Dr. Yasser Mahgoub is the Chairman of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering, Qatar University.

Received B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 1978 and Doctorate in Architecture from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 1990.

He has held several academic positions since 1990 at Ain Shams University, United Arab Emirates University, Kuwait University and Qatar University.

Practiced as a professional architect in Egypt and was a founding member in 1980 of “The Egyptian Designers” architectural firm in Cairo, Egypt. Practiced as an architect and consultant in Egypt, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar. Teaches architectural design studios, architectural research, environment, graduation projects and urban planning legislation and behavior in architecture and architectural professional practice.

His research interests include social and cultural aspects of architecture, sustainable architecture, architectural education and the impact of globalization on architecture. Served as a scientific referee for many scientific conferences and journals.

Attended and presented papers in several international and regional conferences. Practiced as a professional architect and consultant in Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar. Was a member of the Agha Khan for Architecture Award reviewers for the 2010 cycle.