Contact Information:

UIC – Department of Chemical Engineering, 810 S. Clinton, Chicago, IL 60607

Office: 205 CEB

PhD., Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

M.Sc- Chemical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology

B.Sc- Chemical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Design Optimization and Safety of Li-ion Batteries

Solar Desalination

Hydrogen Storage and Production

Renewable Energy Systems

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), USDOE National Renewable Energy Lab, 2016

New Venture Challenge, 2nd place, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, 2015

Clean energy Challenge, 1st place award,

Chicago Magazine 2012 Green Award

Embassy of France, Young Entrepreneur Initiative Award (YEI), 2007

  1. S Wilke, B Schweitzer, S Khateeb, S Al-Hallaj, “Preventing thermal runaway propagation in lithium ion battery packs using a phase change composite material: An experimental study”, Journal of Power Sources 340, 51-59, 2017
  2. B Schweitzer, S Wilke, S Khateeb, S Al-Hallaj, “Experimental validation of a 0-D numerical model for phase change thermal management systems in lithium-ion batteries”, Journal of Power Sources 287, 211-219, 2015
  3. MF Alzoubi, Siddique Khateeb, S Al-Hallaj, “Modeling of compression curves of phase change graphite composites using Maxwell and Kelvin models”, of Composite Materials, 1-13, 2015
  4. Carlo Taborelli, Simona Onori, Sebastien Maes, Peter Sveum, Said Al-Hallaj, Naz Al-Khayat, “Advanced battery management system design for SOC/SOH estimation for e-bikes applications”, International Journal of Powertrains, 1-16, 2015
  5. MF Alzoubi, S Al-Hallaj, M Abu-Ayyad, “Modeling of compression curves of flexible polyurethane foam with variable density, chemical formulations and strain rates”, Journal of Solid Mechanics, Vol 6, Issue 1, 82-97, 2014
  6. Sabbah, S. Al-Hallaj; J. Seyed-Yagoobi, “Natural convection with micro-encapsulated phase change material”, J. Heat Transfer.2012; 134(8).
  7. Gadallah, Hanaa, Alan Zdunek, K. M. El-Khatib, Fouad Teymour, and Said Al-Hallaj. “Study of Electro De-swelling Properties of Super Absorbents Polymers.” Australian Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 6(6), 2012
  8. E. Eltayeb, Khalil, O., Al-Hallaj, S., and Teymour, F., “Design and modeling of optical modules for use in the ”Emerald Forest” algae photobioreactors”  Computers & Chemical Engineering Volume: 34 Issue: 9 Pages: 1323-40, 2010
  9. Greg Albright; Farid, M.; AlHallaj, ,Development of a model for compensating the influence of temperature gradients within the sample on DSC-results on phase change materials”, Journal of Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry, Vol. 101 Issue 3, p1155-1160, 2010
  10. Abdalla Alrashdan, Ahmad Turki Mayyas, Said Al-Hallaj, “Thermo-mechanical behaviors of the expanded graphite-phase change material matrix used for thermal management of Li-ion battery packs”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Volume 210, Issue 1, (2010), 174-179

Books and Book Chapters:

  1. Said Al-Hallaj, Stephen Wilke, Ben Schweitzer, “Chapter 2: Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid Applications”, The Triangle: Energy-Water-Food Nexus for Sustainable Security in the Arab Middle East’ Editors: A. Badran and S. Murad, Springer Publishing, in publication
  2. Said Al-Hallaj and Riza Kizilel, “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation; Chapter 8: Sustainable Energy Systems/Applications for Phase Change Material”, University of Illinois Open Textbook Initiative, November, 2013.
  3. Said Al-Hallaj and Krostofer Kiszynski, “Hybrid Hydrogen Systems for Stationary and Transportation Applications”, 1st Edition, 2011, Springer Publishing, ISBN 978-1-84628-466-3
  1. US Patent 8,545,691, October 1, 2013, Fouad Teymour and Said Al-Hallaj, “Aqueous medium management via super absorbent materials”
  2. US Patent 8,109,324 B2, February 7, 2012, M. M. Farid and Said Al-Hallaj, “Microchannel heat exchanger with micro-encapsulated phase change material for high flux cooling”
  3. US Patent 8,273,474 B2, September 25, 2012, Said Al-Hallaj and J. R. Selman, “Battery thermal management system”
  4. S. Patent 8,166,911 B2, May 1, 2012, J. Robert, Selman, Hiroshi Nomura, Said Al-Hallaj, “Method and apparatus for electrostatic spray deposition for a solid oxide fuel cell”
  5. S. Patent 7,632,596, December 15, 2009, Ayman Al-Qattan, Donald Chmielewski, and Said Al-Hallaj, “Distributed Feed Fuel Cell Stack”
  6. S. Patent 7,252,851, August 7, 2007, J. Robert, Selman, Hiroshi Nomura, Said Al-Hallaj, “Fabrication of solid oxide fuel cells using ESD synthesis”
  7. US Patent 6,942,944 B2, September 13, 2005, Said Al-Hallaj and J. R. Selman, “Battery system thermal management”
  8. US Patent 6,468,689 B1, October 22, 2002, Said Al-Hallaj and J. R. Selman, “Novel thermal management of battery systems”