Faculty & Staff - Architectural Engineering

Abdulrahman Ahmed Alymani
Instructor of Architectural Engineering
+ 966 11 215 8939
Bio: Arch. Abdulrahman Alymani is an instructor of Architectural engineering in the Collage of Engineering at Alfaisal University. In 2011 Arch. Abdulrahman received his bachelor degree from King Abdulaziz University in Landscape Architecture. Also, he received his master’s degree in Architecture design from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI- Arc) in 2016. Arch. Alymani quote his Knowledge from well-known Architecture stars, such as Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne and Eric Owen Moss. Arch Abdulrahman current research is focusing on the relationship between the architecture field and other field that related and overlapping to it. As well as Also the historical relationship between the building and ground (how building meet the ground). Finally, Arch. Abdulrahman worked for several architectural firms in Riyadh, Jeddah and Los Angeles.

Ramazan Demirboga
Professor of Architectural Engineering
+ 966 11 215 8910
Dr. Ramazan Demirboga received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University and Dumlupinar University, Turkey, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He completed his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, Construction Materials, in civil Engineering, at the Ataturk University, Turkey, in 1999. He is currently a full Professor at the Architectural Engineering Department, the College of Engineering, Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia. He has taught at different international universities. He has authored more than 100 journal publications and refereed conference publications. His primary research goals are directed to investigate the usability of solid wastes in the construction of concrete structures in addition of inorganic-based sustainable materials such as green concrete, geopolymeric binders, nano materials that address a unique spectrum of challenges and issues facing sustainable structural materials. He has used different waste solids in both concrete and cement production as aggregate or supplementary and made significant contributions to meso- and microstructure characterization and multi-scale properties of structural materials incorporating “green cements”, low-thermal conductivity and low density. He used lab-based, micro- and nano-technologies to develop green concretes, evaluate mechanical and durability characteristics at varying scales and develop mixing strategies. He received the Outstanding Research incentive award from many institutes. Dr.Demirboga has developed and completed more than 20 Research Projects with international partners from Ohio State University, University Putra Malaysia and Ataturk University. He supervised many masters and Ph.D students. He has taught different courses related to the construction materials and structural engineering at graduate and undergraduate level.

Dr. Aliaa Elabd
Assistant Dean of Engineering for Female Students
+ 966 11 215 7813
Dr. Aliaa Elabd is an assistant professor of architectural engineering in the college of Engineering at Alfaisal University. Dr. Aliaa is a licensed architect in Egypt, where she received her bachelor degree in architecture. She also holds a master’s degree in urban design from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Aliaa earned her Ph.D. in Design degree from North Carolina State University with a focus on the integration between physical and social aspects of place in creating healthy neighborhoods. Dr. Aliaa has a considerable teaching experience in North Carolina State University, where she taught a variety of courses including: introduction to architecture, and architectural design studios. Currently, she teaches various courses at Alfaisal University such as: the built environment, architectural design studios, environment, economics and policy, and architecture and buildings. Dr. Aliaa presented in international conferences in both the U.S and Europe. Also, she published in peer reviewed journals and in conference proceedings. Dr. Aliaa’s current research is focusing on 1) architectural education and the impact of technology and globalization on architectural curriculum, 2) Sustainability meaning and implication throughout the built environment, and 3) the impact of the design of the built environment on improved health outcome, especially in the case of obesity-related diseases.

Dr. Tarek Mokhtar
Chair of the Architectural Engineering Department
+ 966 11 215 7798
Dr. Tarek Mokhtar is an Arch-roboticist, Designer, Chairman of the Architectural Engineering Department, and Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering in the College of Engineering at Alfaisal University. He is the founder and coordinator of the intelligent Design and Art (iDNA) Research Group at the CoE of Alfaisal University. He is a member of the Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems and Environments (iMSE), Clemson University, USA, and an Executive Editor at the Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology (JAET). Dr. Tarek Mokhtar has sixteen years of teaching experience in KSA (DAU and AU), USA (Clemson U), and Egypt (Ain Shams U). He teaches courses in digital design, architectural design, computation in architecture, interactive architectural systems, digital fabrication, theory of architecture, and construction drawings. Mokhtar earned an interdisciplinary PhD in Planning, Design and the Built Environment [PDBE] from Clemson University, USA, specialized in Architectural Materials + Systems on research stream 7.0: Intelligent Environments – "Architectural Robotics". He had also earned MS and BS in Architectural Engineering from the College of Engineering at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Tarek Mokhtar's research explores embedding robotics and information technologies in the built environment. His research involves designing, prototyping and evaluating intelligent and interactive systems focusing on: Human-Robotic Interaction, Human-Centered Design, and the Socio-Cultural and Psychological factors affecting human-machine and -space interactions, at all scales of the built environment.


Eng. Sawsan Aziz Omer
Instructor of Architectural Engineering
Tel: + 966 11 215 7692

Eng. Malek AlAkeel
Instructor of Architectural Engineering
Tel: + 966 11 215 7822


Ahmad Darwish, Business Administration Officer
Tel: + 966 112157762
Fax: + 966 112157751

Maha Hamad Bin Jeri, Administration Coordinator
Tel: + 966 112157764

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