I am an architect, urban planner and designer, academic and a writer. I earned my BSc. in Architectural Engineering from University of Sulaimani and Master's and PhD degrees from the University of Calgary in Canada. I bring professional, academic, and international experiences to my professional and academic practices, teachings, and scholarly works.

As an architect, I have designed and co-designed numerous architectural design projects in Kurdistan including designing residential, commercial, and recreational buildings. As an urban planner, I have been involved in developing and supervising development of master plans in both then State Organization of Tourism (SOT) and the Directorate of Urban Planning and Design at the Ministry of Municipality and Tourism (MOMT).

I founded the Sulaimani Polytechnic University's Research Center (RC) in 2016 and led it as the first coordinator for two years. I am also the founder and director of the first ever Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) Research Center in Kurdistan Region and the rest of Iraq and co-director of the Nahrein Network. I also teach at the City Planning Engineering Department. I serve as both a board member of RASHID International e.V based in Germany and a member of the UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) Peer Review College.

For the last several years, I have been actively involved in researching and scholarly activities both nationally and internationally. I have professional and academic activities in 21 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, and middle-east. My passion for teaching, learning, researching, and writing are guiding my life. I started tutoring classmates and writing and publishing since elementary school years. I have written and published in Kurdish, English, and Arabic languages. 

Contact info:
Dr. Rozhen Kamal Mohammed-Amin
Head of the Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) Research Group at the Research Center
Lecturer at the Department of City Planning Engineering
Sulaimani Polytechnic University

E-mail : rozhen.mohammed@spu.edu.iq
personal web page :

University website: www.spu.edu.iq  or www.spu.edu.krd


My Research interests include:
  • Cultural Heritage and museology
  • Digital media and computational design
  • Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)
  • IT applications in cultural heritage and historic preservation
  • 3D imaging and printing
  • Computer modeling and simulation
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and design
  • Neuroscience applications in architecture and design
  • Smart cities
  • GIS