Prof. Dr. Mostafa Mohamed EL-Sheekh Appointed Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Alternative Fuels and Energy


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Mostafa Mohamed EL-Sheekh has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Alternative Fuels and Energy (ISSN 2523-9171).

Mostafa El-Sheekh is Professor of Phycology at Tanta University, Egypt. He has nearly 38 years of experience in research and teaching in the field of algae, microbiology, and its applications. Dr. El-Sheekh served as the Vice Dean and Dean Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Egypt, and Cultural counselor in Egyptian Embassy in Yemen and Uzbekistan. He also served as Vice president of Tanta University for postgraduate studies and research. He holds a Ph.D. in Phycology from Tanta University and Göttingen University, Germany as Chanel System fellowship. He is the recipient of fellowships in Germany, Hungary, India, Sweden, Czech Republic, and Japan.

His areas of research are Biotechnology of microalgae, Microalgae and macerolagae as biofertilizers, Taxonomy of microalgae, Genetic engineering of microalgae, Photosynthesis of algae, Algae as monitors for environmental pollution, Algae and cyanobacteria as source of antimicrobial substances. Use of algae and cyanobacteria for degradation of environmental pollutants. Use of algae to alleviate toxic effects of drugs and fatty liver in animals and humans. Biodiesel from microalgae, Biodegradation of wastes for beneficial use.

He is the author of more than 215 papers and, 13 Book chapters, and 4 books. He also serves as editorial member and reviewer for more than 92 peer-reviewed Journals. He published several papers on the production of biodiesel, ethanol, and hydrogen from algae. He was one of the World’s Top 2% of Scientists List published by Stanford University in 2020 and 2021.

Mostafa Mohamed EL-Sheekh


University: Tanta University, Tanta 31527- Egypt

Position: Professor

Expertise: Phycology, Microbiology, Biofuels

Social Profiles: IJAFE Editorial Board

We extend a warm welcome to Mostafa Mohamed EL-Sheekh as he starts his new role as the Editor-in-Chief, and we look forward to him leading IJAFE to achieve many more milestones.

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