PhD, MRes, M.Arch.
Languages: English, Arabic, (Swedish), and (French)
Work experience: Architect and urban designer.
More than 12 years of working experience in the field of architecture as an architect and urban designer. Worked both in the public and private sector companies in architecture and design. Designed many projects on national and international levels.
PhD holder at Housing Development and Management, Lund University, in the field of urban microclimate, thermal comfort and urban design.
Licentiate degree from Lund University 2012 in the field of microclimate and urban planning regulations. Has publications in international journals and conferences. Interested in the relationship between urban microclimate and urban design so as to reach a level of sustainability and enhance the quality of life.
Researcher at Housing Development and Management, Lund University, in the field of microclimate and urban design.
Recent publications (selection)
2014 Yahia MW. PhD thesis. Towards Better Urban Spaces in Harmony with Microclimate: Urban design and planning regulations in hot dry Damascus, Syria. Division of Housing Development & Management (HDM), Dept. of Architecture and Built Environment, ISSN 1652-7666, ISBN-13 978- 91-87866-39-5, Lund University, Sweden.
2014 Yahia MW, Johansson E “Landscape interventions in improving thermal comfort in the hot dry city of Damascus, Syria - The example of residential spaces with detached buildings”. Journal of Landscape and Urban Planning, 125: 1–16.
2013 Yahia MW, Johansson E “Influence of urban planning regulations on the microclimate in a hot dry climate: The example of Damascus, Syria”. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 28 (1): 51–65.
2013 Yahia MW, Johansson E “Evaluating the behaviour of different thermal indices by investigating various outdoor urban environments in the hot dry city of Damascus, Syria”. International Journal of Biometeorology, 57 (4): 615–630.