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Mr Taher Eldanaf

Job: PhD student

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Design

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: N/A

E: p2502864@my365.dmu.ac.uk

 

Publications and outputs 

  • THE FLOATING HOUSE, SKINS & SPACES DUBAI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) – PALM JUMEIRAH. Ideal Journal of Engineering and Applied Science (IJEAS).
  • Sensory Pollution from Treated Wood Panels on Perceived Air Quality and Human Comfort, SB - 13 Conference – Dubai, UAE 8 -10 December, 2013.
  • Seminar Speaker at the Big 5 Show 2013, Dubai, UAE, Paper name: Adapting to climate change with floating houses.
  • THE ELEMENTS OF NATURAL CONCEPT IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDING SKINS by: EURO-MED-SEC-2: The Second European and Mediterranean Structural Engineering and Construction Conference – American University of Beirut (AUB) July 22, 2018.  

Research interests/expertise

  • Building Skin and materials performance.
  • Indoor Human Comfort.
  • The impact of a various workplace spatial settings on behavioral and organizational outcomes (The effective perceived collaboration). 

Areas of teaching

Interior Design Studio I (Residential Villa)
Interior Design Studio II (Retails Design)
Interior Design Studio III (offices)
Sustainability for Interior Design. Developing the course and encouraging conference poster participation to students
Working Drawing I & II
Lighting & Acoustics course for ID

Qualifications

MSc. in Sustainable Design of the Built Environment, The British University in Dubai-UAE, 2013
Bachelor in Interior Design, Ajman University, Ajman-UAE, 2008
Preparing PhD in open-plan office. De Montfort University, Leicester-UK

Honours and awards

Member of APID
Awards of Hotel International Conference/Dubai 2006
Honors, Five Star Hotel Competition – Ajman University, 2007
Solar Decathlon 2016, Submitting Preliminary proposal (Team Leader, Indoor Environment)
VMODERN Magazine (Library Chair, 21 NOV. 2015) – Participation
Supervisor in Students Affair Events, Design and Specifications (National Day and Global Day, 2017 till date)

Conference attendance

  • Hotel International Conference/Dubai, UAE 2006
  • Sustainable Buildings Conference in Dubai, from 8 to10 December 2013 (SB – 13).
  • The Big 5 Show - Dubai, 2013
  • The Second European and Mediterranean Structural Engineering and Construction Conference – The American University of Beirut, 2018 Beirut – Lebanon.
  • The 4th World Green Economy Summit, 2018 Dubai – UAE.
  • Speech about “The Future Workplace” – The American University of Dubai, 2020 Dubai – UAE.  

PhD project

PhD title

The impact of open-plan office spatial design components on the potential effective collaboration and job satisfaction in the UAE Socio-cultural context

Names of supervisors

First Supervisor: Beniamino Polimeni, Second Supervisor: Stuart Wright

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