Mustafa Khamis


Professor of Physical Chemistry


Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Technology, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, P.O. Box 20002


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone numbers












Educated for B.Sc. and M.Sc in chemistry, 1980 and 1982, Jordan university, Amman, Jordan. Ph. D in physical chemistry, 1987, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA. Visiting professor: The American University of Sharjah 2002-2004 and 2006-2007.

Research interests

Wastewater treatment technologies, wastewater reuse in agriculture, Plant response and physiology as affected by saline nutrients and draught. Physico-chemical methods for analysis, chemical kinetics and thermodynamics in solution phase. Protein- nucleic acid interactions as well as Spectroscopy at low temperatures.

Teaching activities

Undergraduate level

  • General chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Quantum chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Chemistry and every day life
  • Chemistry and the environment
  • Environmental analysis.

Graduate level

  • Special topics in Group theory

Selected publications

  • Manassra A. , Khamis M. , el-Dakiky M. , Abdel-Qader Z. , and Al-Rimawi F. (2010), "Simultaneous HPLC analysis of pseudophedrine hydrochloride, codeine phosphate, and triprolidine hydrochloride in liquid dosage forms", J.Pharm. Biom. Anal., 51, 991-993.
  • Khamis, M., Manassra, A., and Dakiky, M. (2009) "Characterization and optimization of ultrafitration and reverse osmosis wastewater treatment pilot plant" Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Values and Rights, 631-645, Palestinian Academy Press.
  • Khamis M., Jumean, F., and Abdo, N. (2009), "Speciation and removal of chromium from aqueous solution by white, yellow and red UAE sand", J. Hazrd. Mater, 169, 948-952.
  • Jumean, F., Abdo, N., and Khamis, M. (2008), "Calorimetric determination of enthalpy changes for the proton ionization of N-tris(hydroxymethyl)methyl-4-aminobutanesulfonic acid (TABS), N-tris(hydroxymethyl)methyl-3-aminopropanesulfonic acid (TAPS) and 3-[N-tris(hydroxymethyl)methylamino]-2-hyroxypropane sulfonic acid (TAPSO) in water-methanol", Thermochimica Acta, 475, 22-24.
  • Khamis M, Jumean F, Savelieff G. (2007), "Bordeaux-R interactions with surfactants: Thermochromic investigations of proton ionization in cationic, nonionic and anionic surfactant solutions, Color". Technol., 123, 317- 322.
  • Khamis, M, Bolus, B, Jumean, F, Manassra, A, Dakiky, M. (2005)" Azo dyes interactions with surfactants. Determination of the critical micelle concentration from acid-base equilibrium", Dyes and pigments, 66, 179-183.
  • M. Haddad, M. Khamis , M. Dakiky A. Manassra and M. Qurie (2006) "The Response of Chickpea Cultivars to Irrigation with Treated Wastewater" proceedings of the EMWater Project regional Conference: Efficient Management of Wastewater, It's Treatment and Reuse in Mediterranean Countries" Amman-Jordan. (Accompanying CD), Abstract page 14.
  • Khamis, M., Manassra, A., and Dakiky, M. (2005) "Wastewater treatment by advanced technology", Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Values and Rights, 344- 355, Palestinian Academy Press.