Dr. Mostafa Bedewy is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering (secondary appointment), and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (secondary appointment) at the University of Pittsburgh, where he leads the NanoProduct Lab (www.nanoproductlab.org). Before that, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the area of bionanofabrication with Professor Karl Berggren in the Research Lab for Electronics (RLE). Also, he worked previously as a Postdoc and as a graduate student at the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP), working with Professor John Hart on in situ characterization of carbon nanotube growth. In 2013, he completed his PhD at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he worked with Professor Hart on studying the population dynamics and the collective mechanochemical factors governing the growth and self-organization of filamentary nanostructures. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (honors) in Mechanical Design and Production Engineering (2006) and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (2009), both from Cairo University.
Dr. Bedewy recently received the Frontiers of Materials Award from the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) in 2022, the Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ Manufacturing and Design (IISE M&D) Division in 2020, the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in 2018, the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in 2017, the Robert A. Meyer Award from the American Carbon Society in 2016, the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement from the University of Michigan in 2014, and the Silver Award from the Materials Research Society (MRS) in 2013.
His research interests include nanomanufacturing and micromanufacturing; carbon nanomaterials; cybermanufacturing and data analytics; biology-assisted manufacturing; chemical vapor deposition (CVD); patterning/processing of biomolecules and biointerfaces; surface engineering and coating technology; bottom-up synthesis and self-assembly of nanoparticles and nanofilaments; in situ materials characterization and metrology; design and mechanics of surgical tools, medical devices and healthcare materials.