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Dr Arash Beizaee

Job: Early Career Academic Fellow

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6550

E: arash.beizaee@dmu.ac.uk

W: iesd.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Arash Beizaee is an Early Career Academic Fellow at Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD). He is leading the Energy and Thermal Performance module in MSc Energy and Sustainable Building Design.

Before Joining IESD in January 2017, he worked as a Research Associate at Loughborough University where his research focus was on data driven modelling techniques such as Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) for large scale building energy predictions. Along with research, Arash has been involved in consultancy work for the UK’s former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on scoping review of domestic space heating controls.

He has taught on a number of modules in the past including: Building Energy Systems and Models, Energy Measurement and Interpretation, Building Energy Consumption, Research Methods in Building Performance & Research Development and Dissemination.

Arash is a graduate of London- Loughborough EPSRC centre for doctoral training in Energy Demand. He received his PhD in 2016 for his research and thesis entitled 'Measuring and Modelling the Energy Demand Reduction Potential of Using Zonal Space Heating Control in a UK home'. Prior to PhD, he completed MRes in Energy Demand Studies and MSc in Building Services Engineering both with distinction from Loughborough University. Arash’s background is in Mechanical Engineering (Heat and Fluids).

Publications and outputs 

Beizaee, A., Allinson D., Lomas, K.J., Foda, E. and Loveday, D., "Measuring the Potential of Zonal Space Heating Controls to Reduce Energy use in UK homes: the case of 1930s dwellings". Journal of Energy and Buildings 2015; Vol 92: pp. 29-44.

Beizaee, A., Lomas, K.J., Firth, S.K., "National Survey of Summertime Temperatures and Overheating Risk in English Homes". Journal of Building and Environment 2013; Vol 65: pp. 1-17.

Beizaee, A., Firth, S.K., Vadodaria, K. and Loveday, D., “Assessing the ability of PMV model in predicting thermal sensation in naturally ventilated buildings in UK”. Proceedings of 7th Windsor Conference: The changing context of comfort in an unpredictable world, London, UK, April 2012.

Beizaee, A., and Firth, S.K., “A Comparison of Calculated and Subjective Thermal Comfort Sensation in Home and Office Environment”. Proceedings of Conference: People and Buildings, Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings, London, UK, September 2011.

Mallaband, B. Haines V., Morton A., Foda E., Beizaee A., Beckhelling J., Allinson D., Loveday D. & Lomas K. " Saving energy in the home through digital feedback and control systems: An introduction to the DEFACTO project". Proceedings of Behave Energy Conference 2014, the University of Oxford, 3-4 September 2014.

Research interests/expertise

Energy in Buildings, Monitoring buildings, Modelling, Thermal Comfort in built environment

Areas of teaching

Building physics, Building Thermal Performance (MSc level)

Qualifications

BSc Mechanical Engineering: Heat and Fluids,MSc Building Services Engineering (distinction), MRes Built Environment: Energy Demand Studies (distinction), PhD Civil and Building Engineering

Honours and awards

ARCC & Homes and Communities Agency Research Impact Prize 2015

Pick Everards Prize for Best Final Year Research Project at MSc Building Services Engineering at Loughborough University 2013

Winner of Best Paper at LoLo CDT Paper Competition for the Paper "National Survey of Summertime Temperatures and Overheating Risk in English Homes" 2013

Full EPSRC Scholarship for 4 years during MRes and PhD studies 2011

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)

Member of the Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation Research Network (TEDDINET)

Consultancy work

Heating Controls Scoping Review Project (for the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change) (2016): systematically collect, synthesise and evaluate the quality of literature on domestic heating controls in terms of energy savings, cost effectiveness and usability and identify evidence gaps. The report produced contributed to one of the Department’s key policy priorities to decarbonise heat.

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