Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering
With a background in architectural engineering, Dr Masoud Sajjadian is a graduate of Nottingham and Liverpool Universities. He is a senior lecturer in architectural technology with the research focus on building performance analysis aiming to reduce the gap and mediate effective engineering analysis tools and architectural design. He is actively engaged in teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities focusing on energy efficiency and building performance simulation.
His research activities now focus on an EU-funded project on 'Sustainable High-Rise Buildings Designed and Constructed in Timber'. He has also completed a Research and Innovation award on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques in building performance simulations to ultimately influence the building performance gap issue.
Dr Sajjadian’s PhD research centered on the analysis of sustainable homes based on predicted future weather data for the UK in the decades 2020s, 2050s and 2080s. The study evaluated the effect of overheating risk and future climatic uncertainty in designing existing UK dwellings with the main focus on the external building envelope. The research examined a number of design options to reduce energy consumption and improve thermal comfort. The study developed a methodology by means of computer simulations to assess and predict the performance in a range of current, 'high performance' construction systems used on a simple and typical UK house models in the UK.
His previous work experience includes several varied teaching roles at Liverpool School of Architecture, TATA steel company as a research associate at Cardiff University and knowledge transfer partnership associate at Morganstone Ltd. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, reviewer for numerous journals and international conferences and a member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association.
Newton fund award, British Council, 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology travel award, USA (2014)
Best 8 design works of ISOVER international skyscraper design competition for designing “Solar Slice”, exhibited in Excel, London, in Ecobuild 2011
The scope of the project activity was to substantially advance the development of transpired solar air collectors’ thermal performance with storage in order to prove their commercial feasibility and develop the associated software (IES) and building management systems that would promote their market uptake. The project was collaboration between Cardiff University, TATA steel and NSG Pilkington companies.
The scope of project activity was on development of level 2 BIM strategies as well as examination, testing and modelling design details and appraisal of how design details are translated into construction details. It included the implementation of thermal bridge analysis, thermal modelling and in-construction testing including air-permeability test, thermography test and smoke test.
Several varied teaching roles at Liverpool School of Architecture for MA Architecture, MSc Sustainable Environmental Design and second year undergraduate students from 2011 to 2015.
Innovative Technologies and Applications
Sustainable Architecture and innovation
Architectural Design Principles