UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Dr Farhang Tahmasebi

Dr Farhang Tahmasebi

Lecturer in Engineering and Architectural Design

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2018

Research summary

Dr Tahmasebi's research mainly addresses building performance simulation and occupant behaviour modelling. Among his authored and co-authored papers, he has contributed articles to scientific journals such as Building and Environment, Energy and Buildings, and Building Simulation and he has been the co-guest editor of Journal of Building Performance Simulation special issue on occupant behaviour research. In the last years, Farhang Tahmasebi specifically contributed to IEA-EBC Annex 66 and he is currently a task leader at IEA-EBC Annex 79, which focuses on applying occupant behaviour models in performance-based building design process.

Teaching summary

Dr Farhang Tahmasebi is IEDE module leader for Design Practice 1 in the interdisciplinary Engineering and Architectural Design MEng programme offered by Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, and UCL Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering. He also contributes to MSc in Light and Lighting with daylight modelling lectures. 


University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2019
Technische Universitat Wien
Doctorate, Doctorat | 2016
University of Tehran
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2008


Farhang Tahmasebi has been passionately focused on built environment simulation and performance-based design during his entire career, which he started as a first-year architecture student at Iran's Building and Housing Research Centre (BHRC). Prior to his appointment at UCL, Dr Tahmasebi has acted as a researcher and educator at TU Wien Institute of Architectural Sciences for seven years.