Research and expertise
My expertise lies in the field of indoor environmental quality analysis, with a primary focus on indoor air quality and thermal comfort. I have knowledge in various related areas, including air flow analysis, optimization techniques, machine learning, and energy modelling and simulation.
My research focuses on finding the optimal location for indoor climate sensors in open-plan offices with different ventilation methods and room layouts. My supervisors are Professor Mahroo Eftekhari and Dr Vanda Dimitriou.
- Al-Samman, S, Eftekhari, M, Dimitriou, V, Coakley, D, Angelopoulos, C (2022) A comparison of indoor pollution using different ventilation methods: A case study. In CLIMA 2022 The 14th REHVA HVAC World Congress; CLIMA 2022 Conference Proceedings, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. DOI: 10.34641/clima.2022.315.
- Al-Samman, S, Eftekhari, M, Coakley, D, Angelopoulos, C, Dimitriou, V (2022) Sensor location methodology for improved IEQ monitoring in working environments. In Conference on Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches (IAQ); IAQ 2020 Conference Proceedings, Athens, Greece.
I completed my MSc in low-energy building services at Loughborough University in 2016-2017. Before that, I pursued a degree in civil engineering at the Australian University of Kuwait. Following my studies, I gained practical experience in civil engineering at HERA AG Ambiental, a Spanish company.
During my MSc program, my focus shifted from the static aspects of buildings to the soul of the building: building services. This shift allowed me to delve into the mechanical aspects of buildings and understand how they contribute to energy efficiency and sustainability.
In my current doctoral research, I am concentrating on indoor environment quality, a crucial aspect to be maintained by the building services field. My goal is to contribute to the development of sustainable and innovative building solutions.
- Member ASHRAE
- Member CIBSE
- Best Graduation Project in Civil Engineering Graduate Student Projects Competition at the Australian University of Kuwait (August 2015). Title: The Use of Crumbed Rubber from Recycled Tires as Concrete Aggregate for Engineering Applications.
- Best Engineering Design and Implementation Competition at the Australian University of Kuwait (May 2015). Title: The Design and Building of a Rotating Dodecahedron for Promotion purposes.