Associate Professor
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Dr. Ala Hijazi is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining GJU, he worked at the Hashemite University - Jordan, King Abdul-Aziz University - Saudi Arabia, and Wichita State University - USA. Dr. Hijazi holds a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering (Structures & Solid Mechanics) from Wichita State University. He also holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Hijazi teaches courses in the broad area of solid mechanics and mechanical design. Courses that he taught include Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Machine Design I & II, Mechanical Drawing, Strength of Materials Lab, and Workshops. In addition, he also developed and taught a course in the field of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).

Dr. Hijazi’s main research interest is in the field of experimental solid mechanics and he is particularly interested in the implementation and development of non-invasive measurement techniques. Dr. Hijazi is an expert in the field of optical measurements, especially for high-speed motion and deformation. He also has a long and rich experience in mechanical systems design, optical systems design, and NDT.


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Educational Background

Aerospace Engineering, Wichita State University, USA, 2001
Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, USA, 1998
Mechanical Engineering, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan, 1995
Research Interests

Experimental Mechanics, Fracture and Solid Mechanics, Materials Testing, Experimental Techniques, Non-Destructive Testing, Composite Materials

  • Associate Professor, Jul. 2012 to Sep. 2018 - Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan.
  • Associate Professor, Sep. 2013 to Aug. 2015 - Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Director of Non-Destructive Testing Center, Sep. 2011 to Aug. 2013, The Hashemite University, Jordan.
  • Assistant Professor, Sep. 2005 to Jun. 2012 - Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hashemite University, Jordan.
  • Research Scientist, Jan. 2002 to May. 2005 – National Institute of Aviation Research & Dept. of Ind. & Mfg. Engineering, Wichita State University, USA.


  • Annual Ministry of Higher Education prize for FFF projects, 2007
  • Wichita State University – Research Assistantship, 1998 - 2001
  • Arab Student Aid International – Ph.D. scholarship, 1999 – 2001