School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Ehsan Sharifi
PhD in Architecture – Applied Science (UniSA)
B. Architectural Engineering (UT); M. Architecture (UT); M. Sustainable Design (UniSA)
Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide
Ehsan is an advocate for the application of architectural sciences in place making practice. He joined the School of Architecture and Built Environment after completing post-doc positions at UniSA (Cooling Capacity of Green Infrastructures; School of ITMS), UNSW (Urban Cooling Guidelines; School of Built Environment) and the University of Adelaide (Urban Wind Engineering and Comfort; School of Mechanical Engineering).
Ehsan is a member of the Research Unit for Building and Environment with research interests including:
• Urban microclimates and the urban heat island effect
• Quality of public space and public life
• Outdoor thermal-wind comfort
• Cultural and historical responses to thermal discomfort
• Environmental assessment of buildings and urban precincts and passive design
• Low carbon urban living, urban greening and climate change adaptation
Urban Microclimates; The UHI effect; Outdoor Thermal Comfort; Resilience to Heat Stress in Cities; Urban Greening
Date Position Institution name 2021 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2017 - 2020 Lecturer University of Adelaide 2016 - 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 - 2010 Lecturer Shiraz University 2002 - 2008 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 University of Tehran Iran Master of Architectural Engineering 1996 - 2000 University of Tehran Iran Bachelor of Architectural Engineering
Year Citation 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.
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.
2021 Oteng, D., Zuo, J., & Sharifi, E. (2021). A scientometric review of trends in solar photovoltaic waste management research. Solar Energy, 224, 545-562.
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.
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 Scopus7 WoS7
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 Scopus13 WoS8
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 Scopus11 WoS8
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 Scopus4 WoS4
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 Hatvani-Kovacs, G., Bush, J., Sharifi, E., & Boland, J. (2018). Policy recommendations to increase urban heat stress resilience. Urban Climate, 25, 51-63.
DOI Scopus7 WoS6
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 Scopus11 WoS9
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 Scopus52 WoS41
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.
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 Scopus8 WoS8
2017 Sharifi, E., Sivam, A., & Boland, J. (2017). Spatial and activity preferences during heat stress conditions in Adelaide: towards increased adaptation capacity of the built environment. Procedia Engineering, 180, 955-965.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3
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 Scopus18 WoS16
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.
Year Citation 2021 Sharifi, E., Zawarus, P., & Lehmann, S. (2021). Optimization of urban cooling strategies for parking lots in hot and dry climates: Case study of Las Vegas and Adelaide. In N. Enteria, M. Santamouris, & U. Eicker (Eds.), Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mitigation: Hot and Humid Regions (pp. 169-182). Singapore: Springer.
2017 Sharifi, E., Sivam, A., Karuppannan, S., & Boland, J. (2017). Landsat surface temperature data analysis for urban heat resilience: case study of Adelaide. In Geertman, S., Allan, A., Pettit, C., & Stillwell, J. (Eds.), Planning Support Science for Smarter Urban Futures (pp. 433-447). Gewerbestrasse: Springer International Publishing.
2015 Sharifi, E., Philipp, C., & Lehmann, S. (2015). Multi-scale analysis of the surface layer urban heat island effect in five higher density precincts of central Sydney. In Lehmann, S (Ed.), Low Carbon Cities : Transforming Urban Systems (pp. 375-393). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
Year Citation 2019 Larbi, M., Omrany, H., & Sharifi, E. (2019). Thermal Sensation and Carbon Emissions in Greener Urban Spaces: Case Study of Adelaide. In International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Cities (icRS Cities 2019). onlne: ICRS. 2016 Sharifi, E., Sivam, A., & Boland, J. (2016). Outdoor activity and spatial choices of citizens during heat stress conditions: a case study of Adelaide, South Australia. In J. Zuo, L. Daniel, & V. Soebarto (Eds.), Proceedings of the 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: Revisiting the role of Architectural Science in Design and Practice (pp. 199-208). Sydney, Australia: The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA). 2016 Sharifi, E., & Boland, J. (2016). Limits of thermal adaptation in cities: a case study of Darling Harbour, Sydney. In J. Zuo, L. Daniel, & V. Soebarto (Eds.), Proceedings of the 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: Revisiting the role of Architectural Science in Design and Practice (pp. 229-238). Adelaide: Architectural Science Association. 2016 Sharifi, E., Sivam, A., & Boland, J. (2016). Outdoor activity choices of citizens during heat stress conditions in Adelaide: Towards increased adaptation capacity of the built environment. In Climate Adaptation 2016: Change, Challenge, Opportunity Booklet (pp. 95). Adelaide.
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 2017 Osmond, P., & Sharifi, E. (2017). Guide to Urban Cooling Strategies (RP 2014). Sydney, N. S. W.: Low Carbon Living CRC.
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)
Construction II (multi-storey mixed-use buildings)
Environment II (energy, comfort, water and waste in architecture)
Environment III (energy, comfort, water and waste in urban context)
Experiential Studio - Onshore (sustainable design and place making)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 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 Co-Supervisor Resource Efficiency in Built Environment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Daniel Oteng 2019 Co-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 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 2018 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Understanding Brownfield Regeneration in Iran through the Lens of International Experience Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr 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
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