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Zainab Al-Maqdasi
Zainab Al-Maqdasi

Zainab Al-Maqdasi

Postdoctoral position
Luleå University of Technology
Polymeric Composite Materials
Materials Science
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 491055
E291 Luleå

Current Collaboration Projects


Gradient (Graded Interphases for Enhanced Dielectric and Mechanical Strength of Fiber Reinforced Composites)

M-Era.Net funded project (read more at coordinator wepbage GRADIENT)

GlasCircle (Exploring Full Cycle Circular Economy for Glass Fiber Industry)

Interreg Baltic Sea Region - finansierat project (website coming soon)

Nano2Day (Multifunctional polymer composites doped with novel 2D nanoparticles for advanced applications)

Project funded by  European Union Horizon 2020 (please visit the website Nano2Day




Research Gate





Composites, wood fibers, multifunctional composites, time-dependent properties, nanocomposites


This SEM image produced by Zainab Al-Maqdasi and colleagues depicts a fracture surface of Highdensity polyethylene (HDPE) reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs), developed for multifunctional composites. The composites are produced by melt blending from a masterbatch containing high content of edge-functionalized GNPs in HDPE matrix. The image presents an evidence of the challenges to efficiently disperse nanoparticles in thermoplastic matrix that are yet to be overcome. Despite the large stack of GNPs forming the seen dislocated agglomerate, the surrounding platelets are better dispersed and distributed. This has resulted in a substantial improvement in mechanical and time dependent performance of the nanocomposites. DOI: 10.1002/app.50783
Failure in composite of Regenrated Cellulose Fibers (RCF) coated with CNT
Effect of the electron beam on examined RCF
fractured specimen after compression test on GF/EP composite


Article in journal

Does the viscoelastic behavior of fully cured epoxy depend on the thermal history during curing? (2022)

Nunes. S, Al-Maqdasi. Z, Fernberg. P, Amico. S, Varna. J
Journal of composite materials, Vol. 56, nr. 22, s. 3439-3453
Article in journal

Time-dependent Properties of High-density Polyethylene with Wood/Graphene Nanoplatelets Reinforcement (2022)

Al-Maqdasi. Z, Pupure. L, Emami. N, Joffe. R
Polymer Composites
Article in journal

Time-dependent properties of newly developed multiscale UHMWPE composites (2022)

Vadivel. H, Al-Maqdasi. Z, Pupure. L, Joffe. R, Kalin. M, Emami. N
Polymer testing, Vol. 105
Conference paper

Tribological Study on Wood and Graphene Reinforced High Density Polyethylene (2022)

Al-Maqdasi. Z, Jantel. U, Joffe. R, Emami. N
Paper presented at : 20th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM20), Lausanne, Switzerland, June 26-30, 2022