Prof. Dr. Ibrahem Altarawneh
Professor, Dean
OFFICE: Building M, M-509
PHONE: +962 6 4294444 Ext. 4401

I am a professor in chemical engineering / department of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Engineering, German Jordanian University. I got my undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Mut’ah University (1999). I earned my Master and PhD degrees from the University of Sydney in 2005 and 2008, respectively. My Ph.D. research focused on multi-phase controlled/living emulsion polymerization (Reaction kinetics, monitoring, and optimization). 

Educational Background

Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Research Interests
  • Computational thermodynamics and reaction kinetics.
  • Environmental pollutants: formation and reaction kinetics.
  • Energy / Renewable Energy / solar energy collectors / solar desalination.
  • Catalytic systems based on nonporous materials.
  • Chemical processes modeling and simulations. 


  • Scholarship towards B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, September 1994, Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education& Scientific Research based on the General Secondary Examination / Scientific Stream.
  • Scholarship towards M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Jun 2004, Al Hussein bin Talal University.
  • Scholarship towards Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Jun 2005, Al Hussein bin Talal University.
  • Post-doctoral position at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering / the University of Sydney.

Selected Publications

2021 Mohammad Alnaief, Arwa Sandouqa, Ibrahem Altarawneh, Mohammad Al-Shannag, Malek Alkasrawi, Zayed Al-hamamre,"Adsorption Characteristics and Potential of Olive Cake Alkali Residues for Biodiesel Purification",Energies (MDPI),14, 16,2021 [View]
2021 Ibrahem Altarawneh, Mohammad Alnaief, Balsam Mohammad, Muafag Tarawneh,"Comparative study on the effect of the absorber geometry, rim angle and operational modes on the distribution of the heat flux over the absorber’s surface",Solar Energy ( Elsevier),225. 905-917,2021 [View]
2021 Ibrahem S Altarawneh, Mohammednoor Altarawneh, Saleh E Rawadieh, Mansour H Almatarneh, Abolfazl Shiroudi, Ahmed M El-Nahas,"Updated yields of nitrogenated species in flames of ammonia/benzene via introducing an aniline sub-mechanism",Combustion and Flame (Elsevier),228, 433-442,2021 [View]
2021 Saleh E Rawadieh, Mohammednoor Altarawneh, Ibrahem Altarawneh, Abolfazl Shiroudi, Ahmed M El-Nahas,"Exploring reactions of amines-model compounds with NH2: In relevance to nitrogen conversion chemistry in biomass",Fuel (Elsevier),291, 120076,2021 [View]
2020 Ibrahem Altarawneh, Mohammad Batiha, Saleh Rawadieh, Mohammad Alnaief, Muafag Tarawneh,"Solar desalination under concentrated solar flux and reduced pressure conditions",Solar Energy,Volume 206, 2020, Pages 983-996, ISSN 0038-092,2020 [View]
2020 Saleh E. Rawadieh, Mohammednoor Altarawneh, Ibrahem S. Altarawneh, Mohammad A. Batiha, Leema A. Al-Makhadmeh,"A kinetic model for evolution of H2 and CO over Zr-doped ceria",Molecular Catalysis,Volume 498, 2020, 111256, ISSN 2468-8231,2020 [View]
2019 Rawadieh, Saleh E, Altarawneh, Ibrahem S, Batiha, Mohammad A, Leema A.,Almatarneh, Almatarneh, Mansour H., Altarawneh, Mohammednoor,"Reaction of Hydroperoxy Radicals with Primary C1–5 Alcohols: A Profound Effect on Ignition Delay Times",Energy & Fuels,volume(33), pages = 11781-11794,2019, doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02169,2019
2019 Mohammad A. Batiha, Abdullah A. Marachli, Saleh E. Rawadieh, Ibrahem S. Altarawneh, Leema A. Al-Makhadmeh, Marwan M. Batiha,"A study on optimum insulation thickness of cold storage walls in all climate zones of Jordan",Case Studies in Thermal Engineering,Volume 15, 2019, 100538, ISSN 2214-157X,2019 [View]
2018 Ibrahem S. Altarawneh, Saleh E. Rawadieh, Mohammad A. Batiha, Leema A. Al-Makhadmeh, Mouath A Al-Shaweesh, Mohammednoor K. Altarawneh," Structures and thermodynamic stability of cobalt molybdenum oxide (CoMoO4-II)",Surface Science,Volume 677, 2018, Pages 52-59, ISSN 0039-6028,2018 [View]
2015 Alawi, M, Fayyad, M, & Tarawneh, I,"Simultaneous GC–MS determination of eight phthalates in tota migrated portions of plasticized polymeric toys and childcare articles",Journal of Chromatography B,vol.985, 103-109,2015,2015