Muna Younis is a Ph.D. candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Western University. She received her Master of Engineering degree from Western University in 2017. Before joining Prof. Bitsuamlak’s research team, she worked on low-rise and high-rise projects as a structural designer for the UAE firms. Her current academic research focuses on sustainable and resilient urban design in the Northern regions. She uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) integrated with Building Information Modeling (BIM) to investigate/estimate different micro-climate stressors on permafrost-based structures and wind tunnel testing for wind load evaluation.
- Younis, M., Meseret T. Kahsay., & Bitsuamlak, G. “BIM-CFD Integrated Sustainable and Resilient Building Design for Northern Architecture”. 2020 Building Performance Modeling Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, Chicago, IL.
- Younis, M., El Ansary, A., & Bitsuamlak, G. “Sustainable building design in cold climate region: A framework for residential building”. 2018 CSCE Annual Conference, Fredericton, NB, Canada. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.
- “BIM-CFD Integrated Design Process Examples for Northern Architecture”. CSME-CFDSC Congress 2019, London, On, Canada
- “BIM-CFD Integrated Sustainable and Resilient Building Design for Northern Architecture” 2020 Building Performance Modeling Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, Chicago, IL
Scholarships & Awards
- 2020, Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) Award, University of Western Ontario.
- 2018-2019, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Western Ontario
- 2016, Appreciation Certificate, Huron University.