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Farshad Kheiri

Farshad Kheiri, PhD, Assistant Professor


Farshad Kheiri, Ph.D., LEED AP BD+C, joined SIUC as an assistant professor in 2021. His research focus lies in the areas of the analysis, design, and optimization of energy-efficient buildings, performance-driven generative building design, building environmental systems, and building automation systems and controls.

Prior to his appointment at SIU, he has been participating in Texas Emissions Reduction Plan at Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) at Texas A&M Engineering Experiment. At ESL, he contributed in different research projects, including the assessment of energy savings and the resultant emissions reductions from different energy efficiency programs and code-compliant buildings that resulted in several Technical Reports.

Farshad Kheiri

Quigley Hall 407


  • Ph.D. in Architecture – Texas A&M University, 2020
  • Master of Architectural Engineering – Iran University of Science and Technology, 2011
  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering – University of Tehran, 2008

Courses Taught

  • ARC 541 Architectural Systems and the Environment
  • ARC 482 Environmental Design III: Lighting and Acoustics
  • ARC 481 Environmental Design II: Energy and Systems
  • ARC 342 Building Technology III: Steel
  • ARC 341 Building Technology II: Masonry and Concrete

Selected Publications

  • Kheiri, F. (2021). Optimization of building fenestration and shading for climate-based daylight performance using the coupled genetic algorithm and simulated annealing optimization methods. Indoor and Built Environment. 30(2): 195-214.
  • Kheiri, F. (2020). A multistage recursive approach in time- and frequency-domain for thermal analysis of thermochromic glazing and thermostatic control systems in buildings. Solar Energy. 208: 814-829.
  • Kheiri, F. (2018). A review on optimization methods applied in energy-efficient building geometry and envelope design. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 92: 897-920.
  • Kheiri, F. (2016). Pedestrian circulation simulation based on Ant Colony System in site analysis. Journal of Building Engineering. 7: 312-319.