Mrs. Arefeh Sadat Fathi, Carleton University, Canada, Indoor environmental quality, Best Researcher Award
Arefeh Sadat Fathi is a Ph.D. student in Building Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, commencing her studies in September 2019. Under the guidance of Prof. William O’Brien, her research explores “Design decisions and indoor environmental quality at the early stages of design.” Arefeh holds an M.Sc. in Architecture from Yazd University, Iran, where she achieved the second-highest rank. Her thesis, “Earth Sheltered Cultural Complex Design In Yazd,” reflects her dedication to sustainable architecture. With a B.Sc. in Architecture from Azad University, Isfahan, she ranked fifth and designed a Cultural Center promoting social interaction. Arefeh’s academic excellence has been recognized with honors, awards, and grants, including being ranked second among M.Sc. students in Architecture at Yazd University. As a recipient of a tuition bursary at Carleton University, Arefeh continues to excel in her academic pursuits with enthusiasm and dedication.