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Dr Mahsan Sadeghi

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Dr. Mahsan Sadeghi is a postdoctoral research fellow who was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Fellowship from the Centre of Air pollution, energy, and health Research (CAR). She is currently working on an inter-disciplinary project on healthy built environment. Her postdoctoral research investigates the impact of adaptation technologies on urban heat, energy conservation, reduction of urban air pollution and associated health benefits in urban metropolitan Sydney. Mahsan obtained her PhD degree from the University of Sydney's School of Architecture, Design, and Planning for a thesis looking at improving occupant thermal comfort through enhanced ventilation systems in Australian residential context.

Prior to join UNSW City Futures’ team, Dr Sadeghi conducted her postdoctoral studies at the University of Sydney, and led a policy consultancy team to develop a new “Government Housing Air-Conditioning Policy” for the Western Australian Government (WA Department of Communities).

Registered as a professional architect Mahsan has directed several architectural design projects. Mahsan also holds a Construction Project Manager license from VETASSESS Australia. Dr. Sadeghi previously worked with a Belgian company as Area Architect Advisor and acting head of Oceania team, responsible for ventilation projects across Australi

Research Engagement and Impact

2020 - Dr Sadeghi was invited to develop an inquiry for Parliament of NSW and attended a public hearing for a discussion on “Electric buses in regional and metropolitan public transport network in NSW”, on behalf of Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR).

2019 - Awarded a contract by Government of Western Australia, Department of Communities, Mahsan led a commission research project to develop new “WA Government Housing Air-conditioning Policy” based on methods developed on her PhD thesis. Sadeghi, M., de Dear, R. (2019). Government of Western Australia, Department of Communities.

Research Grants 

2020 - Funded by Category 1 National Competitive grant. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awarded by Centre for Air pollution, energy, and health Research (CAR). “Health Impacts and Benefits of Greening Technologies on Urban Heat in Metropolitan Sydney”. Sadeghi, M. (2020). Role: CI

2019 - Funded by State Gov. NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE), in conjunction with NSW Health. Adaptation Research Hub – Climate change, human health and social impacts node.Impact of Urban Greening Technologies on Urban Heat, Climate Adaptation and Health”. Sadeghi, M., Jalaludin, B., Morgan, G., de Dear, R. (2019). Role: Chief Investigator-A (CIA). 

2019 - Funded by Category 1 National Competitive grant. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awarded by Centre for Air pollution, energy, and health Research (CAR). National Postdoctoral Training Grant. “Impacts of Adaptation Technologies on Urban Heat and Health”. Sadeghi, M. (2019). Role: CI.

2019 - Funded by Industry, Orosi Construction PTY LTD _ developer company. “Optimized zero Energy Residences in Sydney”. Sadeghi, M., Santamouris, M. (2019). Role: Chief Investigator-A (CI-A).

2019 - Funded by State Gov. Department of Communities, Gov. of Western Australia. Development of new “Government Housing Air Conditioning Policy”. Sadeghi, M., de Dear, R. (2019). Role: CIA. 

Publications

Sadeghi, M., Morgan, G., de Dear, R., Jalaludin, B. (2020).Impact of urban greening technologies on urban heat, climate adaptation andhealth. Climate change, human health and social impacts node factsheet. 

Sadeghi, M., de Dear R., Samali, B., Wood, G. (2020). “Comfort cooling by wind towers in Australian residential context_ Experimental Wind tunnel study of comfort”. Journal of Wind Engineering and industrial aerodynamics. 196, 104014. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2019.104014

Sadeghi, M., Wood, G., Samali, B., de Dear, R. (2020). “Effects of urban context on the indoor thermal comfort performance of windcatchers in a residential setting”. Journal of Energy and Buildings. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110010

Sadeghi, M., de Dear R., Wood, G., Samali, B. (2018). “Development of a bioclimatic wind rose tool for Assessment of Comfort Wind Resources in Sydney Australia for 2013 and 2030”.  International Journal of Biometeorology. 62(11), 1963-1972.

Sadeghi, M., de Dear R., Samali, B., Wood, G. (2017) Optimization of wind tower cooling performance; a wind tunnel study of indoor air movement and thermal comfort”. Procedia Engineering. 180, 611- 620.

Sadeghi, M., de Dear, R., Samali, B., Wood, G. (2016) “Application of wind tower in the Australian residential context- A wind tunnel assessment of thermal comfort performance”. Proceeding of 9th Windsor Conference: Making comfort relevant, UK.

Sadeghi, M., Porta Cubas, A., Cole-Hunter, T., (2019). “Electric buses in regional and metropolitan public transport network in NSW”. Inquiry to Parliament of NSW on behalf of CAR. Government report. https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/ladocs/submissions/66977/Submission%20-%2013.pdf

Sadeghi, M., de Dear, R. (2019). “Government housing air-conditioning policy”. Government of Western Australia, Department of Communities, Government consultancy report.