Dr. Abushammala obtained his doctorate in 2015 from the University of Freiburg in Germany in the field of bio-based nanomaterials and polymers with a focus on nanocellulose. He then worked at the same university as a research associate and lecturer. Dr. Absuhammala has three patents and tens of journal publications and contributions in scientific conferences. He is the laureate of Leo-Schörghuber Prize 2015 from the Technical University of Munich, Hansjürg-Steinlin Prize 2016 from the University of Freiburg, Gold Medal 2016 from the International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS), and Sigrid- and Viktor-Dulger Prize 2017 from the University of Heidelberg. Since 2017, Dr. Abushammala is the Wilhelm-Klauditz research fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research.