The Nanolab @ GJU aims to investigate and develop novel micro and nanodevices - such as sensors and printed electronics - for a wide variety of applications, ranging from energy conservation to biomedical devices. Research at the Nanolab is multidisciplinary, involving faculty from several different departments. The Nanolab recruits young scientists, both recent graduates, and undergraduates, and helps them develop their skills.

Through collaborations with other institutes, both in Jordan and abroad, Nanolab strives to produce research and products that will make an impact and improve people’s quality of life.


Research projects:

  • COVID-19 test using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

  • Severe Illness Detection for Home-Quarantined COVID-19 Patients Using Wearable Sensors and IoT Technology

  • Development and Fabrication of Low-Cost, High-Tech Stretchable and Wearable CardiacSensor For Low-Resources Settings

  • Fabrication of Wearable Sensors Using Screen Printing for Monitoring of Physiological Parameters

  • Development of Novel Dual-Motor Spinning System for Microfluidic Compact Discs - Towards GJU Spin-off Company

  • Inkjet-printed Respiratory Rate Wearable Sensors for infants: Towards Remote Monitoring Solutions for Low-setting Villages and Refugee Camps

  • Inertial focusing for continuous nanoparticles separation in femtosecond laser 3D micromachined curved channels

  • Fabrication and Characterization of Autonomous Microrobots for Cancer Detection and Treatment

  • Utilization of Lab on a Chip Technology for the Colorimetric Determination of Chemical Compounds

  • Improving Thermal Efficiency of Industrial Plants via Conversion of Waste Heat to Electricity in collaboration with the University of Jordan

  • Development of Novel Microfluidic-based Platforms for CTCs Isolation from Whole Blood

  • The Design and Development of Wearable Stretchable Pulse Oximeter Biosensors Using a Novel Printing Technology of Conducting Nanoparticles for Physiological Monitoring 

Latest Publications
  1. Al-Halhouli, A.; Al-Ghussain, L.; El Bouri, S.; Habash, F.; Liu, H.; Zheng, D. Clinical Evaluation of Stretchable and Wearable Inkjet-Printed Strain Gauge Sensor for Respiratory Rate Monitoring at Different Body Postures. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 480.
  2. Al-Halhouli, A.; El Far, B.; Albagdady, A.; Al-Faqheri, W. Development of Active Centrifugal Pump for Microfluidic CD Platforms. Micromachines 2020, 11, 140.
  3. Al-Halhouli, A.; Doofesh, Z.; Albagdady, A.; Dietzel, A. High-Efficiency Small Sample Microparticle Fractionation on a Femtosecond Laser-Machined Microfluidic Disc. Micromachines 2020, 11, 151.
  4. Al-Halhouli, A., Al-Ghussain, L., El Bouri, S. et al. Clinical evaluation of stretchable and wearable inkjet-printed strain gauge sensor for respiratory rate monitoring at different measurement locations. J Clin Monit Comput (2020).
  5. Jumana Abu-Khalaf, Loiy Al-Ghussain, Ahmad Nadi, and Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli, "Conductivity and Stretchability of Inkjet-Printed Silver Nanoparticle Patterns: Effect of the Number of Printed Layers" International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 528-534, April 2020. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.9.4.528-534.


  1. Khanfar M. F., Abu Eisheh N. J, Al-Ghussain L., and Al-Halhouli A. (2019), Lab on a Chip for the Colorimetric Determination of Nitrite in Processed Meat Products in the Jordanian Market, Micromachines, 10(1), 36; doi: 10.3390/mi10010036.
  2. Al-Halhouli A., Albagdady A., Al-Faqheri W., Kottmeier J., Meinen S., Frey L. J., Krull R., Dietzel A. (2019), Enhanced inertial focusing of microparticles and cells by integrating trapezoidal microchambers in spiral microfluidic channels, RSC Adv., vol. 9, no. 33, pp. 19197–19204; doi:10.1039/c9ra03587g.
  3. Al-Halhouli, A.; Al-Ghussain, L.; El Bouri, S.; Liu, H.; Zheng, D. Fabrication and Evaluation of a Novel Non-Invasive Stretchable and Wearable Respiratory Rate Sensor Based on Silver Nanoparticles Using Inkjet Printing Technology. Polymers 2019, 11, 1518.
  4. Abu-Khalaf, J.; Al-Ghussain, L.; Nadi, A.; Saraireh, R.; Rabayah, A.; Altarazi, S.; Al-Halhouli, A. Optimization of Geometry Parameters of Inkjet-Printed Silver Nanoparticle Traces on PDMS Substrates Using Response Surface Methodology. Materials 2019, 12, 3329.
  5. Al-Halhouli A., Albagdady A., Dietzel A.Sheath-less High Throughput Inertial Separation of Small Microparticles in Spiral Microchannels with Trapezoidal Cross-section.RSC Adv., 2019,9, 41970-41976
  6. Albarahmieh, E., AbuAmmouneh, L., Kaddoura, Z. et al. Fabrication of Dissolvable Microneedle Patches Using an Innovative Laser-Cut Mould Design to Shortlist Potentially Transungual Delivery Systems: In Vitro Evaluation. AAPS PharmSciTech 20, 215 (2019) doi:10.1208/s12249-019-1429-5


  1. Abu-Khalaf J.M., Al-Ghussain L., Al-Halhouli A. Fabrication of Stretchable Circuits on Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Pre-Stretched Substrates by Inkjet Printing Silver Nanoparticles. Materials 2018, 11, 2377.
  2. Abu-Khalaf J., Saraireh R., Eisa S., Al-Halhouli A. Experimental Characterization of Inkjet-Printed Stretchable Circuits for Wearable Sensor Applications. Sensors 2018, 18, 3476.
  3. Al-Ghussain L., Global Warming: Review on Driving Forces and Mitigation. Environmental Prog. Sustain. Energy, pp. 1–29, 2018. 3. doi: 10.1002/ep.13041.
  4. Al-Halhouli A. T., Al-Shishan G., Albagdady A., AlFaqheri W., (2018) "New generation of spinning systems for robust active mixing on microfluidic CDs: oil/water emulsion as an evaluation test", RSC Advances, doi: 10.1039/c8ra04889d.
  5. Al-Halhouli A. T., Qitouqa H., Alashqar A., Abu-Khalaf J., (2018) "Inkjet printing for the fabrication of flexible/stretchable wearable electronic devices and sensors", Sensor Review,
  6. Al-Halhouli A. T., Al-Faqheri W., Alhamarneh B., Hecht L., Dietzel A., (2018) "Spiral Microchannels with Trapezoidal Cross Section Fabricated by Femtosecond Laser Ablation in Glass for the Inertial Separation of Microparticles", Micromachines, doi: 10.3390/mi9040171.


1.  Khanfar M. F., Al-Faqheri W., and Al-Halhouli A. (2017), Low Cost Lab on Chip for the Colorimetric Detection of Nitrate in Mineral Water Products, Sensors 2017, 17(10), 2345; doi:10.3390/s17102345.

2.   Al-Faqheri W., Thio T. H. G., Qasaimeh M. A., Dietzel A., Madou M., and Al-Halhouli A. (2017), Particle/Cell Separation on Microfluidic Platforms based-on centrifugation effect: A review, Microfluid Nanofluid 21: 102.

3.  Al-Halhouli A. T., Rawashdeh N. A., Sanna M., Büttgenbach S., Dietzel A. (2017) Control, Modeling and Evaluation of a Magnetic Piston Miniature Pump. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 42: 4693–4700.


1.  Al-Halhouli A.T., Demming S., Dietzel A., and Büttgenbach S (2016) Design, Fabrication and Characterization of a Constant Flow Micropump System, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 8(2), 021006 .

2.  Al-Halhouli A.T., Qitouqa H., Malkosh N., Shubbak A., Al-Gharabli S., Hamad E (2016) LEGO Mindstorms NXT for Elderly and Visually Impaired People In-need: A Platform. Technology and Health Care, 2016 Jul 27;24(4):579-85. doi: 10.3233/THC-161140.

3.  Matar M., Al-Halhouli A.T., Dietzel A, Büttgenbach S. (2016) Performance enhancement of the synchronous micropump based on experimental and numerical investigations of the magnetic field flux density in planar microcoils. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, DOI: 10.1177/0142331216661757.


1.  Al-Halhouli A.T. (2015) Special Issue Devoted to Selected Papers from the International Conference of Young Scientists on Innovative Applied Renewable Energy Researches (ICYS- ARE 2015), Editorial, Int. J. of Thermal & Environmental Engineering, 10 (1), 1-2.

2.  Al-Halhouli A.T., Abu Rumman M., Zgoul M (2015) Design and Testing of a Meso-Scale Pneumatic Actuated Electrical Power Generator. Int. J. of Thermal & Environmental Engineering, 10 (1), 63-67.

3.  Al-Halhouli A.T., Kloub H. A., Wegner M., Büttgenbach S (2015) Design and Experimental Investigations of Magnetic Energy Harvester at Low Resonance Frequency. Int. J. of Thermal & Environmental Engineering, 10 (1), 75-80.

4.  Al-Halhouli A.T., ALshare A., Mohsen M., Matar M., Dietzel A. and Büttgenbach S (2015). Passive Micromixers using Interlocking Semi-Circle and Omega Shaped Modules: Experiments and Simulations. Micromachines, 6(7), 953-968.

5.   Musmar S., Al-Halhouli A. T., Tlili I., Büttgenbach S (2015) Performance analysis of a new water based micro-cooling system, Experimental Heat Transfer, DOI: 10.1080/08916152.2015.1024353


1.  Al-Halhouli A.T., Demming S., Alahmad L., LIobera A., and Büttgenbach S (2014) In-Line Photonic Biosensor for Monitoring of Glucose Concentrations, Sensors, 14, 15749-15759.

2.  Al-Halhouli A. T., Demming S., Waldschik A., and Büttgenbach S (2014) Implementation of synchronous micromotor in developing integrated microfluidic systems, Micromachines, Micromachines, 5(3), 442-456.

3.  Peterat G., Schmolke H., Lorenz T. Llobera A., Rasch D., Al-Halhouli A.T., Dietzel A., Büttgenbach S., Klages C.-P., Krull R (2014) Characterization of Oxygen Transfer in Vertical Micro Bubble Columns for Biotechnological Process Intensification, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, DOI: 10.1002/bit.25243.

4.  Pretor S., Bartels J., Lorenz T., Dahl K., Finke J. H., Peterat G., Krull R., Al-Halhouli A.T., Dietzel A., Büttgenbach S., Behrends S., Reichl S., Müller-Goymann C.C (2014) Cellular uptake of coumarin 6 under microfluidic conditions into HCE-T cells from nanoscale formulations, Molecular Pharmaceutics,



Nanolab Team


  • Prof. Ala'aldeen Al-Halhouli
President of the German Jordanian University, in Amman, Jordan. 


  • Dr. Mohammad Khanfar
Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical & Chemical Engineering Department
School of Applied Medical Sciences, German Jordanian University, Jordan
  • Dr. Jumana Abu-Khalaf
Assistant Professor
Mechatronics Engineering Department School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Jordanian University, Jordan
  • Dr. Eyad Hamad
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering Department
School of Applied Medical Sciences, German Jordanian University, Jordan













Contact Information
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P.O. Box 35247
Amman 11180 Jordan
Working Hours
Sunday to Thursday
08:00 am to 04:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: Closed
Eng. Musab Hamdan​