Mostafa was raised in Cairo, Egypt where he spent most of his life. He obtained his BSc. in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich in Switzerland and is pursuing his MSc. in Chemical and Bioengineering at the same institution. Mostafa is a graduate visiting student whose research is focused on developing novel metal-organic framework (MOFs) fillers with the goal of unleashing the full potential of mixed matrix membranes for energy efficient separation. As hobbies, Mostafa enjoys running, playing soccer and cooking all sorts of hybrid cuisines!