Hesham El-Maghraby earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Technology of Inorganic Materials from the University of Chemistry and Technology (UCT), Prague, Czech Republic in 2008. He joined his work as a researcher at the Department of Ceramics, National Research Centre (NRC), Egypt from 2009 to 2016 and as an associate professor starting from 2016.
Dr. El-Maghraby has a long experience concerning the preparation and characterization of ceramics and ceramic-based composites for biomedical and structural applications. He is well-trained in the use of various chemical methods including co-precipitation, hydrothermal, and sol-gel methods for the preparation of different types of materials. Materials of his interest include bone-like calcium phosphates, Al2O3, ZrO2 (Ce-TZP & Y-TZP), ZTA, Y3Al5O12 (YAG), La2Zr2O7, and CeAl11O18. In addition, He has a vast background in the effective utilization of waste materials for the production of highly economic materials. This has already resulted in the issuance of two patents and two patent applications as well as three international publications.
As an active researcher at NRC Egypt, Dr. El-Maghraby was a member in different national and international projects. He has a superb relationships with different international research groups through multidisciplinary projects and different research visits (UCT Prague CZ in 2012, 2016 – Department of Materials and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy in 2010 & Institute of Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites, IFKB, Stuttgart University, Germany in 2011, 2012, and 2015). Accordingly, his international cooperation led to nine articles in highly recognized international journals. On the other hand, he has eight international publications as a result of these collaborations.
As of January 2018, he joined FunGlass and became a member of VILA research group to work in a project entitled “Transparent polycrystalline ceramics materials with submicrone microstructure and with luminescent properties”. As a major part of this project, he will be using uniaxial pressing, cold Isostatic press, vacuum sintering techniques for the preparation and evaluation of these materials. In addition, He will be using several techniques such as XRD, TEM, SEM, particle size analyzer, and IR for characterization of the prepared materials.