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Civil Engineering

YasserAlshamaa
Teaching Areas

Sanitary engineering, water engineering, hydraulic structures  

Education

2001 – 2007

Ph. D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Water Resources)

University of Alberta, Canada.

 

1998 – 2000

 

  1. Eng. in Water and Environmental Engineering

University of Alberta, Canada.

 

6/1991- 12/1991

 

Post-Graduate Certificate in Hydrology

University

Member Ship

Member of the order of Syrian engineers

Dr. Eng. Yaser Shammaa

Associate Prof

July 2008 –to date

 

 

Oct 2018 – to date

 

 

 

 

 

April 2015 –Sept 2018

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Arab International University (AIU), Syria. (www.aiu.edu.sy):

 

Professor

-Courses:

  • Sanitary Engineering (Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering)
  • Water Engineering I (Fluid Mechanics)
  • Water Engineering II (Hydrology and Open Channel Hydraulics)

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Oct 2013 –April 2015

 

July 2008 –Sept 2013

 

 

Vice Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs

Assistant Professor

- Courses:

  • Water Engineering I (Fluid Mechanics)
  • Water Engineering II (Hydrology and Open Channel Hydraulics)
  • Hydraulic Structures (Culverts)
  • Student Project (Scientific Research Project)
  • Building Physics

- Other Responsibilities:

  • Academic and Administrative Affairs
  • Academic advisor

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Dec 2007 – June 2008             

 

Research Assistant

Department of Civil & Environmental Eng. 

University of Alberta, Canada.

  • Designing, Conducting, and Analysing Experimental Investigation on Selective Withdrawal, Jets, and Plumes.

 

Sept 2007 – Nov 2007

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department of Civil & Environmental Eng. 

University of Alberta, Canada.

  • Experiments on density stratifications and interfacial waves

 

Sept 2002 – Apr 2003

 

Teaching Assistant (Fluid Mechanics)

Department of Civil & Environmental Eng. 

University of Alberta, Canada.

  • Supervising and assignments marker

 

 

Sept 2001 – Dec 2001

Teaching Assistant (Structural)

Department of Civil & Environmental Eng. 

University of Alberta, Canada.

  • Experimental and Structural Analysis Problems

 

Apr 1998 – Oct 1998

AUTOCAD mapper

Canadian Engineering and Surveying Company

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  • Surveying Buildings and plotting them using AUTOCAD.

 

Nov 1996 - Apr 1997

 

GIS & AUTOCAD mapper

Town council of Slave Lake

Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada.

  • Projecting streets, water and wastewater networks using AUTOCAD.

 

Dec 1985 - Dec 1995

Hydraulic Engineer (Water Department)

General Company for Engineering and Consulting

Damascus, Syria.

  • Preparing Hydrological studies for the purpose of organizing cities (hydrological and environmental point of views): Aleppo (1995), Damascus (1993), and Der-Ezzor (1988).
  • Estimating discharges and designed water structures for the purpose of protection of flood risks (open channels, culverts): 200-Km-Highway north-east Syria (1995). Homs city, Syria (1994). Three villages west-center of Syria (1989-1987-1986).
  • Designing irrigation and drainage networks:
    • Drainage network at a sugar factory area (1992).
    • Irrigation networks: International Damascus Fair (1989), Park of Syrian Embassy in Saudi Arabia (1987).
  • Checking and amending different water projects (1994-1995).

 

Publication

Journals and Reports • Shammaa, Y., (2014). “Self-Assessment Report & Sustainability of Faculty of Civil Engineering, AIU”, (Coordinator and Editor), TEMPUS Project (Trans European mobility Scheme for University Study) 230 p. • Shammaa, Y., Zhu, D.Z., (2010). ” Experimental Study on Selective Withdrawal in a Two-Layer Reservoir Using a Temperature-Control Curtain”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 136(4), 234-246. • Shammaa, Y., Zhu, D.Z., and Rajaratnam N (2009). ”Flow Field in a Reservoir with a Slot Inlet and an Orifice Outlet”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 135(10), 857-864. • Shammaa, Y., Zhu, D.Z., and Rajaratnam N. (2005).” Flow upstream of orifices and sluice gates”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 131(2), 127-133. • Shammaa, Y., Zhu, D.Z., and Gyurek LL. (2002). “Effectiveness of dry ponds for stormwater TSS removal”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 29(2) 316-324. • Shammaa, Y., and Zhu, D.Z. (2001).” Techniques for controlling total suspended solids in stormwater runoff”, Canadian Water Resources Journal, 26(3), 359-375. • Shammaa, Y., and Zhu, D.Z., (2000). “Effectiveness and design of dry ponds in TSS removal”, Report prepared for the City of Edmonton, Drainage Services, Edmonton, Canada, 80 p. Conferences • Shammaa, Y., and Zhu, D.Z. (2010).” Experiments on Horizontal Plane Buoyant Jets in a Shallow Enclosure