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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



Fall 2020 Courses:

  • CHE 451 Renewable sources of energy
  • CHE 494 Engineering and Entrepreneurship

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).

R Amine, A Daali, X Zhou, X Liu, Y Liu, Y Ren, X Zhang, L Zhu, S Al-Hallaj, A practical phosphorus-based anode material for high-energy lithium-ion batteries, Nano Energy, 104849, 2020

Y Galazutdinova, S Al‐Hallaj, M Grágeda, S Ushak; Development of the inorganic composite phase change materials for passive thermal management of Li‐ion batteries: material characterization. International Journal of Energy Research 44 (3), 2011-2022, 2020

M Nofal, S Al-Hallaj, Y Pan; Thermal management of lithium-ion battery cells using 3D printed phase change composites. Applied Thermal Engineering, 115126, 2020

A Aljehani, LC Nitsche, S Al-Hallaj, Numerical modeling of transient heat transfer in a phase change composite thermal energy storage (PCC-TES) system for air conditioning applications, Applied Thermal Engineering 164, 114522, 2020

M Nofal, S Al-Hallaj, Y Pan; Experimental investigation of phase change materials fabricated using selective laser sintering additive manufacturing, Journal of Manufacturing Processes 44, 91-101, 2019

S Cook, Monica and S Al-Hallaj; Film-based optical elements for passive solar concentration in a BIPV window application, Solar Energy 180 (, 226-242. 2019

T Zhang, R Amine, X Bi, Y Qin, M Li, S Al-Hallaj, F Huo, J Lu, K Amine; Exploring the charge reactions in a Li–O 2 system with lithium oxide cathodes and nonaqueous electrolytes, Journal of materials chemistry A 7 (26), 15615-15620, 2019

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

2019, Battery Game Chan, Shell-NREL (GCxN)


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