Fields of Research (FoR)Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified, Building Science and Techniques, Climate Change Processes, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Technologies
Dr. Hassan Saeed Khan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Built Environment, UNSW-Australia. He is an Architectural Engineer by profession and possesses a Bachelor of Science in Building and Architectural Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan (2003-2008). His Master of Science in Architectural Engineering (specialization in construction engineering) is from Politecnico di Milano,...view more
Dr. Hassan Saeed Khan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Built Environment, UNSW-Australia. He is an Architectural Engineer by profession and possesses a Bachelor of Science in Building and Architectural Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan (2003-2008). His Master of Science in Architectural Engineering (specialization in construction engineering) is from Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2010-2012). He obtained Ph.D. in urban climatology and energy engineering from UNSW, Australia (2018-2022). He has more than ten years of professional experience in Australia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and Pakistan, in a variety of roles, including Postdoctoral Research Fellow (UNSW, Sydney), Lecturer (KFUPM-Saudi Arabia), Site & Design Architectural Engineer (Jabel Omer development Project, Saudi Arabia), Planning & Coordination Engineer (Earthquake rehabilitation program, Bagh Azad Kashmir, Pakistan), and Architectural Engineer (Lahore, Pakistan). His research interests are in zero-energy buildings, energy-efficient measures (EEMs), renewable energy technologies (RETs), buildings energy management, building thermal performance evaluation, micro/mesoscale climatic impact assessment, urban overheating, and extreme heat events assessment, heat mitigation and adaptation technologies, and climate-responsive design.
Ph.D. Built Environment - (Aug 2018-March 2022), the University of New South Wales-Australia.
MSc in Architectural Engineering with specialization in Construction Engineering- (Sep' 2010- July 2012)- Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
BSc in Building and Architectural Engineering- (Sep 2003- July 2008)- University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Pakistan.
Ph.D. Scholarship awards/ offers:
My Research Activities
Worked as a Research Associate (RA) on the following Research Projects UNSW, Australia.
- Parramatta Urban Overheating
Worked as Co-Investigator on the following Research Projects at KFUPM, Saudi Arabia.
- A funded research project by the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) on “Improvement of sustainability standards in the residential and commercial buildings through the application of energy-saving and renewable energy systems”. (Feb 2016- July 2017).
- A funded research Project by Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM on “Assessment of Green Roof effects on the overall energy consumption of a residential building in hot and humid climate” (June 2015 – July 2017).
- A funded research project by Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM on “Assessment of the Air Infiltration in Single-Family, Detached Saudi Houses for Energy Efficiency” (Sep 2017- July 2018).
- Khan, H.S.; Santamouris, M.; Kassomenos, P.; Paolini, R.; Caccetta, P.; Petrou, I. Spatiotemporal variation in urban overheating magnitude and its association with synoptic air-masses in a coastal city. Sci. Rep. 2021, 11, 6762.
- Khan, H.S.; Santamouris, M.; Paolini, R.; Caccetta, P.; Kassomenos, P. Analyzing the local and climatic conditions affecting the urban overheating magnitude during the Heatwaves (HWs) in a coastal city: A case study of the greater Sydney region. Sci. Total Environ. 2021, 755, 142515.
- Khan, H.S.; Paolini, R.; Santamouris, M.; Caccetta, P. Exploring the Synergies between Urban Overheating and Heatwaves (HWs) in Western Sydney. Energies 2020, Vol. 13, Page 470 2020, 13, 470.
- Khan, H.; Asif, M. Impact of Green Roof and Orientation on the Energy Performance of Buildings: A Case Study from Saudi Arabia. Sustainability 2017, 9, 640.
- Khan, H.; Asif, M.; Mohammed, M. Case Study of a Nearly Zero Energy Building in Italian Climatic Conditions. Infrastructures 2017, 2, 19.
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
University of New South Wales-Sydney, Australia. (http://www.unsw.edu.au)
Architectural Environment & Building Services (ARCH-7809),
High-Performance Architecture (ARCH-7213),
Integrated building design (ARCH-7112).