Dr Ahmadreza Faghih Imani is the Teaching Fellow in Urban Sustainability and the co-convenor of the Urban Sustainable Environments (USE) option of the MSc in Environmental Technology at the Centre for Environmental Policy. Before, he was a Research Associate at the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London.
He has more than ten years of academic experience, has published more than 30 articles in top-tier journals, has successfully collaborated with a number of different research groups (more than 10 faculty members & 20 researchers and students), has made significant impacts and contributions to the field working on industry and government projects (resulted in 9 technical reports), and have volunteered within the research community (as an active member of TRB Standing Committee on Bicycle Transportation, and as a reviewer for several academic journals). Before joining Imperial College London, He held the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Toronto. He obtained his PhD from McGill University in 2017. His PhD dissertation was recognised with the Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship from North American Regional Science Association (NARSC).
Rapidly growing urban populations and environmental concerns have motivated his research to question how built environment & transport infrastructure, emerging technologies & data sources, advanced modelling techniques, and improvements to transport planning & policies can help cities to become more environmentally/socially sustainable. For an up-to-date list of his publications, see Google Scholar.
et al., 2022, Do in-home and virtual activities impact out-of-home activity participation? Investigating end-user activity behaviour and time use for residential energy applications, Energy and Buildings, Vol:257, ISSN:0378-7788, Pages:1-11
et al., 2021, Disentangling the effects of unobserved factors on seatbelt use choices in multi-occupant vehicles, Journal of Choice Modelling, Vol:41, ISSN:1755-5345
Pawlak J, Faghih Imani A, Sivakumar A, 2021, How do household activities drive electricity demand? Applying activity-based modelling in the context of the United Kingdom, Energy Research and Social Science, Vol:82, ISSN:2214-6296, Pages:1-18
et al., 2021, Are we there yet? Assessing smartphone apps as full-fledged tools for activity-travel surveys, Transportation, Vol:48, ISSN:0049-4488, Pages:2433-2460