Samer Adeeb, PhD, PEng

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

Biomedical Engineering Biomechanical Engineering Structural Engineering



  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, 2005
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 2014
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Structures), Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1999

Professional Experience

  • 2007 to present, faculty member, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta:
  • 2007-2013    Assistant Professor
  • 2013-2018    Associate Professor
  • 2017-2018    Interim Chair
  • 2018-Present  Professor
  • 2004-2006, Stress Analysis Engineer, TransCanada Pipelines Ltd., Calgary, AB.

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA)


Research Interests and Research Currently in Progress


  • Effect of material plastic anisotropy on the longitudinal behavior of pipelines
  • The effect of the geometric variation of the pipeline on its buckling response
  • The Bourdon effect in pipelines
  • The effect of the internal pressure on the failure strain of pipelines with circumferential flaws


  • Finite Element Analysis of functional spinal unit
  • Surface Topography for scoliosis
  • Biomechanical analysis of shoulder repair constructs
  • Digital Image correlation in ligaments and biological tissue
  • Fractal analysis of Bone
  • Analysis of fluid content in Intervertebral discs in health versus symtptomatic spines
  • Analysis of bone growth (Long bones and Lower Jaw)


  Adeeb, S.; Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis Using Mathematica. Kendall Hunt. 2011. ISBN: 978-0-7575-8879-2


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