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Mohataz is an active educator and researcher in the field of integrated environmental design, Technology and efficient built environment with a special focus on users’ comfort, health and wellbeing. He is also a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.

He has the interpersonal skills to design academic lectures and run architectural design tutorials for both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students, which he has developed through his over 9 years of teaching experience in addition to research and practice. He has also recently received ‘The Martin Gough Student Award 2018’ and ‘Tri-Campus Postgraduate Awards 2016’ for his excellence in simulation studies within his PhD thesis and contribution to the postgraduate Community at the University of Nottingham respectively. Mohataz also received ‘Preparing to Teach in Higher Education’ certificate to teach in the UK. He achieved various research and training grants from the institutions in the UK, Germany, Belgium and Bangladesh. He has already got total 21 publications.

Mohataz's main career aspiration is to make a significant contribution in academia through collaborations among Architecture, Engineering and aligned research fields.


Jan 2020 – present

Lecturer in Environmental Architecture & Technology

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.

Currently, I am involved in BSc (Hons.) Architecture (RIBA Part 1), BSc (Hons.) Architectural Technology (CIAT) and MSc in Technical Architecture courses.

Undergraduate Modules:

– Environment and Technology 1 (Module Leader)

- Environment and Technology 2

– Environment and Technology 3

- Communication

- Architectural Design Studio 1

Postgraduate Modules:

– Contemporary Digital Practice in Architecture

– Applied Research Methods

– Major Research: Applied Research Methods

Oct 2018 – present

Visiting Lecturer

The University of Westminster, London, UK

– Deliver lectures and Tutorials to students of the BSc in Environmental  Design course.

– Review, mark  and provide written feedback of students’ works

– Arrange project documents for open days, RIBA validation and annual review

- Worked as a member of the Crits for BSc AED course and Detail Design Day

Relevant undergraduate modules (BSc Architecture and Environmental Design):

Year 1:

– Cultural Context (CC) 1: A History of Architecture

– TES1: Environmental Design and Principles of Building Physics

Year 2:

– DS2A: Designing in Cities

– DS2B: Integrated Environmental Design and Technology in Architecture

– DS2C: Designing in Extreme Climate Conditions

– DS2D: Towards Zero Plus Energy Buildings

– TES2: Climate, Energy and Architecture

Year 3:

– TES3: Environmental and Energy Performance

Relevant undergraduate modules (BA Architecture):

DES2A: Design and the Environment - Environmental Design Study (EDS)

Relevant postgraduate modules (MSc Architecture and Environmental Design):

– Principles of Environmental Design (PED)

Sep 2015 – present

Guest Lecturer and Course Tutor

The University of Nottingham, UK

– Deliver lectures and training to both UG and PG students

– Review and mark postgraduate students’ works

– Arrange project documents for annual review

– Report students’ feedback to the course director

Relevant undergraduate modules:

– K13AE5: Architectural Environment Engineering (BEng)

Relevant postgraduate modules:

– K14MS1: Environmental Design Studio (MArch Architecture and Environmental Design)

– K14AED: Advanced Environmental Design (MArch Architecture and Environmental Design)

– K14CSP: Case Study Project (MArch Architecture and Environmental Design)

ABEE4014: Advance Sustainable Design (MArch Architecture and Sustainable Design)

ABEE3046: Sustainable Design Principles (MArch Architecture Design, MArch Sustainable Urban Design, MArch Architecture and Build)

Dec 2011 – Sep 2013

Assistant Professor

Sep 2008 – Dec 2011


Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

– Work as Undergraduate (UG) students’ advisor and tutor

– Provide lectures and supervise UG and PG students thesis

– Invigilate UG and PG exams and mark exam scripts

– Work as a member secretary of the board of UG studies

– Arranging and coordinating international seminars, workshops and events for students, staffs and stakeholders

- BArch courses: Design Studios: projects and theses, Environmental Design – Climate and Design, Art Appreciation, Computer Graphics, Graphic Art, Architectural Graphics and Professional Training

- MArch course: Green Architecture and Sustainability


Key Publications

Journal articles

HOSSAIN, M.; WENG, Z.; SCHIANO-PHAN, R.; SCOTT, D.; LAU, B. Application of IoT and BEMS to Visualise the Environmental Performance of an Educational Building. Energies 2020, 13, 4009. MDPI. URL: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/15/4009

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. Elsevier publication. 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 Chapter

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

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-s...​​

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 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


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.