Professor Rashed-Ali’s current research focuses on sustainable architecture and urbanism with an emphasis on minimizing the negative environmental impacts of the built environment through the design of high-performance, energy efficient, and carbon neutral buildings and communities.
Currently, Professor Rashed-Ali is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he teaches 3rd year design studios, environmental systems courses, and a graduate seminar on the use of environmental performance simulation and design decision support tools to achieve Carbon-Neutral Design.
Professor Rashed-Ali has a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University with a dissertation titled: “Cogeneration and Community Design”, in which he investigated the impact of community design parameters on the environmental and economic performances of cogeneration systems as an emergent, energy efficient technology. He also has a M.S. in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University in the UK focusing on Energy Efficient Buildings, and a B.S. in Architecture from Ain Shams University in Egypt. Professor Rashed-Ali has taught architecture since 1992 in Egypt and since 2001 in Texas A&M University. He is also a registered architect in Egypt and has practiced architecture there since 1991.