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Tania Sharmin

Tania Sharmin

PhD student,

Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Tania's PhD research focuses on integrating indoor and outdoor thermal comfort by ameliorating urban microclimate. She is particularly interested in tropical warm-humid high density cities in developing countries. She is examining outdoor thermal comfort conditions with high resolution micro-climatic models and comparing the results with the actual thermal sensation of the pedestrians on site. The idea is to incorporate outdoor microclimate and thermal comfort information to inspect indoor conditions through building energy simulation. Her other research interests include occupants' and pedestrians' behaviour and building energy performance.

Tania is currently the seminar coordinator of the Martin Centre Research Seminars as well as the GreenBRIDGE Society at the University of Cambridge. She is also a member of the Editorial Committee for the Scroope 24: Cambridge Architectural Journal.

She holds a B.Arch from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and MA in International Planning and Sustainable Development from the University of Westminster, London. Her Masters study was funded by Commonwealth Scholarships. She is a fellow of Schlumberger Foundation ‘Faculty for the Future Award’.

Keywords

  • outdoor comfort and building energy use, particularly in Dhaka
  • the urban microclimate
  • architecture