Dr. Negin Nazarian is a Scientia Senior Lecturer at UNSW Built Environment, Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, and 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-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 representing 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.