Researcher and Professor at Al-Quds University since 1996, department of Food Engineering. Received his doctoral degree in applied sciences from the Hebrew university. Received his master in chemical engineering from Ecole Centrale in Paris. His bachelor of food engineering was completed at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Agricole et Alimentaire in the Parisian region.
His research focuses on colloidal systems for surfactant-based alternatives to organic solvents and for applications in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. He is fellow of the Palestinian Academy for Science and Technology (PALSAT), member of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS). He published five scientific books, two of them with Elsevier and the other three ones with Taylor and Francis. He also published more than seventy articles in international scientific peer reviewed journals.
He peer reviewed more than fifty scientific articles for publication in international scientific journals. He attended more than twenty international conferences where he presented his research works as oral presentations and posters. He acted as an international advisory board member of the European Colloid and Interface Society conference in 2014. He supervised more than fifteen master’s thesis and was a member of more than ten postgraduate committees for master’s and doctoral students from inside and outside the university. He is certified as “internal quality auditor” by the British quality management consultancy and certified as food plants inspector from the Israel standard institution. Besides his mother language Arabic, he fluently speaks English, French, Greek and Hebrew.