Faculty of Engineering
Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering (NZFE) was established at Al-Quds University in 1999.
Palestine is a young country that aspires to be the best in the Arab world. The word “best” contains many elements, and we are concerned with those related to the development of the industry. It is the engineering profession that can take the Palestinian industry to another level, in terms of diversity, quality and competition. The reason for this is simply that the engineer is able to find solutions, design and produce new tools, just like the device you are using at the moment to read this letter of mine, and to develop the environment in which we live. In the engineering profession, no matter what background you come from, you will find yourself searching for a solution to a given problem, by modifying what you already have or building new things. Don’t imagine that it is just about some kind of industry and accordingly judge that you can or cannot study engineering. There are types of industry, and we can divide them into heavy industries, light industries, and soft industries. Heavy industries are those that produce large and heavy equipment and require large facilities and heavy machinery, and their products are usually large machinery, large buildings, and intermediate materials used in other industries. Light industries such as food, plastic and electrical industries use light raw materials to produce lightweight materials that are sold to individuals. As for the soft industry, it is related to software for individuals, light and heavy industries, health care, etc. No matter which major you choose, Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering (NZFE) will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence that you can do and that you can contribute to the development of your community and the economy of your country.
Dr. Hanna Abdel Nour
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering (NZFE) was established at Al-Quds University in 1999. At that time, it was based on two majors: Bachelor of Electronic Engineering and Bachelor of Computer Engineering. Since then, NZFE has evolved to include Bachelor degree programs in Materials Engineering, Communications Engineering, Architecture, Food Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering, as well as Master degree programs in Electronics and Computer Engineering, Renewable Energy and Sustainability (joint program) and Agribusiness (joint program). These are programs that complement each other to cover the widest possible spectrum of knowledge and skills necessary for the advancement of our Palestinian economy. NZFE focuses on programs that are unique in their specialization, different in their concepts, or different in their learning system. The Bachelor of Architecture program has a different concept compared to other similar programs in the country and region. The Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Industrial Engineering programs are implemented by a new system in the Arab world, the Dual Study system. Other programs are unique programs in the sense that they are not duplicated in other universities. In NZFE study programs, there are groups of sciences and skills that students learn; there is the specialization and all related science and skills, but there is also everything related to skills in the workplace for the engineering profession, including communication skills, leadership and innovation. The purpose of all this is to give every engineer the assets she needs to succeed in the engineering profession and even be influential in the society and contribute to the development of Palestine.
Abdel Rahman Kaloti is an architect and a full-time lecturer at the Architecture Department. He holds a BSc. in Architecture Engineering from the University of Jordan and MSc. in Digital Architecture from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne – UK. Following his university studies, he gained practical architectural experience in Jordan and later established an architectural studio in Amman in 2010 (Paradigm Design House) as an associate director and partner.
He had the opportunity to work on numerous projects in Jordan and Palestine varying from interior design to architecture, landscape and urban planning. He is involved in community development and participated in a number of projects supporting Palestinian children education with Al-Quds University and other public and private institutions. Interested in architectural heritage, he broadcasted in 2019 a radio program on Yaboos FM (Makan min Zaman – a Place from old times) exploring prominent heritage buildings in Jerusalem in a narrative and nostalgic social approach.
Dr. Ahmad Al-Jabareen is an assistant professor in Department of Materials Engineering. He received my Bachelor in Chemistry in 1996 from Birzeit University and his Master degree in Polymer Technology from Al-Quds University in 2002. He had his PhD from the University of Polytechnic of Catalunya (Spain) in polymer engineering in 2009. He had a postdoc research fellowship in the Hebrew University for three years (2010-2013). He was the Head of Materials Engineering Department from 2015 to 2018.
His research interest is to development and study polymeric and composite materials, especially industrial ones in addition to study their properties by using DSC, X-ray diffraction, DMTA, SEM, TEM, and Instron machine. Synthesis small molecular weight and polymeric compounds.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Qutb holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Warwick in the U.K. in 1989, then he obtained a Master’s degree in Micro Instrumentation and Analytical Science from UMIST in the U.K. in 1991, then a Ph.D. degree in Instrumentation in 1996 from UMIST. His thesis was entitled ” The Design of a Gas and Odour Sensing System Based on Conducting Polymer Arrays “.
Dr. Al-Qutob is an assistant professor at Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering, where he worked as Head of the Department of Electronic Engineering in the years 2000-2002, then Dean of Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering in the years 2002-2005, and then as Associate Dean in the academic year 2018-2019. He worked as a coordinator of the Master’s Program in Electronics Engineering and computers in the years 2012-2020. Currently Dr. Qutob is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering – Dual Study and Dean of Postgraduate Studies.
He teaches Circuits 1 and 2, Linear Network Analysis, Principles of Electronic Devices and Amplifier Circuits, Measurements and Instrumentation, Fundamentals of Digital Logic, Introduction to Microprocessors. Dr. Qutob supervised numerous graduation projects and students’ research work. Dr. Qutob chaired and was also a member of a number of committees at the university and faculty levels.
Ali Jamoos was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1973. He received the BSc degree in electronic engineering from Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, in 1996; the MSc degree in electronics and communications from JUST University, Jordan, in 2000; the PhD degree in signal processing and communications from Bordeaux University, France, in 2007. He re-joined the electronic engineering department at Al-Quds University in 2007, and served as a department head during the academic years 2009-2011 and 2013-2015. He was a member of Al-Quds University academic council during the academic year 2013/2014 and a member of Al-Quds University graduate studies council for several academic years. He has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses including advanced wireless communications, advanced digital signal processing, and advanced mobile communications. He has supervised the master thesis of 14 master students. His research interests are in the field of signal processing for wireless communications with focus on mobile fading channel modeling, estimation and equalization; cellular network planning and optimization; multiple access techniques for mobile systems; cognitive radio; wireless sensor networks. He has published more than 30 research papers. He is an IEEE senior member. Currently, he is an associate professor at the department of electronic and communication engineering, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine.
Amjad Mohd Sa’di Salaymeh was born in Hebron city. He has the high school certificate at the year 1981. He has the BSc degree in Electrical Engineering with concentration on Communications form Yarmouk university in 1985.
He directly attended the MSc program in Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and obtained his Msc degree.
He has been teaching a diversity of courses including electrical circuits courses, electronic courses, electromagnetic courses, communications courses: analog, digital, information theory and coding, signals and systems, communications systems. In addition to digital logic design courses, applied math. for engineers’ course, engineering math. course, and Probability and Random Variables course. Over the past 30 years Mr. Salaymeh supervised various laboratories in different fields as electricity, electronics, communications, and programming and CAD tools (MatLab- Pspice- ORCad). He also supervised electrical engineering-dual studies students during their practice periods in the Palestinian companies.
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Asal SIRHAN joins Al-Quds University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering and telecommunication in Najjad Zeeni Faculty of Engineering. Asal received his B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Al-Quds University and his MSc. and Ph.D. from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie UPMC – SORBONNES UNIVERSITES, Paris France. Asal’s teaching interests include electronics, digital logic design, and control system design and special topics. He has developed new courses related to special topics as geophysical prospection theories and building technology systems and participated in different training courses e.g.
Automation Anywhere, KNX. He was the head of Electronic and communication Engineering Department, Al-Quds University from 2017 to 2019. He was the leader for research project and won a Pass Koica project in 2018.
Asal is a registered engineer in engineers association and has 18 years of experience. His primary research interests are in the field of control systems IOT and geophysics applications and instruments. He is interested in student’s activities as a counselor of IEEE student branch and final study engineering projects.
Lecturer and researcher at the department of Food Engineering, my engineering degree was obtained from the National Superior School of Food Industry& Agronomy-Montpellier, France; specializing in dairy technology. My master and Ph.D. degree were obtained in Food Science and Biotechnology from the National institute of polytechnic of Lorraine-Nancy -France. I have been working at Al-Quds University since September 1998, at the department of Food Technology at Faculty of Science & Technology, where I have been teaching graduate and undergraduate studies. I have taught several courses mainly Dairy Technology, Heat and Mass Transfer, Food Packaging, cereal technology, Food Additives and Food Chemistry, Food Sanitation, Fruits and Vegetables Technology & Master Courses: Advanced food Technology and Advanced Food Chemistry & food additives.
My major research interests are in dairy technology and the development of new products, use of food additives as natural preservatives against chemical and biological deterioration of food.
I have supervised several master research topics and more than 50 undergraduate projects where the objective has been the development of the nutritional, microbial and chemical properties of Palestinian products. I maintain a good relation& cooperation with the different food industries specially, dairy and meat industries, there is wide cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Palestinian Standards Institute.
Semiconductor industry specialist with focus on IC design, System on Chip (SoC), Embedded Systems Applications, Projects Management and Leadership with over 25 years of industrial and academic experience, most of which while living in the Silicon Valley – California – USA. Dr. Hamadeh held various engineering, and team leading positions at elite semiconductor companies such as Cypress Semiconductor and Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC/MMC). He was involved in the development and bring up of system platforms for major companies such as Cisco, Nortel, Nokia, Huawie, Alcatel, and Juniper Networks.
Academically, he served as a full-time Assistant Professor at the Computer Engineering Department – Birzeit University, the Dean of Wajdi University College of Technology (WUCT) in Jerusalem, and Head of Computer Science Program at Al-Quds-Bard College – Al-Quds University then became a lecturer at the Computer Engineering department. For the last couple of years, Dr. Hamadeh has been a senior Project Manager at ProGineer Technologies, responsible for the development of Hardware Design Verification, Product Validation and Physical Design teams. Dr Hamadeh received his BSc, MSc, and PhD in Electrical Engineering – VLSI from various Silicon Valley universities in California.
Dr. Abdel Nour has more than 30 years of academic and administrative experience at the University. Throughout the years he did put all his efforts in the development of Electronics Engineering; he enabled the capacity building of academic staff members in the fields of Digital Signal Processing and Communications, stimulated the research activity in both fields, and initiated the Master Programme of Electronic and Computer Engineering in cooperation with the University of Bordeaux I in France.
He held many administrative academic senior university positions, including Vice President for Academic Affairs. At present he is the Vice President for Planning and Development and the Acting Dean of Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering. He has been involved in the institutional setting, policies, and growth of a dynamic university that is imposing itself on the National level and is seeking a place in the global scene.
At the National level, he had been the first Palestinian National TEMPUS Office Coordinator, undertook consultancy activities such as mapping Vocational Education and Training and preliminary analysis of the VET system, participated in the implementation of internationally funded academic projects, was and still is member of committees at the National level for the development of education in Palestine.
His research interests are in the field of Digital Signal Processing, and in particular Arabic speech processing and speaker recognition.
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Hussein Jaddu is a Professor of Control Systems in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He joined Al-Quds University in 1992 as a lecturer and served the university in a number of academic and administrative roles, including: head of Electronics Engineering Department (2002-2005), Dean of Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering (2005-2009), Assistant Vice president for Academic Affairs (2009-2012) and Vice President of Administrative and Financial Affairs (2012 to date). In this position, Prof. Jaddu has been responsible for the design and implementation of the financial sustainability strategic plan of the University.
Prof. Jaddu obtained his BSc in Electrical Engineering with distinction from Birzeit University in 1987 and his MSc in Digital Systems with distinction from Hertfordshire University in England and he obtained the PhD in Information Systems with distinction from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1998. In 2004 he was promoted to the grade of Associate Professor and in 2014 promoted to the grade of Professor.
Prof. Jaddu contributed to the evaluation of the Electrical Engineering Programs in the Palestinian Universities and in evaluating many new programs submitted to the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC). He has many academic activities. He reviewed many research papers submitted for publication in specialized international journals and international conferences, and served as a member of the International Program Committee for a number of international conferences.
His research interests include control theory, computational methods, optimal control, wavelets. He published more than 40 papers.
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Dr. Imad Alzeer, has BSc degree in Electrical Engineering 1991, from Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan. He has a MSc degree in Industrial Informatics 1997, from Paris-Sud University, France. Then he obtained a PhD degree in Automation and Applied Informatics 2004, from the University of Nantes, France.
As an assistant professor at Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering. He teaches Engineering Mathematics, Electronic, Numerical Analysis, Microprocessor and Microcontrollers, Control Theory, PLCs and Smart grids. Dr. Alzeer was Director of the Electrical Eng. Program. – Dual Studies 2017-2019, Director of the Electronic Eng. Dept. 2007-2009, Member of the University Academic Council, Member of Scientific Research Council, Chairman of Purchase Receipt Central Committee, Chairman of Quality Committee.
His research Interest are in the field of fast algorithmic computational methods and real-time systems.
Isam Ishaq is Dean of Dual Studies at Al-Quds University and the coordinator of the Joint PhD in Information Technology Engineering.
He obtained his PhD degree in Computer Science Engineering from Ghent University in 2015 with a VLIR scholarship and obtained his graduation degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 1996 with a DAAD scholarship. He was technical director of the Palestinian Academic Network (PLANET) as well as of one of the biggest Palestinian ISPs (Palestine Online) and was the director of the Said Khoury IT Center of Excellence and later the Dean of Dual Studies and Assistant President for Research, Development, and Innovation at Al-Quds University. He is a previous member of the Palestinian Higher Council for Innovation & Excellence. His research interests include mobile and wireless networks and the realization of the Internet of Things.
He has authored or coauthored more than 20 publications including four international journal articles, ten articles in international conferences, two Internet drafts, and one patent. Among other colleagues, he won the Best Demo Award at the Future Internet Assembly 2013.
Maha Samman is author of Trans-Colonial Urban Space in Palestine: Politics and Development, Routledge 2013, and co-editor of Ya Quds! periodical. She holds a BSc in Architecture (Birzeit University), MSc in Urban Planning (TU Delft, the Netherlands), and a PhD in Political Geography (University of Exeter, UK). She is Assistant Professor at the Architecture Department and lectures in Jerusalem Studies MA program at Al-Quds University (AQU). She won the Palestine Islamic Bank Research Award in the category of Distinctive Researcher in Palestine 2019, for her article The Production of Colonial Temporal Patterns in East Jerusalem, Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies, 17(1), 2018. She has several other published articles in pronounced journals on Architecture, urban and political issues especially about the city of Jerusalem. She received the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) Research Grant (2018), for research on: “Geopolitics of “Time” and colonial temporal patterns in Jerusalem”. She was the head of the Housing sector in the Updating and Development of the Sectoral Development Plan of Jerusalem 2018-2022, Palestinian President’s Office and AQU. She organized the multidisciplinary international conference: Production of Inequalities: Realities and Prospects for Change, AQU, 2016.
Graduated from the University of Jordan in 1993, Bs c degree in Industrial Engineering. Continued her higher education at University of Politichnica in Bucharest, Romania, where she got her Ph D. degree in 1998 in the industrial engineering in the area of strategic planning.
She joined the Computer Engineering Department at Al-Quds University in 1999 as an assistant professor. Chaired the Computer Engineering Department for two years 2005-2007.
She was the Dean of Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering at Al-Quds University for three years 2009- 2012. She also served as a member of several committees at the university, and was a member of the general secretariat of association of university councils in 2012- 2017. She was the coordinator of the master program in the Engineering Faculty.
Currently, she is the director of the Industrial Engineering Program, Dual Studies, since 2019.
Research Interests: Quality indicators, Virtual reality, Virtual, Remote and augmented reality labs, Software packages, Lean implementation, Engineering Education, Green Human Resources Management.
Mohammad Kouali is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering at Al-Quds University (AQU) and he is the Chairman of the department. He received the BSc degree in Electronics Engineering from AQU, and the MSc&PhD from Ecole Polytechnique de L’Université de Nantes in France. His research interests include: Computational Electromagnetics, Electromagnetic Wave Scattering from random rough surfaces and objects for Remote Sensing Applications, Antennas & Radio Wave Propagation.
Researcher and Professor at Al-Quds University since 1996, department of Food Engineering. Received his doctoral degree in applied sciences from the Hebrew university. Received his master in chemical engineering from Ecole Centrale in Paris. His bachelor of food engineering was completed at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Agricole et Alimentaire in the Parisian region.
His research focuses on colloidal systems for surfactant-based alternatives to organic solvents and for applications in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. He is fellow of the Palestinian Academy for Science and Technology (PALSAT), member of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS). He published five scientific books, two of them with Elsevier and the other three ones with Taylor and Francis. He also published more than seventy articles in international scientific peer reviewed journals.
He peer reviewed more than fifty scientific articles for publication in international scientific journals. He attended more than twenty international conferences where he presented his research works as oral presentations and posters. He acted as an international advisory board member of the European Colloid and Interface Society conference in 2014. He supervised more than fifteen master’s thesis and was a member of more than ten postgraduate committees for master’s and doctoral students from inside and outside the university. He is certified as “internal quality auditor” by the British quality management consultancy and certified as food plants inspector from the Israel standard institution. Besides his mother language Arabic, he fluently speaks English, French, Greek and Hebrew.
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Omar Ayyad is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at Al-Quds University, where he has been a faculty member since 2014. From 2019 he is the department head and the coordinator of MSc joint program in Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Dr. Ayyad is previous recipient of two scholarships to pursue his master and PhD degree abroad. Dr. Ayyad has co-authored more than 14 research articles including Chem. Soc. Rev., Chem. Comm., Small, Soft Matter, Polymer, Journal of Materials Chemistry. He has contributed in one book chapter and participated in many international conferences and workshops. Dr. Ayyad continued his research work in the Catalan institute of nanoscience and nanotechnology as a postdoctoral research associate for more than three and half years working on cathode materials for Li-ion Batteries. At various levels of research career, Dr. Ayyad has worked in a variety of disciplines and research topics, including polyolefin foams, matrix chemistry, nanoscale materials, and specially energy storage and conversion materials and devices. Following are his different research lines of interest: nanostructured materials for Li-ion Batteries, synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials, matrix chemistry, nanostructured materials for water and wastewater treatment and nanocomposites. During his career Dr. Ayyad supervised master students and co-directed the PhD Thesis of Zahilia Cabán Huertas. “Alternative approaches for the fabrication of electrodes based on LiFePO4 as cathodes in LIBs”. 2013-2017 (Defended 8 Sep. 2017), Qualification: Máxima, “Cum Laude”.
Dr. Ayyad was a Head of Materials Eng. Dept., and a Coordinator of Master of Renewable Energy & Sustainability (MRES) program for two years (1 sept. 2019- 21 August 2021).
Omar earned a Bachelor of Chemistry with minor in Chemical Technology in 1997 and Master of Applied and Industrial technology in 2004 from Al-Quds University. In 2006 he obtained a Master in Materials science and metallurgical engineering from Polytechnic university of Catalonia. In 2011, Omar received his PhD in Nanoscience and Materials Engineering from Barcelona University. From March 2011 to June 2014, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICN2 (CSIC-ICN) – NEO-Energy Group, working on different topics, especially on synthesis, morphology control and characterization of LiFePO4 cathode nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage, nanoscale coating, and safety enhancement of the Li-ion batteries.
Dr. Omar Ibrahim Surkhi Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering joined the College of Engineering as a full-time faculty member in 2008. He holds the following academic qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birzeit University. Two Master’s degrees: the first is a Master’s in Medical Engineering, and the second is a Master’s in Electronic Engineering from the Technical University of Barcelona-Spain. Doctorate degree PhD in Biomedical engineering from the Technical University of Barcelona-Spain, as well as the title of European Doctor. Dr Surkhi is Senior Member IEEE.
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Dr. Raed Ma’ali is an Assistant Professor of Material Science and Engineering, at the Department of Industrial Engineering – Dual Studies. He holds a PhD degree in Material Science and Engineering (Composite Materials) from the University of Naples “Federico II” in Italy, 2003. He has an MSc degree in Chemistry from An-Najah National University, 1998, and a BSc degree in Applied Chemistry from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan, 1994.
Dr. Ma’ali is an assistant professor at Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering, where he worked as Head of the Department of Materials Engineering in the years 2009-2011, then Assistant to the Dean of Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering in the years 2020-present. Professionally, he has been a member of the Palestinian Association of Engineers since 2016.
Dr. Ma’ali teaches Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Processing, Composite Materials, Manufacturing Technologies, Thermodynamics, Petrochemicals, General Chemistry, Introduction to Materials Engineering and Materials Science and Technology. His research interests include Composite Materials and Polymer Processing.
Eng. Rajaa Nawahdah is a lecturer in the Electronics and Communication Engineering Dept., Najjad Zeeni Faculty of Engineering at Al-Quds University since 2003. She has been teaching a diversity of courses including Digital Logic Systems 1 & 2, Fundamentals of communication systems, Linear Network Analysis, Probability and Random Variables and Engineering Mathematics. Over the past 18 years, Eng Nawahdah served as a supervisor and examiner of many research and graduation projects addressing a wide array of applied and theoretical topics in information and communication engineering.
Eng. Nawahdah received her Master’s degree in Information and Communication Engineering from the Gerhard- Mercator-Universität Gesamthochschule Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany. Her research work focused on in-home networks, deploying powerline and Bluetooth networks. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bir Zeit University. Eng Nawahdah received several scientific and academic scholarships during and after her study in Germany, including a scholarship from, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Aside of the professional career in information and communication engineering, Eng. Nawahdah is a passionate certified professional instructor in Yoga and Pilates. She is a member of the international Yoga Alliance.
Dr. Rushdi Hamamreh is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Engineering. He obtained a Master degree in Computer Networks and Information Systems, in 2008, and a doctorate in Networks Security and Distributed Systems from Saint-Petersburg State Technical University – Russia, in 2002.
Dr. Rushdi Hamamreh joined Al-Quds University in 2003, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. He held the position of Chairman of the Computer Engineering Department more than once during the period 2008-2016. He contributed to the development of the academic plans of the Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering, and is a member of a number of committees at the University. He taught various courses at the Bachelor and Master levels, including advanced computer networks, networks security, distributed systems, database systems, software engineering, wireless networks and mobile applications, artificial intelligent systems. He supervised several Master theses.
Dr. Hamamreh published over 40 research papers and co-authored several books. His research interests include: information security, crypto system models, network routing protocols, congestion control protocols, intelligent agent systems, using neural networks methods and fuzzy logic techniques.
Dr. Hamamreh contributed in evaluating information systems engineering programs submitted by Palestinian universities to the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC). He is member in several international societies in engineering and the editorial boards in specialized journals. He obtained several awards for his achievements in scientific research.
rof. Dr. Eng. Salaheddin Odeh received his master’s degree in electrical engineering, from the University of Stuttgart (1992) and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Kassel (1998); both universities are in Germany.
Since 2002, he has been as a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering. From 2004 to2007, he acted as chair of the Department of Computer Engineering and coordinator of the Master program. From 2012-2015, he was member of the board of directors of the supreme council for the adoption and rehabilitation of engineers – the Palestinian Engineers Association, and member of the scientific committee for engineering and science – Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Palestine.
From 1992 to 1998, he was a staff at Institute for Systems Engineering and Man-Machine System, University of Kassel-Germany, where he was involved in research projects about participative and multimodal design of human-machine interfaces in process control. The project was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
From 1998 until 2001, he acted as IT consultant with Sun Microsystems in the field of the operating system “Solaris” in two industrial projects of the German Post “Deutsche Post AG” and the Irish Bank “first e-solutions” in Darmstadt and Frankfurt in Germany.
In 1999, he was the recipient of the best doctoral thesis award from the Association of German Engineers (VDI) for his PhD thesis “Approximate Knowledge-based Process Visualization on the Basis of Fuzzy Logic”.
In 2012, he was the recipient of the IEEE best paper award for his research paper “E-Collaborative Remote Engineering Labs”, which was presented at IEEE EDUCON 2012: Global Engineering Education 2012, Marrakesh, Morocco, 17-20 April 2012.
From 2015-2017, he was the director of the Dual-Study Electrical Engineering Program. From 2017-2021, he was the dean and head of the Dual Studies project. Dual Studies is supported by the German Government BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development).
His research interests include educational remote labs, software engineering, control engineering, advanced programming, distributed systems and cloud computing, human-computer interaction, and image processing.
He has published more than fifty research papers in refereed scientific journals and conferences.
Dr. Saleh Sawalha is currently working as a head of the Department of Food Engineering. He obtained his PhD degree from Granada University in Spain, and his thesis was titled: “Characterization of bioactive compounds in food products and sub-products using advanced separatives techniques”.
His research interests include Chemical characterization of Functional foods and its bioactive compounds by using advanced analytical techniques. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several international reputed journals. Dr. Saleh Sawalha is the member of many international affiliations. He has authored of many research articles related to Chemical characterization of Functional foods and its bioactive compounds by using advanced analytical techniques.
Field of Research Interest :-
- Food and agricultural products processing, Economic and industries.
- Chemical characterization of Functional foods and its bioactive compounds by using advanced analytical techniques.
- Study of the environmental pollution and its effect on our food.
- Factors affecting the production of olive and affecting olive oil quality.
- Study of antioxidant properties in food samples.
- Food Safety and conversation of Environment and its effect on Economic.
I have been working at Al-Quds University since 13/9/2000 at the Faculty of Science and Technology in the Department of Food Technology, and then in the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Food Engineering.
For the research, I previously worked on the consumption of the monosaccharide Galactose and its effect on the eye, where I began my work in the doctorate in Human Nutrition Laboratory in France, by giving this sugar to a group of pigs and follow the glycaemia (blood sugar concentration), and for a period of six months and then I worked on the appropriate analysis, especially on the gas chromatography. In 1998, I worked in Seniora Processing Factory at Al-Izariya, as the Director of Food Quality and Assurance and build up the laboratory and its functioning.
I am member of the administrative board of Olive Oil Processing Cooperative Society / Beit Jala and a member of the General Assembly of the Beit Jala Association; and a member of the General Assembly of the alumni association of the Frères School / Bethlehem.
Mother tongue Language is Arabic. I speak English and French languages fluently, and I have principles in Spanish and Italian Languages. My hobby is playing music: oud and violin musical instruments.
Dr. Tarek Abuleil earned his PhD in the field of Mechanical Engineering – Materials Engineering from Technical University of Clausthal in 2009 and his MSc as well as Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Kassel University in 2003 and 2001, respectively.
He was employed as a scientist at one of the most well-known research centers in Germany for more than 5 years until 2009. He worked with other scientists and developed new alloys that can be used in different applications.
Afterwards, he started his academic careers at Al-Quds University as an assistant professor in 2010. Nowadays, he teaches in department of Materials Engineering and in department Industrial Engineering at the faculty of engineering. He was head of the department of the Materials Engineering between 2017-2019. In addition, he is a member of different committees at the faculty and at the university. Furthermore, he developed courses at the faculty of Materials and Industrial engineering. He teaches bachelor and master courses at the faculty.
He was the founding dean for the dual studies at the university between 2014 and 2016.
Dr. Abuleil supervised many graduate projects for the Materials Engineering students. Most of the graduation projects were done in cooperation with different companies. Dr. Abuleil attended many conferences. He is a member of the Palestinian Engineers Association.
There are many conference and journal papers for Dr. Abuleil that were published.
Yacoub Sabatin is a teaching faculty member at Najjad Zeenni Faculty of Engineering at Al-Quds University.
During his professional career, he worked in teaching computers for local and marginalized communities with UNDP and local councils, then as a freelancer, a programmer, and as a consultant with local and international clients such as C-Zone Tech Solutions, he was the head of the Computer Engineering Department and Faculty Council member at Al-Quds University for so many years, the president of Ramallah Toastmasters Distinguished Club, an Accredited Broker at Palestinian Securities Exchange, and a TEDx speaker.
He was also a member in some research projects between European and Palestinian Universities including but not limited to e-learning environments and renewable energy.
He was also an active member with community-based grassroots organizations that contribute to the development of a sustainable knowledge-based economy in Palestine and focus on empowering technology entrepreneurship, mainly in education special interest groups aiming to bridge the gap between academia and the tech industry in Palestine, he participated in holding many university/private sector joint activities.
Yacoub is a certified senior lecturer in Soft and Workplace Skills from the University of Hawaii, USA, and a certified RPA (Robotic Process Automation) Trainer from Automation Anywhere Inc. and a senior trainer in Entrepreneurship & Business Development at Al-Quds Business Center.
His interests include Mobile, Distributed, and Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Electronic and Smart Solutions, e-Learning, Experience-based systems, e-Business, Web Applications, Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, RPA, Blockchain & DeFi, and Technology Entrepreneurship.
He has a special interest in media and also in futuristic scenarios where technology can change the human lives, and also an interest in philosophy as a way to reach and rethink areas not accessible by empirical science.
Yacoub earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with first class honours from Al-Quds University in Palestine, and a Master’s degree in Informatics with distinction from the University of Manchester in the UK.
Yara Saifi is an associate professor of architecture at the Department of Architecture at AL Quds University in Jerusalem, where she is the department head since 2015. She was the Dean of Hind Al Husseini Faculty for Women, at Al-Quds University. Her research interests are architectural aesthetics, design and conflict studies. Dr. Saifi is a member of different committees related to urban planning, restoration and conservation of historic buildings and the MA program in Jerusalem Studies at AQU. She was also a local juror to the 2018 RIBA Awards for International Excellence in Palestine.
Dr. Ziad Ayyad has PhD degree in Agriculture, Environmental and Food Science and Technology from Bologna University (Italy, 2015), Master Degree in Applied Technology from Al-Quds university (2010) and a Bachelor Degree in Food technology form Al-Quds University (1999). He worked in Quality Control Department at al Siniora Food Industries Co as laboratory technician. Teaching Assistant in 2000, Laboratory Technician in 2003, Assistant Professor (2015-presnt) at Al-Quds University Department of Food Engineering. Dr. Ziad research interest dealing with food processing and preservations techniques in particular olive oil processing and preservation. Dr Ziad attended many training courses in the field of food industry. Olive oil sensory evaluation and food safety infrastructure in India, Italy, Sweden, Netherland and Palestine.