Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


Mohamed Basel Bazbouz

Research Fellow

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Dr Basel is a research fellow at school of design (2016-, university of Leeds). His research profile lies in machine engineering and design for fibrous assembly and yarns .


Basel was awarded a first class BSc honours degree in Mechanical engineering in 2001, University of Aleppo- Syria, and subsequently a PhD for his thesis “An investigation of yarn spinning from electrospun nanofibres” in 2009 from Heriot watt university, UK. Basel has worked in an academic and industrial environment since being awarded his PhD. Dr Basel is a visiting research fellow at school of design (2016-, university of Leeds). Dr Basel is a lecturer and promoted to an associate professor in textile engineering department at faculty of mechanical engineering (2009-2016, university of Aleppo, Syria). He has also worked as a technical engineer, training teacher, and a project and services consultant in a mill for cotton- blended polyester staple yarns (Blowing-Carding- Drawing-Combing) sectors, a plant producing polyester high loft nonwoven fabric and a plant producing polypropylene filament yarns (BCF) in Aleppo, Syria. In addition, Basel designed and implemented a pilot production line for electrospinning of polymer solutions in university of Aleppo, Syria.  His research profile lies in nanofabrication and design of flexible materials based on polymers, ceramics and composites, electrospinning of nanostructured fibrous assemblies, designing of mechanisms for large-scale electrospinning of composites into nanofibrous assemblies, structure-physical-mechanical and performance property relationships for composite materials, functional modification of nanostructured assemblies for technical and industrial applications and yarn engineering. He is a referee in various journals; such as journal of applied polymer science and journal of polymer science and engineering.


Research Interests

-Fibre science, synthetic filaments, yarn engineering and nonwoven science and technology.

-Electrospinning of nanostructured fibrous assemblies, electrospinning of nanofibre composites, electrospinning of nanofibre yarns and large-scale nanofiber electrospinning systems.

-Structure-property relationships of textile materials.

-Functional modification of fibrous material assemblies for technical textiles in environmental and industrial applications.


– Electro-mechanical apparatuses for preparation of patterned micro/nano-sized polymer/ceramics fibrous scaffolds and films.

– Three-dimensional printing device with solution/melt electrospinning for technical applications such as tissue engineering.

– Engineering of nanofibre fabrics for medical and healthcare products.

– The development of production rate mechanism for electrospinning plant.


Year Subject
Year 3 Fundamentals of spun yarn technology I
Year 4 Fundamentals of spun yarn technology II
Year 4 Synthetic fibres manufacturing technology
Year 5 Nonwoven materials technology
Year 5 Engineering apparel fabrics and garments
Year 5 Process and quality control in textile manufacturing
Postgraduate Electrospinning of nanofibres as a nano-scale technology in the textile industry
Postgraduate Engineering textiles (the design and manufacture of textile products)
Postgraduate Applications of Textiles in medicine and healthcare


Journal articles

  • Bazbouz MB, Liang H, Tronci G (2018) “A UV-cured nanofibrous membrane of vinylbenzylated gelatin-poly(ɛ-caprolactone) dimethacrylate co-network by scalable free surface electrospinning”, Materials Science and Engineering C. 91: 541-555. (Accepted)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2018.05.076, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/131392/

  • Bazbouz MB, Russell S (2018) “Cellulose Acetate/ Sodium-Activated Natural Bentonite Clay Nanofibres Produced by Free Surface Electrospinning”, Journal of Materials Science. 53.15: 10891-10909.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-2354-9, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/130023/

  • Bazbouz MB, Alsikh A (2016) “Studying the effect of sewing yarn strength and softening process of fabric on the sewn tenacity and efficiency in the garment industry”, Research Journal of Aleppo University, Engineering Science Series 2. 130
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/108087/

  • Bazbouz MB, Ali M, Abdulwahed W (2016) “Preparation and control of an extended release of electrospun nanofibres loaded with Cefaclor drug”, Research Journal of Aleppo University, Engineering Science Series 2. 129
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/108085/

  • Bazbouz MB, Ali M, Abdulwahed W (2016) “Studying the stability mechanism of electrospinning for polycaprolactone (PLC) with 45000 molecular weight into nanofibres,”, Research Journal of Aleppo University, Engineering Science Series 2. 129
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/108089/

  • Bazbouz MB, Habboush A, Kurdi MT (2014) “Effect of Plating Ratio by Lycra Yarn on Geometrical and Mechanical Properties of Polyester/lycra Weft Knitted Fabric”, Research journal of Aleppo University, Engineering Science Series 2. 120

  • Bazbouz MB, Habboush A, Kurdi MT (2014) “Effect of Lycra Yarn Count on Geometrical and Mechanical Properties of Polyester/Lycra Weft Knitted Fabric at Various Plating Ratios”, Research journal of Aleppo University, Engineering Science Series 2. 120

  • Bazbouz MB, Babi A (2014) “The effect of microfibre count on the Comfort properties of microfibre yarns and fabrics,”, Research journal of Aleppo University, Engineering Science Series 2. 119

  • Bazbouz MB, Babi A (2014) “The effect of microfibre count on the physical and mechanical properties of microfibre yarns and fabrics”, Research journal of Aleppo University, Engineering Science Series 2. 118

  • Bazbouz MB (2013) “Effect of binder content and air thermal bonding temperature on stiffness and compression behaviour of highloft nonwoven fabric”, Research journal of Aleppo University, Engineering Science Series 2. 113

  • Bazbouz MB, Stylios GK (2011) “A new mechanism for the electrospinning of nano yarns”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 124: 195-201.
    DOI: 10.1002/app.31930

  • Bazbouz MB, Stylios GK (2010) “The tensile properties of electrospun nylon 6 single nanofibres”, Journal of Polymer Science: part B, Polymer physics. 48: 1719-1731.
    DOI: 10.1002/polb.21993

  • Bazbouz MB, Stylios GK (2007) “Alignment and optimization of nylon 6 nanofibres by electrospinning”, , Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 107: 2023-2032.
    DOI: 10.1002/app.27407

  • Bazbouz MB, Stylios GK (2007) “Novel mechanism for spinning continuous twisted composite nanofibre yarns”, European Polymer Journal. 44: 1-12.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2007.10.006

  • Bazbouz MB, Stylios GK (2006) “Investigating the spinning of yarn from electrospun nanofibres”, International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology. 18.6: 21-23.

Conference papers

  • Bazbouz MB, Stylios GK (2008) A spinning concept for ultrafine composite nanofibre yarns. : 145-160.


  • Bazbouz MB Systematic parameter study for ultra- fine nylon 6 fibre produced by electrospinning technique.

Research Centres & Groups

Textile Technology Research Group

External Appointments

MSc and PhD Examiner.

Referee for journals:

Journal of applied polymer science.

Journal of polymer science and engineering

PhD Thesis

M. B. Bazbouz “An investigation of yarn spinning from electrospun nanofibres” Heriot watt university, (UK, 2009), URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10399/2245.


The aim of the thesis is to investigate yarn spinning from electrospun nanofibres. The concepts of staple and core yarn spinning on electrospun nanofibres has been investigated by examining nanofibre uniformity, alignment, twist insertion and yarn take up by engining and engineering a new take up mechanism. Nylon 6 nanofibres have been fabricated and used throughout this work. The effects of varying the electrospinning parameters such as applied voltage, polymer solution concentration and electrospinning distance on fibre morphology have been established for process optimization. A novel nanofibre aligning mechanism has been devised and systematically revised to enable optimization of alignment process parameters. MWCNTs have been successfully dispersed into nylon 6 nanofibres and have been aligned along the nanofibre body by manipulating the electric and stretching forces with the aid of the alignment mechanism. Novel mechanisms for spinning continuous twisted nanofibre/composite nanofibre yarn and core electrospun yarn have been researched, developed and implemented by making samples. It has been found that defining the velocity and count of the nanofibres entering the spinning zone is important for controlling the yarn count and twist per unit length. By modelling the electrospinning jet, mathematical equations for theoretically calculating the velocity of the jet and nanofibres and their count have been established, necessary for process control. Aspects of practical measurement and comparison of jet and nanofibre velocities have been described and discussed. Tensile testing of single nanofibre and nanofibre mats has been attempted for mechanical characterization. Initial results show the range of tensile strength of nylon 6 nanofibre assemblies and indicate the effect of change of process parameters. A review of those engineering mechanisms related to various nanofibre architectures and their industrial and commercial importance has also been reviewed, described and discussed.

Professional Practice

*Associate of the Textile Institute, England, UK.

*Pioneer of the concept and theory of “Electro spinning mechanisms of nano fibres” implemented in many global competitive strategies around the world.

*Pioneer of the concept of (Tensile testing of single polymer nanofibre), which simplify the complex measure of single nanofibre into quantitative and objective measurement.

*Reviewing Board of the Journal of applied polymer science.

*Reviewing Board of the Journal of polymer science and engineering


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