Ibtissam Saad, PhD

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Ibtissam Saad, PhD

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Ibtissam Saad, PhD

Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry

Ibtissam Saad earned her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Beirut Arab University in April 2019, making a pivotal milestone in her academic journey. Her dedication to the persuit of knowledge began with her Bachelor of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry, which she completed with honors in 2006. This strong foundation laid the groundwork for her continued academic achievements, culminating in a Master's Degree in Analytical Chemistry from Beirut Arab University in May 2010.

Throughout her academic career, Ibtissam has been dedicated to both teaching and research. Her journey in academia has been accomplished by an impressive tenure as the Head of Chemistry Laboratory Unit at the Faculty of Sciences, Beirut Arab University, (supervision of Physical Chemistry laboratories, encompassing both undergraduate and graduate research labs), a position she has held since 2008. In this capacity, sha has overseen various aspects of laboratory management, including the coordination and implementation of chemical principles and experimental techniques, in addition to providing valuable guidance to assistants and graduate students, helping them navigate laboratory procedures, materials, and equipment operation.

in addition to this role, her commitment to education is evident through her role as a course instructor. Since 2014, she has developed and delivered diverse range of chemistry courses, for graduate and undergraduate chemistry students, such as Advanced Physical Chemistry, Special Topics in Physical Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Water Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Nuclear and Radiochemistry, General Chemistry, Principles of Chemistry and Introduction to Chemistry.

Currently, Ibtissam serves as an Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry at BAU, where she continues to inspire and educate the next generation of chemists, leaving a lasting impact on her students.

Her reseach areas mainly include physical chemistry (corrosion analysis) and environmental analysis.


  • Saad, I. R., Abdel-Gaber, A. M., Younes, G. O., & Nsouli, B. (2018). Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in Acidic Solutions Using 1, 2, 4-Triazolo [1, 5-a] pyrimidine. Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 91(2), 245-252.
  • Saad, I. R., Abdel-Gaber, A. M., Younes, G. O., & Nsouli, B. (2018). Thiourea and N-Methylthiourea as Corrosion Inhibitors for Steel in Phosphoric Acid. Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, 18(5), 1293-1299.
  • Joumaa, C., Saad, I., & Younes, G. (2021). The Inhibition Activity of Tert-butylhydroquinone towards corrosion of aluminum, copper and stainless steel in biodiesel blend b20 alternative fuel. BAU Journal-Science and Technology, 3(1), 4.
  • Joumaa, C., Saad, I., & Younes, G. (2023). Effect of diesel-biodiesel-ethanol mixtures on corrosion rate of various metals in the presence of tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ). Quim. Nova.

Presentations in Scientific Conferences

  • Mahrous, M., Younes, G, Saad, I. , Zahraman, K. (2009, November 14). "Spectrophotometric and Spectrofluorimetric Determination of Gemifloxacin in Factive Drug” at Beirut Arab University. Presentaion at the 16th International Scientific Conference at BAU, November 13-15, 2009. Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Younes, G, Zahraman, K., Nsouli, B, Mahmoud, R., Saad, I., El-Yazbi , F. and. Bejjani, A. (2008). “IBA: The interest based approach for analyzing Fenofibrates”. Presentaion at the 9th Arab Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Beirut, Lebanon, December 3-6, (2008).

Graduate Supervision

I supervised M.Sc. and Ph.D. students at Beirut Arab University in the following areas of research:

  • Quantification of Heavy Metals in Potatoes Grown on Soil Irrigated from Upper Litani River Basin Water in Bekaa, Lebanon(M.Sc.)
  • Evaluation of the corrosion inhibition of different metals in diesel biodiesel blend. (Ph.D.)
  • Plant extracts as ecofriendly inhibitors for the corrosion of some metals in acidic medium (Ph.D.)