Personal Information

Ammar Abulibdeh

Assistant Professor in Geography and Urban Planning

Education & Training

  • Education: :
    University of Waterloo in Canada
  • Experience :
    10+ years
  • Practice Areas: :
    Water-energy-food nexus, Sustainable transportation, Urban development, Travel behaviour


Dr. Ammar Abulibdeh (AA) (LPI) received his PhD degree in Geography and Environmental Management from University of Waterloo in Canada in 2013. He completed two masters from University of Waterloo, Master of Civil Engineering in 2006 and Master of Economic Development in 2007. His bachelor degree is in Civil Engineering. Dr. Abulibdeh worked with the World Bank for five years in many development projects including renewable energy. He was one of the senior engineers for developing the Emergency Natural Resources Protection Plan (ENRSPP) of the Palestinian territories.
Before joining Qatar University as Assistant Professor in Geography and Urban Planning. He worked as Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at United Arab Emirates University and as Assistant Professor of Geography and Urban Planning at Sultan Qaboos University. He has advanced skills in spatial analysis and in using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) in his teaching and research.

Dr. Abulibdeh research focuses on smart urban planning and design, sustainable built environment, energy efficiency in urban settings, and human behavior and consumers’ preferences. He has published four book chapters, and a wider range of articles (more than 12) in top-tier journals (ISI-referenced) released by Elsevier, Routledge, and Taylor & Francis. He has participated in local, regional, and International conferences in more than eight countries.