Faculty of Engineering - ASU
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Mostafa Refat Ahmed Ismail
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Architecture Engineering
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Mostafa Earned his B.Ss from Ain Shams University 1994 with distinction and honours, he hold his Ph.D. degree from the School of Architecture and Building Engineering, at the University of Liverpool, UK 2003. He worked at EPSRC funded projects and Lecturer at the University of Liverpool till 2006, and until 2008 at the Glasgow School of Art. He is teaching Acoustics, Building services, Design Studio, Workshop, and Working drawings as well as Graduation Project. Mostafa taught many courses related to architectural Building Services and technical studies at many International and Egyptian Universities at Undergraduate and Postgraduate Levels. He served as the General Manager, and Minister Advisor, at the Technical Affairs Department, NEW URBAN COMMUNITIES AUTHORITY NUCA, Ministry if Housing and Urban Development, EGYPT, for 2 years. He published many papers at international conferences and Journals, as well as contributions in books. He is a member of the higher scientific committee for developing the code of practice, Ministry of Culture, EGYPT. THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR URBAN HARMONY, Ministry of Culture, EGYPT. And a member of the executive committee of the INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN PLANNING COMPETITION , THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR URBAN HARMONY, Ministry of Culture, EGYPT. He is partner in EPSRC funded research projects, with the University of Liverpool, UK. And TEMPUS projects with ILPO, Stuttgart University, Germany. He organized two conferences for Ain Shams University, and participated in organizing a conference for the BUE. He is a Visiting Scholar, Department of Architecture, University of Liverpool. UK. Many postgraduate students have been successfully supervised by him for research towards the degrees of MPhil and PhD. He is an academic referee for several International and national journals in his area of research interest that involves Acoustics, sound transfer, room acoustics, outdoor noise propagation, Sustainable Design, Energy transfer modeling, Computer Modeling and simulation of Building Performance, and Experimental modeling. His particular interest extends to the areas of Sustainable Urban Development, ECO Design, as well as Environmental monitoring. He served as external examiner for research and undergraduate graduation degrees at the University of Liverpool UK, Al-Elbeit University Jordan, and many Universities in EGYPT.

Professor Building Science- School of Architecture 6/28/2010

Appreciation Certificate from the Ministers Council Presidency Information Centre and Support Decision [IDSC]. “Technology Developing Program“. 1994.
Appreciation Certificate from the Architectural Engineering Society, Egypt, 1995.
Appreciation Certificate from the architectural Engineering Branch [Engineering Syndicate], 1995.
Appreciation Certificate from School of Architecture AIN SHAMS University for effort done at ARUP2006, 2006.
Appreciation Certificate from AIN SHAM University for Research Excellency, 2008.
Appreciation Certificate from the British University in Egypt, for the honour Prize at the Bergen National Wood Festival Competition, Bergen Norway, 2010.

Member of the:
Institute Of Acoustics [IOA], United Kingdom, England.
Egyptian Architectural Engineering Society.
Egyptian Engineering Syndicate.
Egyptian Society of Engineers.
Acoustical Society of Egypt ASE.
Acoustical Society of America ASA.

M. R. Ismail. Adaptable Theories for modeling Urban Noise Propagation. Urban Noise Propagation. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (2013-02-25).
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Published Research:
1. M.R. Ismail. “The Propagation of Noise through the Urban Fabric”. Proceeding of the Institute Of Acoustics [IOA]. Volume 22 part 2 [1], pp [171-180]. 17-18 April 2000.

2. M.R Ismail and D.J.Oldham. “The development of a Pseudo Radiosity method for the investigation of Noise through the urban Fabric”. International Postgraduate Research conference in Built and Human Environment 15 - 16 March 2001, Salford.

3. M.R Ismail and D.J.Oldham. “The Effect of the Urban Fabric on the Noise from Low Flying Aircraft”. Journal of Building Acoustics Volume 9 Number 2, pp [161-179] 2002.

4. M.R.Ismail and D.J.Oldham, “The role of specular and diffuse reflections in urban noise propagation”, Proceeding of the Institute Of Acoustics [IOA]. 25-27 March 2002. University of Salford.

5. M.R.Ismail and D.J.Oldham, “A Scale Model Investigation of the Role of Diffuse Reflections from Building Facades on Urban Noise Propagation”, Research Symposium Acoustic characteristics of surfaces: measurement, prediction and applications*18-19 September 2003.University of Salford, Manchester, UK.

6. M.R.Ismail and D.J.Oldham, “Specular and diffuse reflections in noise propagation in city streets”. 10th International Conference on Sound and Vibration, Stockholm, 2003.

7. M.R.Ismail and D.J.Oldham, “The effect of the scattering of sound from building facades on urban noise propagation”. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration, pp. 1445-1452, 2003.

8. M.R Ismail and D.J.Oldham. “Computer Modelling in Urban Noise Propagation”. Journal of Building Acoustics Volume 10, pp [227-259] 2003.

9. M.R Ismail and D.J.Oldham. “A Scale Model Investigation of Sound reflection from Building Facades”.Applied Acoustics Volume 66, pp [123-147] 2005.

10. M.R.Ismail and D.J.Oldham, “The effect on sound propagation in streets of the distribution of acoustic scatterers on facades”. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Volume 117, Issue 4, pp. 2417-2417 (2005).

11. M.R.Ismail, ‘A Stretched Pseudo Radiosity Method for Noise Propagation through the Urban Fabric’ ARUP2006 1st International Conference. Cairo, EGYPT.

12. A.Khateeb and M.R.Ismail, ‘Sounds from the Past the Acoustics of Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrassa’ Journal of Building Acoustics Volume 14, pp [109-132] 2007.

13. M.R.Ismail. A Reduced to ONE Form Factor for Modelling Noise in Urban Canyons. ARUP2008 2nd International Conference. Cairo, EGYPT.

14. M.R.Ismail. Source Characteristics as bases for Acoustic Screen Design. Ain Shams Journal of Architectural Engineering Volume2, 2009.

15. M.R.Ismail. Egypt Noise Map, towards effective information system. Ain Shams Journal of Architectural Engineering Volume2, 2009.

16. M.R.Ismail. The effect of building density and size on the propagation of sound through the urban fabric. JAUES. Cairo, EGYPT.

17. M.R.Ismail and D.J.Oldham. A Markovian approach to modelling the propagation of sound in long rooms. ICSV17. Cairo 18-22 July 2010, EGYPT.

18. M.R.Ismail. Acoustics Hotel Design criteria and challenges in EGYPT. FISC, 23-25 November 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

19. W.Elshamy, A.Farouk, M.R.Ismail, Evaluation of BOT Airports in Egypt, 1st International Civil Aviation Symposium ICAS, 26-28 November 2011.

20. M. R. Ismail. A parametric investigation of the acoustical performance of contemporary mosques. Journal of Frontiers of Architectural Research. Elsevier (2013) 2, 30–41.

21. M. R. Ismail. Quiet Environment: Acoustics of Vertical Green Wall Systems of the Islamic Urban Form, Journal of Frontiers of Architectural Research, Elsevier (2013) 2, 162–177.

22. M. R. Ismail. Sound Preferences of the Dense Urban Environment: The Soundscape of Cairo. Journal of Frontiers of Architectural Research, Elsevier (2014) 3, 55–68.

23. M. R. Ismail. A Parametric Study of the Effect of Building Distributions and Size on the Propagation of Sound in the Urban Environment, J Archit Eng Tech 2014, 3:1

24. M. R. Ismail and H. Eldaly. Origamic Forms: A New Realm in improving Acoustical Environment Origamic. ARCHDESIGN '14, 8-12May 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.

25. M. R. Ismail. Soniferous Architecture from Archaeo-acoustics towards the Soundsculpture Aural era. In press. International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies, 4(1), 44-64, January-June 2014

26. M. R. Ismail and H. Eldaly. The Acoustics of the Mevlevi Sama’Khana. IP2014. 18–20 July 2014, Viseu, Portugal. http://invisibleplaces.org/

27. M. R. Ismail and Y.Eisa. Cairo, a possible Aural Comfort: Factors effecting the Cairene perception of Soundscape. IP2014. 18–20 July 2014, Viseu, Portugal. http://invisibleplaces.org/

28. M. R. Ismail and H. Eldaly. Acoustics Oribotics: The Sonic impact of Heterogeneous parigamic shapes. International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling, 3(2), 55-69, April-June 2014

29. M. R. Ismail. The Acoustic of Monolithic Dome Structures. Under review

30. N.M.Mohsen, R.Morcos, K.M. Dewidar, M.R.Ismail. The Engineering Principles of Biological Forms vs. Classical Architectural Engineering. Engineering Research Journal - Faculty of Engineering (Shoubra), 2015.

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Educational and Research Projects:
2003→March 2004:
School of Architecture and Building Engineering. [ARU] The University of Liverpool.
EPSRC Grant Reference: GR/R46243/01
Principal Investigator: Professor DJ Oldham
Project Partner: ARUP
Title: Development of Novel Window Systems for Optimum Acoustic, Ventilation and Daylight Performance.

Using Finite Element Modelling [FEM] and Boundary Element Modelling [BEM] models validated by scale model measurements.

CIAC Tempus Project- 2008-10

Research Development and Innovation Programme (RDI), Proposals / Innovation Cluster
SD-ALL Sustainable Development Adaptable Lifelong Learning Centre


My research interest in Building Acoustic, Noise transfer and mitigation strategies, Urban Noise modelling, Sonic spaces, Soundscapes as well as Aural Architecture. My interest extends in areas involving Sustainable Design, Energy transfer modelling, Computer Modelling of Building Performance, and Experimental modelling. My particular interest extends in the areas of Sustainable Urban Development, ECO Design, as well as Environmental monitoring.

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