“Dr.  Iman O. Gawad is an Associate Prof. of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Egypt where she received her Bachelor degree in 1996. She finished her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree specialised in Environmental Architecture also from the same faculty in 2001 and 2009 respectively. She obtained another M.Sc. degree from the School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University College of Dublin, Republic of Ireland in 2004. She also holds the position of the Director of ‘Helwan University’s International Students Bureau’ and a board member of the university’s Internationalisation Board. She acts as an academic coordinator for various international programs and educational exchange between Helwan University and a number of European universities.

Outside of Helwan University, Dr. Gawad served as an adjunct faculty member at several national and international universities based in Cairo teaching all sequences of Architectural Design, History, and Environmental Control courses. She is actively engaged in teaching, research and postgraduate supervision in the areas of energy efficiency, shading and sustainable design. She has publications in a number of National and International Journals and Conferences, in addition to being a member of the editorial and Reviewing Committee for several international conferences and workshops.”