Sami Al-Ghamdi

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​​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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh


Civil and Construction Engineering, M.Sc., Western Michigan University


Architecture and Building Sciences, B.Sc., King Saud University



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