Current PhD students

Meet and be inspired by our Architecture PhD students.

NameThesis titleSupervisors
Majd Atef Alnajem Rethinking Conservation Practices of Heritage Buildings: The Case of Amman Dr Leandro Minuchin (1st); Prof Stephen Walker (2nd)
Maria Alqahtani Architecture and Identity: Pedagogy, Policy, and Media in Saudi Arabia (2005 to present) Dr Léa-Catherine Szacka (1st); Dr Matthew Wells (2nd)
Felipe Aravena Tejo On-site Modernities: transformations in the Chilean construction sector towards the industrialisation of the housing supply (1959-1976) Dr Leandro Minuchin (1st); Prof Lukasz Stanek (2nd)
Rati Choudhari Environmentally Sustainable Futures: the potential of modular city planning Prof Deljana Iossifova (1st), Dr Joe Ravetz (2nd), Prof Ulysses Sengupta (3rd)
Purva Dewoolkar The Politics of ‘Infrastructural limbo’: Community Infrastructures of Sanitation within the Informal Settlements of Mumbai Prof Deljana Iossifova (1st), Prof Alison Browne (2nd), Dr Nate Millington (3rd)
David Johnson Photo Encounters with my Personal Possessions: Explorations of Attachment and Care Prof Stephen Walker (1st); Dr Leandro Minuchin (2nd)
Mariya Hamada From Ruins to Ecosystems: Towards an Eco-cyclical Approach to Architectural Afterlives Dr Kim Förster (1st); Prof Stephen Walker (2nd)
Ghaydaa Hemaidah Towards Healing Environments in Healthcare Facilities: A Tool for Assessing the Ability of the Built Environment to Support Psychosocial Well-Being in Saudi Government Hospitals Dr Alan Lewis (1st); Dr Kelly Watson (2nd)
Xin Li Fair Shelter: Civic Infrastructures of Care for Bodies in Pain Prof Deljana Iossifova (1st), Prof Sarah Marie Hall (2nd), Prof Alison Browne (3rd)
Ahmed Naguib Capital City in the Making: Mapping the production process of the New Administrative Capital in Egypt. Prof Albena Yaneva (1st); Dr Huda Tayob (2nd)
Nesfun Nahar A Pragmatist Understanding of Campus Architecture-Making: The Case of BRAC University New Campus and the University of Manchester Engineering Building A and B Prof Albena Yaneva (1st); Dr Benjamin Blackwell (2nd) Dr Kim Förster (2nd)
Diana Osmolska Intuition in Site Analysis Dr Alan Lewis (1st); Dr Christina Buse (2nd)
Qiwei Peng Elevated Highways as Social Infrastructures Interrogating the Assemblage of Diasporic Pedestrians in Chongqing under-flyover Space Prof. Stephen Walker (1st), Prof. Deljana Iossifova (2nd)
Ziqiu Ren Filming multi-temporality: assemblages of Chinese food markets as socio-urban infrastructures Prof Deljana Iossifova (1st); Dr Huda Tayob (2nd)
Mark Shtanov Urban Integration of Waste Management Processes Prof Deljana Iossifova (1st), Dr Jaise Kuriakose (2nd)
Joshua Silver Architectural Processing: Rethinking the Material Medial Supports of Design Production Since 1983 Prof Albena Yaneva (1st); Dr Kim Foerster (2nd)
Salma Soliman The Making and Unmaking of Comfort: The Study of Mothers, Domestic Spaces, and Architectural Standards Prof Stephen Walker (1st);
Rujin Wang Effects of Perceived Outdoor Environmental Qualities on Residential and Life Satisfaction of Older People in Chinese Urban Neighbourhoods Prof Deljana Iossifova (1st); Dr. Nan Zhang (2nd)
Junyan YE Encountering nature in the everyday: A transcultural narrative from China to Manchester Prof Deljana Iossifova (1st); Dr Matthew Dennis (2nd); Dr Alison Browne (2nd)
Yaran Zhang Geopolitics On Display: Chinese Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale [2006-2023] Dr Léa-Catherine Szacka (1st); Prof Albena Yaneva (2nd); Dr Ewan Harrison (2nd)