School of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Ehsan Sharifi
PhD in Architecture – Applied Science (UniSA)
B. Architectural Engineering (TUA); M. Architecture (UT); M. Sustainable Design (UniSA)
School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, The University of Adelaide
Ehsan is an advocate for the applied sciences in architecture and landscape design, and placemaking. After completing three consecutive post-doc positions at UniSA (Cooling Capacity of Green Infrastructures; IT and MathSci 2015), the University of Adelaide (Urban Wind Engineering and Comfort; MechEng 2016) and UNSW (Urban Cooling Guidelines; SBE 2017), Ehsan has joined the School of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2018. Ehsan is also a member of the Environment Institute with research interests including:
• Urban microclimates and the urban heat island effect
• Public space and public life
• Outdoor thermal and wind comfort
• Environmental assessment of buildings (construction materials and processes) and landscapes
• Low carbon urban living and passive design
• Urban greening and climate change adaptation
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
Urban Microclimates; The UHI effect; Outdoor Thermal Comfort; Resilience to Heat Stress in Cities; Urban Greening
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2017 - 2020 Lecturer University of Adelaide 2017 - 2017 Research Associate University of New South Wales, Sydney 2016 - 2017 Research Associate University of Adelaide 2015 - 2016 Research Associate University of South Australia 2002 - 2015 Lecturer Shiraz University 2002 - ongoing Registered Architect SSI, Shiraz
Language Competency English Can peer review Persian Can peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 - 2016 University of South Australia Australia PhD in Architecture - Applied Science 2010 - 2012 University of South Australia Australia Master of Sustainable Design (Urban) 2000 - 2002 Tehran University of Art Iran Master of Architectural Engineering 1996 - 2000 Tehran University of Art Iran Bachelor of Architectural Engineering
Year Citation 2023 Oteng, D., Zuo, J., & Sharifi, E. (2023). An evaluation of the impact framework for product stewardship on end-of-life solar photovoltaic modules: An environmental lifecycle assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 411, 1-12.
DOI Scopus4 WoS2
2023 Ibrahim, A., Bartsch, K., & Sharifi, E. (2023). Waterways transformation and green stormwater infrastructure: enabling governance for Adelaide’s River Torrens Catchment, Australia. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 24 pages.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
2023 Teimouri, R., Ghorbani, R., Karbasi, P., & Sharifi, E. (2023). Investigation of land use changes using the landscape ecology approach in Maragheh City, Iran. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 13(2), 271-284.
2023 Ibrahim, A., Bartsch, K., & Sharifi, E. (2023). Overarching barriers to mainstream green stormwater infrastructure in Ghana: towards good green governance. Environmental Science & Policy, 147, 15-28.
2022 Oteng, D., Zuo, J., & Sharifi, E. (2022). An expert-based evaluation on end-of-life solar photovoltaic management: An application of Fuzzy Delphi Technique. Sustainable Horizons, 4, 1-10.
2022 Oteng, D., Zuo, J., & Sharifi, E. (2022). Environmental emissions influencing solar photovoltaic waste management in Australia: An optimised system network of waste collection facilities. Journal of Environmental Management, 314, 1-11.
DOI Scopus9 WoS6
2021 Sanagar Darbani, E., Monsefi Parapari, D., Boland, J., & Sharifi, E. (2021). Impacts of urban form and urban heat island on the outdoor thermal comfort: a pilot study on Mashhad. International Journal of Biometeorology, 65(7), 1101-1117.
DOI Scopus15 WoS15
2021 Oteng, D., Zuo, J., & Sharifi, E. (2021). A scientometric review of trends in solar photovoltaic waste management research. Solar Energy, 224, 545-562.
DOI Scopus23 WoS20
2021 Abdollahpour, S. S., Sharifi, E., & Ghazi, R. (2021). Evaluation of Happy City Indicators in Affordable Housing Projects, Case Study: Mehr Housing Projects, Aftab Town, The City of Parand, Tehran, Iran. International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, 9(3), 103-127.
2021 Omrany, H., Soebarto, V., Zuo, J., Sharifi, E., & Chang, R. (2021). What leads to variations in the results of life-cycle energy assessment? An evidence-based framework for residential buildings. Energy and Built Environment, 2(4), 392-405.
2020 Tavakoli, H., Westbrook, N., Sharifi, E., & Marzbali, M. H. (2020). Socio-spatial vulnerability and dilapidated abandoned buildings (Dabs) through the lens of spatial liminality: A case study in Iran. A/Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 17(3), 61-78.
2020 Omrany, H., Soebarto, V. I., Sharifi, E., & Soltani, A. (2020). Application of life cycle energy assessment in residential buildings: a critical review of recent trends. Sustainability, 12(1), 351-1-351-30.
DOI Scopus19 WoS15
2020 Sharifi, E., Larbi, M., Omrany, H., & Boland, J. (2020). Climate change adaptation and carbon emissions in green urban spaces: Case study of Adelaide. Journal of Cleaner Production, 254, 9 pages.
DOI Scopus30 WoS26
2020 Ibrahim, A., Bartsch, K., & Sharifi, E. (2020). Green infrastructure needs green governance: lessons from Australia's largest integrated stormwater management project, the River Torrens Linear Park. Journal of Cleaner Production, 261, 121202-1-121202-14.
DOI Scopus37 WoS30
2020 Sharifi, E., & Boland, J. (2020). Passive activity observation (PAO) method to estimate outdoor thermal adaptation in public space: case studies in Australian cities. International Journal of Biometeorology, 64(2), 231-242.
DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC1
2019 Soltani, A., & Sharifi, E. (2019). Understanding and analysing the urban heat island (UHI) effect in micro-scale. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 10(2), 14-28.
2018 Sharifi, E., & Boland, J. (2018). Limits of thermal adaptation in cities: outdoor heat-activity dynamics in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Architectural Science Review, 61(4), 191-201.
DOI Scopus20 WoS18
2018 Hatvani-Kovacs, G., Bush, J., Sharifi, E., & Boland, J. (2018). Policy recommendations to increase urban heat stress resilience. Urban Climate, 25, 51-63.
DOI Scopus27 WoS21
2017 Soltani, A., & Sharifi, E. (2017). Daily variation of urban heat island effect and its correlations to urban greenery: a case study of Adelaide. Frontiers of Architectural Research, 6(4), 529-538.
DOI Scopus105 WoS89
2017 Sharifi, E., & Boland, J. (2017). Heat resilience in public space and Its applications in healthy and low carbon cities. Procedia Engineering, 180, 944-954.
DOI Scopus11 WoS10
2017 Sharifi, E., & Soltani, A. (2017). Patterns of urban heat island effect in Adelaide: a mobile traverse experiment. Modern Applied Science, 11(4), 80-90.
2016 Sharifi, E., Sivam, A., & Boland, J. (2016). Resilience to heat in public space: a case study of Adelaide, South Australia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 59(10), 1833-1854.
DOI Scopus30 WoS26
2015 Sharifi, E., & Lehmann, S. (2015). Correlation analysis of surface temperature of rooftops, streetscapes and urban heat island effect: case study of central Sydney. Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering, 9(1), 3-11.
2014 Sharifi, E., & Lehmann, S. (2014). Comparative analysis of surface urban heat island effect in central Sydney. Journal of Sustainable Development, 7(3), 23-34.
2012 Soltani, A., Mehraein, M., & Sharifi, E. (2012). Urban features and energy consumption at local level. Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering, 6(2), 43-47.
2012 Soltani, A., & Sharifi, E. (2012). A case study of sustainable urban planning principles in Curitiba (Brazil) and their applicability in Shiraz (Iran). International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 1(2), 120-134. - Nie, Y., Gao, Y., He, H., Sharifi, E., & Boland, J. (n.d.). Semi-Closed Input-Output Analysis of Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Australian Industrial and Household Sectors.
Year Citation 2019 Ibrahim, A., Bartsch, K., & Sharifi, E. (2019). Green Infrastructure and Green Governance: A Retrospective Analysis of Flood Mitigation at Adelaide’s Linear Park. Poster session presented at the meeting of Unknown Conference.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2021 Sharifi, E., Bartesaghi Koc, C., VanderBerg, J., Marchant, J., & Soebarto, V. (2021). Microclimate Assessment Report. 2021 Sharifi, E. (2021). Cool and green roof technologies for application in the City of Adelaide. Adelaide: School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide. 2017 Osmond, P., & Sharifi, E. (2017). Guide to Urban Cooling Strategies (RP 2014). Sydney, N. S. W.: Low Carbon Living CRC.
Year Citation 2023 Sharifi, E., Mehdipour, A., Hill, K., Hayter, J., Soebarto, V., Bartesaghi Koc, C., . . . Arakawa Martins, L. (2023). Trees for Urban Streets: A multi-criteria guide to select street trees in Greater Metropolitan Adelaide.
Year Citation - Mehdipour, A., Sharifi, E., Hill, K., Soebarto, V., Hayter, J., Koc, C. B., . . . Martins, L. A. (n.d.). Multi-criteria Street Tree Selection SA EI-2023 + Tool.
Urban Microclimates (2014 - seed funding CAC-SUD)
Thermal Photography of the City of Adelaide (2016 - industry fund ACC)
Cooling Capacity of Urban Greenery (2017 - industry-supported fund ACC and Renewal SA)
Place Agency (2018-2020 - funded by Myer Foundation)
Urban Greenery and Microclimates (2020-2023 - Environment Institute)
Construction II (multi-storey mixed-use buildings)
Environment III (energy, comfort, water and waste in urban context)
Experiential Studio (sustainable design and placemaking)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor Edge computing devices and radio frequency in a model-based IoT ecosystem to manage council assets Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Adam Hadji 2022 Co-Supervisor Self-shading steel facades for buildings in warm climates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ricardo Lionar 2022 Principal Supervisor Sustainable Project Management Policy: Mediating Role of Innovation in the Construction Industry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ali Fathali Zadeh 2022 Principal Supervisor The Impact of Urban Planning and Design on Urban Heat Islands and Outdoor Thermal Comfort Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Elham Sanagar Darbani 2021 Co-Supervisor The Applications of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Real Estate Marketing Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Thanh Tu Chung 2019 Co-Supervisor Resource Efficiency in Built Environment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Daniel Oteng 2019 Co-Supervisor The Application of Phytoremediation in Green Rehabilitation of Brownfield Urban Forms in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jian Cui 2019 Principal Supervisor Assessing the potential of urban voids for increasing landscape connectivity in Adelaide, Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jian Cui 2018 Co-Supervisor Managing Flood Risks: Exploring Dynamics Between Green and Grey Infrastructure Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alhassan Ibrahim
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Towards a sustainable PV waste policy: Exploring the management practices of end-of-life solar photovoltaic modules in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Daniel Oteng 2018 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Governance of Waterways and Flood Adaptation: Implementing Sustainable Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Ghana Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alhassan Ibrahim 2018 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Understanding Brownfield Regeneration in Iran through the Lens of International Experience Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Armin Mehdipour 2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Dilapidated Abandoned Buildings (DABs) and Socio-Spatial Vulnerability: Application of Spatial Liminality for Revitalising Historic Iranian Cities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hamed Tavakoli
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
Date Title Type Institution Country 2020 - ongoing Reviewer Journal Review Elsevier United Kingdom 2020 - ongoing Editor Editorial Cogitatio United Kingdom 2020 - ongoing Topical Advisory Board Editorial MDPI United Kingdom 2019 - ongoing Reviewer Journal Review Elsevier United Kingdom 2018 - ongoing Reviewer Journal Review Elsevier United States 2018 - ongoing Reviewer Journal Review Elsevier United States
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