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Dr Farhang Tahmasebi
416 Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
London
WC1H 0NN
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 6590
Appointment
  • Lecturer in Engineering and Architectural Design
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Farhang Tahmasebi has been passionately focused on built environment simulation and performance-based design during his entire career, which he started as a first-year architecture student at Iran's Building and Housing Research Centre (BHRC). Prior to his appointment at UCL, Dr Tahmasebi has acted as a researcher and educator at TU Wien Institute of Architectural Sciences for seven years.

Research Summary

Dr Tahmasebi's research mainly addresses building performance simulation and occupant behaviour modelling. Among his authored and co-authored papers, he has contributed articles to scientific journals such as Building and Environment, Energy and Buildings, and Building Simulation and he has been the co-guest editor of Journal of Building Performance Simulation special issue on occupant behaviour research. In the last years, Farhang Tahmasebi specifically contributed to IEA-EBC Annex 66 and he is currently a task leader at IEA-EBC Annex 79, which focuses on applying occupant behaviour models in performance-based building design process.

Teaching Summary

Dr Farhang Tahmasebi is IEDE module leader for Design Practice 1 in the interdisciplinary Engineering and Architectural Design MEng programme offered by Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, and UCL Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering. He also contributes to MSc in Light and Lighting with daylight modelling lectures. 

Appointments
SEP-2018 Lecturer in Engineering and Architectural Design Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
NOV-2017 – AUG-2018 Postdoctoral University Assistant Institute of Architectural Sciences TU Wien, Austria
NOV-2013 – OCT-2017 University Assistant Institute of Architectural Sciences TU Wien, Austria
DEC-2011 – OCT-2013 Project Assistant Institute of Architectural Sciences TU Wien, Austria
Academic Background
2019 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education University College London
2016 PhD Doctorat – Architecture - Engineering Technische Universitat Wien
2008 MSc Master of Science – Architecture - Engineering University of Tehran
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