Scientia Senior Lecturer
Dr. Negin Nazarian is a Scientia Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at UNSW Built Environment, Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, and fellow at the City Futures Research Centre. Negin is an urban climatologist evaluating the ways the built environment interacts with the climate, and in return, how urban dwellers are affected by this interaction.
She leads the Climate-Resilient Cities (CRC) research lab, a multidisciplinary group focused on pressing challenges of urban climate (particularly urban heat exposure and ventilation) using a range of established and emerging methods such as climate modelling, environmental sensing, and IoT technologies. Her research is particularly focused on two streams:
- multi-scale urban climate modelling and urban canopy parameterisations, and
- urban climate informatics for enhancing personal heat exposure assessments
Dr. Nazarian is a graduate of the University of California San Diego and, before joining UNSW in 2020, was the SMART Scholar at the Singapore-MIT Alliance.