Biography

Dr. Ismael Al-Hinti is a professor, a passionate educator, an entrepreneur, and a recognised energy expert. He combines eighteen years of academic research and teaching experience, with an exceptional industrial track record.

Dr. Al-Hinti received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 from Queen’s University Belfast, UK. His Ph.D. research was supported by Ford Motor Company, and later received a research grant from General Motors for his post-Doctoral research at the same university. In 2003 he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Hashemite University and later served as Head of the Department during the period between 2006 and 2008. The success on the department level promoted Dr. Al-Hinti in 2007 to become the Director of the Centre for Academic Quality Assurance at the same university. In this position he became in charge of coordinating and supervising quality assurance, accreditation, strategic planning, faculty development, and faculty assessment activities and programs throughout the university. In 2011 he joined the School of Applied Technical Sciences at the German Jordanian University as an Associate Professor. Through his position as Department Head between 2011 and 2014, he led the reform process of the Mechanical & Maintenance Engineering Department and the adoption of a new study program.

Beside his rich academic experience, Dr. Al-Hinti is also a renowned expert and national leader in the fields of in energy management, energy auditing, measurement & verification, and renewable energy applications. He authored/co-authored 32 research papers in international energy journals, and received several local and international awards and research grants. In addition, he supervised the design and installation of grid-connected and off-grid solar photovoltaic projects in Jordan with a total capacity exceeding 11,000 kWp and managed over 35 energy audits for industrial facilities and office buildings in Jordan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al-Hinti has a proven track record for developing and conducting capacity building and training programs in energy management and renewable energy for high profile regional clients, and is an authorized trainer by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for its CEM, CMVP, BEP courses and examinations. In 2016, Dr. Al-Hinti received special recognition from the AEE as a “Legend in Energy”. He is currently the elected Vice Chairman of the Jordan Green Building Council and is active in a variety of professional organizations and institutions.

Educational Background

Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, UK .
Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan .
Research Interests

National energy analysis and policy.

Utilization of solar and geothermal energy.

Energy conservation & Management.

Modeling of internal combustion engines and power cycles.

 
Experience

Sept. 2017 – Present: Professor

School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Jordanian University

 

Jan. 2011 – Sept. 2017: Associate Professor

School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Jordanian University

           

Oct. 2008 – Sept. 2010: Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department, The Hashemite University

 

Sept. 2003 – Oct. 2008: Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department, The Hashemite University

           

Sept. 2002 – Sept. 2003: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Internal Combustion Engines Research Group, Queen’s University Belfast

 

Sept. 1999 – Sept. 2002: Teaching and Research Assistant

School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Eng., Queen’s University Belfast

Awards

2016: Legend in Energy, Association of Energy Engineers, USA.

2012: Honor for “Distinguished Contribution in Teaching Methods”, German Jordanian University.

2009: International Visitor Leadership Program – Renewable Energy Sources, US Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

2002: Science Communicators Award, UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

1999-2002: Research Studentship, Queen’s University Belfast.

1999: Ja’far Al-Shami Award for Excellence in Mechanical Engineering.

1994 –1999: Dean’s list - Faculty of Engineering, University of Jordan.

1994-1999: Undergraduate Studentship, University of Jordan.

1994: National Top Ten Students List in the General Secondary Scientific Education Certificate Examination, with percentage average of 97.2%.

Selected Publications

2017 I. Al-Hinti, H. Al-Sallami ,"Potentials and Barriers of Energy Saving in Jordan’s Residential Sector through Thermal Insulation",Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,2017
2017 I. Al-Hinti, A. Al-Muhtady, W. Al-Kouz,"Measurement and modelling of the ground temperature profile in Zarqa, Jordan for geothermal heat pump applications",Applied Thermal Engineering, 123-131-137,2017
2013 I. Al-Hinti, A. Al-Ghandoor, A. Sakhrieh, B. Akash, E. Abu-Nada ,"A comparative analysis of energy indicators and CO2 emissions in 15 Arab countries",International Journal of Environment and Waste Management,2013
2013 A. Al-Ghandoor, J. Jaber, I. Al-Hinti,"Statistical assessment and analyses of the determinants of transportation sector gasoline demand in Jordan",Transportation Research Part A, 50, 129-138,2013
2012 J. Jaber, A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti, S. Sawalha ,"Prediction of energy consumption of passenger transportation and GHG emissions in Jordan",International Journal of Global Warming, 4 (2),2012
2012 A. Al-Ghandoor, M. Samhouri, I. Al-Hinti, J. Jaber, M. Al-Rawashdeh ,"Projection of future transport energy demand of Jordan using adaptive neuro-fuzzy technique",Energy, 38 (1), 128-135,2012
2012 Abdallat, A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti ,"Potential CO2 reduction through restructuring the Jordanian Utility Sector",International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 10 (1),2012
2011 A. Al-Ghandoor, J.O. Jaber, I. Al-Hinti ,"Energy and exergy use in the utility sector of Jordan during 2007-2010",Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 5 (3), 281-284,2011
2011 Y. Abdallat, A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti ,"Reasons behind energy changes of the Jordanian industrial sector",Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 5 (3),2011
2011 A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti ,"Declination of the aggregate energy intensity of the Jordanian Industrial Sector between years 1998 and 2005",Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 5 (2), 113-118,2011
2011 I. Al-Hinti, A. Al-Ghandoor, A. Sakhrieh, B. Akash, E. Abu-Nada,"A comparative analysis of energy indicators and CO2 emissions in 15 Arab countries",International Journal of Environment and Waste Management,2011
2011 A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti,"Declination of the aggregate energy intensity of the Jordanian Industrial Sector between years 1998 and 2005",Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,5 (2), 113 - 118,2011
2010 A. Sakhrieh, E. Abu-Nada, B. Akash, I. Al-Hinti, A. Al-Ghandoor ,"Performance of diesel engine using gas mixture with variable specific heats model",Journal of the Energy Institute, 83 (4), 217-224,2010
2010 A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti, A. Mukattash, Y. Abdallat ,"Decomposition analysis of electricity use in the Jordanian Industrial Sector",International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 29 (4), 233-244,2010
2010 Al-Hinti, M. Maaly, I. Abu-Naqeera, Z. Al-Khatib, O. Al-Sheikh ,"Experimental investigation of water-phase change material storage in conventional solar water heating systems",Energy Conversion & Management, 51 (8), 1735-1740,2010
2010 A. Sakhrieh, E. Abu-Nada, I. Al-Hinti, B. Akash, A. Al-Ghandoor ,"Computational thermodynamic analysis of compression ignition engines",International Communications of Heat and Mass Transfer, 37 (3), 299-303,2010
2010 A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti, A. Mukattash, Y. Abdallat,"Decomposition analysis of electricity use in the Jordanian Industrial Sector",International Journal of Sustainable Energy,29 (4), 233 - 244,2010
2009 A. Al-Ghandoor, J.O. Jaber, M. Samhouri, I. Al-Hinti ,"Analysis of aggregate electricity intensity change of the Jordanian industrial sector",International Journal of Energy Research,33 (3), 255-266,2009
2009 I. Al-Hinti, M. Samhouri, A. Al-Ghandoor, A. Sakhrieh ,"The effect of boost pressure on the performance characteristics of a diesel engine: a neuro-fuzzy approach",Applied Energy,86 (1), 113-121,2009
2009 M. Mohsen, A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti ,"Thermal analysis of compact solar water heater under local climatic conditions",International Communications of Heat and Mass Transfer, 36 (9), 962-968,2009
2009 E. Abu-Nada, B. Akash, I. Al-Hinti, A. Al-Sarkhi,"Performance of spark ignition engine under the effect of friction using gas mixture model",Journal of Energy Institute, 82 (3), 198-206,2009
2009 A. Al-Ghandoor, J.O. Jaber, I. Al-Hinti, I.M. Mansour ,"Residential past and future energy consumption: potential savings and environmental impact",Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,13 (6-7), 1262-1274,2009
2008 I. Al-Hinti, B. Akash, E. Abu-Nada, A. Al-Sarkhi ,"Performance analysis of air standard diesel cycle using an alternative heat transfer approach",Energy Conversion and Management,49 (11), 3301-3304,2008
2008 A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti, B. Akash, E. Abu-Nada ,"Analysis of energy and exergy use in the Jordanian urban residential sector",International Journal of Exergy,5, 413-428,2008
2008 A. Al-Sarkhi, B. Akash, E. Abu Nada, S. Nijmeh, I. Al-Hinti ,"Prospects of geothermal energy utilization in Jordan", Energy Sources,Part A, 30, 1619-1627,2008
2008 E. Abu-Nada, B. Akash, I. Al-Hinti, A. Al-Sarkhi, S. Nijmeh, A. Ibrahim, A. Shishan,"Modelling of a geothermal standing column well",International Journal of Energy Research,32, 306-317,2008
2008 A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti, J. O. Jaber, S. A. Sawalha ,"Electricity consumption and associated GHG emissions of the Jordanian industrial sector: empirical analysis and future projection",Energy Policy,36, 258-267,2008
2008 E. Abu-Nada, I. Al-Hinti, A. Al-Sarkhi, B. Akash ,"Effect of piston friction on the performance of SI engine: a new thermodynamic approach",ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power,130,2008
2007 I. Al-Hinti, A. Al-Ghandoor, B. Akash, E. Abu-Nada,"Energy saving and CO2 mitigation through restructuring Jordan’s transportation sector: the diesel passenger cars scenario",Energy Policy,35, 5003-5011,2007
2007 A. Al-Ghandoor, I. Al-Hinti ,"Prospects of energy savings in the Jordanian plastic industry",Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,1 (2), 93-98,2007
2007 Al-Sarkhi, I. Al-Hinti, E. Abu-Nada, B. Akash ,"Performance evaluation of irreversible Miller engine under various specific heat models",International Communications of Heat and Mass Transfer,34, 897-906,2007
2007 E. Abu-Nada, A. Al-Sarkhi, B. Akash, I. Al-Hinti ,"Investigation of heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of separated flows under the effect of suction and blowing",ASME Journal of Heat Transfer,129, 1517-1528,2007
2007 E. Abu-Nada, I. Al-Hinti, B. Akash, A. Al-Sarkhi,"Thermodynamic Analysis of spark-ignition engine using a gas mixture model for the working fluid",International Journal of Energy Research,31, 1031-1046,2007
2006 E. Abu-Nada, I. Al-Hinti, A. Al-Sarkhi, B. Akash ,"Thermodynamic modeling of spark-ignition engine: Effect of temperature dependant specific heats",International Communications of Heat and Mass Transfer,33, 1264-1272,2006
2004 M.A. Hamdan, I. Al-Hinti ,"Analysis of heat transfer during the melting of a phase change material",Applied Thermal Engineering,24, 1935-1944,2004