Dr Negin   Nazarian
Senior Lecturer

Dr Negin Nazarian

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Dr. Negin Nazarian is a Scientia Senior Lecturer at UNSW Built Environment, Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, and CFRC fellow at the City Futures Research Centre. Negin is an urban climatologist evaluating the ways the built environment interacts with the climate, and in return, how urban dwellers are affected by this interaction. She leads the Climate-Resilient Cities (CRC) research lab, a multidisciplinary group focused on pressing challenges of urban climate (particularly urban heat exposure and ventilation) using a range of established and emerging methods such as climate modeling, environmental sensing, and IoT technologies. Her research is particularly focused on two streams: a) multiscale urban climate modeling and urban canopy parameterizations, and b) urban climate informatics for enhancing personal heat exposure assessments. Dr. Nazarian is a graduate of the University of California San Diego and before joining UNSW in 2020, was the SMART Scholar at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) led group in Singapore.

Dr. Nazarian also has a long-established engagement in promoting and advocating for women in academia as well as contributing to the Urban Climate community. She is UNSW Gender Equity Co-Champion represent the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture at the Women in Research Network (WiRN) committee. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Board on the Urban Environment at the American Meteorological Society and the International Association for Urban Climate. 

Phone
+61 2 9385 1441
Location
Room 2026, Level 2, Red Centre Building West Wing, University Mall, Kensington NSW 2033

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Norford L, 2021, 'Measuring and Assessing Thermal Exposure', in Costanzo V (ed.), Urban heat stress and mitigation solutions. An engineering perspective, Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781003045922
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Lipson M, 2021, 'Multi-scale Modeling Techniques to Document Urban Climate Change', in Urban Climate Change and Intra-Urban Climate Variability: Characterizations, Impacts, and Mitigation
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Liu S; Kohler M; Lee JKW; Miller C; Chow WTL; Alhadad SB; Martilli A; Quintana M; Sunden L; Norford LK, 2021, 'Project Coolbit: Can your watch predict heat stress and thermal comfort sensation?', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abd130
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Liu S; Nazarian N; Hart MA; Niu J; Xie Y; de Dear R, 2021, 'Dynamic thermal pleasure in outdoor environments - temporal alliesthesia', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 771, pp. 144910 - 144910, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144910
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Lee JKW, 2021, 'Personal assessment of urban heat exposure: A systematic review', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 16, pp. 033005 - 033005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abd350
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Moradi M; Dyer B; Nazem A; Nambiar MK; Nahian MR; Bueno B; Mackey C; Vasanthakumar S; Nazarian N; Krayenhoff ES; Norford LK; Aliabadi AA, 2021, 'The Vertical City Weather Generator (VCWG v1.0.0)', Geoscientific Model Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-176
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Liu S; Nazarian N; Niu J; Hart MA; de Dear R, 2020, 'From thermal sensation to thermal affect: A multi-dimensional semantic space to assess outdoor thermal comfort', Building and Environment, vol. 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107112
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Krayenhoff ES; Jiang T; Christen A; Martilli A; Oke TR; Bailey BN; Nazarian N; Voogt JA; Giometto MG; Stastny A; Crawford BR, 2020, 'A multi-layer urban canopy meteorological model with trees (BEP-Tree): Street tree impacts on pedestrian-level climate', Urban Climate, vol. 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2020.100590
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Scott Krayenhoff E; Martilli A, 2020, 'A one-dimensional model of turbulent flow through "urban" canopies (MLUCM v2.0): Updates based on large-eddy simulation', Geoscientific Model Development, vol. 13, pp. 937 - 953, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-937-2020
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Martilli A; Krayenhoff ES; Nazarian N, 2020, 'Is the Urban Heat Island intensity relevant for heat mitigation studies?', Urban Climate, vol. 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2019.100541
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Norford L, 2019, 'Outdoor Thermal Comfort Autonomy: Performance Metrics for Climate-Conscious Design', Building and Environment, vol. 155, pp. 145 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.03.028
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Dumas N; Kleissl J; Norford L, 2019, 'Effectiveness of cool walls on cooling load and urban temperature in a tropical climate', Energy and Buildings, vol. 187, pp. 144 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.01.022
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Jayathissa P; Quintana M; Sood T; Nazarian N; Miller C, 2019, 'Is your clock-face cozie? A smartwatch methodology for the in-situ collection of occupant comfort data', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 1343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012145
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Martilli A; Norford L; Kleissl J, 2018, 'Impacts of Realistic Urban Heating. Part II: Air Quality and City Breathability', Boundary-Layer Meteorology, vol. 168, pp. 321 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10546-018-0346-6
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Martilli A; Kleissl J, 2018, 'Impacts of Realistic Urban Heating, Part I: Spatial Variability of Mean Flow, Turbulent Exchange and Pollutant Dispersion', Boundary-Layer Meteorology, vol. 166, pp. 367 - 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10546-017-0311-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Sin T; Norford L, 2018, 'Numerical modeling of outdoor thermal comfort in 3D', Urban Climate, vol. 26, pp. 212 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2018.09.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Fan J; Sin T; Norford L; Kleissl J, 2017, 'Predicting outdoor thermal comfort in urban environments: A 3D numerical model for standard effective temperature', Urban Climate, vol. 20, pp. 251 - 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2017.04.011
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Chew LW; Nazarian N; Norford L, 2017, 'Pedestrian-level urban wind flow enhancement with wind catchers', Atmosphere, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/atmos8090159
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Aliabadi AA; Krayenhoff ES; Nazarian N; Chew LW; Armstrong PR; Afshari A; Norford LK, 2017, 'Effects of Roof-Edge Roughness on Air Temperature and Pollutant Concentration in Urban Canyons', Boundary-Layer Meteorology, vol. 164, pp. 249 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10546-017-0246-1
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Kleissl J, 2016, 'Realistic solar heating in urban areas: Air exchange and street-canyon ventilation', Building and Environment, vol. 95, pp. 75 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.08.021
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Kleissl J, 2015, 'CFD simulation of an idealized urban environment: Thermal effects of geometrical characteristics and surface materials', Urban Climate, vol. 12, pp. 141 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2015.03.002
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Gill SE; Huizar I; Bench EM; Nazarian N; Leco KJ; Khokha R; Parks BC, 2008, 'A protective role for TIMP3 in acute lung injury', Matrix Biology, vol. 27, pp. 45 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matbio.2008.09.362
    Journal articles |
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Martilli A; Roth M; Chow WTL; Demuzere M; Lipson M; Krayenhoff ES; Sailor D; Nazarian N; Voogt J; Wouters H; Middel A; Stewart ID; Bechtel B; Christen A; Hart MA, 'Summer average urban-rural surface temperature differences do not indicate the need for urban heat reduction', , http://dx.doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/8gnbf
  • Reports | 2019
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Levinson R; Ban-Weiss G; Berdahl P; Chen S; Destaillats H; Dumas N; Gilbert H; Goudey H; Houzé de l’Aulnoit S; Kleissl J; Kurtz B; Li Y; Long Y; Mohegh A; Nazarian N; Pizzicotti M; Rosado P; Russell M; Slack J; Tang X; Zhang J; Zhang W, 2019, Solar-Reflective “Cool” Walls: Benefits, Technologies, and Implementation, Contract Number: EPC-14-010, https://escholarship.org/content/qt5w9995b4/qt5w9995b4.pdf
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Liu S; Nazarian N; Hart M, 2021, 'From thermal neutrality to thermal pleasure: A better direction for urban climate engineering', Online, presented at Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Online, 04 February 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Martilli A; krayenhoff S, 2021, 'A One-Dimensional Model of Turbulent Flow Through ‘Urban’ Canopies Based on LES', Online, presented at Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Online, 04 February 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Martilli A; Krayenhoff SE, 2021, 'Developing an Urban Canopy Model for Neighbourhood-Scale Thermal Exposure Assessment', Online, presented at Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Online, 04 February 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Naserikia M; Nazarian N; Hart M, 2021, 'Surface urban heat in different climates', Online, presented at Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Online, 04 February 2021
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Liu S; De Dear R; Niu J; Hart M; Nazarian N, 2020, 'From Thermal Sensation to Thermal Affect: A Multi-Dimensional Semantic Space to Assess Outdoor Thermal Comfort', Boston, MA USA, presented at 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA USA, 13 January 2020
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Moradi M; Dyer B; Nazem A; Nambiar MK; Nahian MR; Bueno B; Mackey C; Vasanthakumar S; Nazarian N; Krayenhoff ES; Norford LK; Aliabadi AA, 2020, 'The Vertical City Weather Generator (VCWG 1.0)', Boston, MA USA, presented at 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA USA, 13 January 2020, https://ams.confex.com/ams/2020Annual/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/369405
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Blunn L; Coceal O; Plant RS; Barlow JF; Lean HW; Bohnenstengel YI, 2020, 'Neighbourhood-scale Urban Dispersion Modelling Using a Canopy Approach', Boston, MA USA, presented at 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA USA, 13 January 2020, http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sws00rsp/research/pollution/ncas19.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Martilli A; Krayenhoff S, 2020, 'Developing an Urban Canopy Model for Neighborhood Scale Thermal Exposure Assessment', Boston, MA USA, presented at 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA USA, 13 January 2020, https://ams.confex.com/ams/2020Annual/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/370494
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Levinson R; Ban-Weiss G; Berdah P; Chen S; Destaillats H; Dumas N; Gilbert H; Goudey H; Houzé de l’Aulnoit S; Kleissl J; Kurtz B; Li Y; Long Y; Mohegh A; Nazarian N; Pizzicotti M; Rosado P; Russell M; Slack J; Tang X; Zhang J; Zhang W, 2019, 'Solar-Reflective “Cool” Walls: Benefits, Technologies, and Implementation', India, presented at 5th International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands (IC2UHI), India, 02 December 2019, http://ic2uhi2019.heatislandcountermeasures.org/uploads/abstracts.pdf
    Software / Code | 2019
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Martilli A; Krayenhoff ES, 2019, Multi-Layer Urban Canopy Model V2.0 (MLUCM V2.0), Published: 30 September 2019, Software / Code, http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3464711
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N, 2019, 'Project CoolBit: Personal Thermal Comfort Assessments using Wearable Devices', in 14th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology 2019, presented at Human Physiology and Urban Living
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Miller C; Norford L; Manon K; Chow W; Lee JKW; Alhadad SB; Quintana M; Sunden L; Martilli A, 2019, 'Project CoolBit Updates: Personal Thermal Comfort Assessments using Wearable Devices.', Vienna, Austria, presented at European Geophysical Research Union, Vienna, Austria, 08 April 2019, https://web.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&authtype=crawler&jrnl=10297006&AN=140479977&h=X9Mk9Jihy9VPKyeBzj2%2bznOb8GrOY2bOBy%2bu10NTPE2LSbIvYe3troN2uCrWHMmxLyMs06Rh1z7dOgxbFrLPIw%3d%3d&crl=c&resultNs=AdminWebAuth&resultLocal=ErrCrlNotAuth&crlhashurl=login.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26profile%3dehost%26scope%3dsite%26authtype%3dcrawler%26jrnl%3d10297006%26AN%3d140479977
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Norford L, 2018, 'Outdoor Thermal Comfort Autonomy: Performance Metrics for Climate-Conscious Urban Design', in Outdoor Thermal Comfort Autonomy: Performance Metrics for Climate-Conscious Urban Design, EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2018, Budapest, Hungary, presented at EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2018, Budapest, Hungary, 03 September 2018 - 07 September 2018, https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EMS2018/EMS2018-367.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Krayenhoff S; Martilli A, 2018, '1-D Model of Turbulent Flow through Urban Environments Informed By Large-Eddy Simulations', in 1-D Model of Turbulent Flow through Urban Environments Informed By Large-Eddy Simulations, 10th International Conference on Urban Climate, New York, USA, presented at 10th International Conference on Urban Climate, New York, USA, 06 August 2018 - 10 August 2018, https://ams.confex.com/ams/ICUC10/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/342661
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Miller C; Martilli A; Norford L, 2018, 'Crowdsourcing Microclimate, Personal Thermal Comfort and Heat Stress, and Physiological Responses using Wearable Devices', in Crowdsourcing Microclimate, Personal Thermal Comfort and Heat Stress, and Physiological Responses using Wearable Devices, 10th International Conference on Urban Climate, New York USA, presented at 10th International Conference on Urban Climate, New York USA, 06 August 2018 - 10 August 2018, https://ams.confex.com/ams/ICUC10/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/342665
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; krayenhoff S; Martilli A, 2017, 'A One-Dimensional Model of Turbulent Flow Through ‘Urban' Canopies: Updates Based on Large-Eddy Simulation', in A One-Dimensional Model of Turbulent Flow Through ‘Urban' Canopies: Updates Based on Large-Eddy Simulation, 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment/97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, presented at 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment/97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, 23 January 2017 - 27 January 2017, https://ams.confex.com/ams/97Annual/webprogram/Paper312898.html
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Dumas N; Norford L; Kleissl J, 2017, 'Effectiveness of Cool Walls on Urban Energy and Thermal Comfort: From Semi-Arid to Tropical Climate', in Effectiveness of Cool Walls on Urban Energy and Thermal Comfort: From Semi-Arid to Tropical Climate, 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment / 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, presented at 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment / 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, 23 January 2017 - 27 January 2017, https://ams.confex.com/ams/97Annual/webprogram/Paper312921.html
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Sin T; Nazarian N; Kleissl J; Norford L, 2017, 'Detailed Evaluation of Thermal Comfort in Urban Environments: A 3D numerical model for Standard Effective Temperature', in Detailed Evaluation of Thermal Comfort in Urban Environments: A 3D numerical model for Standard Effective Temperature, 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment/ 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, presented at 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment/ 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, 23 January 2017 - 27 January 2017, https://ams.confex.com/ams/97Annual/webprogram/Paper312902.html
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Sin T; Kleissl J; Martilli A; Norford L, 2016, 'IMPACTS OF REALISTIC SURFACE HEATING ON OUTDOOR THERMAL COMFORT', in https://docplayer.net/54729106-Ficup-first-international-conference-on-urban-physics.html, First International Conference on Urban Physics, Quito, Ecuador, presented at First International Conference on Urban Physics, Quito, Ecuador, 26 September 2016 - 28 September 2016, https://puceeduec-my.sharepoint.com/personal/ficup2016_puce_edu_ec/Documents/FICUP%202016.pdf?slrid=f213939e-9065-6000-4c42-2a107f6bca1a
    Theses / Dissertations | 2015
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N, 2015, Implications of Three-Dimensional Urban Heating on Fluid Flow and Dispersion, University of California San Diego, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California San Diego, https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2zt417cz#author
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Martilli A; Kleissl J, 2015, 'Urban Canopy Air Quality and Breathability', in ICUC9 - 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment, ICUC9 - 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment, Toulouse, France, presented at ICUC9 - 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment, Toulouse, France, 20 July 2015 - 24 July 2015, http://www.meteo.fr/icuc9/LongAbstracts/ucp12-2-1521119_a.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Kleissl J, 2014, 'Effects of Non-Uniform Wall Heating on Thermal and Momentum Fields in a 3-Dimensional Urban Environment', in AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, San Francisco, USA, pp. B13I-0316 - B13I-0316, presented at American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2014, San Francisco, USA, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.B13I0316N
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Gunathilak G; Prasannakumar A; Nazarian N; Naeimi H, 2013, 'A generalized event driven framework for building occupancy', in Simulation Series, pp. 195 - 198
    Conference Abstracts | 2011
    Dr Negin Nazarian
    Nazarian N; Kleissl J, 2011, 'CFD simulation of Urban Environment to study building energy and Urban Heat Island (UHI) implications', in APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts, SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, pp. G5.008 - G5.008, presented at APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (Fall) 2012, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012APS..DFD.G5008N

Awards

  • Representative of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, STARS For Leaders of The Next Generation, Singapore, 2017 & 2018.
  • Outstanding Presentation Award, 9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC9), France, 2015.
  • Gordon Scholar, Gordon Engineering Leadership Center, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California San Diego, USA, 2014-2015. 
  • Science Policy Fellow, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (currently School of Global Policy & Strategy), University of California San Diego, USA, 2014-2015.
  • Outstanding Presentation Award, 11th Symposium of the Urban Environment at the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), Atlanta, USA, 2014.
  • Honorable Mention, poster presentation at the Research Expo, University of California San Diego, USA, 2014. 
  • Runner-up, poster competition at Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) symposium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2014.

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