Omar Ayyad is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at Al-Quds University, where he has been a faculty member since 2014. From 2019 he is the department head and the coordinator of MSc joint program in Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Dr. Ayyad is previous recipient of two scholarships to pursue his master and PhD degree abroad. Dr. Ayyad has co-authored more than 14 research articles including Chem. Soc. Rev., Chem. Comm., Small, Soft Matter, Polymer, Journal of Materials Chemistry. He has contributed in one book chapter and participated in many international conferences and workshops. Dr. Ayyad continued his research work in the Catalan institute of nanoscience and nanotechnology as a postdoctoral research associate for more than three and half years working on cathode materials for Li-ion Batteries. At various levels of research career, Dr. Ayyad has worked in a variety of disciplines and research topics, including polyolefin foams, matrix chemistry, nanoscale materials, and specially energy storage and conversion materials and devices. Following are his different research lines of interest: nanostructured materials for Li-ion Batteries, synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials, matrix chemistry, nanostructured materials for water and wastewater treatment and nanocomposites. During his career Dr. Ayyad supervised master students and co-directed the PhD Thesis of Zahilia Cabán Huertas. “Alternative approaches for the fabrication of electrodes based on LiFePO4 as cathodes in LIBs”. 2013-2017 (Defended 8 Sep. 2017), Qualification: Máxima, “Cum Laude”.
Dr. Ayyad was a Head of Materials Eng. Dept., and a Coordinator of Master of Renewable Energy & Sustainability (MRES) program for two years (1 sept. 2019- 21 August 2021).
Omar earned a Bachelor of Chemistry with minor in Chemical Technology in 1997 and Master of Applied and Industrial technology in 2004 from Al-Quds University. In 2006 he obtained a Master in Materials science and metallurgical engineering from Polytechnic university of Catalonia. In 2011, Omar received his PhD in Nanoscience and Materials Engineering from Barcelona University. From March 2011 to June 2014, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICN2 (CSIC-ICN) – NEO-Energy Group, working on different topics, especially on synthesis, morphology control and characterization of LiFePO4 cathode nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage, nanoscale coating, and safety enhancement of the Li-ion batteries.