areas of Research

  • Emulsion Polymerization Processes & Latex Technology
  • Polymer Colloids, Latex Particle Morphology, & Latex Film Formation
  • Surfactands and Colloidal Stability of Latex Systems


Mohamed El-Aasser, professor of chemical engineering at Lehigh University. Served Lehigh over the past 45 years as vice president for international affairs, provost and vice president for academic affairs, dean of college of engineering and applied science, chairman of chemical engineering department, director emulsion polymers institute, director of center of polymer science and engineering, and director of the NSF polymer interfaces center.

Areas of research interest include polymer colloids, emulsion polymerization, latex particle morphology, film formation, surfactants and colloidal stability. Pioneered the field of miniemulsions and related polymer latex systems. Authored more than 400 articles, edited 5 books and holds 9 U.S patents. Advised 65 & co-advised 32 PhD students, 53 Masters and 31 postdocs. Delivered numerous invited lectures at national and international conferences.

Degrees include BS & MS from Alexandria University, Egypt; Ph.D. from McGill University, Canada. Awards include 1984 NASA Inventor of the Year Award , 2002 Tess Award in Coatings ACS - Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE), the 2007 Fellow of the ACS – PMSE, the 1988 Eleanor and Joseph Libsch Research Award, in recognition of outstanding research at Lehigh University, and Lehigh University’s 1999 Hillman Extraordinary Service Award.


  • Ph.D., McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
  • M.S., University of Alexandria (Egypt)
  • B.S., University of Alexandria (Egypt)