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Dr Yomna ElGhazi

Dr Yomna ElGhazi

Lecturer Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture

1.31, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB


Yomna Elghazi (PhD) is a designer, architect and educator with 14 years of experience in academic teaching and research. She is a Design-led researcher who looks at the integration of environmental modelling with new active building systems with a specialism in active materials. She completed her PhD in Architectural Design at Newcastle University, where she focused on developing methodologies for testing smart materials. Her research has been funded by Newcastle University Overseas Research Scholarship (NUORS) and Faculty for the Future Fellowship program for talented women scientists (Schlumberger Foundation).

Prior to joining the Welsh School of Architecture as a Lecturer, Yomna held an associate professor position at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in Cairo. Since 2014, she has developed different teaching roles at the AASTMT, either as Design Tutor, Course leader, and Dissertation Supervisor at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Yomna has been lecturing and attending juries at the AASTMT, American   University   in   Cairo (AUC) and Newcastle University (NCL), among other international institutions. She collaborated with AUC and Northumbria universities in projects developing methodologies for Environmental performance testing of façade systems.



Her previous research focused on investigating performance-based designs in early design stage using several simulation engines for Daylighting, thermal and air flow analysis. Yomna’s primary research interests revolve around: Architectural Design, parametric design, building simulation, Smart materials application and kinetic architecture.