Dr AL-Hallaj is currently focusing his efforts to ease Jordan off its overwhelming reliance on expensive and polluting fossil fuels, by encouraging the mass adoption of electric vehicles, or EVs, for short.
In 2014, the Jordanian government signed a letter of commitment with the Chicago-based battery-maker AllCell Technologies to build a network of 3,000 solar-powered electric charging stations over the next decade in Jordan.
The alumni relations office contacted Dr-Alhallaj to share his experience while studying at JUST.
About his time at the University, Dr AlHallaj said "Great education and wonderful time that I spent at JUST. I was part of the first group of students to move to JUST from Yarmouk University in 1986. I was involved in several sports activities and enjoyed so much the friendships that are still ongoing"
When asked about his experience since leaving the University, Dr Al-Hallaj said "I left JUST in 1994 after I finished my Master degree in chemical engineering. I moved soon after that to pursue my PhD studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Several of JUST colleagues and friends were already at IIT and they were so helpful in helping me settle down in Chicago and during our studies at IIT."
Dr AL Hallaj's advice to current students was "Work had but enjoy your time and cherish your friendships. They will be there forever."