Rayan graduated in 2008 from Tishreen University (Syria) with a degree in Architecture. After that he completed a Master in Sustainable Buildings Performance and Design at Oxford Brookes University. He worked in Syria, Saudi Arabia and the UK in architecture as well as carrying out some research at Nottingham University on “Minimising Thermal Discomfort and Energy use in Houses”. Then hejoined UCL as part of the LoLo CDT programme.
Rayan is researching the NABERS rating scheme in Australia and its adaptation in the form of the Design for Performance (DfP) scheme operated by the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) in the UK.