Hamdallah Bearat
Nature of Work
Academic
Profession
Assistant Professor
Email Address
[email protected]
Office Phone
(+970) 9 2345113 Ext. 2333

Hamdallah Bearat

Nature of Work
Academic
Profession
Assistant Professor
Email Address
[email protected]
Office Phone
(+970) 9 2345113 Ext. 2333
Biography

Hamdallah was born in Kufr Malik, Ramallah, on March 10, 1954. He received his elementary, middle and high school education at Kufr Malik Preparatory, Ain Yabroud Secondary, and Al-Hashimiya Secondary Schools, respectively. He received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from Birzeit University, West Bank in 1980, and his M.S. in materials science and a PhD in analytical/inorganic chemistry/archaeometry from Caen University, France in 1986 and 1990, respectively. From 1990 through 1997, he worked at the Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, Fribourg University, Switzerland, first, as post-doctoral fellow and then as senior research scientist and lecturer, where he also received his PD (Privat Docent, which is equivalent to full professorship) in Science and the specialty of Applied Mineralogy/Archaeometry. He then moved to USA to join Arizona State University. He was first a research associate with the Archaeological Research Institute (1997 –1999) before joining the Science & Engineering of Materials PhD Program to obtain another PhD in Materials Science & Engineering, with concentration area in electron microscopy and materials characterization. From September 2000 through December 2008, he had a position of Faculty Research Associate with the CO2 - Mineral Sequestration Group at the Center for Solid State Science. In January 2009, he was promoted to the Associate Professor of Research in the School of Materials. When the latter was disestablished, he joined the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering as a Senior Research Scientist.  He has been extensively involved in several multidisciplinary research projects. He then joined An-Najah National University first as a visiting professor in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and in 2015 he was appointed as professor of Materials Engineering in the Department of Chemical, Energy & Environment, and Materials Engineering. His research and teaching interests crosses several disciplines from analytical chemistry to materials science & engineering, to mineralogy and archaeometry. He has authored or co-authored papers that have been published in renowned journals such as Nature, PNAS, ES&T, among others. Currently his research focuses on CO2 sequestration and CO2-related technologies; sustainable materials and technologies for construction, energy storage, and water desalination; characterization of archaeological materials and knowledge of their extraction and fabrication technologies and the socio-economic and cultural dynamics involved in their fabrication, distribution and use.

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Education
Institution
Caen University
Country
France
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Sciences
Department
Centre de recherches archaeologiques medievales
Thesis
Etude de quelques altérations physico-chimiques des céramiques archéologiques
Speciality
Analytical Inorganic Chemistry
Sub speciality
Archaeometry
Duration
1986 - 1990
Institution
Arizona State University
Country
United States of America
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Engineering
Department
Science & Engineering of Materials
Thesis
Mineral Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: Enhancing Carbonation Reactivity of Brucite and Forsterite
Speciality
Materials Science & Engineering
Sub speciality
Electron Microscopy
Duration
1999 - 2004
Institution
Caen University
Country
France
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Sciences
Department
Crystallography & Materials Science
Thesis
Etude de l’influence du sel ou de l’eau de mer sur les pâtes céramiques calcaires: décoloration et variation de la composition chimique
Speciality
Materials Sciences
Sub speciality
علوم المواد
Duration
1985 - 1986
Institution
Birzeit University
Country
Palestine
Degree
BSc
Faculty
Science
Department
Chemistry
Thesis
no thesis
Speciality
Chemistry
Sub speciality
Archaeology
Duration
1975 - 1980
Institution
Al Urdunia Secondary School
Country
Palestine
Degree
High School
Faculty
Department
Thesis
Speciality
Sub speciality
Duration
1973 - 1974
Employment History
Country
Palestine
Institution
Al-Taybeh Latin High School
Position/Job Description
Teacher of Chemistry & Science
Period
Sept. 1, 1980 - Aug. 31, 1981
Country
Palestine
Institution
Greek Catholic High School
Position/Job Description
Teacher of Chemistry & Science
Period
Sept. 1, 1981 - Aug. 31, 1984
Country
Palestine
Institution
Friends Boys School
Position/Job Description
part-time teacher of general & organic chemistry
Period
Sept. 1, 1982 - June 30, 1984
Country
France
Institution
Caen University
Position/Job Description
Graduate Research Associate
Period
Aug. 1, 1985 - June 30, 1990
Country
Switzerland
Institution
Fribourg University
Position/Job Description
Post-dotoral Fellow
Period
Dec. 1, 1990 - May 31, 1993
Country
Switzerland
Institution
Fribourg University
Position/Job Description
Senior Research Scientist & Lecturer
Period
June 1, 1993 - Aug. 31, 1997
Country
United States of America
Institution
Arizona State University/ARI
Position/Job Description
Research associate
Period
Jan. 3, 1998 - Feb. 1, 1999
Country
United States of America
Institution
Arizona State University/SEM Graduate Program
Position/Job Description
Research associate
Period
Feb. 1, 1999 - Aug. 31, 2000
Country
United States of America
Institution
Arizona State University/Center for Solid State Science
Position/Job Description
Faculty Research Associate
Period
Sept. 1, 2000 - Dec. 31, 2007
Country
United States of America
Institution
Arizona State University/School of Materials
Position/Job Description
Associate Research Professor
Period
Jan. 1, 2009 - Sept. 30, 2009
Country
United States of America
Institution
Arizona State University/School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy
Position/Job Description
Senior Research Scientist
Period
Oct. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2013
Country
United States of America
Institution
Arizona State University/School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy
Position/Job Description
Adjunct Faculty
Period
Jan. 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014
Country
United States of America
Institution
Arizona State University/School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Position/Job Description
Affiliate Professor of Anthropology
Period
Aug. 1, 2003 - July 31, 2013
Country
United States of America
Institution
Agilent Technologies, Inc
Position/Job Description
Research Consultant in Electron Microscopy
Period
March 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013
Country
United States of America
Institution
Expert Materials Analytics, DBA: Science & Engineering Consulting Services
Position/Job Description
Director & Owner
Period
May 1, 2012 - July 31, 2014
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