PFC-DSEER

Prince Faisal Center for Dead Sea, Environmental and Energy Research

Center Affiliates and Researchers

  • Prof. Taha Al-Khamis
    Professor of Chemical Engineering

    Renewable Energy Bio energy and Transport Phenomena in Living Systems
    Chemical Engineering Department
    Mutah University
    Jordan
    alkhamis@mutah.edu.jo


  • Prof. Abdelaziz Khlaifat
    Professor of Chemical Engineering

    Chemical Engineering Department
    Mutah University
    Jordan
    khlaifat@mutah.edu.jo


    Abdelaziz Khlaifat was born in Wadi Mousa, Jordan, on December 1, 1965. After graduation from Aqaba high school in 1984 he was admitted to Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, Moscow-Russia, where he obtained his BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering in May 1990. He completed his Master of Chemical Engineering and PhD in Chemical Engineering (Reservoir Engineering) from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-USA in December 1994 and May 1998, respectively. While being a graduate student he was an instructor at Robert Morris College in Chicago where he taught some computer science courses. During his work at Mutah University (1998-2010) Dr. Khlaifat had held different managerial positions (chairman of chemical engineering, vice dean of engineering and director of Prince Faisal Center for Dead Sea, Environmental and Energy Research) in addition to teaching different chemical engineering courses (e.g. momentum and heat transfer, mass transfer, programming, numerical analysis etc.). While in sabbatical leave at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University (2005-2006) he had held the positions of dean of engineering, an assistant to the president for planning and development, and the chairman of tendering committee. In 2009 he was promoted to a full professor of chemical engineering at Mutah University. On February 2010 he had taken up a position with Weatherford Oil Company in Dubai.

    Professor Khlaifat is actively involved in scientific research and development of novel methodologies and techniques in water, environmental and oil fields. He has authored/coauthored over fifty publications, including journal articles, book chapters and specialized conference proceedings in the area of flow through porous media, hydrocarbon reservoir engineering, tight gas reservoirs, NAPL transport, oil shale, photocatalysis, two phase flow modeling and simulation, Dead Sea.

  • Dr. Mufeed Batarseh
    Associate Prof. (Researcher) / Environmental Analytical Chemistry

    Prince Faisal Center for Dead Sea, Environmental and Energy Research
    Mutah University
    Jordan
    Batarseh@mutah.edu.jo

    Director of PFC-DSEER


  • Prof. Ayman Al-Maaitah
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Renewable Energy
    Mechanical Engineering
    Mutah University 61710, Karak-Jordan
    Tel: 962-3-2372380 Ext.
    aymanm@millenniumenergy.co.uk

     

  • Dr. Bruce W. Berdanier
    Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

    Civil Engineering Department
    Ohaio Northern University
    Ohio-USA
    b-berdanier@onu.edu


  • Prof. K. Tanaka
    Professor of Chemistry

    Department of Applied Chemistry
    Faculty of Engineering
    Oita University
    700 Dannoharu
    Oita 870-1192
    Japan
    ktanaka@wanadoo.jo


  • Dr. Khaled Mahdi
    Professor of Chemical Engineering

    Chemical Engineering Department
    Kuwait University
    P.O. Box 5969
    Safat 13060
    Kuwait
    k_mahdi@kuc01.kuniv.edu.kw
    http://www.kuniv.edu.kw/


  • Dr. Said Al-Hallaj
    Research Associate Professor

    Chemical and Environmental Engineering,
    Coordinator, IIT Renewable Energy Programs
    Room 127 Perlstein Hall
    Chicago - USA
    alhallaj@iit.edu www.iit.edu/~alhallaj


  • Dr. Reyad Shawabkeh
    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

    Adsorption of Pollutants onto Naturally and Synthesized Materials
    Chemical Engineering Department
    Mutah University
    Jordan
    rshawabk@mutah.edu.jo


    Dr. Reyad A. Shawabkeh is an associate professor of chemical engineering at Mutah University. He is the chairman of chemical engineering department since aufgust 2004. Form April 2002 till August 2004 he was a director of Dead Sea research center. His area of research lie in the field of Adsorption and Catalysis and Electrochemical (bio)sensor.
    Dr. Reyad A. Shawabkeh's doctorate degree is from New Mexico State University, USA, 1998. His areas of interest are Synthesis of Activated Carbon, Adsorption of Pollutants onto Naturally and Synthesized Materials, Design of Electrochemical (Bio) sensors, Modeling & Simulation of unit operations.
    Dr Shawabkeh has received the American Academy of Environmental Engineers' Environmental Excellence Award in 1998, the first time this award was given to an academic research project. The award was presented for research on the conversion of pecan shells to activated carbon.

  • Dr. Omar Al-Khashman
    Associate Professor

    Associate Professor
    Environmental Engineering Department
    Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
    omar_khashman@yahoo.com


    Omar Ali Al-Khashman was born in Shoubak, Jordan on 23 February 1965. He finished Al-Shoubak Secondary School in 1983. He graduated from University of Jordan in 1987 with a B.Sc in geology and mineralogy and received his master of environmental chemistry in 1994 and his PhD in water and environmental studies in 2002. Dr. Omar joined Mutah University in November 1991, he was a teaching assistant in the department of chemistry for 11 years. In August 2003 he was appointed as an assistant researcher in the Water and Environment Studies Center. Since March 2004 he was heading the department of research and studies in the center until he resigned. In February 2007 he joined the Department of Environmental Engineering at Al-Hussein University where he was appointed as an assistant professor. Dr. Khashman has published several papers in the field of hydrochemistry, water resources and environmental studies related to Jordan and abroad. He is a regular participant/attendant of many conferences and workshops related to water and environmental issues.

     

  • Eng. Jamal Amira
    Chemical Engineer

    Director of Technical Department
    Arab Potash Company
    Jordan
    jamal.amira@arabpotash.com


    Jamal Amira is a chemical engineer with more than 26 years of engineering and operating experience in potash industry. His experience includes extensive production activities in the solar ponds evaporation processes multiple ponds systems. Harvesting operational systems, saturated brine flow, saturated brine pumping stations, slurry pipes and pumping booster’s networks, dredging operations, harvester, s mobility. Harvesting efficiency, potash processing (hot leach. cold leach. industrial grade). quality control from the start at the intake pumps at the Dead Sea through the whole processing till the product received by customers. Participated effectively in solar ponds de bottlenecking and optimization for all stages. As well as in the refineries de bottlenecking and expansion. Amira obtained his BSc in chemical Engineering from University of Salford, United Kingdom in 1978 and MSc in chemical enginerring from University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 1979. Amira is the technical Manager from 1996-till now at the Arab Potash Company

     

  • Dr. Khalid Al-Nawayseh
    PhD in Chemistry

    Director of Main Laboratories
    Arab Potash Company
    Jordan
    khalid.na@arabpotash.com


     

     

  • Eng. Emad Taha Talafeha
    Chemical Engineer

    Solar Ponds Engineer
    Arab Potash Company
    Jordan
    emad.t @Arabpotash.com


     

     

  • Dr. Onf H. Ziadat
    Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

    Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Mutah University
    Jordan
    onfziat@mutah.edu.jo


     

     

  • Prof. Dr. Tayal El-Hasan
    Professor of Environmental Geochemistry (Geology)
  • Geochemistry Exploration and Environmental Geochemistry
    Prince Faisal Center For Dead Sea, Environmental and Energy Researches
    Mutah University
    Jordan
    tayel@mutah.edu.jo 
    tayel.elhasan@gmail.com


     

     

  • Dr. Kazue Inoue
    Professor of Environmental Engineering

    Civil Engineering
    International Development Engineering Society
    Tokyo
    Japan
    inouemutah@ybb.ne.jp


     

     

  • Prof. Marwan Suleiman Mousa
    Professor of Physics

    Departmen of Physics
    Mu'tah University
    Karak
    Jordan
    mmousa@mutah.edu.jo


     

     

  • Prof. Ibrahim M. Oroud
    Professor of Physical Climatology

    Department of Geography
    Mu'tah University
    Karak
    Jordan
    ioroud@mutah.edu.jo

     

  • Prof. Anwar G. H. Jiries
    Professor of Hydrology

    College of Science
    Mu'tah University
    Karak
    Jordan
    jiries@mutah.edu.jo


     

     

  • Dr. Ahmed T. Shawaqfeh
    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Mu'tah University
    Karak
    Jordan

     

     

  • Dr. Moayyad S. Shawaqfah
    Associate Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Mu'tah University
    Karak
    Jordan
    moaiad@mutah.edu.jo


     

     

  • Dr. Sultan A. T. Tarawneh
    Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Mu'tah University
    Karak
    Jordan
    sultant@mutah.edu.jo


     

     

  • Prof. Nizar Abu-Jaber
    Professor of Geochemistry

    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Yarmouk University
    Irbid 21163
    Jordan
    abujaber@yu.edu.jo


     

     

 

  • Dr. Bassam Mahasneh
    Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

    Dr. Bassam Mahasneh is an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department at Mu’tah University, Al-Karak, Jordan since 1999. He also serves as the Assistant Dean of School of Engineering at the same university since 2001. He has obtained his M.S. degree at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, in 1994, and his Ph.D. degree at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1998. He is an active researcher in Dead Sea studies.

    Publication

    Bassam Mahasneh, 2004, Dead Sea Water as a Soil Improvement Agent, EJGE Vol. 9, Bundle A.

  • Prof. Dr. mult. Dr. h. c. Muefit Bahadir
    Vice-President for International Relations and Technology Transfer

     

    Prof. Dr. mult. Dr. h. c. Muefit Bahadir
    Vice-President for International Relations and Technology Transfer

    Technische Universitaet Braunschweig

    Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry
    Hagenring 30, D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Phone: +49-531-391 5960 (5961 Secretary)
    Fax:      +49-531-391 5799
    URL:     http://www.oekochemie.tu-bs.de