Am a multinational-driven scientist. Have enjoyed the journey of achievements during my career. I finally ended up working for the German Jordanian University (GJU). To me, young bodies always need the best possible chance if they are to thrive in a rapidly changing world. GJU identifies the importance of the impact its work has in diverse grounds including community engagement and outreach. It advances the development and optimization of impact by promoting its members to believe about the impact, both inside and outside academia, or their past, current and future mission, and giving support for those who wish to develop their achievements. I have enjoyed such achievements with my short career at GJU. Where such achievements for academic exploitation are evident today, GJU today is influencing my career portfolio and encouraging me to achieve my goals by building on existing cross-sector collaborations. I, therefore, will always look forward to continuing and contributing to GJU innovation and excellence strategy through diverse partnership of the policy commitment construct that advanced research and development in modern sciences will seed.

In February 2014, I became an Assistant Professor at the German Jordanian University in the School of Basic Sciences and Humanities. I was promoted to Associate Professor in February 2016. Previously I was at Cranfield University, UK, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. Following a degree in Applied Mathematics from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, I completed my PhD in Applied and Computational Mathematics at the Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK in 2004, with a thesis entitled ‘Mathematical and Numerical Study of Two-Phase Flow Models’. After I returned to Jordan, I promoted my fundamental applied and numerical mathematics interest with an emphasis on its importance to societal requirements and other problem-driven research. Loosely speaking, am a scientist who started his career from Jordan and who returned to work in Jordan after completing my PhD in the UK. Since then I have shown exceptional promise and ability as a scientist from the developing world. Further, to ensure that my research activities remain at the forefront of international research I broadly developed a portfolio of personal and joint research projects and collaborations with appropriate individuals both regionally and internationally. With my diverse multinational experience, am honored for my distinguished achievements and contributions through my professional development by holding various international fellowships in applied and computational mathematics, editorial board with a variety of international journals and international conferences.

Educational Background

Computational Applied Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Applied Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Research Interests

I have conducted an outstanding research and managed to maintain a high level of research activity in several developing countries. Often these are carried out in difficult conditions where it would have been just easier to concentrate on the teaching side only of my career. These always reflect on my very high level of research achieved, on my strong determination to carry on with my research often in adverse conditions and on developing strong and mutually beneficial ties with many members of the scientific community.

My expertise is on mathematical and numerical tools of hyperbolic partial differential equations governing multi-phase fluid flow problems. Current research is at the forefront of applied and computational mathematics with a large number of practical applications in applied sciences and in industry, with the potential of attracting collaboration and funding and of enhancing the prestige of anything in mind. This has been recognized as evidence by publications in leading international journals, presentations at international conferences and research visits to international research centers.

Over the course of my diverse research and teaching experiences, I have gained valuable insights on how to effectively manage lecturing mathematical sciences. As I continue in my academic career I want to stay involved with students. I will continue to focus on getting the students to participate, and do my part in presenting the material in a way that can be understood by all students. I find my enthusiasm is a key to keeping students actively interested and involved. Such enthusiasm must be kept high in the constant pursuit of the ultimate goal of lecturing, which is the sharing of a passion for learning and knowledge. One thing that I am particularly looking forward to is to provide my students with the necessary background and skills to reach higher levels in mathematical sciences particularly in computational and applied mathematics. In addition to that, my current research provides several opportunities for students of applied and computational sciences to attend seminar presentations up to the PhD research topics covering the entire range from mathematical modelling to numerical implementation. Having had the opportunity to actively reflect upon my teaching and lecturing approaches, I now have a better understanding in creating an environment for my students in which maximum learning can take place.

My diverse educational and professional background offers me a unique platform to teach and relate creatively with different groups of students. To me teaching is a great experience in helping others, staying in touch with the ever–changing environment of the highly interdisciplinary program, and gaining a better sense of my own goals. Even after several years of teaching, I believe that it is important to continuously update my teaching approaches as a university professor. I will continue to look for opportunities to share my great enthusiasm for mathematics, to reduce any latent mathematics anxiety that some students may have and to instill into the students the sense of beautiful connection between mathematics and nature at work with the resulting contentment that it brings. I am also looking forward to learn and share new ideas not only with students but with my colleagues. With my academic and work experience, I would be able to teach in any of the following subjects.

  • Calculus
  • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • Engineering and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • 2016: Associate Professor, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan
  • 2014: Assistant Professor, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan
  • 2013: Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Perak, Malaysia
  • 2011: Assistant Professor, Al–Balqa Applied University, Al–Salt, Jordan
  • 2006: Assistant Professor, Al–Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • 2003: Research Officer, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, UK



 Research Awards

  • Visiting Professor (invited), Institute for Modeling and High Performance Computing, Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Krefeld, Germany, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Visiting Professor (invited), Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (IAPCM), Beijing, China, 2017

  • Visiting Professor (invited), Centre of Excellence - Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2017

  • Young Scientist Excellence Award in Computational Fluid dynamics and Numerical Analysis. Honorary Fellowship of the European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (ESCMSE), Greece, 2016

  • Visiting Professor (invited), Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 2014 and 2015

  • Adjunct Professor (invited), Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, January 2015 – June 2017

  • Visiting Scientist (invited), The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, September – December 2012

  • Visiting Scientist (invited), Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences, the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2010 and 2011

  • Visiting Scientist (invited), Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics-ITWM, Kaiserslautern, Germany, June – September 2008

  • Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences: Multiphase Fluid Flows and Multi Dimensional Hyperbolic Problems Workshop, Cambridge, UK, March – April 2003

Associate Editor of Scientific Journals and Conferences

Research Funding

              PIs: D. Zeidan with two Co-Principal Investigators

              Funding: Scientific Research Support Fund, Amman, Jordan

             Start Date: 08/06/2017

             End Date: 07/06/2019

  • Title: Experimental and Computational Investigation of Subsonic and Supersonic Mixture of Gas Flows into Nanochannel at Atmospheric or Sub-atmospheric Pressures

    Co-PI: D. Zeidan with other three investigators

    Funding: SEED – German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan

    Start Date: 05/2016

    End Date: 05/2018

  • Title: Modelling of the Mass Transfer within Nanostructured Material: A Step Towards Understanding and Optimizing the Production Process of Nanoporous Material

    PIs: D. Zeidan with three Co-Principal Investigators

    Funding: SEED – German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan

    Start Date: 01/2015

    End Date: 06/2017

  • Title: Advanced Computational Approaches for Gas-Solid Two-Phase Flows

    PIs: D. Zeidan

    Funding: STIRF – Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Perak, Malaysia

    Start Date: 13/02/2012

    End Date: 13/02/2013

Research Collaboration

Past and present collaboration includes academic and research centers in several countries such as Singapore, Italy, Lebanon, France, India, Sweden, Germany, Brazil and Canada. 

I am open to collaborations with researchers and research groups across a range of topics broadly focused in applied and computational mathematics. Please feel free to email me if you have any inquiries or make a plan.

Selected Publications

2018 Minhajul, D. Zeidan, T. Raja Sekhar,"On the Wave Interactions in the Drift-Flux Equations of Two-Phase Flows",Applied Mathematics and Computation,Vol. 327, pp. 117-131,2018 [View]
2018 Eric Goncalves and Dia Zeidan,"Simulation of Compressible Two-Phase Flows Using a Void Ratio Transport Equation",Communications in Computational Physics,Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 167-203,2018 [View]
2018 Dia Zeidan, Lucy Zhang and Eric Goncalves,"Cavitating Bubbly Flow Computations by Means of Mixture Balance Equations",Proceedings of the 3rd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC2018),March 4-7,Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA,2018 [View]
2017 Dia Zeidan, M. Ziad Saghir, Sergei S. Sazhin and Marwan Darwish,"Special Issue in Special Issue on Thermal Engineering Theory and Applications",Int. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation,Vol. 9, No. 1, pp 1-2,2017 [View]
2017 Eric Goncalvès and Dia Zeidan,"Numerical simulation of unsteady cavitation in liquid hydrogen flows",International Journal of Computational Methods, Int. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation,Vol.9, No.1, pp.41-52,2017 [View]
2017 Dia Zeidan and Henrik Ström,"Evaluation of a Hyperbolic Conservative Mixture Model for Thermal-Hydraulics Two-Phase Flows of Nuclear Reactors",Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics & Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science & Engineering (M&C 2017),April 16-20,Jeju, Korea,2017 [View]
2017 Eric Goncalves and Dia Zeidan,"Simulation of Shock-Bubbles Interaction Using a Four-Equation Homogeneous Model",Proceedings of the 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW31),July 9-14, Nagoya, Japan,2017 [View]
2017 Dia Zeidan, Eric Goncalves and Lucy T. Zhang,"A Two-Phase Flow Model for Aerogel in a Non-Equilibrium Process",Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM 2017),Jul. 25th-29th, Guilin, Guangxi, China,2017 [View]
2017 Dia Zeidan,"Preface to the 11th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid flow, Heat and Mass Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2016",AIP Conference Proceedings ,1863, 030001-1 - 030001-2,2017 [View]
2017 Henrik Ström and Dia Zeidan,"On the robustness of two-phase flow models for bubbly flows",AIP Conference Proceedings ,1863, 030031-1 - 030031-4,2017 [View]
2017 Eric Goncalves and Dia Zeidan,"On a further simulation of shock-bubble interactions",AIP Conference Proceedings ,1863, 030012-1 - 030012-4,2017 [View]
2017 J. Gräbel, D. Zeidan, P. Bähr, P. Ueberholz, and P. Farber,"Progress on the simulation of a mixture two-phase flow model",AIP Conference Proceedings ,1863, 030010-1 - 030010-4,2017 [View]
2017 Eric Goncalves, Dia Zeidan,"Numerical Study of Turbulent Cavitating Flows in Thermal Regime",International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow,Vol. 27 Issue: 7, pp.1487-1503,2017 [View]
2017 Dia Zeidan, Eric Goncalves,"Guest editorial",International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow,Vol. 27 Issue: 7, pp.1386-1386,2017 [View]
2016 Dia Zeidan and Theodore E. Simos,"Special Issue on the 9th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2014",Applied Mathematics and Computation,Vol. 272, pp 581-720,2016 [View]
2016 S. Kuila, T. Raja Sekhar and D. Zeidan,"On the Riemann Problem Simulation for the Drift-Flux Equations of Two-Phase Flows",International Journal of Computational Methods,Vol. 13, No. 1, pp 1650009-1–1650009-22,2016 [View]
2016 Eric Goncalvès and Dia Zeidan,"Study of Thermal Effects in a Cavitating Venturi Flow",Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Thermal Engineering Theory and Applications,March 24 - 26,Abu Dhabi, UAE,2016 [View]
2016 B. Bira, T. Raja Sekhar and D. Zeidan,"Application of Lie Groups to Compressible Model of Two-Phase Flows",Computers and Mathematics with Applications,Vol. 71, pp 46–56,2016 [View]
2016 Dia Zeidan,"Preface of the “10th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer” - Numerical Fluids",AIP Conference Proceedings ,AIP Conference Proceedings pp. 1738, 030001-1-2,2016 [View]
2016 D. Zeidan,"Assessment of Mixture Two-Phase Flow Equations for Volcanic Flows using Godunov-type Methods",Applied Mathematics and Computation,Vol. 272, pp 707–719,2016 [View]
2016 D. Zeidan, M. Alnaief, M. Ziad Saghir and R. Touma,"Simulations on Porous Media with Nanofluids-Initial Study",AIP Conference Proceedings ,pp. 1738, 030006-1-4,2016 [View]
2016 Dia Zeidan, Alice J. Kozakevicius, Alex A. Schmidt and Stefan Jakobsson,"WENO Wavelet Method for a Hyperbolic Model of Two-Phase Flow in Conservative Form",AIP Conference Proceedings,pp. 1738, 030022-1-4,2016 [View]
2016 J. Gräbel, S. Hensel, P. Ueberholz, D. Zeidan and P. Farber,"Some Issues in the Simulation of Two-Phase Flows: the relative velocity",AIP Conference Proceedings,pp. 1738, 030022-1-4,2016 [View]
2016 Rony Touma and Dia Zeidan,"An Unstaggered Central Scheme on Nonuniform Grids for the Simulation of a Compressible Two-Phase Flow Model",AIP Conference Proceedings,1738, pp. 030032-1-030032-4,2016 [View]
2016 Dia Zeidan and Eric Goncalves,"A Numerical Study of Compressible Two-Phase Flows Shock and Expansion Tube Problems",Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2016),August 1st – 4th, Berkeley, CA, USA,2016 [View]
2015 S. Kuila, T. Raja Sekhar and D. Zeidan,"A Robust and Accurate Riemann Solver for a Compressible Two-Phase Flow Model",Applied Mathematics and Computation,Vol. 265, pp 681–695,2015 [View]
2015 R. Touma, D. Zeidan and S. Habre,"Central Finite Volume Schemes on Nonuniform Grids and Applications",Applied Mathematics and Computation,Vol. 262, pp 15–30,2015 [View]
2015 Eric Goncalvès and Dia Zeidan,"Numerical Study of Cavitation in Liquid Hydrogen Flow",Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Thermal Engineering Theory and Applications May 18-21,Amman, Jordan,2015 [View]
2015 D. Zeidan,"Drag Force Simulation in Explosive Volcanic Flows",AIP Conference Proceedings,1648, pp. 030007–1-5,2015 [View]
2014 Dia Zeidan and Eric Goncalvès,"Special Issue on the 8th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer - Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flows 2013",International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids,2014 [View]
2014 D. Zeidan, R. Touma and A. Slaouti,"Implementation of Velocity and Pressure Non-Equilibrium in Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow Computations",International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research,Vol. 41, No. 6, pp 547–555,2014 [View]
2014 D. Zeidan, R. Touma and A. Slaouti,"Application of Thermodynamically Compatible Two-Phase Flow Model to the High-Resolution Simulations of Compressible Gas-Magma Flow",International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids,Vol. 76, No. 5, pp 312–330,2014 [View]
2014 D. Zeidan and R. Touma,"On the Computations of Gas–Solid Mixture Two-Phase Flows",Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics,Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 49–74,2014 [View]
2013 D. Zeidan, E. Goncalvès and A. Slaouti,"Computer Simulations of Cavitating Two-Phase Flows",AIP Conference Proceedings,1558, pp. 208–211,2013 [View]
2013 D. Zeidan, R. Touma and A. Slaouti,"Using Gas-Solid Mixture Conservation Laws For Volcanic Eruptions",AIP Conference Proceedings ,1558, pp. 180–183,2013 [View]
2012 D. Zeidan and R. Touma,"Simulation of Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow Based on the Riemann Problem",AIP Conference Proceedings ,1482, pp. 91–95,2012 [View]
2012 E. Goncalvès and D. Zeidan,"Study of Expansion Tube Problems with Phase Transition",AIP Conference Proceedings,1482, pp. 408–413,2012 [View]
2012 D. Zeidan, A. Slaouti and R. Touma,"Compressible Gas–Solid Mixture Conservation Laws Simulations",AIP Conference Proceedings ,1479, pp. 165–168,2012 [View]
2012 E. Goncalvès and D. Zeidan,"Numerical Simulation of Cavitating Tube Problems with Non–Isothermal Model",AIP Conference Proceedings ,1479, pp. 169–172,2012 [View]
2011 D. Zeidan,"The Riemann Problem for a Hyperbolic Model of Two–Phase Flow in Conservative Form",International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics,Vol. 25, No. 6, pp 299–318,2011 [View]
2011 D. Zeidan,"Numerical Resolution for a Compressible Two–Phase Flow Model Based on the Theory of Thermodynamically Compatible Systems",Applied Mathematics and Computation,Vol. 217, Issue 11, pp. 5023–5040,2011 [View]
2011 D. Zeidan,"On a Further Work of Two–Phase Mixture Conservation Laws",AIP Conference Proceedings,1389, pp. 163–166,2011 [View]
2010 D. Zeidan, M. Attarakih, J. Kuhnert, S. Tiwari, V. Sharma, C. Drumm and H.-J. Bart,"On a High–Resolution Godunov Method for A CFD–PBM Coupled Model of Two–Phase Flow in Liquid–Liquid Extraction Columns",International Journal of Computational Methods,Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 421–442,2010 [View]
2010 D. Zeidan,"Applying Upwind Godunov Methods to Calculate Two–Phase Mixture Conservation Laws",AIP Conference Proceedings,1281, pp. 155–158,2010 [View]
2009 D. Zeidan,"Numerical Approximation for a One–Dimensional Two–Phase Mixture Conservation Laws",AIP Conference Proceedings,1168, pp. 601–604,2009 [View]
2009 D. Zeidan and A. Slaouti,"Validation of Hyperbolic Model for Two–Phase Flow in Conservative Form",International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics,Vol. 23, No. 9, pp. 623–641,2009 [View]
2008 D. Zeidan et al.,"Dynamic Modelling of Liquid Extraction Columns Using the Direct Primary and Secondary Particle Method (DPSPM). ",Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on CFD in Oil & Gas, Metallurgical and Process Industries,SINTEF/NTNU, Trondheim, NORWAY,2008 [View]
2007 D. Zeidan, E. Romenski, A. Slaouti and E. F. Toro,"Numerical Study of Wave Propagation in Compressible Two–Phase Flow",International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids,Vol. 54, Issue 4, pp. 393–417,2007 [View]
2007 D. Zeidan, A. Slaouti, E. Romenski and E. F. Toro,"Numerical Solution for Hyperbolic Conservative Two–Phase Flow Equations",International Journal of Computational Methods,Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 299–333,2007 [View]
2007 D. Zeidan,"On the Numerical Computation for a One–Dimensional Two–Phase Flow Equations",Proceedings of the 5th Joint ASME/JSME Fluids Engineering Conference,July 30 – August 2, 2007,San Diego, California, USA,2007 [View]
2005 D. Zeidan,"Numerical Modelling of the Riemann Problem for a Mathematical Two–Phase Flow Model",WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences,Vol. 50, pp. 53–61,2005 [View]
2004 E. Romenski, D. Zeidan, A. Slaouti and E. F. Toro,"Hyperbolic Conservative Model for Compressible Two–Phase Flow",Web–Published Material (NI03022–NPA), Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences,Cambridge, UK,2004 [View]
2002 D. Zeidan et al.,"On the Riemann Problem for a Hyperbolic Two–Phase Flow Model",Proceedings of the 40th European Two–Phase Flow Group meeting, June 10–13, 2002,Stockholm, Sweden,2002 [View]
2002 D. Zeidan et al. ,"Numerical Simulation of Compressible Two–Phase Flow Model Based on the Riemann Problem",Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering, May 28–31, 2002,Liège, Belgium,2002 [View]