A graduate of Nottingham and Liverpool Universities, Dr Masoud Sajjadian is a senior lecturer in architectural technology with industry-oriented research experience in a number of fields, including renewables and low carbon design. He is actively engaged in teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities focusing on sustainable architecture, energy efficiency and building performance modelling.
His PhD research centred on 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 such as phase change materials, earth air heat exchangers, and shading devices 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 London and Manchester.
Masoud's work experience includes several varied teaching roles at Liverpool School of Architecture and researching renewables at TATA steel company as a research associate at Cardiff University and knowledge transfer partnership associate at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He has a long-standing interest in the areas of environmental design, construction technology and building information modelling. His work focus has been on environmental design and has always been very cross-disciplinary, building the link between architecture, building physics and renewable energy technologies. Masoud's goal is to enhance the quality of the built environment through multidisciplinary research. He is currently involved in two major research projects worth over 400K:
1) Using Agent Based Modelling (ABM) in Building Simulations
2) Sustainable High-Rise Building Designed and Constructed with Timber in collaboration with six EU partners
He is a fellow of higher education academy, reviewer for Energies, Sustainability, and Buildings journal, scientific committee member of Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference and member of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).