Assistant Professor

PhD in Chemistry and Material Science, Nov 2011 Université Jean Monnet, St Etienne, France

Masters in Biotechnology, Agricultural resources, Food, Nutrition, Jun 2008, ENSAIA/ INPL, Nancy, France



  • January 2021 – Present: Assistant Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • May 2016 – December 2020: Assistant Professor, Institut Supérieur Plasturgie Alençon, Alençon, France

  • November 2015 – May 2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Polymers Biopolymers Surfaces laboratory, Rouen University, France

  • November 2012 – October 2015, Research Fellow, The School of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, USA


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, FF1-1-039


+971 2 599 3730

Teaching Areas

  • General Chemistry I, II + Laboratory (CHE201, CHE202)
  • Organic Chemistry + Laboratory (CHE365)
  • Internship (ENV490)
  • Senior Project (ENV491)
  • Green Chemistry
  • Circular Economy
  • Plastics recycling
  • Biopolymers

Research and Professional Activities

• Member of the Regional American Chemical Society (ACS)– UAE
• Appointed by the European Commission to assist in the evaluation of grant applications and projects.
• Reviewer of scientific papers (Waste Management, J. of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Food Properties; Industrial Crops and Products; Chemical Engineering Communications).


  • Synthesis of biodegradable polymers
  • Development of bio-based plastic materials
  • Assessment of air quality
  • Mechanical plastics recycling
  • Bio-composite materials
  • Plastics waste decontamination

Google Scholar Profile 

Selected Publications:

  • Creep, Stress Relaxation, and Yielding Mechanisms, I. Belyamani, J. Grondin, ASM Handbook, Volume 11B, Characterization and Failure Analysis of Plastics 2022.

  • Brominated flame retardants extraction from post-consumer waste electrical and electronic equipment-derived ABS using supercritical carbon dioxide, L. Gripon, I. Belyamani, B. Legros, K. Seaudeau, E. Lafranche, L. Cauret, Waste Management 2021.

  • Toward recycling unsortable post-consumer WEEE steam: characterization and impact of electron beam irradiation, I. Belyamani, J. Maris, S. Bourdon, J.M. Brossard, L. Cauret, L. Fontaine, V. Montembault, Journal of Cleaner Production 2021.

  • Effect of different phosphate glass compositions on the process-induced macromolecular dynamics of polyamide 66, I. Belyamani, M.K. Hassan, Polymers 2020.

  • Creep, recovery, and stress relaxation behavior of nanostructured bioactive calcium phosphate glass-POSS/polymer composites for bone implants studied under simulated physiological conditions, I. Belyamani, K. Kim, S. Rahimi, G. Sahukhal, M. Elasri, J. Otaigbe, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 2019.