Dr Mohammad Taleghani, Senior Lecturer

Dr Mohammad Taleghani

Senior Lecturer

Dr Mohammad Taleghani is Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture. He is level 6 coordinator.

Dr Taleghani has worked previously at University of Southern California in Los Angeles (USA), Portland State University (USA), Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), and University of Salford (Manchester). 

His primary focus in research is on the impact of the urban heat islands on human thermal comfort, and energy consumption of buildings. Mohammad received  prestigious grants from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and the United States National Science Foundation (NSF). He has published numerous papers in prominent journals in the field of built environment.

Current Teaching

  • LA504: Landscape Architecture Studio: Neighbourhood Planning & Design,
  • LA505: Landscape Architecture Studio: Public Realm Design,
  • LA601-2 Landscape Architecture Studio: Design & Community 1-2,
  • LA603: Landscape Context 3: Critical Study,
  • LA604-5: Landscape Architecture Studio: Specialist Design Project,
  • LA702: Landscape Architecture Personal Focus Portfolio,
  • LA703: Landscape & Urban Design Specialist Studios

Research Interests

Building energy efficiency; human thermal comfort; urban heat islands; microclimates; air pollution.

Dr Mohammad Taleghani, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Arrar FH; Kaoula D; Matallah ME; Abdessemed-Foufa A; Taleghani M; Attia S (2022) Quantification of Outdoor Thermal Comfort Levels under Sea Breeze in the Historical City Fabric: The Case of Algiers Casbah. Atmosphere, 13 (4), pp. 575-575.


  • Taleghani M (2022) Air Pollution within Different Urban Forms in Manchester, UK. Climate, 10 (2), pp. 26-26.


  • Nasrollahi N; Namazi Y; Taleghani M (2021) The effect of urban shading and canyon geometry on outdoor thermal comfort in hot climates: A case study of Ahvaz, Iran. Sustainable Cities and Society, 65 pp. 102638-102638.


  • Nasrollahi N; Ghosouri A; Khodakarami J; Taleghani M (2020) Heat-Mitigation Strategies to Improve Pedestrian Thermal Comfort in Urban Environments: A Review. Sustainability, 12 (23),


  • Taleghani M; Swan W; Johansson E; Ji Y (2020) Urban cooling: Which façade orientation has the most impact on a microclimate?. Sustainable Cities and Society, 64 pp. 102547-102547.


  • Taleghani M; Montazami A; Perrotti D (2020) Learning to Chill: The Role of Design Schools and Professional Training to Improve Urban Climate and Urban Metabolism. Energies, 13 (9),


  • Taleghani M; Clark A; Swan W; Mohegh A (2020) Air pollution in a microclimate; the impact of different green barriers on the dispersion. Science of The Total Environment, 711


  • Zamani Z; Heidari S; Azmoodeh M; Taleghani M (2019) Energy performance and summer thermal comfort of traditional courtyard buildings in a desert climate. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 38 (6),


  • Ahmadi Venhari A; Tenpierik M; Taleghani M (2019) The role of sky view factor and urban street greenery in human thermal comfort and heat stress in a desert climate. Journal of Arid Environments, 166 pp. 68-76.


  • Taleghani M; Marshall A; Fitton R; Swan W (2019) Renaturing a microclimate: The impact of greening a neighbourhood on indoor thermal comfort during a heatwave in Manchester, UK. Solar Energy, 182 pp. 245-255.


  • Taleghani M (2018) The impact of increasing urban surface albedo on outdoor summer thermal comfort within a university campus. Urban Climate, 24 pp. 175-184.


  • Taleghani M; Berardi U (2018) The effect of pavement characteristics on pedestrians' thermal comfort in Toronto. Urban Climate, 24 pp. 449-459.


  • Taleghani M (2018) Outdoor thermal comfort by different heat mitigation strategies- A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 81 pp. 2011-2018.


  • Nasrollahi N; Hatami M; Khastar SR; Taleghani M (2017) Numerical evaluation of thermal comfort in traditional courtyards to develop new microclimate design in a hot and dry climate. Sustainable Cities and Society, 35 pp. 449-467.


  • Nasrollahi N; Hatami Z; Taleghani M (2017) Development of outdoor thermal comfort model for tourists in urban historical areas; A case study in Isfahan. Building and Environment, 125 pp. 356-372.


  • Kleerekoper L; Taleghani M; van den Dobbelsteen A; Hordijk T (2017) Urban measures for hot weather conditions in a temperate climate condition: A review study. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 75 pp. 515-533.


  • Taleghani M; Sailor D; Ban-Weiss GA (2016) Micrometeorological simulations to predict the impacts of heat mitigation strategies on pedestrian thermal comfort in a Los Angeles neighborhood. Environmental Research Letters, 11 (2), pp. 024003-024003.


  • Taleghani M; Kleerekoper L; Tenpierik M; van den Dobbelsteen A (2015) Outdoor thermal comfort within five different urban forms in the Netherlands. Building and Environment, 83 pp. 65-78.


  • Taleghani M; Tenpierik M; van den Dobbelsteen A (2014) Indoor thermal comfort in urban courtyard block dwellings in the Netherlands. Building and Environment, 82 pp. 566-579.


  • Taleghani M; Tenpierik M; van den Dobbelsteen A; Sailor DJ (2014) Heat mitigation strategies in winter and summer: Field measurements in temperate climates. Building and Environment, 81 pp. 309-319.


  • Taleghani M; Tenpierik M; van den Dobbelsteen A; Sailor DJ (2014) Heat in courtyards: A validated and calibrated parametric study of heat mitigation strategies for urban courtyards in the Netherlands. Solar Energy, 103 pp. 108-124.


  • Taleghani M; Tenpierik M; van den Dobbelsteen A (2014) Energy performance and thermal comfort of courtyard/atrium dwellings in the Netherlands in the light of climate change. Renewable Energy, 63 pp. 486-497.


  • Taleghani M; Sailor DJ; Tenpierik M; van den Dobbelsteen A (2014) Thermal assessment of heat mitigation strategies: The case of Portland State University, Oregon, USA. Building and Environment, 73 pp. 138-150.


  • Taleghani M; Tenpierik M; van den Dobbelsteen A; de Dear R (2013) Energy use impact of and thermal comfort in different urban block types in the Netherlands. Energy and Buildings, 67 pp. 166-175.


  • Taleghani M; Tenpierik M; Kurvers S; van den Dobbelsteen A (2013) A review into thermal comfort in buildings. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 26 pp. 201-215.


  • Taleghani M; Tenpierik M; van den Dobbelsteen A (2012) ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF COURTYARDS—A REVIEW AND COMPARISON OF RESIDENTIAL COURTYARD BUILDINGS IN DIFFERENT CLIMATES. Journal of Green Building, 7 (2), pp. 113-136.