Students

These MS and PhD students are in the Building Science, Technology and Sustainability (BSTS) program in UC Berkeley’s Department of Architecture. Many are involved in CBE research working with our faculty, some work with other faculty, and some at the Berkeley Lab.

  • arfa-aijazi

    Arfa Aijazi

    PhD student in Building Science

    Arfa’s doctoral research interests include building performance simulations, data visualization, machine learning, and climate change adaptability.

  • Marta-Delgado

    Marta Delgado

    MS student in Building Science

    Marta is interested in the influence that built environments have on human mind, behavior, and personal identity.

  • Carlos-Duarte

    Carlos Duarte

    PhD student in Building Science

    Carlos’ research interests include radiant heating and cooling, occupant behavior impact on building energy consumption, ‘big data’ energy analysis, and energy modeling.

  • Valerie-Green

    Valerie Green

    MS student in Building Science

    Valerie’s research at CBE focuses on biophilic design and quantifying it’s impact on occupant health and well-being.
  • mohammad-keshavarzir

    Mohammad Keshavarzi

    PhD student in Building Science and Computational Design

    Mohammad’s research focuses on improving design processes through the development of user-centered tools.

  • antony-kim

    Antony Kim

    PhD student in Building Science and Social Factors

    Antony’s current research interest on lighting and circadian health comes from his prior experience working with the Karolinska Institute in designing a lighting lounge to address seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

  • wonheeko-05.2020

    Won Hee Ko

    PhD student in Building Science

    Won Hee is focusing on visual and thermal comfort and its relationship to occupants’ productivity, with an emphasis on the performance of the building envelope.

  • priya-sathyanarayanan

    Haripriya Sathyanarayanan

    PhD student in Architecture and Building Science

    Priya’s research is centered around sustainable healthcare design with particular focus on passive design strategies, energy efficiency, resilient design, and patient comfort.

  • Elnaz-Tafrihi

    Elnaz Tafrihi

    PhD student in Building Science

    Elnaz’s research focuses on using immersive environments to inform design of high-performance buildings.

  • Yuming-Xu

    Yuming Xu

    MS student in Building Science

    Yuming’s research focuses on developing advanced integrated HVAC systems and evaluating VAV box minimum flow rates to improve energy performance in buildings.

  • jing-yuan

    Jing Yuan

    PhD Student in Building Science

    Jing’s research focuses on the potential effect of the biophilic design on human health and well-being.

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