Full Name: Mofidi,Seyed Majid
Position: Assistant Professor
Birth: July 1st 1957, Tehran / Iran
Phone: Univ. Tel #: (+98 21) 7391 3229 & 7724 0467
Email:S_m_mofidi AT iust.ac.ir
Address: Farjam Ave., Narmak, Tehran, Iran, 16846-13114
1994 - 1998 Univ. of Sheffield / UK Ph.D.
1982 - 1986 Univ. of Colorado – Denver / USA M.S. in Urban Design
1984 - 1985 Univ. of Colorado – Denver / USA M.S. in Energy- Arch.
1977 - 1982 Lawrence Univ. of Tech. / USA B.S. in Arch.
Ph.D. : "Climatic Urban Design"; A Sustainable Strategy and Energy-Conscious Recommendations Extracted Mainly from the Context of Morphological Aspects of Urban Centre Evolution
M.S. in U.D. : "The Town"; Rebirth of Climatic and Cultural Iranian Town
M.S. in Energy- Arch. : "Physical Aspects of Energy-Oriented Urban Design"; in Hot-Arid Regions of Developing Countries
Assistant Professor ( 21 th Level), FT faculty member, School of Architecture & Urban Studies, in IUST (since May 1986)
Member of Official Faculty & Scientific Committee (since May 1986)
Head of Department of Sustainable Architecture, (since Sept. 2003)
Principal of Energy & Architecture Research Lab (EARL) , (since Jan.2003)
Deputy Dean for Architecture Student Affairs (Sept 2002 – May 2004)
Head of Architecture Computer Centre (Dec. 1998 – May 2004)
Architecture International Relation Coordinator (1999 – May 2004)
Principal of Continuing Architecture Education (1998 –2001)
Principal of Architecture Link with Industry (1997 –2000)
Additional Professional Experience and Activities
Have published total of 97 papers, in international 21/ UK(7), Greece(3), Australia(3), Bahrain(1), India(1), Indonesia(1), Libya(3), Romania(1), USA(1)} and domestic conferences and congresses (37), Periodicals (39).
Have given 40 lectures in internal or external professional gatherings and Seminars (Excluding the above paper presentations).
Have chaired the panel and participated as Scientific Committee for 34 conferences, seminars or gatherings.
Have obtained 38 prize, medalum, trophies and awards in conferences and scientific communities.
Have evaluated and judged design projects for several competitions, and 100s of papers for many periodicals and books.
Have taught different courses in Ph.D. (9Cr), MS. (15Cr) and BS. (23Cr) level in Persian or English in many universities and institutions.
Have supervised 12 Ph.D., 89 MS. and 11 BS. theses so far, and at the moment is supervising 9 Ph.D., 19 MS.theses.
Have advised 9 Ph.D., 57 MS. theses and is advising 19 theses.
Have finished 7 contract researches.
Have established his practice since 1987, and have designed, surveyed and constructed more than three dozen buildings, mostly energy-conscious, and environmentally friendly buildings
Worked as chief urban designer & architect in AHEC (USA), & design team leader of Long -Term Master Plan of UCD, & in design team of several buildings in the same university (1983 -1986)
Have taught in USA & UK for 2½ yrs, & assistant to director of Energy/Arch. Program.
T.A. of several courses in LUT & UCD for 6 terms (1981-1985)
Worked as freelance interior architect, architectural photographer & graphist in USA for about 3 yrs. (1979-1982)
Member of Iranian Architectural Society, & Registered as Certified
Senior Architect/ since 1986
Member of Iranian Urban Design & Planning Society, & Registered as Certified Urban Designer/ since 1986
Member of Urbanism Institute / since 1998
Member of Iranian Solar Energy Society (IRSES) / since 1999
Member of International Association for Humane Habitat (ICHH) / since 2003
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training/ New South Wales Technical & Further Education Commission Australia/ Aug 2006
Private Occupational Credential for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Colorado State Board/ Colorado-USA
Academic and Awards received
Have obtained more than 21 awards in different conferences
Have Given 16 interviews on the related professional fields
Ph.D. and Ms. Student Representative and the Chief Editor for PGNews monthly newspaper/ University of Sheffield, UK/ 1994-1997
After winning a national competition (7 out of 136) in 1990, obtained a Full-scholarship to study Ph.D. in the UK, which started in Oct. 1993
Nominated by students for "Excellence in Design", and selected as Honor Award for "Excellence in Urban Design" at UCD in 1983
A Member of Student Board and representative of Urban Design Division at University of Colorado at Denver in 1983
As urban design team leader, designed "The Detroit's CBD Redevelopment" project, under the supervision of Edmund Bacon, and judged by professional jury of Detroit Urban Planning Department, and was selected as the Best Design for the city's problem in 1981
Urban Theory and Planning two term projects, was judged and selected from 90 entries to be exhibited at the yearly "Open House" at the LUT in 1981, also published in the Alumni Periodical
His project was selected to be exhibited at the Detroit Chapter of the AlA at the Art and Photo Competition & Show in 1979
Honorary recognition by having his achievements published in the 1978 National Dean's List – USA
Fluent in English and Persian