Larissa Arakawa Martins

Miss Larissa Arakawa Martins

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Dr Larissa Arakawa Martins is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow based in the School of Architecture & Built Environment, exploring the associations between thermal comfort in the built environment and people's health and wellbeing, as well as the applications of data analysis and machine learning for predictive modelling.

My research focuses on:

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Building performance simulation
  • Human thermal comfort modelling
  • Machine Learning applications for thermal comfort modelling
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 Research Assistant The University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2018 Associate França e Associados Projetos Estruturais
    2017 - 2018 Business Analyst Accenture
    2017 - 2017 Trainee Companhia City
    2015 - 2016 Intern França e Associados Projetos Estruturais
    2013 - 2014 Intern Produtime Gestão e Tecnologia
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Award Adelaide Graduate Award The University of Adelaide Australia
    2020 Award Best Presentation (1st Runner Up) The Architectural Science Association Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish - Latin American Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 - 2022 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Architecture
    2016 - 2016 University of Mogi das Cruzes Brazil Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
    2012 - 2013 Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium Exchange Program in Architecture
    2009 - 2015 University of Sao Paulo Brazil Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning, with Double Qualification in Civil Engineering
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2022 Fellowship in the ARC-funded project "Developing resilient housing for low socio-economic older people" University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - 2018 Jóvenes Líderes Iberoamericanos 2018 Fundación Carolina Spain
    2014 - 2014 SEAS/POLI-USP Collaborative Field Course - Urban Adaptation to Climate Change: Resilient Cities Harvard University United States
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2011 Certification in Building Accessibility City Department of People with Disabilities and Reduced Mobility Brazil
  • Research Interests

  • 2020-2021  AHURI Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Australia (AUD 7,000/year)
  • 2019  School of Architecture and Built Environment HDR Support, The University of Adelaide, Australia (AUD 1,500)
  • 2018-2022  Faculty of the Professions Divisional Scholarship, The University of Adelaide, Australia (AUD 28,000/year)
  • 2018  Jovenes Lideres Iberoamericanos Scholarship, Fundacion Carolina and Banco Santander, Spain (EUR 3,000)
  • 2014  SEAS/POLI-USP Collaborative Field Course Scholarship, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, USA (USD 3,000)
  • 2012-2013  International Exchange Program Scholarship - Graduacao Sanduiche - Ciencias sem Fronteiras, Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development CNPq, Belgium (EUR 10,600)
  • 2010-2012  Undergraduate Research Scholarship - Iniciacao Cientifica, Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development CNPq, Brazil (BRL 9,000)
  • 2022-present  Course Coordinator and Lecturer in DESST 2517 - Environment II - School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2020-present  Tutor in ARCH 7041 - Advanced Architecture Technologies - School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2019-present  Tutor in DESST 2517 - Environment II - School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2014  Tutor in PHD2412 - Urban Sanitation II (Saneamento II) - Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2010  Tutor in PRO2315 - Ergonomics I (Ergonomia I) - Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2019 - 2021 Representative School of Architecture and Built Environment - Student Representative - Higher Degree by Research The University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 - 2015 Representative Polytechnic School (EPUSP) - Student Representative - Double Qualification Program in Civil Engineering University of Sao Paulo Brazil
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83131106
  • Email: larissa.arakawamartins@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor 3
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture and Built Environment

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