Dr Mahsan   Sadeghi
Research Associate

Dr Mahsan Sadeghi

  • PhD (Architectural Science)
  • M.Arch
  • B.Arch
Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowship from Centre of Air pollution, enrgy, and health Research (CAR), Dr Mahsan Sadeghi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at City Future Research Centre in UNSW Built Environment. She is currently working on an inter-disciplinary project focusing on adaptation technologies in the built environment and assessing its impact on energy conservation and population health.  Prior to join City Futures’ team, Dr Sadeghi did her postdoc studies at the University of Sydney's School of Architecture, Design, and Planning, where she received her PHD degree. Following publication of an analytical methodology (Sadeghi et al., 2018), which was developed on her PhD, Mahsan was awarded a contract by Government of Western Australia to lead a policy consultancy team to develop a new “Government Housing Air-Conditioning Policy” for Western Australia Government (WA Department of Communities) to translate her research into policy.

Dr Sadeghi's recent project has been funded by State Government, NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE) in conjunction with NSW Department of Health, for a project looking at the impact of greening infrastructure on urban overheating and population health. Mahsan's other project is funded by local Government, Liverpool Council and Campbelltown Council to develop a real-time environmental dashboard for Western Sydney Parkland Smart Cities project.

Registered as a professional architect Mahsan has directed several architectural design projects. Mahsan also holds a Construction Project Manager license from VETASSESS Australia. Dr. Sadeghi previously worked with a Belgian company as Area Architect Advisor and acting head of Oceania team, responsible for ventilation projects across Australia and New Zealand giving her a wide network in the ventilation and construction industry.   

Phone
+61-2-9385 1441
Location
Room 2023, Red Centre Building, University Mall, Kensington NSW 2033

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Sadeghi M; de Dear R; Morgan G; Santamouris M; Jalaludin B, 2021, 'Development of a heat stress exposure metric – Impact of intensity and duration of exposure to heat on physiological thermal regulation', Building and Environment, vol. 200, pp. 107947 - 107947, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.107947
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Livada I; Pyrgou A; Haddad S; Sadeghi M; Santamouris M, 2021, 'Recent climatic trends and analysis of monthly heating and cooling degree hours in Sydney', Climate, vol. 9, pp. 114 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cli9070114
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Nematchoua MK; Sadeghi M; Reiter S, 2021, 'Strategies and scenarios to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission in the urban, rural and sustainable neighbourhoods', Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 72, pp. 103053 - 103053, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.103053
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Sadeghi M; Wood G; Samali B; de Dear R, 2020, 'Effects of urban context on the indoor thermal comfort performance of windcatchers in a residential setting', Energy and Buildings, vol. 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110010
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Sadeghi M; Samali B; Wood G; de Dear R, 2020, 'Comfort cooling by wind towers in the Australian residential context – Experimental wind tunnel study of comfort', Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, vol. 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2019.104014
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Sadeghi M; de Dear R; Wood G; Samali B, 2018, 'Development of a bioclimatic wind rose tool for assessment of comfort wind resources in Sydney, Australia for 2013 and 2030', International Journal of Biometeorology, vol. 62, pp. 1963 - 1972, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00484-018-1597-0
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Sadeghi M; De Dear R; Samali B; Wood G, 2017, 'Optimization of Wind Tower Cooling Performance: A Wind Tunnel Study of Indoor Air Movement and Thermal Comfort', Procedia Engineering, vol. 180, pp. 611 - 620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.220
  • Reports | 2021
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Jalaludin B; Zosky G; Cowie C; Workman A; Sadeghi M; Morgan G, 2021, Submission on the New South Wales Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (Clean Air) Bill 2021, https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/lcdocs/submissions/72559/0010%20Centre%20for%20Air%20pollution,%20energy%20and%20health%20research%20(CAR).pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Sadeghi M; Morgan G; de Dear R; Chaston T; Hanigan I; Jalaludin B, 2020, Impact of Adaptation Technologies on Urban Heat, Climate Change, and Health, Report for NSW Government, Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE), NSW DPIE
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Sadeghi M; Morgan G; de Dear R; Jalaludin B, 2020, Impact of Urban Greening Technologies on Urban Heat, Climate Adaptation, and Health, NSW Government, Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE), NSW DPIE, https://www.sydney.edu.au/content/dam/corporate/documents/faculty-of-medicine-and-health/research/centres-institutes-groups/hhsi/9_dr-mahsan-sadeghi_hhsi_factsheet_urban-greening-tech_final-200619.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Sadeghi M; Porta Cubas A; Cole-Hunter T, 2020, Electric buses in regional and metropolitan public transport network in NSW, https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/ladocs/submissions/66977/Submission%20-%2013.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Sadeghi M; Santamouris M; Hadad S, 2020, Optimized Zero Energy Residences in Sydney, Industry report
  • Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Mahsan Sadeghi
    Sadeghi M; De Dear R; Samali B; Wood G, 2016, 'Application of wind towers in the Australian residential context - A wind tunnel assessment of thermal comfort performance', in Proceedings - 9th International Windsor Conference 2016: Making Comfort Relevant, pp. 919 - 935

Awards

 

  • NHMRC Postdoctoral National Training Award, Center for Air pollution, Energy, and Health Resaerch (CAR), 2019;

  • University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Scholarship (SPRS) Award, The University of Sydney, 2017;

  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) Award, School of Architecture Design, and Planning, The University of Sydney, 2016;

  • PRSS Award, School of Architecture Design, and Planning, The University of Sydney, 2015;

  • PRSS Award, School of Architecture Design, and Planning, The University of Sydney, 2014.

 

Grants

2020 - Funded by Category 1 National Competitive grant. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awarded by Centre for Air pollution, energy, and health Research (CAR). “Health Impacts and Benefits of Greening Technologies on Urban Heat in Metropolitan Sydney”. Sadeghi, M. (2020). Role: CI

2019 - Funded by State Gov. NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE), in conjunction with NSW Health. Adaptation Research Hub – Climate change, human health and social impacts node.Impact of Urban Greening Technologies on Urban Heat, Climate Adaptation and Health”. Sadeghi, M., Jalaludin, B., Morgan, G., de Dear, R. (2019). Role: Chief Investigator-A (CIA).

2019 - Funded by Category 1 National Competitive grant. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awarded by Centre for Air pollution, energy, and health Research (CAR). National Postdoctoral Training Grant. “Impacts of Adaptation Technologies on Urban Heat and Health”. Sadeghi, M. (2019). Role: CI.

2019 - Funded by Industry, Orosi Construction PTY LTD _ developer company. “Optimized zero Energy Residences in Sydney”. Sadeghi, M., Santamouris, M. (2019). Role: Chief Investigator-A (CI-A).

2019 - Funded by State Gov. Department of Communities, Gov. of Western Australia. Development of new “Government Housing Air Conditioning Policy”. Sadeghi, M., de Dear, R. (2019). Role: CIA.

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