Zizi Abdeen, PhD
Professor of Department of Petrochemicals

Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute
Cairo, Egypt
Phone:  +20 1154459620                                 
E-mail: ziziabdeen@yahoo.com


Degree Institution and Location Year
PhD Ain Shams University 2005
MSc Ain Shams University 2001
BSc Faculty of Sciences, Cairo University 1987


Professor Zizi Abdeen is an Egyptian national. She is a researcher Professor in polymer lab. Petrochemicals dep, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute.  She completed her PhD & M.Sc. degrees in Polymer Chemistry from Ain Shams University, (Egypt), where she also completed her B.Sc., Degree in Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Cairo University, (Egypt).  She main stream research is at the frontier of materials/polymer science and emerging fields such as nanotechnology/nanocomposites. She has a keen interest in the development of intelligent materials based on bio resources such as chitosan and starch through chemical modification and advanced biotechnology processes. He is author of over 27 articles on polymers, biomaterials, hydrogels and nano composites systems and reviewer of over 15 International journals and a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Polymers and Biomaterials in different International journals. She was sharing as technical committee in more than five international conferences

Research Interest

  • Development of Nano-Microgels
  • Targeted oily water treatment and reused
  • Chitosan and its applications in petroleum field
  • Polymer nanosystems - Metal nanoparticles- Hydrogels

Scientific Activities

The 9th Arab International Conference on Polymer Science & Technology, Hurghada,Egypt 18-22 Nov, 2007
The 3nd International Conference of Chemical  Industries Research Division, Cairo- Egypt 16 -18 Dec, 2008
The 9th International Conference of the European  Chitin Society Venice, Italy 23-26 May, 2009
International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials "Berlin,Germany 25-29 Aug, 2009
The 9th Conference on Solid State of Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic 10-15 Sep, 2010                                             
the xxx international conference on materials science and applications & workshop on functional  materials, marsa alam, egypt 25-28 nov, 2012
the 10th conferenc on colloid chemistry , budapest, hungary 29- 31 Aug, 2012
16th conference for petroleum, mineral resources and development, cairo, egypt 10-12 Feb, 201 
17th conference for petroleum, mineral resources and development, cairo, egypt 9-11 Feb, 2014
18th conference for petroleum, mineral resources and development, cairo, egypt 8-10 Feb, 2015


  1. M. H.M.  Hussien, Hilda A. Aziz , N.O.Shaker and Z.  Abdeen,"A Study on Unsaturated Polyesters and its Application in Egypt". J. Faculty of education, Ain Shams University,(2003).
  2. M. H.M.Hussien and  Abdeen  Z. ``Characterization and Application of Extracted Natural Polymer Fiber (Aminopolysaccharide) as Weight Reducing Agent ". Egyptian Journal chemistry, 52 (5) ,631-642(2009).
  3. Eid A. Ismail, A . M . Motawie and Z. Abdeen . " Novel Elastomers Based on Urethane alkyd / Poly (methyl acrylate) Semi- and Full Interpenetrating Polymer Network"  , Egyptian Petroleum  Journal, 19 (2) ,85-93(2010).
  4. Eid A. Ismail, A . M . Motawie and Z. Abdeen . "Study on the Properties and Applications of Castor Oil Polyurethane  Polymethyl Acrylate Semi Interpenetrating Polymer Network (SIPN)". International Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 4(1), 35 - 39, (2009).
  5. M.H.M.Hussien and  Abdeen  Z.``Chitosans production byproducts as valuable material"  On Conference: "The 9th International Conference of the European.    
  6. Chitin Society Venice, Italy 23-26 May 2009.
  7. H. A. Essawy, M. M. Essa , Z. Abdeen " Oil-absorptive polymeric networks based on dispersed oleophilized nanolayers of  laponite within ethylene–propylene–diene monomer vulcanizates". Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 115,  385–392,  ) 2010 .(
  8. Onsy I. H. Dimitry, Zizi Ibrahim Abdeen, E. A. Ismail, and A. L. G. Saad. "Preparation and properties of elastomeric polyurethane / organically modified montmorillonite nanocomposites". Journal of Polymer Research, 17: 801-813, (2010). 
  9. A.M. AL-Sabagh. and Abdeen  Z. "Preparation and Characterization of Hydrogel based on Poly Vinyl Alcohol Crosslinked by Different Crosslinker Used to Dry Organic Solvents", Journal of Polymer Environment, 18  ,576 - 583(2010).
  10. Abdeen  Z , ‘’Swelling and Re-swelling Characteristics of Cross-linked Poly (vinyl alcohol)        / Chitosan Hydrogel Film’’,  journal of Dispersion Science and  Technology. JDST, 32: Issue 9, 1337 - 1344,  (2011).
  11. Onsy I. H. Dimitry, Zizi Ibrahim Abdeen, E. A. Ismail, and A. L. G. Saad."Studies of particle  dispersion  in elastomeric  polyurethane/organically  modified  montmorillonite nanocomposites"International Journal of Green Science Nanotechnology, 3:197-212, 2011.
  12. Zahira S. Tawfik , Abdelfattah M. Badawi , Hend M. Ahmed , Mohamed N. El lethy & Z. Abdeen :Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Activity ZnO/Ampicillin Nanocomposite Against Sensitive and Resistant Strains: Role of γ-Irradiation on Its Biological Activity, International Journal of Green Nanotechnology, 4:3, 240-247, (2012).
  13. M.Yahia Abed, Azza M.Mazrouaa, Zizi Abdeen, A. Ashery#, and Hilda A.Azziz``Preparation and Properties of Polyhydroxamic acid and Poly (vinyl acetonyl  ketone)and Their Chelated Compounds``,   journal  of Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery,  Utilization, and Environmental Effects,. Volume 35, Issue 15, (2013).
  14. Zahira S. Tawfik,a Abdelfattah M. Badawi, Ibrahim Y. Abdel-Ghany, Zizi I. Abdeen. ``Study of the Cytotoxic effect of a Novel Ampicillin /ZnO Nanocomposite Against Myeloma Cell Lines``, Journal of Applied Chemistry, 1 (1):66-74, 2013.
  15. Z. Abdeen , Tahany.G.M. Mohammed, Hanaa A.E. Attia  ``Preparation, characterization and Antifungal Activity of Biodegradable Polymer (chitosan) on some Phytopathogenic Fungi`, Journal of Applied Science And Research, 1 (1):60-71, 2013.
  16. Z.Abdeen ,   Somaia G. Mohammad  , ``Study of the Adsorption Efficiency of an Eco-Friendly Carbohydrate Polymer for Contaminated  Aqueous Solution by organophosphorus Pesticide``,OpenJournal of Organic Polymer Materials, 2014, 4, 16-28.
  17. M.Y. Abed, Azza M. Mazrouaa, Zizi Abdeenand A.Ashery''Synthesis and Characterization  Some of Conducting Polymers  and Their Complexed Compounds, Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering journal, 58, 35-41, 2014.
  18. M.Yahia Abed, Azza M.Mazrouaa, Zizi Abdeen,  A. Ashery and Rasha G.Abdelaziz ''Comparison between the electrical properties of polyphenylacetylene and polyaminotriazole'' Egyptian Petroleum  Journal, Volume 23, Issue 1, 21-26 (2014).
  19. Abdeen Z,  Huda K El-Sheshtawy and Moustafa YMM, Enhancement of Crude Oil Biodegradation by Immobilizing of different Bacterial Strains on Porous PVA Hydrogels or Combining of them with
  20. their produced Biosurfactants, journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology, 2014, 5: 192.
  21. Zizi Abdeen,  Enhanced Recovery of Lead(II) Ions from Aqueous Solutions Using Polyurethane composite as Adsorbent, Environmental process journal, (2015) 2:189-203.
  22. Z. Abdeen, S.G. Mohammad, M.S. Mahmoud, Adsorption of Mn (II) ion on polyvinyl alcohol/chitosan dry blending from aqueous solution. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 3 (2015) 1–9.
  23. F. Badawi, A. H. Summan, M. Hannan and Z. Abdeen*,Mutagenic Effects of Some Metal Complexes I. Cytotoxic Activity of Bis (L-glutaminato) Tetrachloropalladate (II), International Research Journal of Pure & Applied Chemistry, 7(4): 203-206, 2015.
  24. Z. Abdeen, Z. F. Akl,  Uranium (VI) Adsorption from Aqueous Solutions Using Poly (vinyl alcohol)/ Carbon Nanotube Composites, RSC Advances , royal society of chemistry, 5, 74220-74229 (2015 ( .
  25. Abdeen Z.,  Abdelfattah M. Badawi, Ahmed I. Adawi, Akram M. Eldidamony, Abd el-Shafey I. Ahmed and Eslam Hafez,  Catalytic degradation of refinery petroleum wastewater by using the complex and nanocomposite of cationic polyelectrolyte, Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, 12(1): 20-33, (201 5 ).
  26. Abolfazl Ghaderian, Amir Hossein Haghighi, Faramarz Afshar Taromi, Zizi Abdeen, Ali Boroomand, Seyyed Mohammad-Reza Taheri, Recycling of PET waste for Preparing of Rigid Polyurethane Foams, Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering, journal, 59, 269-305, 2015.
  27. Abdeen Z.,  Abdelfattah M. Badawi, Ahmed I. Adawi, Akram M. Eldidamony, Abd el-Shafey I. Ahmed and Eslam Hafez,  Effect of sonication time on degradation of refinery petroleum wastewater using the prepared cationic  silyl polymeric surfactant, ChemXpress 9(1), 030-045, (2016).
  28. zizi abdeen, yasser moustafa, Treatment of oily wastewater by using porous PVA hydrogels as oil adsorbent. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 37, 799-805, 2016.
  29. zizi abdeen, Adsorption efficiency of poly(ethylene glycol)/chitosan/CNT blends for maltene fraction separation, Journal of Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 11240-11246, 2016.
  30. Mohamed M. Ghobashy and Zizi I. Abdeen, Influence of Gamma Irradiation on the Change of the Characterization of Elastomeric Polyurethane, Adv. Sci. Eng. Med. 8, 736–739, 2016.
  31. Mohamed M. Ghobashy and Zizi I. Abdeen, Radiation Crosslinking of Polyurethanes: Characterization by FTIR, TGA, SEM, XRD,and Raman Spectroscopy,  Hindawi Publishing Corporation Journal of Polymers, 2016, , 1-9, 2016.
  32. Nabel A. Negm, Maher A. El Hashash, Mona A. Youssif, Eid A. Ismail, Zizi I. Abdeen,
  33. Nasser R. Abdel Rahman, Novel Nonionic Polyurethane Surfactants and Ag Nanohybrids: Influence of Nonionic Polymeric Chains, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 2017.
  34. Nabel A. Negm, Maher A. El Hashash, Eid A. Ismail, Zizi I. Abdeen, Nasser R. Abdel Rahman, Polyurethane Nonionic Surfactants and their nanoparticles: Synthesis and Characterization of their structures, Egyptian chemistry Journal, Volume 23, Issue 1, 21-26, 2017.
Book published
  1. Zizi I. Abdeen, Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials, (201 3 ) , Taylor & Francis .   Title of chapter is: 1:Chitosan: Weight Loss Supplements
  2. Zizi I. Abdeen, Book  of Rubber Nano Blends, Title of chapter is: Polyurethane Rubber-Based Nanoblends: Preparation, Characterization and Applications, 89-103, 2017.

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