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Hamdallah Bearat

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Short Curriculum Vitae

  • PhD: Science & Engineering of Materials, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
  • PD (Privat Docent): Applied Mineralogy/Archaeometry, Fribourg University, Switzerland
  • PhD: Science: Chemistry, Caen University, France
  • DEA (French eq. of Masters): Materials Science, Caen University, France
  • BSc.: Chemistry with a minor in Archaeology, Birzeit University, West Bank
Employment history: 
  • 10/2009 to Present :Senior Research Scientist, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU, Tempe, AZ, USA.
  • 07/2003 to Present :Affiliate Professor of Anthropology, School of Human Evolution & Social Change, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, ASU, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
  • 10/2011 to Present :Adjunct Faculty, Department of Engineering, College of Technology &Innovation, ASU, Mesa, AZ, USA.
  • 03/2012 to Present :Contract Application Scientist, Low Voltage Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Chandler, AZ
  • 01-09/ 2009 :Associate Research Professor / School of Materials, ASU, Tempe, AZ, USA.
  • 2000-2009 :Faculty Research Associate, LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science, School of Materials, ASU, Tempe, AZ, USA.
  • 1999-2000 :GRA, Science & Engineering of Materials Ph.D. Program, ASU, Tempe, Arizona.
  • 1997-99 :Research Associate, Archaeological Research Institute, Department of Anthropology, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
  • 1993-97 :Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer in Archaeometry/Applied Mineralogy, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, Fribourg University, Switzerland.
  • 1991-93 Post-doctoral fellow in Applied Mineralogy and Archaeometry, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, Fribourg University, Switzerland.
  • 1986-90 Graduate Research Associate in Materials Science at CRISMAT Lab/ISMRa and in Analytical Chemistry and Archaeometry at the Ceramology Lab/Medieval Archaeological Research Center (CRAM), respectively, Caen University, France.
  • 1984-85 Extensive French courses at Caen University, Caen, France.
  • 1980-84 Teacher of general & organic chemistry and physical sciences (K 9-12), at several high schools in Ramallah district: Roman Catholic, Greek-Catholic, and Friends Boys High Schools, Ramallah, West Bank.
Research Interests: 
  • Science & Engineering: -In situ mechanistic & kinetic studies of solid/liquid/gas reaction processes; -Synchrotron X-ray studies of supercritical carbon dioxide/rock minerals interaction; -Mineral & geological sequestration of CO2; -Research of novel CO2 -related technologies; -Engineering application of CO¬2 reduction; -Solid/fluid interaction under supercritical CO2 and H2O for energy application; -Materials behavior under extreme conditions (temperature and pressure); -Materials characterization (chemical, structural, textural, and thermal); -Low Voltage Scanning Electron Microscopy; -Solar energy application to materials synthesis, processing, extraction and treatment; -Solar energy conversion & storage via thermochemical cycles; -Solar energy application to desalination and water treatment; -Novel industrial applications of solar thermal energy; -Geo-polymers as sustainable materials; -Bio-mineralization and biomaterials
  • Archaeometry, Anthropology & Archaeological Conservation: -Characterization and provenance studies of inorganic artifacts (ceramics, metals, stones, clays glazes & glasses, sintered materials, pigments, paintings, plasters & binders). -Ancient materials & technologies and their socio-cultural & economic dynamics; -Quantitative & qualitative methods of analysis (elemental, structural, textural, and thermal); -Corrosion, alteration, and degradation of artifacts; -Science & engineering applications to artistic and anthropological/archaeological problems -Ceramic analysis and manufacturing technologies -Experimental archaeology; -Paleo-climate, paleo-environment, and human evolution
Research Groups: 
  • Science & Engineering :-Collaboration with Narayanan Neithalath, and Barzin Mobasher (FSE, ASU-Civil Engineering), Kiran Solanki (FSE, ASU-Materials), David Stone (Iron Shell LLC_Environmental) on several funding proposals in the areas of cement replacement & improvement. -Solar Thermal Energy Conversion & Storage: Herb Hayden, CTO, Southwest Solar Technologies, Inc., Phoenix, AZ. -Synchrotron X-ray study of supercritical CO2/reservoir rock chemical interaction. Co-Investigator in a DOE-funded research project in collaboration with Hoydoo You (PI) and Kee-Chul Chang (CoPI), Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory. -Materials behavior under extreme conditions: metal corrosion and fluid/rock interface under supercritical conditions. Hoydoo You and Kee-Chul Chang, Argonne National Laboratory. -Collaboration with Edward Kavazanjian (Faculty Member, Geo-technical Engineering, ASU)on two projects: (i) Soil improvement by abiotic carbonate precipitation, a research project to be submitted to NSF (after preliminary approval); (ii) biotic precipitation of calcium carbonate for soil improvement, a research project for a PhD student, Nasser Hamdan. -Bio-mineralization: Peter Rez (Faculty Member, Department of Physics, ASU). Collaboration in different areas of bio-mineralization and in particular a PhD dissertation work for S. Sinha relative to the early stages of biotic precipitation of calcium carbonates. -Biomaterials: Francesco Sollis, (Faculty, Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, ASU West), Brent Vernon (Faculty, Bioengineering, ASU) and Hanin Béarat (PhD student in Bioengineering) : synchrotron X-ray study of chemically- & physically-gelling co-polymers for medical application.
  • Anthropology, Archaeology & Art History - Curtis Marean (Faculty, SHESC, ASU): Collaboration on four different projects: (i) The role of ochre in the development of modern human behavior: A case study from South Africa (Jocelyn A. Bernatchez, PhD student); (ii) Synchrotron X-ray contribution to human origins and paleo-environmental studies; (iii) The Origins, Appearance, and Significance of Heat Treatment Technologies in the Paleolithic of the Old World; (iv) Evidence for stone tool-assisted consumption of animal tissues prior to 3.39 Ma at Dikika, Ethiopia -Kostalena Michelaki (Faculty, SHESC, ASU): Incrusted Neolithic ceramics from Southern Italy, a scientific study of pigments using SEM/EDX analyses. -The nature of hunter-gatherer interaction at the Upper Palaeolithic to Mesolithic transition in Mediterranean Spain: lithics and land use in four valleys, Alicante Province, Spain. Role: PhD-Committee Member & Mentor. Collaborators: Steven Schmich (PhD student in anthropology), Geoffrey Clark (Co-Chair), Michael Barton (Co-Chair) and Michael Jochim, Member. - Social Identity at the Edge of Empire: From the Colonial Port of Veracruz, Mexico, to the Presidios of Pensacola, Florida (1698-1763). A collaboration project with Barbara L Stark (Faculty, SHESC, ASU) for a PhD student, Krista Eschbach. -Provenance and technology of Iron Age terracotta sculpture from Marion, Cyprus: Implications for cross-cultural and economic interactions in the eastern Mediterranean. Collaborators: Nancy Serwint, School of Art, Arizona State University & William Childs, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University - Archaeometric study of wall painting and plaster materials in the Late Byzantine- Crusades El-Khader church from Taybeh, Ramallah, Palestine. Collaborator: Vincent Michel, Maître de Conférence à l’Université de Poitiers, France. -Science & engineering application and implications to glass art and technology, collaborative project with the Glass Department, College of Applied Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.


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