Research & Services | Surface Chemistry, Colloids and Emulsions Laboratory

Garti Nissim, HUJI, Faculty of Science, The Institute of Chemistry


Interfacial phenomena, surfactant chemistry, emulsions, microemulsions, nanosized self-assembled liquids (NSSL), transdermal/transmembrane transport, nutraceuticals, hydrocolloids, drug delivery systems, lyotropic liquid crystals (LLC)



  • The laboratory is active in the fields of synthetic organic chemistry of surfactants; physical chemistry; surface and colloid science - emulsion technology, crystallization phenomena, extraction processes; nutraceuticals; drug delivery vehicles - nanosized self-assembled liquid (NSSL) vehicles; lyotropic liquid crystals (LLC) – related to cubosomes and hexosomes; novel liquid micellar discontinuous phases - the QL phase; bioavailability of nutraceuticals and drugs; and competitive adsorption (cholesterol and phytosterols) 

Research provided

  • Research on new or modified nanosized self-assembled liquids (NSSL)
  • Construction of specific and regioselective organic (signature flavoring and aroma molecules) and enzymatic (phospholipids, monoglycerides) products
  • Developing new polymorphic crystals (drugs, sweeteners, nutraceuticals) using nanodroplets as nanoreactors
  • Solubilization of insoluble active molecules (drugs and nutraceuticals) and using nanovehicles to transport the guest molecules to food products and via the digestive tracts to the blood stream
  • Competitive solubilization of bioactives at interfaces of microemulsions
  • Stabilization (physically or chemically) of sensitive molecules against oxidation
  • Controlled release of active molecules from the core of the dispersed system (microemulsion, microcapsule) to the outer continuous interface
  • Design new emulsifiers
  • Modify proteins and hydrocolloids to form nanosized aggregates
  • Improve solubilization via emulsified microemulsions (modified double emulsions) with controlled  release
  • Food emulsions and interfacial modifications
  • Nutraceuticals - solubilization and characterization
  • Novel double emulsions – emulsified microemulsions (EME)
  • Transdermal and transmembrane drug delivery


  • Highly skilled, experienced staff employing state-of-the-art equipment/technologies


  • Nissim Garti, PhD, garti@vms.huji.ac.il
  • Link to homepage http://chem.ch.huji.ac.il/applsci/ac/garti/

Contact for more information:

Itzik Goldwaser
VP, Head of Research Collaborations
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