Mission Statement

Welcome to the website of Amir A. Aliabadi. Our group, Atmospheric Innovations Research (AIR) Laboratory, has a passion for environmental thermo-fluid dynamics. An understanding of single and multi-phase fluid mechanics, heat, and mass transfer phenomena can help solve many problems that involve the study of thermo-fluid systems. Some example applications include Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), energy engineering, indoor and outdoor air quality, atmospheric science, and climate change. We are specialized in analytical methods, simulations, and experiments and aim to integrate relevant research in universities, institutes, laboratories, and industries. We foster collaborations among students, researchers, and professionals in a variety of research projects. We hope you have a pleasant visit here and please contact us with any inquiries.

Ph.D. Position

Ph.D. Position

The Atmospheric Innovations Research (AIR) laboratory at the University of Guelph is hiring a Ph.D. student. The position title is "Neighborhood-City Scales Urban Physics Modeling and Measurements". The overall project pursues understanding and mitigating the growing environmental impact of cities using design and prediction tools, such as Urban Physics Models (UPMs). UPMs predict urban climate variables (outdoor air temperature, wind, precipitation, humidity, evaporation, flooding, and heat transfer fluxes) and building performance variables (energy loads and indoor thermal comfort indices). The Ph.D. student will attempt to 1) develop, improve, and utilize paradigm-shifting and computationally fast atmospheric transport models for neighborhood-city scales and 2) collect urban climate and building performance observation data at neighborhood-city scales. Position details and contact information are provided in the attached document.

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About Amir A. Aliabadi, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Academic Tree

Amir A. Aliabadi

2021-Pres: Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering, U of Guelph, Guelph
2016-2020: Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering, U of Guelph, Guelph
2015-2016: Research Associate, Architecture, MIT, Cambridge
2013-2015: PDF, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Toronto
2012-2013: Research Associate, Chemistry, U of British Columbia, Vancouver
2008-2012: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, U of British Columbia, Vancouver
2006-2008: M.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, U of Toronto, Toronto
2004-2005: Coop Project Engineer, MDA Space Missions Inc., Brampton
2001-2006: B.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, U of Toronto, Toronto
1999-2000: Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran
1995-1999: Diploma in Mathematics and Physics, Alborz High School, Tehran

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