The Editor in Chief: Professor Hocine Bougdah

Dr. Hocine Bougdah is the Director of Sustainability and Technical Studies subject area in the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design (BSoAD). Before joining BoAD in June 2022, he was a senior research and teaching fellow in the School of Architecture and Cities at the University of Westminster, London. His academic and professional career extends over 30 years teaching at various UK higher education institutions and practicing as a freelance consultant, in technical studies and sustainability-related topics. His approach to “Technology” is to use it as a design generator/enabler rather than an “add-on” technical resolution to a design proposal. His research interests cover topics such as sustainable design, innovative low-tech/low energy/low-impact buildings, spatial experience of users, and issues of culture, urbanization, and globalization.

Alongside teaching and research, he is involved in scholarly activities through membership of editorial/review boards for several international journals and leading the editorial team (editor in chief) for the Environmental Science and Sustainable Development journal. He is the author of more than 55 publications, including authored books, edited books, journal papers, conference proceedings, conference papers, and keynote presentations.

He is a recipient of the Lux Europa best conference paper for young researchers (1989). Other honors include getting long-listed for the RIBA International Book Award (2007) and an entry into the Who’s Who for Science Engineering (2009).

He is a member of a number of learned societies/professional bodies including the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), the Association for Computer-Aided Design In Architecture (ACADIA), World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies, (WSSET), the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the UK Higher Education Academy


Editorial Committee

Mohamed Hafez

Ph.D. in agricultural engineering, department of Soil Science and Ecology, Institute of Earth Sciences. Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.

Amna Omar

Ph.D. in architecture, Institute of Aviation Engineering and Technology Egypt.

Abdelazim M. Negm

Ph.D. in Environmental engineering, department of hydraulics, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University.

Abdullateef Olanrewaju

Ph.D. in Civil engineering, department of construction management, Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Perak, Malaysia.

Ahmad Azaini Abdul Manaf

Ph.D. in Graphic designing (Service Innovation Design), Dongseo University (DSU), Jurye-Dong, Busan, South Korea ROK.

Ahmed Radwan

 Ph.D. in Architecture & Urban Design. College of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

Ahmed Shehata

Ph.D. in Computer Aided Architectural Design, Urban and Environmental Architecture, College of Engineering & Islamic Architecture.

Alessandra Battisti

Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Technology of Architecture, School of Architecture of Sapienza University of Rome.

Amine El Fathi

Ph.D. in Electrical engineering and renewable Energy from the Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco.

Mourade Azrour

Ph.D. in Computer engineering, Faculty of sciences and Technologies, Moulay Ismail University, Errachidia, Morocco.

Dharmendra Singh

Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering, (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand.

El Bhiri Brahim

Ph.D. in Computer Science & Telecommunication, Mohamed V University - Faculty of Science Rabat, and UPC Barcelona, Spain.

Eliana Martinelli

Ph.D. in Architectural Composition with honors at the IUAV, University of Venice.

Eric Strauss

Ph.D. Urban and regional planning, Design and construction Michigan state university.

Erwin Ardianto

Ph.D. Interior designing student and assistant Professor Interior Design Program Universitas Kristen Maranatha, Indonesia.

Francisco Fernandes

Civil engineer, M.A. in Business Administration and Management from the University of the Azores (2003).

Gobinath Ravindran

Civil engineer, Ph.D. Environmental Geotechnology – 2018 – VIT university.

Jorge Chica

Associate Professor at the University of Granada, Spain, in the Department of Quantitative, Methods for Economics and Business.

Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos

Electrical and Computer Engineer, Ph.D. Forestry and Management of Environment and Natural Resources of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Hasim Altan

Architectural engineer, Ph.D. Sustainable Design and Architectural Engineering in the Department of Architecture - Faculty of Design.

Hugo Rodrigues

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Aveiro.

Jamal Mabrouki

Ph.D. in Process and Environmental Engineering at Mohammed V University in Rabat, specializing in artificial intelligence and smart automatic systems.

Jude Hemanth

Ph.D. in Electrical engineering, Karunya University.

Ju Hyun Lee

Ph.D. in Housing and Interior Design, Graduate School, Yonsei University.

Kheir Al-Kodmany

Ph.D. in Urban Planning, University of Illinois Chicago.

Miroslav Vujičić

Ph.D. in management and business (tourism), RVP for Eastern Europe in ITSA network.

Mahmoud Yousef Ghoneem

Ph.D. in Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

Mohamed Ben Ahmed

Computer engineer, Ph.D. Networking and Telecommunications.

Bendaoud Mohamed

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, assistant professor at National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Khouribga, Sultan Moulay Slimane University-Morocco.

Michael Mehaffy architecture, urban design and development,Delft university of technology, Netherlands, Faculty of architecture.

Mona Helmy

Ph.D. in Architecture and City Planning from Stuttgart University, Germany.

Mohd. Fairuz

Ph.D. in Architecture and Landscape, Cardiff university.

Nadeem Khan

Civil engineer, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Osman Balaban

Ph.D. in City Planning from METU.

Pravat Kumar

Ph.D. degrees in Geography, Vidyasagar University.

Siti Aekbal

Ph.D. in the field of urban climate remote sensing and modeling, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Sreetheran Maruthaveeran

Ph.D. in Landscape architecture and planning, University of Copenhagen.

Stephanie L. Black

Ph.D. in Business Administration, Major Concentration: Strategic Management & Organizational Studies.

Wael Youssef

Ph.D. in urban planning, Faculty of engineering, architecture department, Al-Azhar university.

Yasser Maghoub

Ph.D. in architecture, Faculty of engineering, Galala university.

Zhihua Zhang

Ph.D. in climate change and related impacts.