Hassan Hayajneh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Hassan Hayajneh, Ph.D.


Dr. Hayajneh is a renewable energy advocate, Certified Energy Manager (CEM®), accredited LEED Green Associate, mechatronics, controls and systems engineer, researcher, and lecturer with many years of mixed academic and industry experience.

Research Overview

Dr. Hayajneh’s research covers a mix of systems and energy topics to create futuristic frameworks that make the infrastructure ready in welcoming the revolutionary implementation of renewable energy sources and electrification of the transportation sector through promoting the mobile type of energy storage systems.

Select Publications

  • M. Alrbai, M. Robinson, N. Clark, and H. S. Hayajneh, “Numerical investigation of combustion characteristics of a single-cylinder linear engine fueled by natural gas under the influence of exhaust gas recirculation,” Int. J. Ambient Energy, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 1–10, Mar. 2022, doi: 10.1080/01430750.2022.2056919.
  • M. Alrbai, J. Enizat, H. S. Hayajneh, B. Qawasmeh, and S. Al-Dahidi, “Energy and exergy analysis of a novel humidification-dehumidification desalination system with fogging technique,” Desalination, vol. 522, p. 115421, Jan. 2022, doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2021.115421.
  • H. S. Hayajneh, M. L. Herrera, and X. Zhang, “Design of combined stationary and mobile battery energy storage systems,” PLOS ONE, vol. 16, no. 12, p. e0260547, Dec. 2021, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260547.
  • M. Alrbai, H. S. Hayajneh, A. Omar, M. A. Alkader, and H. Al-Riaty, “Experimental investigation of lab scale solar powered Electrodialysis system with corrugated membrane configuration,” Sol. Energy, vol. 224, pp. 390–400, Aug. 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.solener.2021.06.028.
  • H. S. Hayajneh, M. Lainfiesta, and X. Zhang, “Three Birds One Stone: A Solution to Maximize Renewable Generation, Incentivize Battery Deployment, and Promote Green Transportation,” in 2020 IEEE Power Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), Feb. 2020, pp. 1–5. doi: 10.1109/ISGT45199.2020.9087710.
  • H. S. Hayajneh and X. Zhang, “Logistics Design for Mobile Battery Energy Storage Systems,” Energies, vol. 13, no. 5, Art. no. 5, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.3390/en13051157.
  • S. Hayajneh and X. Zhang, “Evaluation of Electric Vehicle Charging Station Network Planning via a Co-Evolution Approach,” Energies, vol. 13, no. 1, Art. no. 1, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.3390/en13010025.

Teaching Focus

  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
  • Control Systems
  • Strength of Materials

Previous Roles

Dr. Hayajneh’s previous role as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (2020 – 2022) involved mainly the development of systems to solve clean energy implementation problems, and emerging new concepts of energy storage system projects.

Hassan Hayajneh, Ph.D.


(219) 989-2411


Office Location:

Hammond, Anderson Building 208A


  • Ph.D., Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, USA
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, USA
  • B.S., Mechatronics Engineering, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechatronics systems
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Traditional sources of energy
  • Electric vehicles
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Optimization techniques

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)
  • LEED Green Associate
  • EIT – Mechanical Engineering