Professor Moustafa joined the Mechanical Engineering Technology department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in August 1979. Professor Moustafa received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Higher Institute of Technology in Egypt in 1964.He received a Masters of Engineering degree in Machine Design from the University of Illinois, 1976 and another Masters of Engineering in Structures and Stress Analysis from the University of Illinois in 1979.

Moustafa completed the Ph.D. course requirements in Structural Analysis in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University. Professor Moustafa's interest is in the area of Mechanical Systems design such as computer-aided design, computer graphics, 3-D modeling, stress analysis and design for safety. Professor Moustafa is a certified manufacturing engineer and is active in professional societies such as SME, ASME, ASEE and has served in many executive capacities and presented a number of papers in scientific conferences. He also participated in a number of projects with the Technology Application Center at Old Dominion University. Professor Moustafa has served as an independent expert witness in court cases involving safety issues.