Moustafa Elshafei, Ph.D




Communications and Information Program

Zewail City of Science and Technology



Faculty member at the Communications and Information Engineering


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Education: Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering  from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1982

Research Areas: Autonomous Systems, Green Desalination, Intelligent Instrumentation

Research Interests: Autonomous Systems, Green Desalination, Intelligent Instrumentation.

Keywords: Desalination, Distributed Computer Control, Intelligent Robotics.

1) Ahmed Hamdi Abo Absa, Mohamed A. Deriche, Moustafa Elshafei, Yahya Mohamed Elhadj, Biing-Hwang Juang:,”A Hybrid Unsupervised Segmentation Algorithm for Arabic Speech Using Feature Fusion and a Genetic Algorithm”,  (July 2018). IEEE Access 6: 43157-43169 (2018).
2) Ahmed Rehan, Moustafa Elshafei, Mohamed A Habib, Medhat A Nemitallah, Medhat A Nemitallah, “Boiler dynamic control with optimized nitric oxides and efficiency”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part I Journal of Systems and Control Engineering 231(10), September, 2017, :095965181772907
3) Ashraf Seleym and Moustafa Elshafei, “ Potential of Solar-driven CDI Technology for Water Desalination in Egypt “,  Journal of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development (RESD), Volume 3, Issue 3, December 2017 - ISSN 2356-8569
4) M.A. Kamel, S. El-Katatny, M. Mysorewala,  Abdulaziz Al-Majed, M. Elshafei “Adaptive and Real-Time Optimal Control of Stick-Slip and Bit Wear in Autonomous Rotary Steerable Drilling”,  ASME Journal of Energy Resources and Technology, Oct. 2017; 140(3) doi:10.1115/1.4038131.
5) M. A. Kamel, M. A. Abido, and Moustafa Elshafei, “Quad-Rotor Directional Steering System Controller Design Using Gravitational Search Optimization”,  Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Taylor & Francis, Online version July 20, 2017.





1) Water Desalination Using Solar-Powered Capacitive Deionization Technology and Abundant Natural Resources , US-Egypt Joint Science
2) Development of Absorption Chillers for Residential Air Conditioners, STDF Project

1) Mahmoud A. Elfeky, Moustafa Elshafei, “ System and method of operation of twin-tiltrotor helicopter”, US Patent # 10,150,561, December, 2018.

2) Moustafa Elshafei, Khoukhi, Amar, Al-maged, Abdulaziz, Talib, Mohammad, “ Multi-motor steerable drilling system and method, US Patent # 9863188, January,  2018. 

3) Moustafa Elshafei,,”Stacked hydromagnetic desalination cell”, US Patent # 9, 809, 472 Issued in November 7, 2017.

4) Moustafa Elshafei,  “Hydromagnetic desalination cell, brine desalination system, and method of desalinating brine water using the desalination cell”, US Patent #9,701,551, July, 2017.

5) Moustafa Elshafei, Amar Khoukhi, Abdulaziz Al-Maged, Mohammad Talib,  “Directional system drilling and method”,  US Patent #  9,657,521, May, 2017

6) Yazan Al-Rawashda, Moustafa Elshafei, and Mohamad Al-Malki,” A Method And Apparatus For Estimation Of Center Of Gravity Using Accelerometers”, US patent # US9568320, February, 2017.