Dr. Ahmad Mayyas

Dr. Ahmad Mayyas

Dr. Mayyas is assistant professor of industrial and system engineering. He joined Khalifa University in fall 2018. Before that Dr. Mayyas worked as a clean energy systems analyst at the national renewable energy laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. He is currently involved in R&D activities for composite materials, design and manufacturing of fuel cells, water electrolysis, and li-ion batteries.

Dr. Mayyas got his BSc in Biosystems Engineering, and MSc in Industrial Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST).  Then he got his Msc and a Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. After graduation in 2012, Dr. Mayyas worked as a research fellow in the University of California-Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he worked with a team of senior researchers on developing a techno-economic analysis for stationary fuel cells. Dr. Mayyas also got his MBA in managing for sustainability from the University of Colorado in 2018.

Dr. Mayyas has over 15 years of experience in advanced manufacturing analysis including manufacturing of composite materials and nondestructive testing for metal and plastic composites. He has authored and co-authored more than 75 journal publications and technical reports.

  • MBA (master’s of Business Administration), University of Colorado, 2018
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, University of California-Berkeley, 2013-2015
  • PhD in Automotive Engineering, Clemson University, South Carolina, 2012
  • MSc in Automotive Engineering, Clemson University, South Carolina, 2011
  • MSc in Industrial Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), 2007
  • BSc in Biosystems Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), 2003
  • Operations Research; Quality Control and Management; Statistics and Design of Experiment; Design for Environment
  • Advanced Manufacturing of Plastic Composites (CFRP, GFRP); Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation; Techno-economic Analysis of Clean Energy Systems; Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing; Lightweight Design

Selected Publications:

  • Mayyas, A.T., Ruth, M.F., Pivovar, B.S., Bender, G. and Wipke, K.B., 2019. Manufacturing Cost Analysis for Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzers (No. NREL/TP-6A20-72740). National Renewable Energy Lab.(NREL), Golden, CO (United States).
  • Mayyas, A. and Mann, M., 2019. Manufacturing competitiveness analysis for hydrogen refueling stations. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy44(18), pp.9121-9142.
  • Wei, M., Mayyas, A., Lipman, T.E., Breunig, H., Scataglini, R., Chan, S.H., Chien, J., Gosselin, D. and Saggiorato, N., 2019. Fuel Cell Systems: Total Cost of Ownership. Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production: A Volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition, pp.27-81.
  • Mayyas, A., Steward, D. and Mann, M., 2019. The case for recycling: Overview and challenges in the material supply chain for automotive li-ion batteries. Sustainable Materials and Technologies19, p.e00087.
  • Mayyas, A., Omar, M., Hayajneh, M. and Mayyas, A.R., 2017. Vehicle’s lightweight design vs. electrification from life cycle assessment perspective. Journal of cleaner production167, pp.687-701.
  • Mayyas, A., Omar, M.A. and Hayajneh, M.T., 2016. Eco-material selection using fuzzy TOPSIS method. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering9(5), pp.292-304.
  • Wei, M., Lipman, T., Mayyas, A., Chien, J., Chan, S.H., Gosselin, D., Breunig, H., Stadler, M., McKone, T., Beattie, P. and Chong, P., 2014. A total cost of ownership model for low temperature PEM fuel cells in combined heat and power and backup power applications (No. LBNL-6772E). Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.(LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States).
  • Mayyas, A.T., Qattawi, A., Mayyas, A.R. and Omar, M., 2013. Quantifiable measures of sustainability: a case study of materials selection for eco-lightweight auto-bodies. Journal of Cleaner Production40, pp.177-189.
  • Mayyas, A., Qattawi, A., Omar, M. and Shan, D., 2012. Design for sustainability in automotive industry: A comprehensive review. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews16(4), pp.1845-1862.
  • Mayyas, A.T., Qattawi, A., Mayyas, A.R. and Omar, M.A., 2012. Life cycle assessment-based selection for a sustainable lightweight body-in-white design. Energy39(1), pp.412-425.
  • Alrashdan, A., Mayyas, A.T. and Al-Hallaj, S., 2010. Thermo-mechanical behaviors of the expanded graphite-phase change material matrix used for thermal management of Li-ion battery packs. Journal of Materials Processing Technology210(1), pp.174-179.
  • Hassan, A.M., Alrashdan, A., Hayajneh, M.T. and Mayyas, A.T., 2009. Prediction of density, porosity and hardness in aluminum–copper-based composite materials using artificial neural network. Journal of materials processing technology209(2), pp.894-899.
  • Hassan, A.M., Mayyas, A.T., Alrashdan, A. and Hayajneh, M.T., 2008. Wear behavior of Al–Cu and Al–Cu/SiC components produced by powder metallurgy. Journal of materials science43(15), pp.5368-5375.

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