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  • Samar Dernayka

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    College of Engineering

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    Civil Engineering

Mrs. Samar Dernayka earned her Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 2006 from The Faculty of Engineering, Branch 1, in Lebanon. She started to work in the industry as a junior civil engineer for the Design of various projects in Lebanon and the Gulf Region. In 2009, she became a Research Assistant in Western University, London, Canada. She worked there at the Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes, a Research facility, in order to examine the effect of constant and gradient wind pressure on full-scale model of pressure equalized Rainscreen wall. Simultaneously, She got the position of a Teaching Assistant in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, while teaching Statics, Surveying and AutoCAD for Undergraduate. In 2010, she obtained a Teaching Certificate about Teaching strategies in Universities from the Teaching Support Center, UWO. In 2011, she graduated from Western University with Masters of Engineering Sciences in the field of Wind Engineering. From 2012 to 2015, she got employed as a Senior Engineer in Assystem Radicon, Al khobar. She was involved in BIM and Design of structural projects, as well as checking of (IFC) packages. Currently, she is a lecturer in PMU since January 2016 in the Department of Math and Sciences in the Core Curriculum.




- Pressure- Equalized Rainscreen Wall System: A Full-scale Experiment (2011)
       (Publisher - Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Digitized Theses, Scholarship @ Western)

- Thermodynamic Analysis of Diabatic and Adiabatic compressed air energy storage systems (December 2019)

      (International Journal of Energy and Environmental Research (IJEER), Vol. 7, issue 3)

- Evaluation of Wind Power Energy Potential in Four sites in Saudi Arabia (2020)

       (International Journal of Renewable Energy Sources, 5, 30-46)

- Estimation of Along Wind- Induced structural response in Saudi Arabia: case studies on tall buildings (2020)

       (International Journal of Applied Engineering Research and Development (IJAERD), Vol.10, Issue 2, 15-36)


Building Envelope, cladding, PER wall, Wind Engineering, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Structural Design, Seismic Design, Renewable Energy



  • Member of Order of Engineers and Architects, Lebanon, since 2006
  • Student Member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers since 2010
  • Active member in the Math Fair Committe in PMU/ Core Department