Dr Ali Ghaffarian
Dr. Ali (PhD, MSc & BSc) is a lecturer (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), a programme leader for BE (Hons) Architecture Engineering and a professional architectural designer (NZIA Academic Member) holding PhD and MSc degrees in Architectural Studies and BSc in Architecture Engineering. He is a founding director of Responsive + Green Urban Built Environment Lab, New Zealand (www.rgube.com). His research has so far been cited by over 740+ articles.
In conjunction with teaching Architecture Engineering and Construction Engineering courses, Ali is an active researcher focusing on Building Information Modelling (BIM), Design Cognition & Computing; Building Automation Systems, Smart Homes & Intelligent Buildings, Sustainable Design Developments, Green Buildings and Integrated Design Studies.
He is the sole representative of AUT at the New Zealand National BIM Education Working Group. He has been diligently engaged in various international research collaborations with world-class academicians from Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Iran, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, UK, USA, etc., and has achieved well-recognized international innovation awards plus scholarship of over 90 international level patent; journal articles; books/book chapters; conference papers etc. His research contribution resulted in publication of many highly read and cited papers in high impact factor international journals namely Building and Environment, Cities, Applied Energy, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Sustainable Cities & Society, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Intelligent Buildings International, Architectural Science Review, etc.
Throughout his academic career, Ali has developed, moderated, reviewed and contributed to accreditation of various academic programs and contents concerning architecture and the built environment engineering as a whole along with developing & facilitating special research, teaching and testing laboratories. Ali is currently supervising 12 PhD candidates besides supervising 15, graduating 28 and orally examining more than 70 Master’s students. He has been a key member of scientific/technical committees for international academic conferences in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).