Professor of Sustainable Design and Architectural Engineering. He is a Chartered Architect (RIBA) and a Chartered Engineer (CIBSE) with over 20 years of academic and practice experience in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) through the Built Environment in UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. Prof. Dr. Altan sits on several editorial boards and reviews project proposals for the European Commission, UK Research Councils, and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) by Qatar Foundation. Since 2004, he has, singly or jointly, secured and directed 32 research grants worth over £21 million. He is a founding member of the International Network on Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH), which has so far organised seven international conferences, several design workshops, and numerous technical visits. As well as having supervised 16 successful PhD students, Prof. Dr. Altan has published over 200-refereed journal and conference papers in related fields.