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Said Al-Hallaj, PhD

Visiting Research Professor

CEO of AllCell Technologies LLC

Department of Chemical Engineering


Building & Room:

270 EIB


929 W. Taylor St, MC 110, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-8734



Research Interests

Design Optimization and Safety of Li-ion Batteries

Solar Desalination

Hydrogen Storage and Production

Renewable Energy Systems

Selected Publications

  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).

Notable Honors

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

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


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