Amira Abdelrasoul Headshot

Dr. Abdelrasoul is currently an Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Saskatchewan & Division of Biomedical Engineering


Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of Saskatchewan

Office: 1C112, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon SK, Canada S7N 5A9

Membrane Science & Technology Research Laboratory, 2D34

Laboratory Website:

Tel : (306) 966 2946

Fax: (306) 966 4777

Lab: (306) 966 8068


Home Page:,Amira.php

You can follow her on Google Scholar, ResearchGate, connect with her on LinkedIn, or visit the membrane technology lab website at

Animated coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) Chicken eggshell inner membrane (Gallus gallus domesticus). Shown here is the eggshell inner membrane that is composed of protein fibres (internal and attached to the hard eggshell). Several membranes are found around the embryo of a bird egg. The inner eggshell membrane adheres to the inner surface of the eggshell. As the chick develops changes in the eggshell allow the passage of carbon dioxide and oxygen and the release of water vapour by way of the eggshell membranes. Eggshells are the outer covering of hard-shelled eggs and of other eggs with soft outer coats. Eggshell structure varies widely among species. Birds and some reptiles produce hard-shelled eggs. Bird eggshells are composed of a protein matrix lined with mineral crystals, usually calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Most of the eggshell is composed of calcium carbonate crystals (approximately 95%).