Dr. Rana Elnaklah

Assistant Professor

Major: Architecture Engineering

Departemnt: Architecture Engineering Department

Faculty: Faculty of Architecture and Design



Extention: 2441- 2538



  • Interior Architecture
  • Design 3
  • Graduation Project
  • Research Methods 1
  • Research Methods 2
  • Sustainability in interior design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Design 1
  • research methods (Architecture)


Rank University Country Date
Assistant Professor Alahliyyah Amman University Jordan 2021
Lecturer Alahliyyah Amman University Jordan 2016


Degree Institute Specialization Country Date
Phd University of Bath, United Kingdom Architecture Engineering المملكة المتحدة March / 2021
Masters Degree University of Lincoln, United Kingdom Interior Architecture and Design المملكة المتحدة September / 2016
Bachelors Degree University of Jordan Architecture Engineering الأردن May / 2012


Job Title Institute Time Period
Vice dean for accreditation and quality affairs Al-Ahliyya Amman University September / 2023 - September / Present
Head of department of architecture engineering Al-Ahliyya Amman University September / 2021 - January / Present
Assistant professor Al-Ahliyya Amman University August / 2021 - January / Present
Lecturer Al-Ahliyya Amman University September / 2016 - March / 2017
Teacher Assistant Ahliyyah amman university March / 2015 - September / 2015
Assistant Engineer FAO, United Nation June / 2012 - April / 2014


  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Energy Performance
  • Building perfromnce
  • Green buildings
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Human perception
  • Sick Building syndrome
  • Perceived health
  • Adaptive thermal comfort


  • Rana Elnaklah, Yara Ayyad, Saba Alnusairat, Husam AlWaer and Abdulsalam AlShboul (2023) A Comparison of Students’ Thermal Comfort and Perceived Learning Performance between Two Types of University Halls: Architecture Design Studios and Ordinary Lecture Rooms during the Heating Season Sustainability, 2023, 15(2)
  • Badr Saad Alotaibi, Sahil Ali Khan, Mohammed Awad Abuhussain, Nedhal Al-Tamimi, Rana Elnaklah, Mohammad Arif Kamal (2022) Life Cycle Assessment of Embodied Carbon and Strategies for Decarbonization of a High-Rise Residential Building Buildings, 12, 12-03
  • Mohammed Awad Abuhussain, Nedhal Al-Tamimi, Badr S. Alotaibi , Manoj Kumar Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Rana Elnaklah (2022) Impact of Courtyard Concept on Energy Efficiency and Home Privacy in Saudi Arabia Energies, 15,15, 56-37
  • Rana Elnaklah, Badr Alotaibi (2022) Do People Believe in “Green” Environment: Evidence from Students in Educational Buildings? The World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium WMCAUS 202, 2022
  • Rana Elnaklah, Sukumar Natarajan, Ian Walker (2021) Moving to a green building: Indoor environment quality, thermal comfort and health Building and Environment journal, 191,p1075-92
  • Rana Elnaklah, Abdullah Alnuaimi, Badr Alotaibi, Evan Topriska, Ian Walker, Sukumar Natarajan (2021) Thermal comfort standards in the Middle East: Current and future challenges Building and Environment journal, 200, P 1078-99
  • Rana Elnaklah, Daniel Fosas, Sukumar Natarajan (2020) Indoor environment quality and work performance in “green” office buildings in the Middle East Building Simulation, 13, 5, p 1043-1062
  • (2020) Are Green Buildings Doing Enough? The role of green certification and gender on sick building syndrome PLEA (Planning Post Carbon Cities), Coruña, Spain,
  • Rana Elnaklah, Sukumar Natrajan (2019) A comparison of indoor air quality and employee absenteeism in ‘local’ and ‘imported’ green building standards Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings, Bari, Italy, 609(4), 042089


Conference Title Type of Participation Location Date
World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium WMCAUS Participate in the organization of Conference Prague September / 2022
PLEA (Planning Post Carbon Cities), Coruña, Spain Paper/Poster AND Participate in the organization of Conference Coruña, Spain September / 2020
Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings, Bari, Italy Paper/Poster AND Participate in the organization of Conference Bari, Italy September / 2019


Title Location Date
An Assessment Study of Sick Building Syndrome in Public Buildings in Jordan: Alzerqa Governorate case Alahliyya Amman University 2023
An Assessment Study of Interior Design Finishings Emissions in New Residential Buildings in Jordan Alahliyya Amman University 2023
Post-Occupancy Evaluation for Two kinds of Residential Buildings in Jordan: LEED and non-LEED Houses Al-Ahliyya Amman University 2022
The Role of Piezoelectric Flooring in Energy Harvesting for the Interior Spaces of Educational Buildings Al-Ahliyya Amman University 2022


Title Location Date
SBSE scholarship in 35th PLEA conference: Planing Post Carbon Cities (Scholarship for the top 30 PhD research), provided by the Society of Building Science Educators. United Kingdom 2020
Project prize for ‘Portable lab’, in the third Santander Technology Fund round, provided by Santander Bank. United Kingdom 2019

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