Sherzad Ismail is a Syrian civil engineer. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering under the Structural Engineering at the Damascus University in 2015. He has been a Guest Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society for the project UTB-MENA (Urban Mobility Behavior in Large Cities in the MENA Region) since February 2018.
The UTB-MENA team is happy to offer the opportunity for Master’s students in the fields of urban and transportation planning from the MENA region to work as guest researchers. More information about this program can be found here.
Amr Ah. Gouda has a Ph.D. in urban planning from TU Berlin and a Master’s degree in architecture from Ain Shams University (ASU). He is a LEED Accredited Professional for Neighborhood Development and an Autodesk Certified Professional for Revit Architecture. He works as a researcher in the Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft (ZTG), TU Berlin and an academic staff at ASU. Between 2013 and 2018, he conducted research regarding sustainability assessment, travel behavior, and urban sprawl. In addition, he has co-supervised several master’s theses and published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. Amr is responsible for producing land-use quantifications and graphics via ArcGIS for UTB-MENA.
Erik is a Deutscher Akademsicher Austausch Dienst Scholar pursuing his Master’s in Environmental Planning at the Technical University Berlin. After completing degrees in Global Studies and German at California Lutheran Unviersity, Erik studied in China and interned in Laos. He hopes to research how economic and political systems affect people’s access to food, nature, and decent livelihoods. He has worked as a Student Assistant with UTB-MENA since April 2018.
Ahmad Alhakeem is an architect from Syria. After completing his degree in Architecture at the International University for Science and Technology in Damascus, Syria in 2011, he further focused his knowledge on sustainable design and energy efficiency via a diploma program at Cairo University, which he completed in 2014. He has been a Guest Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society for the project UTB-MENA (Urban Mobility Behavior in Large Cities in the MENA Region) since February 2018.