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Masoome Haghani

Ph.D. Candidate


Masoome is a Ph.D. candidate in design with a focus on an innovative human-centric daylighting system design: Prismatic Vertical Louvers (PVLs). She is a research and teaching assistant at NC State University and works under the supervision of Dr. Wayne Place.

She has a master’s in energy and architecture and her previous experience includes building performance analysis, user experience in building, and design for sustainability. Currently, her Ph.D. research is focused on developing new and innovative ways to bring natural light into indoor spaces that prioritize visual comfort and daylight availability for users. She is conducting her research in three phases: a virtual simulation study, a physical experimental study, and a human experience study.

She believes that access to natural light is essential to people’s health and well-being, and her research aims to create spaces that not only are energy-efficient but also promote users’ performance, productivity, and health.

Advisor: Dr. Wayne Place


Ph.D. in Design NC State University, 2018-present

Master of Energy and Architecture Art university of Tehran

Bachelor of Architecture Shariaty Technical College

Area(s) of Expertise

▪︎ High-Performance Building (HPB) Design
▪︎ Building performance analysis/research
▪︎ Design for sustainability
▪︎ Design for comfort
▪︎ Integrated building design
▪︎ Human-centered design
▪︎ User Experience in building