Field of Research (FoR)
Carlos is a postdoctoral research fellow and sessional lecturer at the Faculty of Built Environment - UNSW. He is currently investigating the thermal performance of different green infrastructure typologies on urban microclimate. Carlos has more than 9 years of experience as architect & urban designer having worked in several design projects. He has also participated as graduate intern at the City of Sydney's Better Building Partnerships...view more
Carlos is a postdoctoral research fellow and sessional lecturer at the Faculty of Built Environment - UNSW. He is currently investigating the thermal performance of different green infrastructure typologies on urban microclimate. Carlos has more than 9 years of experience as architect & urban designer having worked in several design projects. He has also participated as graduate intern at the City of Sydney's Better Building Partnerships office. Over the last years, he has combined teaching/research positions, consultancy activities and studio-based design in NGO’s, private and public organisations. His areas of expertise include: Green Infrastructure, Urban climatology and meteorology, Remote sensing (airborne & spaceborne), GIS, Lecturing, teaching and thesis supervision, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning & Design, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), 3D Modelling (BIM) and Photo-rendering/montage.
2018 University of New South Wales | BE S2 2018 Internal Faculty Grant Scheme
PhD Writing Fellowship (CI)
Value: $AUD 12,000
2018 Catholic University of Saint Mary (UCSM) | Research Grant
Identification of urban heat islands using thermal and multispectral imagery to support climate change mitigation and adaptation in Arequipa – Peru
Value: $AUD 16,500 (Secondary)
2016 CRC for Low Carbon Living | Grant No. RG162627 (RP2024)
Guide to urban cooling strategies (Secondary)
2015 CRC for Low Carbon Living | Grant No. RG152250-A (NP4002)
Assessing the thermal performance of green infrastructure on urban microclimate
Scheme: Node of Excellence
Value: $AUD 21,000 (Secondary)
2014 Travel Grant – Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
To attend the 2014 Summer School at the Faculty of Construction and Environment|
Value: $AUD 4,500
PhD (UNSW); MBEnv. (UNSW); B.Arch (1st class Hons) (UNSA)
2018. PhD Writting Fellowship.
2018. Second place and People's choice award - 3MT competition, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW
2017. People's choice award - 3MT competition, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW
2016. Recognition for Outstanding Teaching Performance – Built Environment. UNSW. Australia.
2015. Top-up Scholarship. CRC for Low Carbon Living. Sydney, Australia.
2015. University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) for Doctorate Studies. UNSW. Australia.
2014. Dean’s Merit List Honour (Semesters 1 & 2). Built Environment, UNSW. Australia.
2013. Endeavour Scholarship Holder 2013. Australian Awards. Australia.
2012. Acknowledgment for higher Academic and Professional Achievements. Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism. UNSA. Peru.
2011. Second Place. SAIE Selection 2011 - Architects under 40 Category. ARCHIEUROPE. Italy-Belgium.
2009. Semi-Finalist & Award of Merit. Urban S.O.S. Competition. AECOM Program. UK.
2009. Honourable Mention. Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Competition.. UNESCO and Goi Peace Foundation. Tokyo, Japan.
2009. Scholarship Program for English Studies. Fulbright Commission.
2009. Selected Finalist. TOP 15 Best Latin-American Papers - ELEA North (Latin-American Meeting of Architecture Students. Peru.
2009. Highly Commended Award. National Architecture Student Competition. Peru.
2008. Medal of Honour. UNSA. Peru.
2008. Highly Commended Award. Ecohouse International Student Competition The Concrete Centre + Oxford University. UK.
2007. First Prize “ex aequo”. Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and UNEP Program. Peru / Germany.
2007. Selected Project. 2nd Advanced Architecture Contest. IaaC. Barcelona / Spain.
2006. First Prize. Architecture and Urbanism Essay Competition. UNSA.
My Research Activities
2019: Sydney's Third City project - Grant RG182428 (Assistant)
2019: CPD Course "Managing the urban heat" - Grant CRC for Low carbon living (Manager)
2019: UHI-index and decision-support tool project - Grant RG162695 (Assistant)
2019: Phillip Street project, Parramatta- Grant RG182620F (Assistant)
2019: 3D metrics and models for biophilic cities project - Grant No. RD3500 (Assistant)
2019: UHIs to support climate change mitigation and adaptation - (Co-CI)
2017: CRC LCL - Guide to urban cooling strategies. Grant No. RG162627 (RP2024) (Assistant)
2015: CRC LCL - Node of excellence in high performance architecture. Grant No. RG152250 (PhD researcher)
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
Urban climate, urban heat island, climatology, meteorology, remote sensing, GIS, green infrastructure, climate-sensitive design, urban planning, informal settlements
- Member of the Institute of Peruvian Architects. Professional License: CAP 13952.
- Member of the International Association of Urban Climate (IAUC)
- Member of the Faculty Board - Built Environment, UNSW
Lecturer and course convener (full subject coordination):
- LAND7272 – Landscape Technology I: Materials and fabrication
- PLAN 2002 – GIS and Urban Informatics
- PLAN 1002 – Environment & Sustainability
- BENV 7728 – GIS and the Built Environment
• Thesis supervisor:
- PLAN7122 – Master of planning research project
'The effects of compact city policy on urban ecology: A case study of Wolli Creek'
• Guest lecturer:
- PLAN 3671 / PLAN7145 / PLAN2007 – City building: Infrastructure Planning
- SUSD 0001 – Sustainable Development and Urban Environment
- BENV 2930 – Living Architecture
- LAND 1351 – Landscape Management
- PLAN 7123 – Urban Planning and Infrastructure
• Tutor / Design tutor:
- UDES0002 – Urban Design Studio 2 (II-2018)
- PLAN 3671 / PLAN7145 / PLAN2007 – City Building: Infrastructure Planning
- BENV 7728 – GIS for the Built Environment
- SUSD 0002 – Resources, Materials and Sustainability
- PLAN 3671 – Transport, Land-use and Environment
- BENV 7732 – Sustainable Infrastructure
- SUSD 0009 – Environmental Auditing
• Member of the Faculty Board