Dr. Ashraf Mansour

Professor

Department: School of Engineering

Office:, Avicenna Hall

Email: a.mansour[at]akfauniversity.org

Resume

  • Professor

Akfa University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

September 2021 - Present

  • Professor - Head of Architecture Department

MSA University, Cairo, Egypt

September 2022 - Present

  • Professor

National Research centre, Cairo, Egypt

September 2018 - Present

  • Associate Professor

National Research centre, Cairo, Egypt

September 2008 - September 2018

  • Associate Professor - Head of Architecture Department

University of Nizwa, Nizwa, Oman

September 2011 - September 2015

  • Assistant Professor

National Research centre, Cairo, Egypt

May 2001 - September 2008

  • Research Assistant / Architecture Engineer

National Research centre, Cairo, Egypt

April 192 - May 2001

Research interests

  • Architecture Design

  • Sustainable architecture

  • Recycling and reusing in Architecture

My research focuses on the interactions and tensions between sustainable building design/operation and the needs of occupants in terms of comfort, health and wellbeing. My expertise includes building modelling, built environment studies, and operational aspect of buildings.

My research examines methods of building in smart ways in developing countries, and transfers its knowledge of building technology to the local people. This way we help them in improving their living conditions.

Smart Shelter Research has identified the need for more research, for clear answers and better solutions. Thus, my research will focus on alternative and unconventional materials, their properties, limitations, sustainability and usability; in the developing context, but in modern architecture as well.

Teaching

  • Architectural Communication Techniques I - AKFA University, Fall 2022

  • Structure & Architecture - AKFA University, Fall 2022

  • History of Architectural I - AKFA University, Fall 2022

  • Basics of Design - AKFA University, Fall 2021

  • Architectural Communication Techniques I - AKFA University, Fall 2021

  • Introduction to Architecture - AKFA University, Fall 2021

  • Architectural Communication Techniques II - AKFA University, Spring 2021

  • Introduction to Architectural Design - AKFA University, Spring 2021

  • Architectural Design VI - Canadien University, Egypt Fall 2020

  • Building Construction- Canadian University, Egypt Fall 2020

  • Architectural Design II - Canadian University, Egypt Spring 2020

  • Graduation Project - Canadian University, Egypt Fall 2019

  • Architectural Design I- Canadian University, Egypt Fall 2019

  • Architectural Design VI- Canadian University, Egypt Fall 2019

  • Graduation Project II - MSA University, Egypt, Spring 2018

  • Graduation Project II - MSA University, Egypt, Spring 2018

  • Environmental Control - MSA University, Egypt, Fall 2017

  • Graduation Project II- MSA University, Egypt, Fall 2017

  • Architectural Design III- MSA University, Egypt, Spring 2017

  • Architectural Design VIII- MSA University, Egypt, Fall 2016

  • Architectural Design VII - MSA University, Egypt, Fall 2016

  • Environmental Control - MSA University, Egypt, Fall 2016

  • Advanced Design Studio II - BAU University, Lebanon, Spring 2016

  • Building Construction VI- BAU University, Lebanon, Spring 2015

  • Lighting Design- BAU University, Lebanon, Spring 2015

  • Research & Programming- BAU University, Lebanon, Spring 2015

  • Advanced Design Studio I- BAU University, Lebanon, Fall 2015

  • Building Construction III- BAU University, Lebanon, Fall 2015

  • Graduation Thesis - BAU University, Lebanon, Fall 2015

  • Focused Reviews in Architecture - BAU University, Lebanon, Fall 2015

  • Architectural Design VI - Nizwa University,Oman, Spring 2015

  • Building and Environment - Nizwa University,Oman, Spring 2015

  • Architectural Design III - Nizwa University,Oman, Fall 2015

  • Lighting and Sound- Nizwa University,Oman, Spring 2015

  • Architectural Design VI- Nizwa University,Oman, Fall 2014

  • Building and Environment - Nizwa University,Oman, Fall 2014

  • Freehand Drawing II- Nizwa University,Oman,Fall 2014

  • Construction Drawings- Nizwa University,Oman, Spring 2014

  • Lighting and Sound Nizwa University,Oman, Spring 2014

  • Architectural Design IV Nizwa University,Oman, Spring 2014

  • Architectural Design VI - Nizwa University,Oman, Fall 2013

  • Building and Environment- Nizwa University,Oman, Fall 2013

  • Architectural Design IV - Nizwa University,Oman, Fall 2013

  • Construction Drawings- Nizwa University,Oman, Spring 2013

  • Final Year Project I - Nizwa University,Oman,Spring 2013

  • Final Year Project II- Nizwa University,Oman, Spring 2013

  • Architectural Conservation & Preservation- Nizwa University,Oman, Fall 2012

  • Building Construction II- Nizwa University,Oman, Fall 2012

  • Architectural Design II- Nizwa University,Oman, Spring 2012

  • Architectural Design VIII- Nizwa University,Oman, Spring 2012

  • Final Year Project I - Nizwa University,Oman,Fall 2011

  • Final Year Project II - Nizwa University,Oman,Fall 2011

  • Architectural Design III - Nizwa University,Oman,Fall 2011

  • Architectural Conservation & Preservation- Nizwa University,Oman,Fall 2011

  • Building Construction II - MSA University, Egypt, Spring 2011

  • Final Year Project I - MSA University, Egypt, Spring 2011

  • Final Year Project II- MSA University, Egypt, Fall 2010

  • Environmental Control - MSA University, Egypt, spring 2010

  • Sustainable Cities - MSA University, Egypt, Fall 2009

  • (Acoustics & Lighting) - MSA University, Egypt, spring 2008

  • Architectural Design IV - MSA University, Egypt,Fall 2007

  • Environmental Control - MSA University, Egypt,Fall 2007

  • (Acoustics & Lighting) - MSA University, Egypt, Spring 2006

  • Environmental Control - MSA University, Egypt, Spring 2006

  • (Acoustics & Lighting) - MSA University, Egypt, Fall 2005

  • Architectural Design V - Modern Academy, Egypt,Fall 2003

  • Lighting and Acoustics - Modern Academy, Egypt,Spring 2003

  • Working and construction drawings - Modern Academy, Egypt, Fall 2002

  • Visual training - Modern Academy, Egypt, Fall 2002

  • Computer Aided Design - Modern Academy, Egypt, Fall 2002

  • Environmental Control - Zagzig University, Egypt, Spring 2000

Publications

    • Ashraf MHM. (2021) Interlocking Pet Bottles Construction for Rapid, Sustainable, & Efficient Building to Meet Humanitarian Housing Needs. J Arch Des Cons Tech.;2(1):11-27.


  • Mariam Abouhadid, Ashraf Mansour, Rania Shafik, Omar ElRawy, (November 2019), Thermal Performance of Plastic Bottles Walls Reused in Building Construction for Waste Reduction, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), Volume-9 Issue-1, Pages 5311-5315.


  • Ashraf Mansour Habib Mansour & Lamis Kanso (2018) Science park implementation – A proposal for merging research and industry in developing Arab countries, HBRC Journal, Elsevier, 14:3, 357-367, DOI: 10.1016/j.hbrcj.2017.06.002


  • Hoda Zeayter & Ashraf Mansour Habib Mansour (2018) Heritage conservation ideologies analysis – Historic urban Landscape approach for a Mediterranean historic city case study, HBRC Journal, Elsevier, 14:3, 345-356, DOI: 10.1016/j.hbrcj.2017.06.001


  • Mansour, Ashraf Mansour Habib, (2018), A Methodology for Shifting Egyptian Ports into Sustainable Green Ports, Architecture and Planning Journal – Special Edition, , pp. 168-186, Faculty of Architectural Engineering, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon.


  • Mansour, Ashraf Mansour Habib, (2018), Waste Plastic Bottles Reuse for Sustainable Building Construction With Special Reference to Hot Arid Regions, Egyptian Journal of Applied Science, Vol.(33), No.(3).


  • Mansour, Ashraf Mansour Habib, (2018), Vertical Farming: A Proposal For Urban Encroachment Limitation Over Agricultural Land In Egypt, Egyptian Journal of Applied Science, Vol.(33), No.(3).


  • Mansour, Ashraf, and Salam El Dewary, (June, 2018), Sustainable self-cleaning treatments for architectural facades in developing countries, Alexandria Engineering Journal, Elsevier, Volume 57, Issue 2, Pages 867-873. DOI: 10.1016/j.aej.2017.01.042


  • Mansour, Ashraf, (Sep. 2016), Sustainable youth community development in Egypt, Alexandria Engineering Journal, Elsevier, Volume 55, 3, Pages 2721-2728, DOI: 10.1016/j.aej.2016.05.019


  • Mansour, Ashraf and Dr. Subhi A. Ali, (February 2015), “Reusing Waste Plastic Bottles As An Alternative Sustainable Building Material” Energy for Sustainable Development, Elsevier, Volume 24, Pages 79–85, DOI: 10.1016/j.esd.2014.11.001


  • Zeayter, Hoda Hussein and Ashraf Mansour, (2014-2015), The Image of the Historical City in the course of its Development -Tyre Case Study, Architecture and Planning Journal, Vol. 23 , pp. 99-111 Faculty of Architectural Engineering, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon.


  • Sidani, Adeeb and Ashraf Mansour, (March, 2016), Merging Education and Industry for leading A Creative Urban Recognition in Middle Eastern Developing Countries, Architecture and Planning Journal – Special Edition, , pp. 168-186, Faculty of Architectural Engineering, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon.


  • Al-Matarneh, Rana T. and Ashraf Mansour , (March, 2016), Bridging gaps in Architectural education: developing A Professional and Career-Oriented Curriculum, Architecture and Planning Journal – Special Edition, , pp. 218-231, Faculty of Architectural Engineering, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon.


  • Mansour, Ashraf, (2013),“WASTE RECYCLING/REUSE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AS TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION” World Renewable Energy Congress- Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia 2013,14th to 18th July


  • Mansour, Ashraf, (2011) “ INNOVATION IN ARCHITECTURE DESIGN”, Egypt State Alumni Association: Second Annual Alumni Conference, Inspire for Change, Cairo, Egypt, May 14.


  • Nihal Marouf and Ashraf Mansour,(Dec., 2009), “Sustainable development of the residential buildings in Cairo: Maintenance and preservation for Elevations", Engineering Research Journal, 124, pp. AA1-AA13, Helwan University, Egypt.


  • Mansour, A.M., (2009) “EGYPTIAN MOVEMENT TOWARDS RENEWABLE ENERGY", The sixth international forum on solar and wind energy, Lanzhou, China, Oct. 15-17.


  • Mansour, A., J. Srebric, and B.J. Burley, (2007), Development of Straw-cement Composite Sustainable Building Material for Low-cost Housing in Egypt. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 2007. 3(11): p. 1571-1580.


  • Mansour, A.M., (2007), “ Redefining Egyptian Architectural Identity For Reaching Sustainable Design & Development, "Egyptian Journal of Applied Sciences, Cairo, Egypt, Vol. 22, No.6B, pp. 809-820.


  • Farag, N. M. and Mansour, A.M.H., (2007), “Architecture and Waste Recycling, Design Proposal for Building by Straw bale in Egypt" Egyptian Journal of Applied Sciences, Cairo, Egypt, Vol. 22, No.9, pp. 317-330 No.5, pp.615-627.


  • Mansour, A. M.H., (2007) “Women Participation in Self Help Housing Programs in Egypt ", Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Insinet Publications.


  • Mansour, A.M.,(2006), “Establishment of NRC Science Park for Economic and Sustainable Development in Egypt", UNESCO-WTA, Cooperative Project, Proceeding of International Training Workshop on High-Tech Clusters in Global Context, Daejeon, Korea, November 6-10, pp.40-50.


  • Mansour, A.M.,(2004), “Passive Solar Design Approach for Youth Housing”, National Research Center Bulletin, NRC, Cairo, Egypt, Vol.29.


  • Mansour, A.M., (2006), “ Towards Reapplication Of Self-Help Progressive Housing Programs In Egypt, Between National and International Experience”, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo, Egypt, Vol. 41, No.2, pp. 365-377


  • Mansour, A.M., (2002) “Applying Passive Solar Techniques In Egyptian Governmental Housing”, A Paper presented for the symposium of Achieving Comfort and Safety in Buildings Syria Oct., 26-28.


  • Mansour, A.M., (1996), “Environmental Aspects In Low Cost Housing”, Compendium of independent studies by the Architecture, Energy and Environment course participants, LCHS, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.


  • Mansour, A.M., (1994) “An Evaluation on Low Income Housing Project in Egypt: A study of Three typical Examples of sites and services programs”, Compendium of independent studies by the Architectural and Development course participants, p. 193- 207, LCHS, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Conferences and Scientific Visits

  • April 2019 Organizer & Coordinator Sustainable Architecture and Construction Workshop. National Research Centre Cairo, Egypt

  • OCT 2018 Invited Speaker The 1st International Conference on Urban Health & Wellbeing Uhwb2018, Building Collaborative Intelligence for Better Lives in Cities Faculty of Architectural Engineering, Beirut Arab University Debbeiah, Lebanon

  • MAY 2018 Session Chairman The Arab International industrial conference, National Research Centre Cairo, Egypt

  • OCT. 2017 Invited Speaker A.nergy Symposium 2017, Asian Institute for Environmental Research and Energy Incheon, South Korea

  • MAR 2016 Invited Speaker THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 'RETHINKING ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION' Faculty of Architectural Engineering, Beirut Arab University Debbeiah, Lebanon

  • OCT 2015 Attendee Towards the enhancement of staff members/teaching Skills, Beirut Arab University Beirut, Lebanon

  • APR 2015 Attendee The 2nd National Workshop on effective research, Arab Open University, Oman Branch Muscat, Oman

  • AUG 2013 Speaker Green Architecture Workshop, Ministry of Regional Municipalities and water resources Salalah, Oman

  • JULY2013 Speaker World Renewable Energy Congress- Australia, 14th to 18th July, Murdoch university Perth, Australia

  • OCT. 2012 Attendee Symposium on Preserving Local Traditional Urban Character Ministry Of Housing, Oman Muscat, Oman

  • OCT. 2009 Speaker The sixth international forum on solar and wind energy Lanzhou University Lanzhou, China

  • NOV.2008 Attendee LEED, Green Build Expo and Conference, Boston, USA, November 19-21, 2008, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council Boston, MA, USA

  • NOV.2006 Speaker UNESCO-WTA, Cooperative Project, International Training Workshop on High-Tech Clusters in Global Context, November 6-10

  • UNESCO-WTA, Daejeon, South Korea

  • AUG.2006 Speaker UNESCO in cooperation with the Arab Academy of Sciences, Arab States Regional Workshop on Science and Technology Park Governance, September 12-14, UNESCO Manama, Bahrain

  • SEP. 2003 Attendee International CAD Program in City Planning, Architectural Design, and Interior decoration, Guangzhou Incubation Center Guangzhou, China

  • OCT. 2002 Speaker Symposium of “Achieving Comfort and Safety in Buildings”, Oct., 26-28, 2002 , El Baath University Homs, Syria

  • FEB. 1998 Attendee Green Architecture, Organization for Energy Conservation and Planning Symposium , Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt

Projects

  • 2020 Study of Environmentally Friendly Ventilation Blocks Produced by Using Waste Materials in Different Egyptian Climatic Zones Principle investigator National Research Centre National Research Centre, 15000$ Egypt

  • 2018 Plastic Bottles utilization for Experimental Building Co-investigator National Research Centre National Research Centre, 20000LE Egypt

  • 2012-2015 Building a pilot ecological architectural project using recycled or reused urban waste materials in Nizwa. Principle investigator Department of Architecture & ID, University of Nizwa University of Nizwa, 15000$ Oman

  • 2012 The Eco friendly House Project Co-investigator Department of Architecture & ID, University of Nizwa TRC, The Research Council, Oman 1000000$ Oman

  • 2006-2008 Straw Bale Experimental Building Co-investigator, National Research Centre National Research Centre Egypt

  • 2005 Optimizing Building Simulation Software For Energy Efficient Building Fulbright Principle investigator Architectural Engineering Department

  • Pennsylvania State university Fulbright Commission, 20000$ USA

  • 2003-2004 Utilizing Rice Straw in Building Construction Principle investigator National Research Centre National Research Centre Egypt

  • 1997 Comparison between German and Egyptian Self-Help Progressive Housing Project , Principle investigator Faculty of Architecture, Fachhochschule Bochum DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Bochum, Germany

  • 1996 Project Environmental Aspects In Low Cost Housing Principle investigator Lund University, SIDA Lund, Sweden

  • 1994 Study project for Three typical Examples of sites and services, Programs in Egypt Principle investigator Lund University, LCHS, Lund, Sweden.

  • 1992-1995 Low cost housing structure using interlocking blocks Co-investigator National Research Centre National Research Centre Egypt

Individual Awards

  • 2020 Outstanding reviewer Award, Green Building & construction Economics

  • 2011 US Department of State Award for Extraordinary effort as a speaker at the 2nd Annual Egypt State Alumni, 18th May 2011

  • 2010 Certificate of Recognition Award for participating in the Fulbright program Selection Process, The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt, 2010

  • 2005 Postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar, Architectural Engineering Department, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA

  • 2005 Occasional Lecturer Program Award, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, Fl, USA

  • 1997 Doctorate DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholar, Faculty of Architecture, Fachhochschule Bochum, Germany

  • 1996 SIDA grant for international post graduate Engineers, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

  • 1994 LCHS grant for international post graduate Engineers, Lund University, Lund, Sweden