Ibrahim Kayali


Professor of Colloids and surface chemistry


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


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Professor of Colloids and surface chemistry

  • Coordinator of the higher studies program for applied industrial technology.


  • B.Sc. in chemistry, 1977, Jordan university, Amman, Jordan.
  • Ph. D in colloidal chemistry, 1989, Clarkson university, Potsdam, NY, USA. Postdoctoral research associate 1990, Clarkson university, Potsdam, NY, USA. Visiting scholar 1994 Clarkson university, DAAD award 1997, university of Tobingen, Germany. Visiting scholar 1998, Clarkson university. Svenska award, Lund university, Sweden, summer 2000 and 2003, Visiting professor, Rice university, Houston, TX 2006, Visiting professor, Lund university-Sweden summer 2007, 2008, 2009.

Research interests

Formulation of microemulsions and nanoemulsions for enhanced oil recovery, aquifer remediation and water-diesel fuel. Solubilization of flavours and fragraces in lamellar and hexagonal liquid crystals. Phase behavior of extended surfactants. Penetration enhancers for topical drugs.

Teaching activities


Undergraduate level

  • General chemistry
  • Industrial chemistry
  • pharmaceutical chemistry
  • critical thinking.

Postgraduate level

  • Technology of emulsions
  • technology of pharmaceutics
  • technology of cosmetic and detergents
  • scientific research.

Selected publications

  • I. Kayali , K. Qamhieh and U. Olsson. "Microemulsion Phase behavior of Aerosol-OT combined with a cationic hydrotrope in the dilute region". J. Disp. Sci & Tech., 31, 183-187, ( 2010
  • I.H. Kayali, S. Liu, C.A. Miller. "Microemulsions containing mixtures of propoxylated sulfates with slightly branched hydrocarbon chains and cationic surfactants with short hydrophobes or PO chains." Colloids and Surfaces A ,354, 246-251 (2010).
  • I. Kayali , F. Al-Hindi and N. Malkieh. "In Vitro Release studies of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate from Creams with various Penetration Enhancers." Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal,41(6), 327-331 (2007).
  • A. Albawab, I. Kayali, "Amphiphilic Association of Flavor substances in oil, the Importance of Molecular Interaction. Dirasat", Basic Science, 34 ( 2 ), 125-132 (2007).
  • I. Kayali , K. Qamheieh and B. Lindman. "Effect of Type of Fragrance Compounds on their Location in Hexagonal Liquid Crystal". J. Disp. Sci & Tech. 27 , 8 , (2006).
  • I.Kayali, A. Khan and Bjorn Lindman. "Solubilization and Lacation of Phenethylalcohol, Benzaldehyde and Limonene in Lamellar Liquid Crystal Formed with Block Copolymer and Water". J. Colloid and Interface Science, 297 ( 2 ) , 792-796 (2006).