Bousmina Moustapha (Mustafa)

Bousmina Moustapha (Mustafa) was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2012. As a fellow, Bousmina Moustapha (Mustafa) contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Chemical Sciences

Prof Bousmina’s work has brought crucial contributions for understanding the dynamics of drops behavior in emulsions. He worked out various models that quantitatively describe the complex interfacial behavior in fluid mixtures. These models were the first to provide a comprehensive treatment for viscoelastic media and allow extracting the rheology of emulsions from the knowledge of the morphology, and conversely, the morphology can be extracted from the knowledge of rheology, without any fitting parameter. This work undertaken both individually and also in collaboration with his students has generated numerous papers that are now highly cited in the literature and his equation is now widely reported in specialized rheology books, taught in Universities and used in industry for tailoring specific blends with the desired end-use properties (see the publications in the attached CV). Prof. Bousmina has built the sole instrument in the world that combines rheometry with x-ray, ultrasound, light scattering, birefringence, dichroism, dielectric measurements, magnetorheology, electrorheology and in-situ visualization. All these techniques can be used at the same time. Part of this unique device was patented and is already sold on the international market. He also derived a well-know equation that allows extracting the shear rate and the stress (and thus the viscosity) from a batch mixer with any geometry. This equation is now installed on the entire commercial batch mixers sold worldwide by ThermoHaake and Brabender and other companies. Professor Bousmina is presently the Chancellor of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Morocco and the responsible of the Euromed University project. In 2008 he created the Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (INANOTECH) in Morocco and acted as the General Director of the institute from 2008 to June 2011.