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School of the Built Environment

Dr Inji Kenawy

Lecturer

Biography

Dr. Kenawy joined the University of Salford in May 2017 as a Research Fellow then a Lecturer at the School of Built Environment. Prior to joining the University of Salford, Inji was a lecturer at the Architectural Engineering Department, the British University in Egypt for three years where she contributed to the program and modules developments and led a number of modules. During this time, she also acted as the academic advisor for the Architecture Student Association and a personal tutor providing academic support to students.

Dr. Kenawy was awarded her Ph.D. in December 2013 from the school of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University. Along with her PhD studies, she was involved in lecturing Masters Students at the School of Built Environment as well as delivering workshops for PGR students having different backgrounds as part of her position as the Research Support Officer. In this same period, Inji was the HDR representative in the Strategic Research Center (SRC) committee, the president of the CIB student chapter and a member of the Division of student’s life (ISS-Connect program). In 2012, she was awarded the Graham Treloar prize for the best higher degree by research student with a published paper on sustainability and a finalist in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment’s three minutes thesis competition.

Over her career, Inji has successfully maintained a balance of research, teaching, students’ supervision and scientific activities. Inji had participated in several conferences, attended workshops and training courses and colloquiums in the U.K., U.S.A, Egypt, China, and Australia. She had widely published in different national and international conferences as well as academic journals. To date she published more than twenty-five peer reviewed journal and conference papers. She was part of the organising committee of the Association of Architectural Schools of Australia 2011 Conference and the First International Conference on Sustainability and the Future 2010. She was also part of the scientific committee of Passive and Low Energy Association (PLEA) conferences in Los Angeles 2016, Edinburgh 2017 and Hong Kong 2018; and the International Conference of the Architectural Science Association in Melbourne 2018.  Inji is also a member of the editorial panel of the Journal of Architecture, City and Environment, and is regularly asked to review articles for top journals including Journal of Building and Environment.

Teaching

  • Design Representation Modelling
  • Building in Use
  • Building Technology
  • Conservation of Historic Environment
  • Urban Ecologies
  • Introduction to Design Practice
  • Level 4 Tutor (ADT)

Research Interests

Environmental Design; Urban Ecologies; Sustainability of Built Environment; Smart Cities; Historic Architecture and Cities; Outdoor thermal Comfort studies; Multicultural Urban places; Interaction of built environments and ecological systems; cross-cultural design research practice; design and analysis of public spaces; behaviour in public spaces; Place-making; Landscape Architecture; Historical studies and conservation; Sociology of Architecture and Urban Development; Urban Design and Development; Climate Change Adaptation; Histories and theories of design. 

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualification:

  • Doctorate of Philosophy, School of Architecture &Buildings, Deakin University, Australia
  • Thesis Title “Cultural Diversity & Thermal Comfort in Outdoor Public Places”.

 

Membership:

  • International Association for Urban Climate “IAUC”
  • International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism
  • International Association for the protection and conservation of the heritage of Hassan Fathy
  • The World Energy Council, Youth Committee (2008-present)
  • Egyptian Engineering Syndicate (2003– present)

Publications

  • Kenawy, I. and Elkadi, H. (2018) The outdoor thermal benchmarks in Melbourne urban climate, Sustainable Cities and Society, 43, p. 587-600.
  • El-Feki, S., Kenawy, I. (2018) Integrating sustainability within architectural education in Cairo, International journal on proceedings of science and technology (Resourceedings), 1(1).
  • Kenawy, I. and Elkadi, H. (2018) Outdoor Neutral Temperature Assessment within Deakin University Campus at Melbourne City, Australia, 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2018, The Architectural Science Association and RMIT University, Melbourne Australia.
  • Elkadi, H. and Kenawy, I. (2018) Integrated Ecological Systems for Urban Futures, the passive low energy architecture  Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree Limit 2018, Hong Kong.
  • El-Sayed, M., Dabaieh, M., Ismaeel, W., Kenawy, I., (2018) Towards a fossil free energy production using GIS multi-criteria decision-making support tool, SEEDS 2018 BUE Green Heritage Special Edition journal.
  • Kenawy, I., Al Hegazi, S., (2017) Desertification and city resilience in Siwa, Egypt, PLEA 2017 Design to Thrive, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Kenawy, I., Khaled, M., (2017) Land Suitability for Wind Farms in Suez Governorate, Egypt, PLEA 2017 Design to Thrive, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Dabaieh M. & Kenawy I., Ismaeel, W. S. E., Adel, M. (2016) Carbon mapping for residential low retrofitting. Advanced Technology for Sustainable Systems. Springer.
  • Ismaeel, W. S. E., Adel, M., Dabaieh M. & Kenawy I. (2016) Using GIS as a decision making support tool for LEED credits, PLEA 2016 Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments, Los Angeles, U.S.
  • Al Hejazi, S.  & Kenawy, I. (2016) Urban Ecology as a sustainable tool for desertification in Egypt, the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability and the Future, Egypt.
  • Medhat, R. & Kenawy, I. (2016) Impact of outdoor landscape on students’ social and Environmental behaviour, the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability and the Future, Egypt.
  • Farouk, M & Kenawy, I. (2016) Residential landscape preference and its impact on Residents behavior, the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability and the Future, Egypt.
  • El-Deeb, Y. & Kenawy, I. (2016) Revival of Traditional Islamic Architectural Principles, the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability and the Future, Egypt.
  • Kenawy, I. & Ehab, A. (2015) Community participation as a gate to new Egyptian society, the 31st international PLEA conference. Bologna, Italy.
  • Kenawy, I. & Elkadi, H. (2013) The impact of cultural and climatic background on thermal sensation votes, the 29th international PLEA conference, Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future. Munich, Germany.
  • Kenawy, I. & Elkadi, H. (2012). Thermal Comfort in Outdoor Places: A multicultural perception. 28th international PLEA conference, Opportunities, limits: Towards an Environmentally Responsible Architecture. Lima, Peru.
  • Kenawy, I. & Elkadi, H. (2012). Effect of thermal adaptation on Outdoor Comfort Perception. 8th International conference on Urban Climate and 10th symposium on the Urban Environment. Dublin, Ireland.
  • Kenawy, I. & Elkadi, H. (2012). Effect of personal and cultural diversity on outdoor thermal comfort perception. 8th International conference on Urban Climate and 10th symposium on the Urban Environment. Dublin, Ireland.
  • Kenawy,I. & Elkadi H. (2011). Diversity and Thermal Comfort in Outdoor Places. The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 11(1).
  • Kenawy, I. & Elkadi, H. (2011). Diversity and Thermal Comfort adaptation. The Association of Architecture Schools of Australia 2011 Conference, Architecture @ the edge. Geelong, Australia.
  • Kenawy, I. & Elkadi, H. (2011). Thermal Comfort & Multicultural Public Places. 4th International Urban Design Conference. Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Kenawy, I. & Elkadi, H. (2011). Islamic landscape between restoration and replacement. The Association of Architecture Schools of Australia 2011 Conference, Architecture @ the edge. Geelong, Australia.
  • Kenawy, I.; Afifi, M. & Mahmoud, A. (2010).The effect of planting design on thermal comfort in outdoor spaces. The First International Conference on Sustainability and the Future. Cairo, Egypt.
  • Dewidar, K.; Kenawy, I. & Magdy, N. (2009). Nano Technology Ventilated Skins. 5th International Architectural Conference: Towards a New Architectural Vision. Egypt.
  • Kenawy,I. (2009). Post Occupancy in office building. 5th International Architectural Conference: Towards a New Architectural Vision. Cairo, Egypt.
  • Kenawy, I. (2009). Thermal comfort in sustainable office buildings.  The 9th International Conference & Exhibition Healthy Buildings 2009. Syracuse NY, USA.
  • Dewidar, K.; Kenawy, I. & Magdy, N. (2009). Green Skyscrapers: A New Architectural language. The 9th International Conference & Exhibition Healthy Buildings 2009. Syracuse NY, USA.
  • Dewidar, K.; Hassan, A.; Kenawy, I. & Magdy, N. (2009). Upgrading Informal Settlements in Egypt towards a Sustainable Urban Development. SUE-MOT conference 2009 on whole life sustainability and its assessment. Loughborough, UK.
  • Dewidar, K.; Kenawy, I. & Magdy, N. (2009). Gardens in the Sky: A New Architectural Typology. Ain Shams third international conference on environmental engineering. Cairo, Egypt.
  • ElBarmalgy, M.; Hassan, A. & Kenawy, I. (2009). Landscape Conservation of Islamic Gardens. The Modernism vs. Islamic Architecture conference. Cairo, Egypt