PhD, MRes, M.Arch.
Nationality: Swedish and Syrian
Languages: English, Arabic, (Swedish), and (French)
Work experience: Architect and urban designer.
More than 15 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. Expert in the interactive relationship between urban microclimate and urban design so as to reach a level of sustainability and enhance the quality of life.
Post-doctoral fellow at Housing Development and Management, Dept. architecture and built environment, Lund University.
Recent publications (selection)
2018 Yahia MW Experiential Learning Theory as a Teaching Method in Climate Smart Architecture and Urban Design. Accepted paper for the 10th Educational Inspiration Conference, December 6, 2018, Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden.
2018 Johansson E, Yahia MW wind comfort and solar access in a coastal development in Malmö, Sweden. 10th International Conference on Urban Climate/ 14th Symposium on the Urban Environment, 6th-10th August 2018, New York, NY.
2017 Yahia MW, Johansson E, Thorsson S, Lindberg F “Effect of urban design on microclimate and thermal comfort outdoors in warm-humid Dar es Salaam, Tanzania”. International Journal of Biometeorology, Special Issue on Trans-disciplinary approaches to climate change. 0020-7128. DOI 10.1007/s00484-017-1380-7
2017 Johansson E, Yahia MW, Arroyo I, Bengs C “Outdoor thermal comfort in public space in warm-humid Guayaquil, Ecuador”. International Journal of Biometeorology, Special Issue on Trans-disciplinary approaches to climate change, 0020-7128. doi.org/10.1007/s00484-017-1329-x
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.