Hi! I am Yousif.
Full name : Yousif Al-Daffaie.
Birth Date: 2nd April 1995.
in: Baghdad - Iraq.
Languages:  Arabic, English (Fluent) , German (B2 Level) , Spanish (A1 Level).
Location: Nottingham - United Kingdom.
Professional Work

Nottingham Trent University: September 2019-Present
Hourly Paid Lecturer (HPL) IN B.Arch
Centre for Architecture, Urbanism, and Global Heritage: February 2019 - Present
Research Assistant (RA)
Maisam Architects and Engineers: July 2016 - July 2017
Trainee Architect

Hourly Paid Lecturer (HPL) in B.ARCH - September 2019 - Present
Nottingham Trent University

Interdisciplinary Design Studies for 2nd Year Bachelors of Architecture students - Nottingham Trent University.
This includes teaching undergraduates in innovative, engaging techniques, which allows for a better communication with the younger generation. The module includes teaching softwares such as autodesk revit, as well as manual rendering techniques, and architectural exhibition curation.
Research Assistant (RA)  - February 2019 - Present
Centre for Architecture, Urbanism, and Global Heritage - Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Castle: VR Integration and Museums of the Future Workshop. This entails engagement with physical heritage and recording it using the latest innovative 3D technologies, to engage wider audiences with heritage using Virtual Reality
The Living Museum of Umm Qais: 3D Scanning, processing and Virtual reconstruction of Umm Qais.
This Project required engagement with the locals and the intangible heritage of Umm Qais - Jordan through incorporating locals with the process of investigating the Site. Additionally, the Project investigates tangible heritage using innovative 3D Scanning technology.
The Smart Preservation of Heritage International Workshop.
Envolved in organizing and presenting in an international workshop about the preservation of Heritage, with partners from Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, and other countries

Trainee Architect - July 2016 - July 2017

Engaging in designing a community-tailored Project, that co-created the design with the local community, even after the Project has been implemented, as it provides them with sustainable economy
Petra Museum - Wadi Musa - Jordan
Technical support to design a Museum to document the tangible and intangible history of Petra, Jordan.
Al Jazi Villa, Balqaa - Jordan
Orchard Park - Egypt
January 2019 - Present
Investigating the Intangible and Tangible heritage of Mosul’s Old Town in the Post-War Settings, while engaging with the local communities and prioritizing them as the backbone for recosntruction.
* Scholarship by NTU covering UK fees and Living Costs.
September 2017 - September 2018
Master’s Project investigating methods to engage the British Audience with the events taking place in Mosul, through advanced VR technologies used within a curated exhibition (project title: Area 87)
Merit: Distinction
September 2012 - May 2017
Merit: Very Good . GPA: 3.1
People's Choice Award for best 3MT - Nottingham Trent University, 2020
Best Three Minute Presentation - De Montfort University and University of Leicester, 2020, Award Value £100
Three Minute Thesis Winner - Nottingham Trent University, 2020
BISI Research Grant - The British Institute for the Study of Iraq. 2020, Award Value: £2,204.
PhD Research Scholarship - NTU, 2019-2022, Award Value £77,301.
UCA MA Architecture and MA interior Design 2018 Awards - Academic Prize
World Robot Olympics 2010 - World Finalist

Conference Attendance And Organization
August 2019 - Urban Change and Memory summer School, Konstanz - Geramny.
October 2019 - RIBA Research Matters 2019, Nottingham, UK.
November 2019 - DAKAM Memory Studies, Istanbul - Turkey.
June 2020 - ADBE School Wide Conference, Nottingham - UK.
July 2020 - Heritage, Memory and identity: Community Participation in Ecomuseums, Leeds - UK.
September 2020 - East Midlands Doctoral Network Annual Conference, Leicester - UK. (Chair)

All Software Listed below are self-learned

Final Cut Pro Video Editing
Autodesk Maya Modeling
Artlantis Studio
Enscape Rendering
Lumion Rendering
Unity Operating
Unreal Engine Operating
C-Sharp Coding
SimLab Operating
VR Integration
Agisfot Photoscan
Leica Cyclone 3D Scanning
Autodesk Autocad 2017 2D & 3D
Autodesk 3Ds Max Modeling
Autodesk Revit 2017


AdoBe Photoshop
Adobe Dimension
Adobe IllustratorAdobe Muse
Adobe Indesign
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Premiere
Artlantis Studio
Archicad 20 Modeling
Google Sketchup Modeling
Cloud Compare
V-Ray Rendering
Rhino 3D Modeling
Grasshopper Programming
NVivo Pro 12
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