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Dr Mohataz Hossain BArch, MArch, PhD

Lecturer in Environmental Architecture and Technology

Summary

I am an active educator and researcher in the field of integrated environmental design and efficient built environment with a special focus on users’ comfort, health and wellbeing.
I joined Sheffield Hallam University in January 2020 as a Lecturer in Environmental Architecture and Technology. I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
My research interests include Bioclimatic Architecture, Integrated Environmental Design, Daylighting Design, Thermal Comfort, Ventilation, Air Quality, Users’ Wellbeing, Low Carbon Technologies, Energy Simulations and Smart technologies.

  • About

    I completed my PhD in Architecture from the University of Nottingham and my PhD research focused on improving the indoor working environment of existing ready-made garment factories to ensure the thermal comfort of the clothing workers. I was a commonwealth scholar in the UK.
    I am a lecturer in ‘Environmental Architecture and Technology’ at Sheffield Hallam University and visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster and the University of Nottingham in the UK. I have a range of interpersonal skills to design academic lectures and run architectural design tutorials for both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students, which I have developed through my over 11 years of teaching experience in addition to research and practice. I am affiliate members of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
    I am the first-ever global winner of the ‘The Martin Gough Student Award 2018’ from IES Ltd for my excellence in thermal and CFD simulation studies and received ‘Tri-Campus Postgraduate Awards 2016’ for my contribution to the postgraduate community as a tutor at the University of Nottingham respectively. I got ‘Preparing to Teach in Higher Education’ certificate to teach in the UK. I achieved various research funds over £85000 from the UK, Germany and Bangladesh. I have already published over 20 journal and conference articles. I also look forward to supervising PhD students.
    My main career aspiration is to make a significant contribution in academia through collaborations among Architecture, Engineering and aligned research fields with a special focus on workers’ comfort, well-being and efficiency within a workspace environment.

  • Teaching

    Department of the Natural and Built Environment

    Business, Technology and Enterprise

    Currently, I am involved in BSc (Hons.) Architecture (RIBA Part 1), BSc (Hons.) Architecture Technology (CIAT) and MSc in Technical Architecture courses at Sheffield Hallam University
    Undergraduate Modules:
    – Environment and Technology 1
    – Environment and Technology 3
    Postgraduate Modules:
    – Contemporary Digital Practice in Architecture
    – Applied Research Methods
    – Major Research: Applied Research Methods

  • Research

    Publications:

    Journal articles:
    HOSSAIN, M. M., WILSON, R., LAU, B. & FORD, B. 2019. Thermal comfort guidelines for production spaces within multi-storey garment factories located in Bangladesh. Building and Environment, 157. pp. 319-345. URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.04.048
    HOSSAIN, M. M., LAU, B., WILSON, R. & FORD, B. 2017. Effect of Changing Window Type and Ventilation Strategy on Indoor Thermal Environment of Existing Garment Factories in Bangladesh, Architectural science review, 60(4), 299-315. URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00038628.2017.1337557
    HAQUE, A. N., DORMAN, D. & HOSSAIN, M. M. 2014. Individual, communal and institutional responses to climate change by low-income households in Khulna, Bangladesh, Environment and Urbanization, 26(1), 112–129. URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956247813518681
    HOSSAIN, M. M. & AHMED, K. S. 2013. Illumination Conditions and Visual Comfort in Production Spaces of Ready-Made Garments Factories in Dhaka. International Journal of Engineering Technology (IJET). 5(5), 587-592. URL: http://www.ijetch.org/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=51&id=654
    HOSSAIN, M. M. 2010. To Conserve a Sacred Place: An Investigation on Moha Tirtha Langalbandh. Protibesh - Journal of the Department of architecture. 14(1), 51-65.

    Book Chapters:
    HAQUE, A. N., DORMAN, D. & HOSSAIN, M. M. 2018. Case study 6.4: Individual, communal and institutional responses to climate change by low-income households in Khulna, Bangladesh, In: ROSENZWEIG, C., SOLECKI, W. D., ROMERO-LANKAO, P., MEHROTRA, S., DHAKAL, S. & IBRAHIM, S. A. (Ed.) Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (ARC 3.2), Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
    URL: https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1316603334
    VULIC, M., DZOMBIC, N., SPANODIMITRIOU, Y., HOSSAIN, M. M. 2018. Retrofitting Office Building: Beogradjanka. In: Pottgiesser, U., Knaack, U., Louter, C., Luible, A., Konstantinou, T., Metcalfe, D., & Henriksen, T. (Eds.). Dissemination, Future Research and Education: Adaptive Facade Network. TU Delft Open
    URL: http://tu1403.eu/wp-content/uploads/Vol-3-3_for-web-Open-Access_9789463661126.pdf

    Case Study:
    HOSSAIN, M. M. 2018. Application of the IES-VE simulation tool in quantifying the indoor environmental benefits of retrofitting a garment factory: A case study in the tropical climate. The winning paper submitted for Martin Gough Student Award 2018, an international competition arranged by IES-VE, UK.
    URL: http://www.iesve.com/discoveries/article/7390/mg-award-winner-case-study

    Peer-reviewed articles (conferences and seminars):
    HOSSAIN, M. M., LAU, B., WILSON, R. & FORD, B. 2016. Improving Thermal Performance of Workspaces: Ventilation design strategies for existing garment factories in Bangladesh, In: the proceedings of the 32nd International PLEA conference, 11-13 July 2016, Los Angeles, USA. Vol. 2, p. 968-974. URL: http://plea2016.org/download/PLEA%202016%20Volume%202.pdf
    HOSSAIN, M. M., LAU, B., WILSON, R. & FORD, B. 2016. Air Temperature vs Energy Efficiency of Workspaces: A field investigation in garment factories during the cool-dry season, 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies: SET 2016, 19-22 July 2016, Singapore.
    HOSSAIN, M. M., LAU, B., WILSON, R. & FORD, B. 2015. Evaluating Ventilation Performance of Work-Spaces in Ready-made Garment Factories: Three case studies in Bangladesh, 31st International PLEA conference, 9-11 September 2015, Bologna, Italy. URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5FiDvU_cPUeZ1hZT2hBNV9pazA/view
    HOSSAIN, M. M., FORD, B. & LAU, B. 2014. Improving Ventilation Condition of Labour-intensive Garment Factories in Bangladesh, In: Proceedings of 30th International PLEA conference, 16-18 December 2014, Ahmedabad, India. Volume 1, p. 9-16. URL: http://www.plea2014.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/PLEA2014_Proceedings_Vol_1.pdf
    KUSHOL, S. A. S., AHMED, K. S. HOSSAIN, M. M. & RAHMAN, I. 2013. Effect of Street Morphology on Microclimate in Residential Areas Following FAR Rule in Dhaka City. In: Online Proceedings of PLEA2013 - 29th Conference: Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future, 10-12 September 2013, Munich, Germany, p.1-6. URL: https://mediatum.ub.tum.de/doc/1169278/file.pdf
    HOSSAIN, M. M. & AHMED, K. S. 2012. Illumination Condition and Work Efficiency in the Tropics: Study on production spaces of Ready-made garments factories in Dhaka. In: Online Proceedings of 28th International PLEA Conference, 7 - 9 November 2012, Lima, Peru. URL: http://www.plea-arch.org/ARCHIVE/2012/files/T02-20120130-0076.pdf
    HOSSAIN, M. M. & AHMED, K. S. 2012. Towards Performance-Based Design: Scope of Using Computer-Based Lighting Simulation Tool for Designing Efficient Luminaire Layout of a Production Space in Context of Dhaka Region, Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference “European Simulation and Modelling Conference” - ESM'2012, 22-24 October 2012, Essen, Germany. p. 301-308.
    MOJUMDER, S. A. U., HOSSAIN, M. M. HAIDER, M. T. & MONSUR, M. 2012. Towards Formalizing New Objectivity in First Year Design Education in Architecture. In: Proceedings of the International Seminar on ‘Architecture: Education, Practice and Research, 2-4 February 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh. p. 185-198
    HOSSAIN, M. M. and AFSOON, N. 2012. Modernism and City Heritage: An Account of Architectural Features of the Building Facades at Old Dhaka, Bangladesh In: Proceedings of the 15th Asian Congress of Architects: Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) Congress, 28 October – 2 November 2012, Bali, Indonesia. p. 1-9.
    HOSSAIN, M. M. and AFSOON, N. 2011. Learning from Islamic Heritage: An Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Mughal Buildings in Dhaka. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education 2011 (CERIE 2011), 11-13 January 2011, Sylhet, Bangladesh. p. 160-167.
    HOSSAIN, M. M. & HAQUE, A. N. 2011. Informal Sector Water Utility Management: Potential Urban-Slum Upgradation Policies in Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of CERIE 2011, 11-13 January 2011, Sylhet, Bangladesh. p. 150-154.
    HOSSAIN, M. M. 2010. Towards Sustainable Urban Environment: An Investigation on the Relationship between Electrical Energy Consumption and Urban Morphology in Context of Dhaka. In: Proceeding of 2nd International Conference on ‘Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development 2010’ (SAUD 2010), 12-14 July 2010, Amman, Jordan. p. 387-402. URL: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB22619.pdf
    HOSSAIN, M. M. 2010. Sustainable Approaches to Ensure Construction Safety: An Assessment on the Scopes of Health and Environmental Safety (HES) Management in Context of Dhaka City. 2nd International Conference on ‘Construction in Developing Countries: Advancing and Integrating Construction Education, Research and Practice 2010’ (ICCIDC-II 2010), 3-5 August 2010, Cairo, Egypt.
    HOSSAIN, M. M. 2010. Daylight Inclusion to Save Energy: An Observation on Luminous Environment of Residential Apartment Building in Context of Dhaka. In: Proceeding of the Conference on ‘Engineering Research, Innovation and Education 2010’, (CERIE 2010), 11-13 January 2010, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
    HOSSAIN, M. M. 2010. Effects of Green Roof Concept on Residential Apartment Buildings in Context of Dhaka City. In: Proceeding of the CERIE 2010, 11-13 January 2010, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
    HOSSAIN, M. M. and FATEMI, M. N. 2009. Promoting ‘Off the Grid’ School: Application of RET to Develop Educational Infrastructure in Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Development in Renewable Energy Technology: ICDRET 2009, 17-19 December, Dhaka, Bangladesh. p. 30-33.
    URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/5454238/?reload=true

    Posters:
    HOSSAIN, M. M., WILSON, R., LAU, B. & FORD, B. 2019. Improving Workspace Environment Through Changing Design Strategies in Clothing Factories. CIBSE Technical Symposium. 25-26 April 2019, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
    HOSSAIN, M. M. 2016. Getting over overheating: regaining comfort for our clothing workers, Research Showcase, 15 June 2016, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
    HOSSAIN, M. M. 2015. Passive Design in workspace: is it all just hot air?, Research Showcase, 17 June 2015, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Hossain, M., Weng, Z., Schiano-Phan, R., Scott, D., & Lau, B. (2020). Application of IoT and BEMS to Visualise the Environmental Performance of an Educational Building. Energies, 13 (15), 4009. http://doi.org/10.3390/en13154009

    Hossain, M.M., Wilson, R., Lau, B., & Ford, B. (2019). Thermal comfort guidelines for production spaces within multi-storey garment factories located in Bangladesh. Building and Environment, 157, 319-345. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.04.048

    Hossain, M., Lau, B., Wilson, R., & Ford, B. (2017). Effect of changing window type and ventilation strategy on indoor thermal environment of existing garment factories in Bangladesh. Architectural Science Review, 60 (4), 299-315. http://doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2017.1337557

    Haque, A.N., Dodman, D., & Hossain, M.M. (2014). Individual, communal and institutional responses to climate change by low-income households in Khulna, Bangladesh. Environment and Urbanization, 26 (1), 112-129. http://doi.org/10.1177/0956247813518681

    Conference papers

    Hossain, M.M., Lau, B., Wilson, R., & Ford, B. (2016). Improving Thermal Performance of Workspaces: Ventilation design strategies for existing garment factories in Bangladesh. In 32nd International PLEA Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 11 July 2016 - 13 July 2016.

    Book chapters

    Haque, A.N., Dorman, D., & Hossain, M.M. (2018). Case study 6.4: Individual, communal and institutional responses to climate change by low-income households in Khulna, Bangladesh. In Climate Change and Cities Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network.

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