Researcher

Dr Negin Nazarian

My Expertise

  • Urban Climatology 
  • Microscale Climate Modeling 
  • Outdoor Thermal Comfort 
  • Climate-Conscious Urban Design
  • IoT-Based Heat Assessment 

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Biography

Dr. Negin Nazarian is a Scientia Lecturer at the Faculty of Built Environment in the University of New South Wales, focusing on urban climate research. Negin’s research targets microscale analysis of urban heat, ventilation, and thermal comfort through various methodologies, ranging from the development of numerical tools to employing wearables and IoT-based sensors for achieving human-centric assessments. Before joining UNSW, Negin was a...view more

Dr. Negin Nazarian is a Scientia Lecturer at the Faculty of Built Environment in the University of New South Wales, focusing on urban climate research. Negin’s research targets microscale analysis of urban heat, ventilation, and thermal comfort through various methodologies, ranging from the development of numerical tools to employing wearables and IoT-based sensors for achieving human-centric assessments. Before joining UNSW, Negin was a SMART Scholar at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and since 2015, she has been a voted member of the Board on the Urban Environment at the American Meteorological Society.


My 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.

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • Urban Climate 
  • Microscale Climate Modeling 
  • Outdoor Thermal Comfort 
  • Climate-Smart Cities 
  • IoT-based Urban Climate Analysis 

Notes for Ph.D. applicants: While I do read prospective student's requests, it is not possible to answer all requests. Please read the following for suggestions on how to successfully apply for a Ph.D. Scholarship at UNSW. Please carefully review my webpage as well as previous publications to learn more about my research and whether they are a match to your background. My work centers on urban climate and the methods are 1) numerical climate modeling (such as Large Eddy Simulation) and 2) IoT environmental sensing. Primarily applications are urban heat mitigation, outdoor thermal comfort, and building energy use. 

In general, I am more likely to reply to a student who has taken the time to research my work, especially if they can provide a statement of interest to motivate their decision to work with me. Additionally, please include the following documents when contacting me for supervision request:

  • Brief research proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • English test result for international applicants

For outstanding students, UNSW offers financial support through scholarships. However, if you come with your own funding, it will simplify things a lot.

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Location

Room 2045, Red Centre Building, University Mall, Kensington NSW 2033

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Contact

+61 2 9385 1441