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Sahar Najeeb Sulaiman Kharrufa

Sahar Najeeb Kharrufa is an experienced Architect, academic, and researcher. As an Architect, he has designed over 250 projects. As an Academic, he is presently a Professor of Architecture and the Coordinator of the MSc in Urban Design program in the Department of Architecture. He has taught several subjects that include Architectural Design, Sustainability, Urban Design, Graduation projects, and CAAD. In terms of research, Sahar has published 27 papers to date on subjects covering university design, CAD, and green buildings. He was awarded his PhD from Bath University in the UK in 1985.

Education
  • PhD Architecture, Designing and Planning Universities and Polytechnics; Bath University, UK, 1985.
  • MSc Architectural Engineering, University of Baghdad, 1979.
  • BSc Architectural Engineering, University of Baghdad, 1976.
Experience
  • Professor of Architecture, Coordinator of postgraduate studies, Department of Architecture, Ajman University from 2015
  • Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Ajman University, 2007-2015
  • Founder, Partner and Technical chief of “CBuilding” Contracting Company, Iraq, 1999-2007
  • Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq, 2001 - 2006
  • Managing Director and Head of Architectural division in “Bureau of Contemporary Design”, BCD, Baghdad Iraq, 1989 - 2006
  • Senior Research Officer, Building Research center, Science Research Counsel, Baghdad Iraq, 1985-1889
  • Senior Engineer, Al Fao General Establishment Contracting Company, Baghdad, Iraq, 1989-2000
Teaching Area
  • Sustainability
  • Active thermal environmental design
  • Architectural Design
  • Lighting
  • Sustainability on Urban Design, MSc program
  • Research Methods, MSc program
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • History of Architecture
Research
  • Sustainability
  • Cooling loads
  • Evaporative cooling
  • Urban Design
  • University Campus Design
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • A review of building thermal treatment in hot climates 2017 7th North sea conference on energy
  • Upgrading the Building Envelope to Reduce Cooling Loads 2011 Sustainability conference, American University
  • Design of street furniture in urban spaces 1989 5th Conference of Science Research Council, Iraq
  • The area allocated to circulation and structural elements in buildings 1989 5th Conference of Science Research Council, Iraq
  • Effect of structural grid on area of functional spaces 1989 5th Conference of Science Research Council, Iraq
  • Scientific research in Iraqi universities 1988 6th Scientific Conference of University of Mosul
  • Employment of computers in Iraqi universities 1987 5 th Scientific Conference of University of Mosul
  • The actual capacity of free use spaces in universities 1986 4th Conference of Science Research Council, Iraq
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Iraqi union of Engineers
  • UAE Photography Society
  • First place Design award for architectural Design of Quran School in Karbala, Iraq in 2013
  • First place architectural competition award for cultural center in Muwafaqia Iraq, 2014.
  • First place Design award for architectural competition design of 2000 seat Auditorium in Karbala, Iraq in 2013
  • Member of Editorial board of Iraqi Journal of Architects
  • First place design award architectural competition for design of of Iraqi Chemical company hospitality house in Baghdad Iraq, 1999.