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“Soon our houses and streets become adaptive living organisms that “care” for us, being socially intelligent environments that understand us and empathize with us.”

Research profile

As the principal investigator and leader of the research program ‘Empathic Environment’, an ongoing interdisciplinary study into technological and social aspects of smart healthy neighborhoods, Mohammadi aims to develop an evidence-based framework for embedding emerging technologies (such as domotics, AI, robotics and IoT) into architectural concepts and systems. Therefore, it is essential to create a delicate balance between architecture, technology and the actual needs and preferences of (end) users. By implementing these (design) principals and methods in several Living Labs throughout the Netherlands, her chair aims to explore the next generation smart homes, and to examine the impact of these interventions on the socio-spatial context and real life of users. This new cross-disciplinary field requires systematic research and the development of new methodologies to empirically evaluate emerging housing typologies and their impact on the health, wellbeing and social engagement of users. To facilitate these advances 17 PhD and PDEng researchers are currently conducting research on this subject. 

 

To arrive at an evidence-based framework, testing in a real environment with stakeholders is indispensable. The Empathic living labs are real life demonstrators in which partners from research, industry and practice (e.g. Dutch housing and care organizations) collaborate. By integration and implementation of the developed (design) principles and methodologies in 10 Living Labs throughout the Netherlands, this chair aims to empirically evaluate emerging housing typologies and their impact on the health, wellbeing and social engagement of users.


For her research, she received grants from different organizations, e.g. Interreg Europe programme (IV), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMW), and Province of North Brabant.

Academic background

Masi Mohammadi has a PhD on smart homes for active ageing, holds the chair of ‘Smart Architectural Technologies’ at Eindhoven University of Technology, and heads the KIVI-chair of ‘Architecture in Health’ at HAN University of applied sciences, in the Netherlands.
As a senior researcher and project manager in different nationwide projects based in the field of smart healthy cities, she gained large experience in interdisciplinary studies. In this regard, she has served as chair and/or board member of more than 20 (inter)national committees and research networks, e.g. a member of the Board Science, Technology and Society of The Royal Institution of Engineers (KIVI), and as visiting professor at University of Technology Sydney. She has contributed to various publications on interdisciplinary domains of smart healthy homes, and is a well-known speaker who has delivered more 120 academic and professional keynotes or invited talks at national and international level.

Affiliated with

Next to her academic work, she actively participates in different (inter)national management and administrative bodies. She advises these organizations on the formation of strategy, master plans and the development of resilience frameworks for practice or policy in her field. She acts a member of several Executive or Supervisory Boards including that of the honorary member of the Dutch association of Facility Management in Healthcare (NVTG).

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Projects 2018 2022

The compass towards a healthy smart environment

Mohammadi, M., Klein, C., Klein, C., Gerrits, E. & van Buuren, L.

1/09/1831/05/22

Project: Research direct

Research Output 2006 2020

Standards for Smart Living: A Historical Overview

Mohammadi, M. & Hammink, J. H. W., 2015, Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being. van Hoof, J., Demeris, G. & Wouters, E. J. M. (eds.). Springer, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

present
automation
acceptance
innovation
history

Grey smart societies: supporting the social inclusion of older adults by smart spatial design

Moor, N. & Mohammadi, M., 2 Jul 2019, Data-driven multivalence in the built environment. Biloria, N. (ed.). Cham: Springer, p. 157-180 (S.M.A.R.T. Environments)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

inclusion
housing
typology
society
outpatient care
2 Citations (Scopus)

A morphological approach for kinetic façade design process to improve visual and thermal comfort: Review

Hosseini, M., Mohammadi, M., Rosemann, A., Schröder, T. & Lichtenberg, J., 15 Apr 2019, In : Building and Environment. 153, p. 186-204 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Facades
Thermal comfort
kinetics
Kinetics
climate

Attributing a sense of meaning to place: the added value of photovoice in examining intangible aspects of place attachment.

Hamers, K., Moor, N. & Mohammadi, M., 2018, 3rd Conference of Interdisciplinary Research on real estate. Ljubljana: Institute of Real Estate Studies, p. 20-29 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Prizes

Nomination Marina van Damme Beurs

Masi Mohammadi (Recipient), 3 Mar 2011

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Nomination The Best master-Lecturer 2011

Masi Mohammadi (Recipient), 2011

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 2011 2018

Thuisgevoel & Technologie in een Empathische Woonomgeving

Masi Mohammadi (Keynote speaker)
13 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

Slimme Wijk

Masi Mohammadi (Speaker), E.S.M. Nelissen (Speaker), Paula Nelissen (Chair)
2 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Onze huizen zorgen voor ons

Masi Mohammadi (Speaker)
22 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

Het antwoord van wetenschap op wonen

Masi Mohammadi (Keynote speaker)
12 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

Empathische woonomgeving

Masi Mohammadi (Keynote speaker)
20 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Press / Media

Een huis dat de bewoners snapt

Masi Mohammadi

17/11/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

De woning als mantelzorger

Masi Mohammadi

30/04/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

‘Masi Mohammadi | “Pioniers zijn vaak rare vogels, de zwarte schapen”

Masi Mohammadi

5/03/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

‘Living labs’ als mantelzorger

Masi Mohammadi

5/03/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Ondersteuning mantelzorg: ouderen wonen langer zelfstandig door empathische woning

Masi Mohammadi

1/02/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

Architecture as education for sustainable happiness: a framework and a roadmap regarding physical learning environments

Author: Vanderveen, A., 30 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Lichtenberg, J. (Supervisor 1), Mohammadi, M. (Supervisor 2) & Dominicus, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A touch of home: creating a feeling of home in elderly housing through materials

Author: Broers, I., 19 Dec 2017

Supervisor: Mohammadi, M. (Supervisor 1), Curulli, G. (Supervisor 2) & Kindt, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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De ontwikkeling van een generiek chalet ontstaan vanuit de Zwitserse traditie

Author: Meussen, G., 28 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Colenbrander, B. (Supervisor 1), Mohammadi, M. (Supervisor 2), Hilhorst, W. (Supervisor 2), Kindt, R. (Supervisor 2) & Willems, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Drijvende seniorenwoningen: een onderzoek naar de mogelijkheden van drijvende seniorenwoningen als een volwaardig alternatief voor grondgebonden seniorenwoningen

Author: van Beek, J., 20 Jun 2013

Supervisor: Lichtenberg, J. (Supervisor 1), Pronk, A. (Supervisor 2), den Otter, A. (Supervisor 2) & Mohammadi, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Fit the future II: het ontwikkelen van een duurzaam gevelconcept dat aansluit op de veranderende seizoenen van mens en milieu

Author: van Moll, K., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Mohammadi, M. (Supervisor 1), Lichtenberg, J. (Supervisor 2), Dominicus, M. (Supervisor 2) & Hermans, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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