Dr. Parichehr Salimifard is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Parichehr’s research interests fit under the umbrella of built environment with crossovers to fluid dynamics, aerosol science, energy efficiency, sustainability, environmental health, and statistics.
In her postdoctoral research, Parichehr leads the Co-benefits of Built Environment (CoBE) project, investigating the energy savings, emissions reductions, and health and climate co-benefits of improving the sustainability in built environment. Currently, she is leading the development of the next versions of Harvard CoBE tool and its various modules including co-benefits of specific climate policies, water savings co-benefits of built environment, energy conservation pathway optimization, and building-to-grid integration.
Parichehr’s doctoral research was focused on aerosols dynamics and sensing; more specifically on particle transport, deposition, and resuspension, and aerosol sensing and size characterization. During her M.Sc., she worked on building energy modeling which involved part-load energy modeling of building subsystems and investigating the trade-offs between the energy conservation measures installation and indoor air quality.
- Ph.D., Architectural Engineering – Mechanical Option, Penn State
- M.Sc., Architectural Engineering – Mechanical Option with minor in Computational Science, Penn State
- B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Persian Gulf University
- Health Co-benefits of Built Environment (CoBE)
- Indoor Aerosol Resuspension Dynamics
- Indoor Aerosol Sensing
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