I am a research associate at the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering of Concordia University. I am a computational scientist and software developer with more than 10 years of work experience in the field of numerical modeling, fluid dynamics, and building science.
My research works are multiscale modeling and microclimate simulation at city scales by focusing on the impact of extreme events, such as heatwaves, on human health and building energy performance. This study helps the Canadian cities to meet the Pan-Canadian Framework objectives and become healthy and sustainable cities for the citizens.
I have a Ph.D. degree in Building and Environmental Engineering from Concordia University and a member of the Centre for Zero Energy Building Studies (CZEBS). As a Ph.D. student, I developed a fast and accurate urban microclimate model (CityFFD) by using parallel computing (GPU-CUDA) techniques and a group of novel numerical algorithms. This model is currently used by a group of well-known institutions, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the USA, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Concordia University
Currently, I am collaborating with LBNL to integrate CityFFD with CityBES. We are creating a new multiscale model to calculate both indoor and outdoor environments and study the impact of local microclimate on human health and building energy performance in the whole of North America. I am also working closely with Environment and Climate Change Canada to create a fast and high-resolution urban microclimate model and integrate CityFFD with their mesoscale models.