Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division
Center membership :
Climate and Livability Initiative

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2015
  • M.Sc., Western Michigan University, Civil and Construction Engineering, 2010
  • B.Sc., King Saud University, Architecture and Building Sciences, 2005

Research Interests

​Prof. Al-Ghamdi conducts multidisciplinary research on the complexities of the built environment to mitigate climate change and optimize energy, water, and material consumption. He works on the five pillars of the built environment: (Transportation, Water, Energy, Materials, and Indoor Environment) where he quantitatively assesses the impact of urban systems on the environment with aim of sustainability, resilience and decarbonization. He is developing computational models to understand the potential contribution to climate change, and many other environmental categories. Lastly, he works to enhance infrastructure resilience and communities' capacity to withstand, survive, thrive in, and adapt to natural and climate change stresses and shocks.

Selected Publications

  • Ajjur, S.B. & Al-Ghamdi, S.G. (2021) "Exploring urban growth–climate change–flood risk nexus in fast growing cities". Scientific Reports. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-16475-x
  • Mohammad, M., Masad, E. & Al-Ghamdi, S.G. (2020) "3D Concrete Printing Sustainability: A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Four Construction Method Scenarios". Buildings. Doi: 10.3390/buildings10120245
  • Andric, I., Kamal, A. & Al-Ghamdi, S.G. (2020) "Efficiency of green roofs and green walls as climate change mitigation measure in extreme climate: Case study of Qatar". Energy Reports. Doi: 10.1016/j.egyr.2020.09.006
  • Salimi, M. & Al-Ghamdi, S.G. (2020) "Climate change impacts on critical urban infrastructure and urban resiliency strategies for the Middle East". Sustainable Cities and Society, Doi: 10.1016/j.scs.2019.101948
  • Raouf, A. & Al-Ghamdi, S.G. (2019) "The Effectiveness of Project Delivery Systems in Executing Green Buildings". ASCE's Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001688
  • Mannan, M., Alhaj, M., Mabrouk, A. & Al-Ghamdi, S.G. (2019) "Examining the Life-cycle Environmental Impacts of Desalination: A Case Study in the State of Qatar". Desalination. Doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2018.11.017
  • Al-Ghamdi, S.G. & Bilec, M.M. (2015) "Life-Cycle Thinking and the LEED Rating System: Global Perspective on Building Energy Use and Environmental Impacts". Environmental Science & Technology. Doi: 10.1021/es505938u