Center for the Built Environment
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Akihisa Nomoto is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at UC Berkeley, and a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Overseas Research Fellow. His research focuses on human thermal comfort and its mathematical modeling. He is currently working on a project to develop a system to predict occupant comfort using an infrared biometric sensor.
He received his BS in Architecture, and MS and PhD in Engineering from Waseda University, Japan. During his PhD studies, he worked on predicting thermal comfort in complex environments based on human physiology, supervised by Professor Shin-ichi Tanabe, an expert in thermal comfort research. Other research interests include biophilic design and climate-responsive building design. He has worked for an architectural design firm and was involved in a project to design, construct, and evaluate a net-zero energy house.