Associate Professor, Head of the Industrial Department
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Dr. Rula Allaf graduated with a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1997. After two years of work as a design engineer in the Royal Scientific Society, she pursued an MSc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan and graduated in 2003. Subsequently, she worked in the University of Jordan as a lecturer for two years. Allaf returned to school on a Fulbright scholarship and earned her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. Upon completion, she joined the German Jordan University School of Applied Technical Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering in September 2011.


Allaf’s teaching interests include materials and manufacturing courses, in addition to applied statistics. Her primary research interests are in the field of materials engineering. Specifically, she is interested in the study, development, fabrication, optimization and application of novel materials; porous materials, and composite materials.

Educational Background

Industrial Engineering/Manufacturing, May 2011 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas-USA
Industrial Engineering/Management, February 2003 University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan
Mechanical Engineering/Production, June 1997 Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid-Jord
Research Interests

Materials characterization and processing; study, development, fabrication, and application of novel materials; manufacturing process optimization.


Industrial Engineering Department, School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Jordanian University, Amman-Jordan

Assistant Professor, teaching Industrial Automation (IE 541), Materials Science (IE 221), Engineering Economy (IE 353), and Engineering Applied Statistics (IE 212) Sep. 11, 2011 - present


Industrial Engineering Department, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

Teaching assistant for IE 3301: Engineering Economic Analysis, Sep. 01, 2010-May, 2011

Teaching assistant for IE 5356: Biomedical Design & Manufacturing, Jan. 16, 2010-May 31, 2010

Graduate part-time instructor for IE 3301: Engineering Economic Analysis, Sep. 01, 2009-Jan. 15, 2010

Research assistant working with a team on the NASA funded research project “Characterization of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) for Structural Space Applications,” Sep. 01, 2008-Aug. 31, 2009


Industrial Engineering Department, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA

Teaching assistant for ENGR 1110: Introduction to Industrial & Systems Engineering, Sep. 01, 2006-Jan. 15, 2007


University of Jordan, Amman 11942 Jordan

Full time lecturer, teaching the following courses: metrology and engineering measurements and its laboratory, manufacturing processes, project management, and ergonomics laboratory, Feb., 2004-June, 2006


Royal Scientific Society (RSS), Al-Jubaiha 11941 Jordan

Mechanical design engineer in the Mechanical Design and Technology Center and Internal quality auditor, Mar., 1998-Feb., 2003

Engineer in the measurement and calibration laboratory, Mar., 2003-Feb., 2004


Golden Key International Honor Society, since 2007

Phi Kappa Phi, honor society, 2008

Foreign Fulbright Student Grantee, 2006-2008

Selected Publications

2020 Allaf, R.M.; Albarahmieh, E.; Futian, M. ," Preparation of Sawdust-Filled Recycled-PET Composites via Solid-State Compounding",Processes,2020 [View]
2019 Altarazi, S.; Allaf, R.; Alhindawi, F.,"Machine Learning Models for Predicting and Classifying the Tensile Strength of Polymeric Films Fabricated via Different Production Processes",Materials,12, 1475,2019 [View]
2019 Allaf, Rula M. Albarahmieh, Esra'a AlHamarneh, Baider M.,"Solid-state compounding of immiscible PCL-PEO blend powders for molding processes",Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials,Vol 97, 198-211.,2019 [View]
2019 Altarazi, S., Allaf, R., & Alhindawi, F,"Machine Learning Models for Predicting and Classifying the Tensile Strength of Polymeric Films Fabricated via Different Production Processes",Materials,12, 1475.,2019
2011 Allaf, Rula M., Rivero, Iris V., Spearman, Shayla S., Hope-Weeks, Louisa J.,"On the Preparation of As-Produced and Purified Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Samples for Standardized X-ray Diffraction Characterization",Materials Characterization,62(9), 857-864.,2011