Vahid Nik

Affilierad professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Vahid is an Associate Professor in Building Physics with the background of Mechanical Engineering, focusing on Energy Conversion and Fluid Dynamics. He was a postdoc at EPFL in Switzerland before starting his faculty position at Lund University in 2014. He also has an Adjunct position at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia, where he collaborates with the Institute for Future Environments (IFE).He leads/supervises projects about future urban energy systems and retrofitting buildings in Sweden and Switzerland.His research interests are impact assessment of climate change on buildings and infrastructures, urban energy systems, integrating renewable energy sources, energy and hygrothermal simulation of buildings, optimization and statistical analysis.

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Showing 35 publications

2019

Machine learning methods to assist energy system optimization

Amarasinghage Tharindu Dasun Perera, P. U. Wickramasinghe, Vahid Nik et al
Applied Energy, p. 191-205
Journal article
2019

Impacts of future weather data typology on building energy performance – Investigating long-term patterns of climate change and extreme weather conditions

Amin Moazami, Vahid Nik, Salvatore Carlucci et al
Applied Energy. Vol. 238, p. 696-720
Journal article
2019

A review of assessment methods for the urban environment and its energy sustainability to guarantee climate adaptation of future cities

D. Mauree, Emanuele Naboni, S. Coccolo et al
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 112, p. 733-746
Journal article
2019

Economic feasibility of building retrofitting mitigation potentials: Climate change uncertainties for Swedish cities

Erika Mata, Joel Wanemark, Vahid Nik et al
Applied Energy. Vol. 242, p. 1022-1035
Journal article
2018

Passive design optimization of newly-built residential buildings in Shanghai for improving indoor thermal comfort while reducing building energy demand

Shaoqing Gou, Vahid Nik, J. L. Scartezzini et al
Energy and Buildings. Vol. 169, p. 484-506
Journal article
2018

Impacts of urban morphology on reducing cooling load and increasing ventilation potential in hot-arid climate

Kavan Javanroodi, Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, Vahid Nik
Applied Energy. Vol. 231, p. 714-746
Journal article
2018

Simulations of moisture gradients in wood subjected to changes in relative humidity and temperature due to climate change

Charlotta Bylund Melin, Carl-Eric Hagentoft, Kristina Holl et al
Geosciences (Switzerland). Vol. 8 (10)
Journal article
2018

A new framework to evaluate urban design using urban microclimatic modeling in future climatic conditions

D. Mauree, S. Coccolo, Amarasinghage Tharindu Dasun Perera et al
Sustainability. Vol. 10 (4)
Journal article
2017

Using Typical and Extreme Weather Files for Impact Assessment of Climate Change on Buildings

Vahid Nik, J. Arfvidsson
Energy Procedia. Vol. 132, p. 616-621
Paper in proceedings
2017

Optimum design of distributed energy hubs using hybrid surrogate models (HSM)

A. T. D. Perera, U. Wickramasinghe, Vahid Nik et al
Energy Procedia. Vol. 122, p. 187-192
Paper in proceedings
2017

Electrical hubs: An effective way to integrate non-dispatchable renewable energy sources with minimum impact to the grid

A. T. D. Perera, Vahid Nik, D. Mauree et al
Applied Energy. Vol. 190, p. 232-248
Journal article
2017

Investigating the importance of future climate typology on estimating the energy performance of buildings in the EPFL campus

Vahid Nik, S. Coccolo, J. Kämpf et al
Energy Procedia. Vol. 122, p. 1088-1093
Paper in proceedings
2015

A statistical method for comparing different retrofitting measures of buildings and evaluating their robustness against climate change

Vahid Nik, Erika Mata Las Heras, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis
Energy and Buildings. Vol. 88, p. 262-275
Journal article
2015

Future moisture loads for building facades in Sweden: Climate change and wind-driven rain

Vahid Nik, S.O. Mundt-Petersen, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis et al
Building and Environment. Vol. 93 (P2), p. 362-375
Journal article
2015

Assessing the efficiency and robustness of the retrofitted building envelope against climate change

Vahid Nik, Erika Mata Las Heras, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis
Energy Procedia. Vol. 78, p. 955-960
Paper in proceedings
2013

Climate Change and Wind-Driven Rain – a Preliminary Study about Climate Uncertainties

Vahid Nik, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, Pieter de Wilde
Proceedings of FutureBuild 2013; University of Bath, UK
Paper in proceedings
2013

Impact study of the climate change on the energy performance of the building stock in Stockholm considering four climate uncertainties

Vahid Nik, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis
Building and Environment. Vol. 60 (Feb.), p. 291-304
Journal article
2012

Statistical methods for assessing and analysing the building performance in respect to the future climate

Vahid Nik, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, Erik Kjellström
Building and Environment. Vol. 53, p. 107-118
Journal article
2012

Studying the importance of two uncertainty factors of the future climate in energy simulation of the Swedish building stocks

Vahid Nik
Proceedings of the 5th International Building Physics Conference
Paper in proceedings
2012

Assessment of hygrothermal performance and mould growth risk in ventilated attics in respect to possible climate changes in Sweden

Vahid Nik, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, Erik Kjellström
Building and Environment. Vol. 55, p. 96-109
Journal article
2011

Mould Growth Inside an Attic Concerning Four Different Future Climate Scenarios

Vahid Nik
NSB 2011 - 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics. Vol. 2 (3), p. 841-848
Paper in proceedings
2010

INFLUENCE OF THE UNCERTAINTIES IN FUTURE CLIMATE SCENARIOS ON THE HYGRO-THERMAL SIMULATION OF AN ATTIC

Vahid Nik, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis
ICBEST 2010
Paper in proceedings
2010

STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ASSESSMENT OF LONG-TERM HYGRO-THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS

Vahid Nik, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis
ICBEST 2010
Paper in proceedings
2009

Hygro-thermal response of a ventilated attic to the future climate load in Sweden

Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, Vahid Nik, Erik Kjellström et al
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Building Physics, June, 2009. Istanbul, Turkey
Paper in proceedings
2009

Hygro-thermal response of a ventilated attic to the future climate load in Sweden

Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, Vahid Nik, Anker Nielsen
Proceedings of the fourth International Building Physics Conference, p. 519-526
Paper in proceedings
2008

Using Controlled Active Mass (CAM) to decrease energy demand for cooling

Vahid Nik, Anker Nielsen
Nordic Symposium on Building Physics 2008
Paper in proceedings
2008

Effect of climate change on energy consumption in buildings

Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, Vahid Nik, Anker Nielsen
Nordic Symposium on Building Physics 2008
Paper in proceedings
2008

Long term simulation of the hygro-thermal response of buildings - Results and questions

Vahid Nik, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis
Proceedings of Building Physics Symposium - Leuven, October 29-31 2008
Paper in proceedings

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