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Vahid Nik

Vahid M. Nik is an Associate Professor (Docent) at the division of Building Physics, Lund University and the division of Building Technology, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. His background is Mechanical Engineering with master’s degrees in Energy Conversion and Fluid Dynamics. He received his PhD in Building Physics from Chalmers University of Technology in 2012. He was a postdoctoral fellow at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland before joining Lund University in 2014.

Research Interests

  • Impact assessment of climate change
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Simulation and assessment of the hygrothermal performance of buildings
  • Urban physics
  • Infrastructure physics
  • Energy systems
  • Statistical and probabilistic analysis

Teaching

  • Moisture Safety Design (VBFF05)
  • Passive House – Integrating Thermal and Moisture Issues (AEBN10) 

Academic Background

  • Sep 2013 – Aug 2014

    • Post-Doctoral Researcher
    • Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO-PB)
    • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

  • June 2007 – June 2012

    • PhD in Building Physics (2012) , Licentiate of Engineering (2010)
    • Division of Building Technology
    • Chalmers University of Technology

  • 2005 – 2007

    • M.Sc. in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence
    • Department of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics
    • Chalmers University of Technology

  • 2003 – 2005

    • M.Sc. in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Fluid Mechanics and Energy Conversion
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering 
    • Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

  • 1997 – 2002

    • B.Sc. in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Solid Mechanics and Design
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering 
    • Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

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