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Dr.Ammar Alkhalidi Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Renewable Energy / ThermoFluid

Research Interests:

  • Renewable Energy, Water and Wastewater Treatment


PhD in Mechanical Engineering
German Jordanian University, Amman Jordan. The Hashemite University Amman, Jordan. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Consultant For GIZ. USAid in the Field of Renewable energy and energy efficiency in water sector.
 Member, of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME.  Member, of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts, AIAA.  Member, Jordan Engineers Association, JEA.
 Optimization of concentrating solar systems generating direct steam for Industrial applications in Jordan. Funded jointly By the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) ($ 1,200,000) and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) ($ 14,000).  Investigation of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) Technology for Bio-Electricity Generation. Funded By German Jordanian University ($ 25,000).  Hydroponics, Sandless Vegetation. Funding through industrial collaboration with MAANI ventures ($ 10,000).
1. Khawaja, Mohamad K., Marwa Ghaith, and Ammar Alkhalidi. "Public-private partnership versus extended producer responsibility for end-of-life of photovoltaic modules management policy." Solar Energy, Vol. 222, 2021, P.P. 193-201. 2. Hazem Kaylani, Ammar Alkhalidi, Fayez Al-Oran, and Qutaiba Alhababsah, Component-Level Failure Analysis Using Multi-Criteria Hybrid Approach to Ensure Reliable Operation of Wind Turbines, Wind Engineering, 2021. 3. Ammar Alkhalidi, Hamza Alkhatba and Mohamad K Khawaja, Utilization of buildings’ foundations for a seasonal thermal energy storage medium to meet space and water heat demands, International Journal of Photoenergy, 2021. 4. Ammar Alkhalidi, Yazeed Al-Jraba'ah. Solar desalination tower, novel design, for power generation and water distillation using steam only as working fluid. Desalination. 2020. Dec 15: PP. 114892. DOI: 5. Hasan, Alaa, Abdel Rahman Salem, Ahmad Abdel Hadi, Mohammad Qandil, Ryoichi S. Amano, and Ammar Alkhalidi. "The power reclamation of utilizing micro-hydro turbines in the aeration basins of wastewater treatment plants." Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 143, no. 8, 2020. DOI: 6. Ammar Alkhalidi, Dina Hatuqay, Energy Efficient 3D Printed Buildings: Material and Techniques Selection Worldwide Study, Journal of Building Engineering, 2020, Volume 30, pp. 101286. DOI: 7. Ammar Alkhalidi, and Yara Zaytoon, Waste-material used to reduce the heating load in lightweight shelters without a significant increase in the shelter weight, Environmental and Climate Technologies, 2020, Vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 143–161. DOI: 8. Aiman Alshare, Wael Al-Kouz, Ammar Alkhalidi, Suhil Kiwan, and Ali Chamkha, Periodically fully developed nanofluid transport through a wavy module, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2020, pp. 1-13. DOI: 9. Ammar Alkhalidi, Osama Aljolani, Do Green Buildings Provide Benefits to the Residential Sector in Jordan? Yes, But…International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 2020, 00, 1–9. DOI: 10. Khawaja, Mohamad K., Ammar Alkhalidi, and Sara Mansour, Environmental impacts of energy storage waste and regional legislation to curtail their effects–highlighting the status in Jordan, Journal of Energy Storage, 2019 Vol. 26, 100919. DOI:10.1016/j.est.2019.100919, First Placed in National Competition. 11. Ammar Alkhalidi, Mohamad Khawaja, and Abdel Ghaffar Al Kelany. Repurpose waste-material to cooling PV panels, save the environment and improve panel efficiency. International Journal of Photoenergy, 2019, Vol. 2019, 9 pages. DOI:10.1155/2019/2181967 12. Ammar Alkhalidi, Suhil Kiwan, Wael Al-Kouz, Aiman Alshare, Rarefied flow and heat transfer characteristics of rectangular cavities with heated concave surface. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2019, Vol. 11(6). pp. 1-14. DOI: 10.1177/1687814019860988. 13. Ammar Alkhalidi, Mohamad K. Khawaja, Khaled A. Amer, Audai S. Nawafleh, and Mohammad A. Al-Safadi, Portable Biogas Digesters for Domestic Use in Jordanian Villages, Recycling, 2019, Vol. 4(21). pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.3390/recycling4020021. 14. Ammar Alkhalidi, Sufyan Tahat, Mohammed Smadi, Bahaa Migdady, and Hazem Kaylani, Risk Assessment Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) While Planning and Prior to Constructing Wind Projects in Jordan, Wind Engineering, 2019, Vol. 44(3), 282-293. DOI: 15. Suhil Kiwan, Obieda Zeitoun and Ammar Alkhalidi, “Transient Heat Transfer for the Cooling of PVC Tubes using Water Jet”. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2019, Vol. 102, 2019, pp. 539-547. DOI: 16. Moh’d A. Al-Nimr, Wahib A. Al-Ammari and Ammar Alkhalidi, “A Novel Hybrid Photovoltaics/ Thermoelectric Cooler Distillation System”. International Journal of Energy Research, 2018, Vol. 43(2), pp. 791-805. DOI: 10.1002/er.4309. 17. Wael Al-Kouz, Ahmad Al-Muhtady, Ammar Alkhalidi, Haneen Saadeh, Suhil Kiwan, Aiman Alshare, Two-dimensional analysis of low-pressure flows in a square cavity with two fins, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Elsevier, Vol. 126, 2018, pp 181–193. DOI:
US20130099401A1: Membrane for air diffuser, Ryoichi Samuel Amano and Ammar Alkhalidi, U.S.
 First Place Award – In the National Competition for the Best Graduation Projects in Renewable Energy. Organized by the Jordanian-German Center of Excellence for Solar Energy in collaboration with the National Employment and Training Company.  First Place Award – In Falling Wall completion 2019, Jordan Chapter. Besides, Jordan Representative and Competitor in the Falling Walls Conference. In Berlin Germany.  Best Paper Award – International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC), The 10th International Renewable Energy Congress held on March 26 - 28, 2019 in Sousse, Tunisia.  Best Innovation Award 2018 – Philadelphia University Award for Best Innovation in Renewable Energy. National Award incorporation with (In partnership with Khalil Al Salem Foundation).  GOLD Award – Graduate of the Last Decade Awards (Graduate Degrees), 2015, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Chancellor Award – for Graduate Students, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007-2011.
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