PhD dissertation Aushim Koumar

On 21 November 2016, Dr. Aushim Koumar , publicly defended his PhD thesis dissertation entitled “Deployable Scissor Structures for Disaster Relief – Multi-Criteria Optimisation and Design for Adaptability”.

Structures that are in a shape of scissors, easily transportable, elevating and folding, could be used as a sustainable solution for providing shelter to population in need. A promising research for sustainability and humanitarian aid!


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Members of Aushim’s Jury were:

·Prof. dr. ir. Tine Tysmans (Promotor)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, MEMC

·Prof. dr. ir. arch. Niels De Temmerman (Promotor)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, ARCH

·Prof. dr. Koen Lombaerts (Chairman)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, EDWE

·Prof. dr. ir. Rik Pintelon (Vice-chairman)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, ELEC

·Prof. dr. ir. arch. Lars De Laet (Secretary)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, ARCH

·Dr. ir. Rajan Filomeno Coelho

Kabandy sprl, Université Libre de Bruxelles, BATir

·Dr. ir. arch Caroline Henrotay

Brussels Environment - BIM

·Prof. dr. ir. Charis Gantes

National Technical University of Athens, Greece



Proficiat Aushim!



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