Biography

Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli is a Professor at the mechatronics engineering department at the German Jordanian University. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mu’tah University, Jordan in 1999, a M.Sc. degree from the University of Jordan in 2001, a Ph.D. degree from the University of Jordan in 2007 and a habilitation degree with Venia Legendi on microfluidics from the “Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU BS)” in Germany in 2013. In 2005, Dr. Al-Halhouli received a DAAD scholarship to conduct his Ph.D. research in the area of viscous micropumps at the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT) of TU BS. Between 2007 and 2013, he was working as a research associate and lecturer at IMT. During the summer of 2014, he was a visiting scientist at Micro/Nanofluidic BioMEMS group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He was a visiting Professor at the Nano lab of Tufts University, USA in June 2015 and has a visiting scholar status at IMT since Feb. 2013. He is the Dean of the School of Applied Technical Sciences at GJU since March 2016 and the founder and PI of the Nanolab @ GJU since May 2016.

Dr. Al-Halhouli has special interest in microfluidic systems for biomedical applications and their design, simulation, fabrication and testing. He has projects on inkjet printed electronics, nanomaterials for future energy, high throughput rare cells separation utilizing inertial microfluidics and foil based BioMEMS (Lab-on-a-Foil) for food monitoring and POC applications.

Dr. Al-Halhouli published more than 70 papers in international Journals and conference proceedings. He received several Awards such as the GJU distinguished researcher Award, Amman, 2014, Best Poster Award in the MEMS Alliance Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, 2009, and the Cray Award for the best published paper in Microtechnology/Microsystem technology, Braunschweig, Germany, 2007.

 

Educational Background

Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman.
Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman.
Mechanical Engineering, Mu’tah University, Jordan
Research Interests

Special interest in microfluidic systems for biomedical applications and their design, simulation, fabrication and testing. Inkjet printed electronics, nanomaterials for future energy, high throughput rare cells separation utilizing inertial microfluidics and foil based BioMEMS (Lab-on-a-Foil) for food monitoring and POC applications

Experience

Dean                                                                                                     March 2016 – Present

School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Jordanian University, Jordan

Professor                                                                                                 Feb. 2017 – Present

Mechatronics Engineering Department

School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Jordanian University, Jordan

Associate Professor                                                                              Feb. 2013 – Feb. 2017

Mechatronics Engineering Department

School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Jordanian University, Jordan

Exchange Coordinator                                                                        Nov 2013 – Mar. 2016

Mechanical Engineering Department

School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Jordanian University, Jordan

Visiting Researcher                                                                                Apr. 2013 – Present

Institute of Microtechnology (IMT)

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Visiting Professor                                                                                                 June 2015

Nano Lab

Tufts University, USA

Visiting Scholar                                                                                 July – September 2014

Research Laboratory of Electronics, Micro/Nanofluidic BioMEMS Group

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Research Associate, Group leader and Lecturer                          June 2007 – February 2013

Institute of Microtechnology (IMT)

 Technical University Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Awards
  • German Jordanian University (GJU) Distinguished Researcher Award, Amman, Jordan, Nov. 2014
  • The Best Poster Award in the MEMS Alliance Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, 2009.
  • The Best Paper Award in the First Graduate Studies Research Conference, Amman, Jordan, 2008.
  • The Cray Award for the best published paper in Microtechnology/Microsystem technology, Braunschweig, Germany, 2007.