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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Building design optimisation
  • Building energy efficiency
  • Indoor air quality
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Thermal comfort

Available to supervise research students

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About Nima Izadyar

Nima Izadyar is a Lecturer with the School of Built Environment, College of Engineering & Science, Victoria University. His Field of Research is in Building Science and Techniques with a focus on energy-efficient buildings, ventilation, indoor environment quality, building surveying, and renewable energy.

Nima completed his PhD at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2020. His PhD project focused on reducing cooling demand in buildings by using natural ventilation as an alternative for mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning. He was found the impact of changing balcony design on natural ventilation performance at an indoor area. Nima won the AIRAH Student of the Year, Higher Education or Research Award 2020, which is one of the most prestigious awards from the ventilation industry in Australia. Nima obtained his Master of Energy Engineering at Tehran Science and Research University, Iran in 2011. His masters project focused on optimum design of a District Heating System (DHS) as a natural gas alternative for heating purposes. He published two journal articles, both in Q1 journals, based on the outcome of this study.

Nima worked as a researcher for more than five years in Australia and overseas. He was involved in the Affordable Heating and Cooling Innovation Hub (i-Hub) project, funded by AIRAH, as a research associate from February to September 2020. Nima had carried out two years of research as a research assistant under High Impact Research (HIR) program at the school of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia between Feb 2015 and January 2017. In this period, his research focused on harvesting energy from hybrid renewable energy sources (wind and solar) and providing remote areas with cleaner energy as an alternative for diesel generators. Nima also worked on an environmentally friendly lighting system and charging station powered by hybrid energy sources from vertical axis wind turbines and PV cells. He was recognised as a bright spark research assistant because of his research outcomes and publications in high-quality journals.

Nima has two years of industry experience as an energy consultant with Kar-o-Niroo Consulting Co., during which time he was focused on energy audits of industrial and commercial buildings based on energy standards (EN16001:2009 and ISO 50001). Nima also worked as a Teaching assistant, Fundamentals of Energy Management, at TUV Academy Iran-Germany from December 2010 to March 2012.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, 2020

Key publications

Year Citation
2020 Izadyar, N., Miller, W., Rismanchi, B., & Garcia-Hansen, V. (200406). Numerical simulation of single-sided natural ventilation: Impacts of balconies opening and depth scale on indoor environment Paper presented at IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.

doi: 10.1088/1755-1315/463/1/012037

Year Citation
2022 Bamdad, K., Matour, S., Izadyar, N., & Law, T. (221201). Introducing extended natural ventilation index for buildings under the present and future changing climates. Building and Environment, 226 (109688-109688).

doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109688

2022 Asadi, I., Baghban, M. H., Hashemi, M., Izadyar, N., & Sajadi, B. (221201). Phase change materials incorporated into geopolymer concrete for enhancing energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings: A review. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 17

doi: 10.1016/j.cscm.2022.e01162

2022 Izadyar, N., & Miller, W. (220615). Ventilation strategies and design impacts on indoor airborne transmission: A review. Building and Environment, 218

doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109158

2022 Bamdad, K., Matour, S., Izadyar, N., & Omrani, S. (220201). Impact of climate change on energy saving potentials of natural ventilation and ceiling fans in mixed-mode buildings. Building and Environment, 209

doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108662

2021 Omrani, S., Matour, S., Bamdad, K., & Izadyar, N. (210815). Ceiling fans as ventilation assisting devices in buildings: A critical review. Building and Environment, 201

doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108010

2021 Moghadasi, M., Izadyar, N., Moghadasi, A., & Ghadamian, H. (210101). Applying machine learning techniques to implement the technical requirements of energy management systems in accordance with ISO 50001:2018, an industrial case study. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects,

doi: 10.1080/15567036.2021.2011989

2020 Izadyar, N., Miller, W., Rismanchi, B., & Garcia-Hansen, V. (200615). A numerical investigation of balcony geometry impact on single-sided natural ventilation and thermal comfort. Building and Environment, 177

doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106847

2020 Izadyar, N., Miller, W., Rismanchi, B., & Garcia-Hansen, V. (200301). Impacts of facade openings' geometry on natural ventilation and occupants perception: A review. Building and Environment, 170

doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106613

2016 Izadyar, N., Ong, H. C., Chong, W. T., Mojumder, J. C., & Leong, K. Y. (161215). Investigation of potential hybrid renewable energy at various rural areas in Malaysia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 139 (61-73).

doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.167

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Digital transformation of construction industry for improved quality and safety
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Prof Zora Vrcelj, Prof Yuan Miao, Dr Malindu Sandanayake, Dr Ayad Turky, Dr Le Li, Dr Hongen Lu, Mrs Shuo Chen, Dr Melissa Chan, Dr Hua Wang, Dr Hing-wah Chau
For period: 2021-2022
$1,249,911

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Feb 2020 - Present
Research Associate
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017
Research Assistant
University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Feb 2020 -
Present
Research Associate
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Feb 2015 -
Jan 2017
Research Assistant
University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Apr 2010 - Mar 2012
Energy consultant
Kar-o-Niroo Consulting Co., Tehran, Iran
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Apr 2010 - Mar 2012
Energy consultant
Kar-o-Niroo Consulting Co., Tehran, Iran

Awards

Year Award
2020

Student of the Year – Higher Education or Research Award, 2020. - The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH)

2021

Siganto Foundation Medal 2021 - Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

2021

Faculty of Engineering Executive Dean’s Commendation for Higher Degree Research - Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Professional memberships

  • Affiliate member, AIRAH