Prof. Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli
President of the Middle East University, Amman, Jordan
Biography: Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli is a Professor at the mechatronics engineering department at the German Jordanian University. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mu’tah University, Jordan in 1999, a M.Sc. degree from the University of Jordan in 2001, a Ph.D. degree from the University of Jordan in 2007 and a habilitation degree with Venia Legendi on microfluidics from the “Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU BS)” in Germany in 2013. In 2005, Dr. Al-Halhouli received a DAAD scholarship to conduct his Ph.D. research in the area of viscous micropumps at the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT) of TU BS. Between 2007 and 2013, he was working as a research associate and lecturer at IMT. During the summer of 2014, he was a visiting scientist at Micro/Nanofluidic BioMEMS group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He was a visiting Professor at the Nano lab of Tufts University, USA in June 2015 and has a visiting scholar status at IMT since Feb. 2013. He is the Dean of the School of Applied Technical Sciences at GJU since March 2016 and the founder and PI of the Nanolab @ GJU since May 2016. Dr. Al-Halhouli has special interest in microfluidic systems for biomedical applications and their design, simulation, fabrication and testing. He has projects on inkjet printed electronics, nanomaterials for future energy, high throughput rare cells separation utilizing inertial microfluidics and foil based BioMEMS (Lab-on-a-Foil) for food monitoring and POC applications. Dr. Al-Halhouli published more than 70 papers in international Journals and conference proceedings. He received several Awards such as the GJU distinguished researcher Award, Amman, 2014, Best Poster Award in the MEMS Alliance Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, 2009, and the Cray Award for the best published paper in Microtechnology/Microsystem technology, Braunschweig, Germany, 2007.