Amman- 1 April 2018

Researchers from German Jordanian University (GJU) obtained two research grants distributed over two projects from the Scientific Research Fund (SRF) in Jordan.

The first project, which will study the base level and climate changes in Petra region, consists of a team led by Prof. Nizar Abu-Jaber from the School of Natural Resources Engineering and Management (SNREM), researchers from German Protestant Institute of Archaeology and Al-Hussien Bin Talal University with a total funding of 42000JD.

The project will examine in detail the relationship between climate change, geological activity and human intervention through time, in additions to understand human management of landscape in the Petra region to ensure sustainability in this fragile environment.

While the second project; a low cost 3D printer to fabricate micro and nano scale systems to be integrated in medical, electronic, and micro-analytical applications will be developed with a 47000JD worth of fund.

This interdisciplinary project will be a collaboration between Dr. Nidal Alshwawreh from the School of Applied Technical Sciences (SATS), Dr. Mohamad Khanfar from the School of Applied Medical Sciences (SAMS), and with a local industrial support from a 3D printing firm (Printie3D).

The researchers in this project will use localized electrodeposition technique to develop a fully automated 3D printer that can produce sensors and systems at a very fine scale (Micro and Nano meter scales).