Dr. Irene Samy

Short Bio

Irene Samy is an Associate Professor, Industrial and Service Engineering and Management department, Nile University Cairo, Egypt and the American University in Cairo.  Her PhD thesis project was developing novel polymer composites membranes for industrial applications such as food packaging. She earned her Master’s in Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, and American University in Cairo.  The Master’s Thesis project was developing natural fiber (rice straw) reinforced composites.

Irene has several scientific publications related to investigation of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymers, reinforcement of Plastic Waste with Treated Natural Fibers, and charcaterization  of natural polyemeric nanocomposites.

Irene has an experience in using several softwares including: Comsol, Design Expert software for optimization of the experiment parameters, Minitab for statistics, Image J analysis software for image analysis and Abaqus for finite elements analysis.

Irene participated in Fulbright Junior Faculty program for renewable energy, 2016 and participated in Entrepreneurship and leadership Program, 1000Women, Goldman Sachs,2016. She got Newton Mosharfa institutional link award for two years in collaboration with Nottingham University, UK. for manufacturing plastic bags from natural materials where she got acknowledged by Mr President El-SISI for her work at the 3 rd national  youth conference in Ismailia , April 2017.  Irene is interested in studying the sustainability concept and she was a co-author of a book entitled “Sustainability and Innovation”, AUC press, 2015. Irene is a volunteer in IEEE Smart Village committee and active member in the organizing committee for IEEE Conferences such as IEEE Power Africa 2017, where Irene plans to extend the IEEE smart village committee in Egypt to supply solar electricity in poor villages. She is also one of the members in the Events Committee of the IEEE Humanitarian Activities, 2018. She is also the technical chair for the first IEEE SIGHT Egypt ideation camp 2018.

Irene is currently doing research in several topics related to her Industrial and sustainable development practice such as :

•          Fabricating new bioplastic composite materials

•          Fabricating green corrosion inhibitors

•          Ergonomics assessment in industrial companies

•          Green Energy in Construction, LEED and green building certification

•          Establishing an integrated sustainable waste management model for agricultural waste

•          Providing industrial solutions in work in process and inventory models in industrial companies

•        Assessment of pharmaceutical residues and its removal from water masses

research tracks

co-authors

1)  Wael Mamdouh: Professor, The American University in Cairo (AUC)

2) Hanadi G. Salem: Professor of Materials science and Engineering, American University in Cairo

3) Nesma T. Aboulkhair: University of Nottingham (UK), Technology Innovation Institute (UAE)

awards

activities

Publications

Faisal M., Mousa M.A., ElHussieny A., Everitt N.M., Pal K., Fahim I.S., “Experimental investigation of innovative active packaging biofilms using electrical impedance spectroscopy”, Journal of Molecular Structure, Vol. 1230, 2021, Doi:10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.1296482021Article
Ismail T., Emad A., Pal K., Fahim I., “Develop TE/TM Pass Filters on double-loaded-on-ridge Structure with ITO/TiN for Upstream FTTH Optical Access Networks”, Journal of Molecular Structure, Vol. 1228, 2021, Doi:10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.1297272021Article
Fahim I., Mohsen O., Elkayaly D., “Production of fuel from plastic waste: A feasible business”, Polymers, Vol. 13, 2021, Doi:10.3390/polym130609152021Article
ElHady S., Amin O., Fahim I.S., “Fabrication of bio-plastic composite pellets from agricultural waste and food waste”, SSRG International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, Vol. 69, pp 133 to 137, 2021, Doi:10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V69I3P2212021Article
Mohamed G.R., Mahmoud R.K., Fahim I.S., Shaban M., Abd El-Salam H.M., Mahmoud H.M., “Bio-composite Thermal Insulation Materials Based on Banana Leaves Fibers and Polystyrene: Physical and Thermal Performance”, Journal of Natural Fibers, 2021, Doi:10.1080/15440478.2020.18706282021Article
Mohammed A.R., Mohamed M.O., Alhubaishy Y.A., Nasser K.A., Fahim I.S., “Ergonomic analysis of a working posture in steel industry in Egypt using digital human modeling”, SN Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, 2020, Doi:10.1007/s42452-020-03872-y2020Article
Elhussieny A., Faisal M., D’Angelo G., Aboulkhair N.T., Everitt N.M., Fahim I.S., “Valorisation of shrimp and rice straw waste into food packaging applications”, Ain Shams Engineering Journal, Vol. 11, pp 1219 to 1226, 2020, Doi:10.1016/j.asej.2020.01.0082020Article
Hazem N., Abdelraouf M., Fahim I.S., El-Omari S., “A novel green rating system for existing buildings”, Sustainability (Switzerland), Vol. 12, 2020, Doi:10.3390/su121771432020Article
Elhussieny A., Faisal M., D’Angelo G., Everitt N.M., Fahim I.S., “Experimental investigation of chitosan film reinforced by chitin fibers and chitin whiskers extracted from shrimp shell waste”, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 15, pp 2730 to 2745, 20202020Article
Ayad G., Fahim I.S., “A Practical Scheduling Optimizer for Plastic Injection Molding Facilities”, 2020 International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Application, DASA 2020, 2020, Doi:10.1109/DASA51403.2020.93170842020Conference Paper
Abdulatif N., Yasser S., Fahim I., Emad Y., Saleh A., Kassem S., “Decision Support Using Simulation to Improve Productivity: A Case Study”, 2020 International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Application, DASA 2020, 2020, Doi:10.1109/DASA51403.2020.93170432020Conference Paper
Yasser S., Sameh N., Kassem S., Emad Y., Tariq O., Fahim I., “Decision making to calculate economic sustainability index: A case study”, 2020 International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Application, DASA 2020, 2020, Doi:10.1109/DASA51403.2020.93170452020Conference Paper
Mohammed A.R., Fahim I.S., “Tandem Organic Solar Cell Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology”, 2020 International Conference on Data Analytics for Business and Industry: Way Towards a Sustainable Economy, ICDABI 2020, 2020, Doi:10.1109/ICDABI51230.2020.93256242020Conference Paper
Radwan A.M., Abdel Rahman I.R., Roshdy A.W., Fahim I.S., “Improving Productivity of A Production Line in Perfumes Industry in Egypt Using Lean Manufacturing Methodology”, 2nd Novel Intelligent and Leading Emerging Sciences Conference, NILES 2020, 2020, Doi:10.1109/NILES50944.2020.92579022020Conference Paper
Emad A., Mahmoud H., Fahim I.S., Ismail T., “Modified P3HT:PCBM Active Material with LiF Vertical Cylinders for Organic Solar Cells”, 2nd Novel Intelligent and Leading Emerging Sciences Conference, NILES 2020, 2020, Doi:10.1109/NILES50944.2020.92579472020Conference Paper
Fahim I., Abdullatif N., Abushahba M., Tawfik R., Mourad T., Kassem S., “Microfactory strategic decision making using simulation”, 2nd Novel Intelligent and Leading Emerging Sciences Conference, NILES 2020, 2020, Doi:10.1109/NILES50944.2020.92579382020Conference Paper
Airoboman A.E., Adunola F.O., Salihu H.A., Fahim I.S., Aderibigbe M.A., “Electricity pricing in an emerging deregulated market: A Case of Nigeria and Egypt.”, 6th IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCon 2020, 2020, Doi:10.1109/ENERGYCon48941.2020.92366102020Conference Paper
Emad A., Rashad A.R., Fahim I.S., Ismail T., “1D (1-Dimensional) Si P-N Junction with Organic Materials and Transparent Conductive Oxides (TCOs) Alternatives”, 2020 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica, PowerAfrica 2020, 2020, Doi:10.1109/PowerAfrica49420.2020.92198152020Conference Paper
Saini J.K., Saharia A., Ismail T., Fahim I.S., Tiwari M., Singh G., “Polarization Encoded Multi-logic Functions with Direct Detection”, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 2020, Doi:10.1007/978-981-15-2926-9_332020Conference Paper
Saharia A., Maddila R.K., Ismail T., Fahim I.S., Tiwari M., Singh G., “Parametric Analysis of Optical Microring Resonator”, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 2020, Doi:10.1007/978-981-15-2926-9_342020Conference Paper
Mudgal N., Falaswal M.K., Ismail T., Fahim I.S., Tiwari M., Singh G., “Study of Approaches to Implement the Prism-Based Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors”, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 2020, Doi:10.1007/978-981-15-2926-9_392020Conference Paper
Fahim I.S., Chbib H., Mahmoud H.M., “The synthesis, production & economic feasibility of manufacturing PLA from agricultural waste”, Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, Vol. 12, 2019, Doi:10.1016/j.scp.2019.1001422019Article
Shawky W., Seif-Elnasr S., Samy I., “Analysis of musculoskeletal disorders in personal care industries in Egypt”, NILES 2019 – Novel Intelligent and Leading Emerging Sciences Conference, 2019, Doi:10.1109/NILES.2019.89093032019Conference Paper
Chbib H., Samy I., Azouz M., “The economic potential of using cotton stalks to produce alternative wooden materials”, NILES 2019 – Novel Intelligent and Leading Emerging Sciences Conference, 2019, Doi:10.1109/NILES.2019.89093402019Conference Paper
Fahim I.S., Chbib H., Farid A.M., “A study on the feasibility of producing polylactic acid from cotton and coffee waste in Egypt”, Managing Technology for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth – 28th International Conference for the International Association of Management of Technology, IAMOT 2019, 20192019Conference Paper
Fahim I.S., El Sherbiny M.E., Farid A.M., “Technological innovation in ergonomics & safety in automotive industries in Egypt”, Managing Technology for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth – 28th International Conference for the International Association of Management of Technology, IAMOT 2019, 20192019Conference Paper
D’Angelo G., Elhussieny A., Faisal M., Fahim I.S., Everitt N.M., “Mechanical behavior optimization of chitosan extracted from shrimp shells as a sustainable material for shopping bags”, Journal of Functional Biomaterials, Vol. 9, 2018, Doi:10.3390/jfb90200372018Article
Faisal M., Elhussieny A., Ali K.A., Samy I., Everitt N.M., “Extraction of degradable bio polymer materials from shrimp shell wastes by two different methods”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2018, Doi:10.1088/1757-899X/464/1/0120042018Conference Paper
Fahim I.S., Marei N., Salem H.G., Mamdouh W., “Effect of graphene and fullerene nanofillers on controlling the pore size and physicochemical properties of chitosan nanocomposite mesoporous membranes”, Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 2015, 2015, Doi:10.1155/2015/9795612015Article