Research Associate in Multi-physics Environmental Modelling of Underground Spaces
Academic Division: Civil Engineering
Research group: Structures
Dr Asal Bidarmaghz is a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering, the University of Cambridge since Oct 2017. Asal has got expertise in shallow geothermal technologies, Multiphysics modelling of the ground and underground spaces with focus on porous media, heat transfer, fluid flow and subsurface flow. Her current research is on Translucent Cities and how to leverage underground spaces to yield city-scale energy efficient solutions working with multi-disciplinary Energy Efficient Cities Initiative (EECI) group and Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC).
Asal received her PhD in Civil Engineering (Geothermal technologies) from The University of Melbourne, Australia in March 2015 and her M.Sc. (2008) and B.Sc. (2004) in Mining Engineering (Extraction) from University of Tehran, Iran. Prior to joining University of Cambridge, Asal was working as a Research Fellow with the Geotechnical Engineering group at The University of Melbourne, specifically focusing on numerical simulation of energy geo-structures and the possibility of the integration of geothermal technologies into different subsurface structures in a thermally efficient manner.
Department role and responsibilities
Asal's current research is focused on translucent cities and how to leverage underground spaces in a sustainable and efficient manner using numerical simulations to yield city-scale energy efficient solutions with a focus on above and underground properties and attributes. This position is funded by Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) and EECI group. As the geo-expert of the team, Asal is closely working with the project collaborators and the PhD students involved in the project.