Dr Sahar is an architect and educator with 11 years of experience in academic teaching and research. She held a lecturer position at Al-Azhar University in Egypt in the field of Sustainable Building Design and Building Performance in the architectural context. Since 2012, she served in different teaching roles either as Assistant lecturer, Module leader, and Dissertation Supervisor at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Her research is centred on Sustainable Building Design and Building Performance with a focus on daylighting, visual comfort, user control and energy performance in buildings. She conducted her PhD research jointly between the University of Nottingham, UK and Al-Azhar University, Egypt (2015-2019) where she focused on the utilization of daylighting as a strategy to reduce energy consumption in buildings located in hot climates and the examination of the involved simulation techniques.
Through her academic experience, she was awarded several national and international grants such as the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education research, Newton-Mosharafa and Fulbright grants. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Nottingham, UK (2016), The University of Texas at Austin, USA (2019), and the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (2021) for research and faculty development.
Dr Sahar welcomes PhD applications in sustainable building design, building performance, user control, daylight, glare and energy performance, and visual comfort.