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Fuzhan Nasiri, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

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Fuzhan Nasiri, PhD, PEng
Office: S-EV 6207  
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4172
Website(s): Research Lab
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ORCID: 0000-0002-7423-0621

Dr. Fuzhan Nasiri is an associate professor at Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering (BCEE). Dr. Nasiri is also affiliated with Institut Nordique du Québec (INQ). Before joining Concordia, he worked at University College London (UCL) as a faculty member (2011-2014), at Yale University as a research scientist (2009-2011), and at GERAD research group as a postdoctoral fellow (2007-2009).

Dr. Nasiri holds a PhD in Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, and MSc and BSc in Industrial Systems Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.



ENGR 301 - Engineering Management Principles & Economics

BLDG 6631 & 481 - Fundamentals of Facility Management

CIVI 6721 - Infrastructure Systems Modeling & Simulation

BLDG 6231 - Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Building and Civil Engineering


Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Gina Cody School of Engineering & Computer Science (GCS), Concordia University, 2018 

Provost’s Teaching Award (Outstanding Contribution in Teaching & Learning), University College London (UCL
), 2013


Research Summary

Dr. Nasiri is a systems engineer with deep interest in investigating the emerging challenges in design and operation of complex (physical) systems (such as facilities, infrastructure, and buildings) and their interactions with and impact on the environment and society from risk, resilience, and reliability (3Rs) perspectives. He has adopted an interdisciplinary approach in research that stems from his background in systems modeling and analysis and his research activities in various domains involving industry and public sector.

Research Interests

  • Facilities Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Risk, Resilience & Reliability Analysis
  • Critical Infrastructure Management
  • Smart & Sustainable Cities & Communities
  • Life Cycle Analysis


  • NSERC Discovery Grant: Integrating Reliability Engineering andResilience Assessment for Hybrid Renewable Energy Facilities Management,Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), 2022-2027 ($155,000),Role: PI

  • MITACS Accelerate Partnership Grant: Artificial Intelligence for Smart Adaptation of Indoor Spaces & Facilities to Airborne Transmission Mitigation Pathways, Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) with Humanitas Inc., 2023-2024 ($210,000), Role: PI

  • NSERC Alliance Partnership Grant: Development of an AI-based Regulatory Control for Energy Management Information Systems, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) with EnerZam Inc., 2022-2024 ($95,000),Role: PI

  • Faculty Research Support (FRS) Fund, Concordia University, 2022-2023 ($80,000),Role: PI 

  • FRQNT Partnership Research Project: Application of water-energy efficiency in the mining industry (Application de l'efficacité eau-énergie dansl'industrie minière), Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologie(FRQNT), 2022-2025 ($300,000), Role: Co-I

  • Concordia Team Grant: Mycelium-Composite Materials: Performance and Socio-Environmental Potential Impacts in the Construction Sector for Aesthetics and a Sustainable Future, 2022-2023 ($50,000), Role: Co-I

  • Horizon PDF Program: Development of a Data-driven Model PredictiveControl (MPC) for Smart Waste-to-Energy Value Chain Management in NorthernCommunities of Quebec, 2021-2023 ($80,000), Role: PI

  • Faculty Research Support (FRS) Fund, Concordia University, 2021-2022($74,000), Role: PI

  • MITACS Accelerate Partnership Grant: Real-time personnel countingand personal protective equipment (PPE) recognition in construction sites, Mathematicsof Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) with Pomerleau Inc., 2021-2022($55,000), Role: PI

  • NSERC Alliance Partnership Grant: Integrating PredictiveMaintenance Analytics into a Cloud-based CMMS for Smart Work Order Managementand Resource Allocation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council(NSERC) with EnerZam Inc., 2020-2025 ($223,000), Role: PI

  • MITACS Accelerate Partnership Grant: Development of a smartAI-based monitoring tool for building energy management automation, Mathematicsof Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) with EnerZam Inc.,2020-2021 ($160,000), Role: PI

  • Faculty Research Support (FRS) Fund, Concordia University, 2020-2021($36,000), Role: PI

  • Faculty Research Support (FRS) Fund, Concordia University, 2019-2020($48,000), Role: PI

  • NSERC Engage Partnership Grant: Integrated Techno-economicAssessment of Community-scale Geothermal Facilities for Nunavik (with BBAInc.), 2018-2019 ($25,000), Role: PI

  • Faculty Research Support (FRS) Fund, Concordia University,2018-2019 ($70,000), Role: PI

  • NSERC Engage Partnership Grant: Reliability Modeling and Analysisof Biomass Boilers (with BMA Ltd.), 2017-2018 ($25,000), Role: PI

  • Faculty Research Support (FRS) Fund, Concordia University,2017-2018 ($78,000), Role: PI

  • NSERC Discovery Grant (Building-Integrated Renewable Heat),2016-2022 ($144,000), Role: PI

  • Faculty Research Support (FRS) Fund, Concordia University,2016-2017 ($35,000), Role: PI

  • ENCS Capital Research Innovation Grant: Waste To Energy Conversion,2015 ($200,000), Role: Co-I (with Z. Chen as PI)

  • VP Strategic Grant, Concordia University (Sustainable Communities),2015-2018 ($60,000), Role: PI

  • VP Strategic Equipment Fund, Concordia University, 2015-2017($17,500), Role: PI

  • ENCS Start-up Grant, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science,Concordia University, 2015-2017 ($50,000), Role: PI

  • UCL Grand Challenges Grant (Sustainable Cities): Assessment andManagement of Infrastructure Resilience (with Andy Chow and Afzal Siddiqui),EPSRC-UCL, 2013-2014 (£5,000)

  • FM Sector Skills Assessment, UK Asset Skills Council (With AlexiMarmot), 2013-2014 (£9,000)

  • EMININN: Environmental Macro Indicators of Innovation (Life Cycleanalysis of the Built Environment Technologies), (FP7-European Commission: UCL and 6 other European partners), 2013 (Funding share: (£9,000)

  • UCL Grand Challenges Grant (Sustainable Cities): Water Reuse Infrastructure Design, Configuration, and Planning (With Sarah Bell), 2012-2013(£5,000)

  • ARUP Global Research Challenge Research Grant: Urban Water Reuse Network Modeling and Optimisation, 2011-2012 (£12,500)

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University - National ScienceFoundation (NSF), 2009-2010 ($45,000/year)

  • GERAD Fellowship, Groupe d'Études et de Recherche en Analyse desDécisions (GERAD), 2007-2009 ($35,000/year)

  • NSERC Industrial R&D Postdoctoral Fellowship,Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC),approved for 2007-2010 ($43,000/year)

  • NSERC Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship, NaturalSciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), approved for2007-2009 ($40,000/year)


  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGS)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • Institute Nordic du Quebec (INQ)
  • Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS)


Journal Papers

[J78] Bazdar, E., Nasiri, F., & Haghighat, F. (2023). Optimal Planning andConfiguration of Adiabatic-Compressed Air Energy Storage for Urban BuildingsApplication: Techno-Economic and Environmental Assessment, Journal of EnergyStorage, accepted-in-press.

[J77] Shirzadi, N., Nasiri,F., Menon, R. P., Monsalvete, P., Kaifel, A., Eicker, U. (2023). Smart Urban Wind PowerForecasting: Integrating Weibull Distribution, Recurrent Neural Networks, andNumerical Weather Prediction, Energies, 16(17), 6208.

[J76] Rezaei, M., Sameti, M., and Nasiri, F.(2023). An enviro-economic RAM-based optimization of biomass-driven combinedheat and power generation, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery,accepted-in-press.

[J75] Adib, M., Nasiri, F., andHaghighat, F. (2023). Integrating wind energy and compressed air energy storagefor remote communities: A bi-level programming approach. Journal of EnergyStorage, 72, 108496.

[J74] Adib, M, Nasiri, F, and Haghighat, F (2023). Integrating compressed air energy storage with wind energy system – A review, e-Prime - Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy, 5, 100194.

[J73] Sedighi, A. A., Haghighat, F., Nasiri,F., Cao, S., & Ren, C. (2023). Approaches in CFD Modeling of Respiratory Droplet Dispersion–Issues and Challenges. Sustainable Cities and Society, 97, 104696.

[J72] Bazdar, E., Nasiri, F., & Haghighat, F. (2023). An improved energy management operation strategy for integrating adiabatic CAES with renewables in decentralized applications. Energy Conversion and Management, 286, 117027

[J71] Malayeri,M., Nasiri, F., Lee, C.S., Haghighat, F. (2023). Optimization of Photocatalytic Oxidation Reactor for Air Purifier Design: Applications of Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithm,Chemical Engineering, 462, 142186.   

[J70] Delnaz, A., Nasiri,F., Li, S. (2023). Asset Management Analytics for Urban Water Mains: A Literature Review, Environmental Systems Research, 12(1), 1-17.

[J69] Esmaeili, F., Mafakheri, F., Nasiri, F. (2023). Biomass Supply Chain Resilience: Integrating Demand and Availability Predictions into Routing Decisions Using Machine Learning, Smart Science, 11 (2), 293-317

[J68] Daneshvar, A., Nasiri, F., and Haghighat, F. (2023). Optimal Dispatch of an Energy Hub with Compressed Air Energy Storage: A Safe Reinforcement Learning Approach, Journal of Energy Storage, 57, 106147.

[J67] Asif; Z., Haghighat; F. Nasiri; F., Dong, J., and Chen, Z. (2023). Estimation of Anthropogenic VOCs Emission based on Volatile Chemical Products: A Canadian Perspective, Environmental Management (Springer Nature), 71(4), 685-703.

[J66] Mohammed, A.; Zayed, T.; Nasiri, F.; Bagchi, A. (2022). Asset Management-Based Resilience Index Formulation for Pavements via Principal Components Analysis, Construction Innovation,accepted-in-press.

 [J65]Bazdar, E., Sameti, M., Nasiri, F., Haghighat, F. (2022). Compressed air energy storage in integrated energy systems: A review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 167, 112701.

 [J64] Shirzadi, N.,Rasoulian, H., Nasiri, F.,Eicker, U. (2022). Resilience enhancement of an urban micro-grid during off-grid mode operation using critical load indicators, Energies,15 (20), 7669.

[J63] Rabiei, N., Nasiri, F., and Eicker, U.(2022). Multi-Stage Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Assessment:The Case Study of Montreal Metro Systems. ASCE Journal of Urban Planning& Development,148 (3), 836-869

[J62] Heidari, M.,Rahdar, M. H., Dutta,A., & Nasiri, F. (2022). An energy retrofit roadmap to net-zero energy and carbon footprint for single-family houses in Canada. Journal of Building Engineering, 60,105141.

[J61] Sadrizadeh,S.,Yao, R., Yuan, F., Awbi,H. Bahnfleth, W., Bi, Y., Cao, G.,Croitoru, C., Dear, R.Haghighat, F., Kumar, P., Malayeri,M., Nasiri, F., Ruud, M.,Sadeghian, P., Wargocki, P., Xiong,J., Yu, W., Li, B. (2022). Indoor air quality and health inschools: A critical review for developing the roadmap for the future school environment. Journal of Building Engineering,57, 104908.

[J60] Fadaeefath Abadi, M., HosseiniRahdar,M.,Nasiri, F., and Haghighat, F. (2022). Fault Identification and Fault Impact Analysis of Vapor Compression Refrigeration Systems In Buildings:A System Reliability Approach, Energies, 15(16), 5774.

[J59] Nasiri, F., Ooka, R., Haghighat,F., Shirzadi,N., Dotoli, M.,Carli, R., Scarabaggio, P., Behzadi, A., Rahnama,S., Afshari,A., Kuznik, F.,Fabrizio, E., Choudhary, R., and Sadrizadeh, S.(2022). Data Analytics and Information Technologies forSmart Energy StorageSystems: A State-of-the-Art Review, Sustainable Cities and Society, 84,104004.

[J58] Ahmed R., Nasiri, F., andZayed, T.(2022).Two-Stage Predictive Maintenance Planning for Hospital Buildings:A Multiple-Objective Optimization-based Clustering Approach, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities36(1),04021105.

[J57] Igwe, C., Nasiri, F., and Hammad,A. (2022). Construction Workspace Management: Critical Review and Roadmap, International Journal of Construction Management, 22 (10), 1960-1973.

[J56] Hosseini Rahdar, M., Nasiri, F.,and Lee, B. (2022). EffectofFuel Composition Uncertainty on Grate Firing Biomass Combustor Performance:A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery,12,2781-2797.

[J55] Shirzadi, N., Nasiri, F., El-Bayeh,C., Eicker, U.(2022). Optimal dispatching of renewable energy-based urban microgrids using a deep learning approach for electrical load and wind power forecasting, International Journal of Energy Research,46(3),3173-3188.

[J54] AL-Smadi H., Al-Sakkaf, A.,Zayed,T.,Nasiri, F. (2021). An integrated space-based building maintenance management model using multi-objective optimization, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, accepted-in-press

[J53] Igwe, C., Nasiri, F., Hammad,A.(2021).Empirical Study on Non-Physical Waste Factors in the Construction Industry, Engineering,Construction and Architectural Management,accepted-in-press.

[J52] Ren, C., Xi, C., Wang, J., Feng,Z., Nasiri, F., Cao, S. J.,&Haghighat, F. (2021). Mitigating COVID-19Infection Disease Transmission in Indoor Environment Using Physical Barriers. Sustainable Cities and Society,74,103175.

[J51] Rezaee,M., Sameti, M., andNasiri,F.(2021). An enviro-economic optimization of a hybrid energy system from biomass and geothermal resources for low-enthalpy areas,Energy and Climate Change, 2,100040.

[J50] Ahmed, R., Nasiri. F.,Zayed, T.(2021).A Neutrosophic-based Machine Learning Approach for Maintenance Prioritization in Healthcare Facilities, Journal of Building Engineering,42, 102480.

[J49]Yousefli, Z., Nasiri,F., and Moselhi,O.  (2021). Application of Multi-Agent Simulation for Maintenance Workflow Management and Resource Allocation in Hospital Buildings,ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 27(2),04021005.

[J48] Rezaee, M., Sameti,M., and Nasiri,F.(2021).“Biomass-fueled Combined Heat and Power: Integration in District Heating and Thermal Energy Storage”, Clean Energy, 5 (1), 44-56.

[J47] Zakikhani, K., Nasiri,F., and Zayed,T.(2021). A failure prediction model for corrosion in gas transmission pipelines, Journal of Risk and Reliability (Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers), 235(3),374-390.

[J46] Ahmed,M., Abu Samra, S., Zayed,T., Bagchi, A., Nasiri, F.(2021). A Resilience-Based Optimization Model for Pavement Networks Maintenance and Rehabilitation: The Case of Freeze-Thaw Effect,Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 48 (4), 399-410.

[J45] Igwe, C., Mohammadi,A., Hammad, A. andNasiri,F. (2021). Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Method for Selecting Scheduling Technique in Elevated Urban Highway Project, International Journal of Construction Project  Management, 13(1), 3-21.

[J44] Amiri Fard, F., Jafarpour, A.,andNasiri, F.(2021). Comparative Assessment of Insulated Concrete Wall Technologies and Wood-frame Walls in Residential Buildings, Advances in Building Energy Research,15(4),466-498.

[J43] Igwe, C., Nasiri, F.,and Hammad,A. (2020). Influence of Lean Construction Wastes on the Transformation-Flow-Value Process of Construction, International Journal of Construction Managementaccepted-in-press

[J42] Mohammadi, A., Igwe, C., Nasiri,F., and Amador,A.(2020).Applying Lean Construction Principles in Road Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, International Journal of Construction Management,accepted-in-press.

[J41] Hosseini Rahdar, M. and Nasiri, F.(2020),Operation Adaptation of Moving Bed Biomass Combustors Under Various Waste Fuel Conditions,Energies,13 (23), 6352

[J40]Shirzadi, N., Nasiri, F.and Eicker, U.(2020). Optimal configuration and sizing of an integrated renewable energy system for isolated and grid connected micro-grids, Energies,13(14):3527.

[J39] Ahmed, R., Nasiri, F.,and Zayed,T. (2020). A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm-based Fuzzy Markovian Model for Deterioration Modeling of Healthcare Facilities, Algorithms, 13 (9), 210.

[J38] HosseiniRahdar, M.; Lee, B.; Nasiri,F.(2020). Uncertainty Quantification of Biomass Composition Variability Effect on Moving Grate Bed Combustion:An Experiment-based Approach, Energy & Fuels, 34(8),9697–9708.

[J37] Hosseini Rahdar, M., Nasiri, F.,and Lee,B.(2020). Availability-based Predictive Maintenance Scheduling for Vibrating-grate Biomass Boilers, Safety and Reliability, 39(2),165-187.

[J36]  Zakikhani, K., Nasiri, F.,and Zayed,T.(2020). Availability-based reliability-centered maintenance planning for gas transmission pipelines, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping,183,104105.

[J35] Yousefli, Z., Nasiri, F., and Moselhi, O. (2020). Maintenance Workflow Management in Hospitals: An Automated Multi-Agent Facility Management System, Journal of Building Engineering,32,101431.

[J34] Fadaeefath Abadi, M, Haghighat,F,and Nasiri, F (2020). Data Center Maintenance: Applications and Future Research Directions, Facilities,38(9/10),691-714.

[J33] Moradi, S., Zayed, T.,Nasiri,F.,Golkho, F. (2020). Automated Anomaly Detection & Localization in Sewer Inspection Videos Using Proportional Data Modeling & Deep Learning Based Text Recognition, ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 26(3):04020018.

[J32] Amiri Fard, F. and Nasiri,F.(2020). A Bi-Objective Optimization Approach for Selection of Passive Energy Alternatives in Retrofit Projects under Cost Uncertainty, Energy and Built Environment, 1(1),77-86.

[J31] Mohammadi, A., Amador, A., andNasiri, F. (2020). A Multi-Criteria Assessment of the Passengers’ Level of Comfort in Urban Railway Rolling Stock, Sustainable Cities and Society,53, 101892.

[J30] Mohammadi, A., Amador, A., andNasiri, F.(2020). Reliable,Effective and Sustainable Urban Railways: A Model for Optimal Planning and Asset Management, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management,146(6), 04020057.

[J29] Zakikhani, K., Nasiri, F.,Zayed,T. (2020). A Review of Failure Prediction Models for Oil and Gas Pipelines, ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems - Engineering and Practice, 11 (1), 03119001.

[J28] Hosseini Rahdar, M., F. Nasiri,B.Lee(2019). A Review ofNumerical Modeling and Experimental Analysis of Combustion in Moving Grate Biomass Combustors, Energy&Fuels, 33(10), 9367-9402.  

[J27] Mohammadi, A., Amador, A., and Nasiri, F. (2019). Review of Asset Management for Metro Systems: Challenges and Opportunities, Transport Reviews,39 (3), 309-326.

[J26] Amiri Fard, F.,Sharif, S. A., and Nasiri,F.(2019). Applications of Passive Measures for Energy Conservation in Buildings - A Review, Advances in Building Energy Research,13 (2), 282-315.

[J25] Mohammadi, A., Amador, A., andNasiri, F. (2018). Optimising Public Transport for Reducing Employment Barriers and Fighting Poverty, Journal of Sustainable Development & Planning,13(6),860-871.

[J24] Amiri Fard, F. and Nasiri, F. (2018). An Integrated Assessment-Optimization Approach for Building Refurbishment Projects: The Case Study of Passive Energy Measures, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 32 (5),05018003,1-6.

[J23] Pourhosseini,O.and Nasiri, F. (2018). Availability-based Reliability-centered Maintenance Scheduling: A Case Study of Domestic(Building-integrated) Hot Water (DHW)Systems, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Part A - Civil Engineering,4 (1), 0501700: 1-13.

[J22] Yousefli,Z.,Nasiri, F., and Moselhi, O. (2017). Healthcare Facilities Maintenance Management: A Review, Journal of Facilities Management,15(4),352-375.

[J21] Nasiri,F.,Mafakheri, F., Adebanjo, D., Haghighat, F. (2016). Modeling and Analysis of Renewable Heat Integration into Non-Domestic Buildings – The Case of Biomass Boilers: A Whole Life Asset-Supply Chain Optimization Approach Using System Dynamics, Biomass and Bioenergy, 95, 244–256.

[J20] Si,J.,Marjanovic-Halburd, L., Nasiri, F., and Bell, S.(2016).Assessment of Building-Integrated Green Technologies: A Review and Case Study on Applications of Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) Method, Sustainable Cities and Society, 27, 106-115.

[J19] J. Wilcox, FNasiri, S Bell, MS Rahaman (2016) Urban Water Reuse: A Triple Bottom Line Assessment Framework and Review. Sustainable Cities and Society,27,448-456.

[J18] Nasiri,F.,& Mafakheri, M. S. (2015). Qanat water supply systems:a revisit of sustainability perspectives. Environmental Systems Research,4(1), 1-5.

[J17] F.Nasiri and F.Mafakheri (2015). “Postgraduate research supervision at a distance: a review of challenges and strategies”, Studies in Higher Education,40 (10),1962-1969.

[J16] F.Nasiri and F.Mafakheri (2015). Higher Education Lecturing and Humor:From Perspectives to Strategies, Higher Education Studies, 5 (5),25-31.

[J15] F.Mafakheri and F.Nasiri (2014). “Modeling of Biomass-to-Energy Supply Chain Operations:Applications, Challenges and Opportunities”, Energy Policy,67, 116-126

[J14] J. Si, F.Nasiri, P. Heng, T. Li(2014). “Variation in Ecosystem Service Values in Response to Land Use Changes in Zhifanggou Watershed of Loess Plateau:A Comparative Study”, Environmental Systems Research, (2), 1-10

[J13] F. Mafakheriand F. Nasiri (2013). “Revenue Sharing Coordination in Reverse Logistics”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 59, 185-196.

[J12] F. Nasiri, T.Savage, R. Wang, N. Barawid, and J.B. Zimmerman (2013).“A System Dynamics Approach for Urban Water Reuse Planning: A Case Study from the Great Lakes Region”, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment,27(3), 675-691.

[J11] F. Nasiri and G.Zaccour (2010). “Renewable Portfolio Standard Policy: A Game-theoretic Analysis”,INFOR, 48 (4),251-260

[J10] W. Mo, F. Nasiri, M.Eckelman, Q. Zhang, and J.B.Zimmerman (2010). “Measuring the Embodied Energy in Drinking Water Supply Systems: A Case Study in the Great Lakes Region”, Environmental Science&Technology,44(24),9516-9521

[J9] F. Nasiriand G. Zaccour(2009). “An Exploratory Game-Theoretic Analysis of Biomass Electricity Generation Supply Chain”, Energy Policy,37(11),4514-4522

[J8] F. Nasiri, A. Manuilovaand G. H. Huang(2009)."Environmental Policy Analysis in Transportation Planning: An Optimality Assessment Approach", International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 3 (2), 1-22

[J7] F. Nasiri and G. H.Huang (2008), “A Fuzzy Decision Aid Model for Environmental Performance Assessment in Waste Recycling”,Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software,23 (6), 677-689

[J6] F. Nasiri and G. H.Huang (2008), “Integrated Capacity Planning for Electricity Generation: An Environmental Policy Analysis Approach”, Energy Sources Journal, Part B:Economics, Policy& Planning, 3(3),259-279

[J5] F. Mafakheri, F.Nasiri, and M.Mousavi (2008).“Project Agility Assessment: An Integrated Decision Analysis Approach”, Journal of Production Planning & Control, 19 (6),567-576

[J4] F. Nasiri and G.H.Huang (2007). “Ecological Viability Assessment: A Fuzzy Multiple-Attribute Analysis with respect to Three Classes of Ordering Approaches”, Ecological Informatics, 2 (2), 128-137

[J3] F. Nasiri, I. Maqsood,G. H. Huang and N.Fuller(2007).“Water Quality Index: A Fuzzy River-Pollution Decision Support Expert System”, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)Journal of Water Resources Planning &Management, 133 (2), 95-105  

[J2] F. Nasiri, G. H. Huang and N.Fuller(2007).“Prioritizing Groundwater Remediation Policies: A Compatibility Analysis Decision Aid”, Journal of Environmental Management,82 (1),13-23

[J1] F. Mafakheri, L. Dai,D. Slezak,and F. Nasiri(2007).“Project Delivery System Selection under Uncertainty: A Multi Criteria Multi-Level Decision Aid Model”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering,23 (4), 200-206



[C60] Delnaz, A., Nasiri, F., and Li, S. (2023). A Random Forest FailurePrediction Model Coupled With a Risk Management Strategy in Kitchener The 6thannual conference of the global Network on Persistent, Emerging and OrganicPollution in the Environment (PEOPLE Network), August 7-10, Montreal, QC,Canada.

[C59] Nouri, G., Nasiri, F., and Mulligan, C. (2023). EnhancingRenewable Energy Production from Mine Water through Pressure Retarded Osmosis:Evaluating Effective Pretreatment and Fouling Control Strategies. The 6thannual conference of the global Network on Persistent, Emerging and OrganicPollution in the Environment (PEOPLE Network), August 7-10, Montreal, QC,Canada.

[C58] Adib, M., Nasiri, F., and Haghighat, F. (2023). OptimalIntegration of Compressed Energy Storage Systems for Northern Communities, Institutnordique du Québec (INQ)'s Northern Days Conference, Trois-Rivières, QC, June05-06, 2023

[C57] Bazdar, E., Nasiri, F., and Haghighat, F. (2023). Optimal designof decentralized adiabatic compressed air energy storage in urban buildinginfrastructure for grid-peak shaving based on time of use pricing: a case studyin Montreal-Canada, Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) AnnualConference, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 29-31, 2023.

[C56] Bezyan, Y., Nasiri, F., Nik-Bakht, (2023). Dynamic Fault Detectionand Diagnosis for a Chiller, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE)Annual Conference, Moncton, NB, May 24-27, 2023

[C55] Malayeri, M., Haghighat, F., and Nasiri, F. (2023). Modeling ofternary mixture of VOCs in photocatalytic oxidation reactor for indoor airquality application. The 11th International Conference on Indoor AirQuality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings (IAQVEC2023). May20-23, Tokyo, Japan.

[C54] Bazdar, E., Nasiri, F., and Haghighat, F. (2022). The impact oflow-temperature thermal energy storage on the performance of compressed airenergy storage integrated with PV for building application, The 8th WorldConference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Milan, Italy, Sept 26-30.

[C53] Shirzadi, N., Nasiri, F., and Eicker, U. (2022) A novel approachbased on the integration of numeric weather prediction and deep learning forshort-term solar irradiance forecasting, The 8th World Conference onPhotovoltaic Energy Conversion, Milan, Italy, Sept 26-30.

[C52] Nouri, G., Mulligan, C., and Nasiri, F. (2022). Mine WaterTreatment for Potential Energy Generation, International Conference onPersistent, Emerging, and Organic Pollution in the Environment (PEOPLE2022), August 23-26, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

[C51] Fadaeefath Abadi, M., Haghighat, F., and Nasiri, F.. (2022).Application of Dynamic Programming In Developing Availability And Cost BasedMaintenance Management And Prioritization Model for Data Centers. 2022INFORMS-ICSS Conference on Service Science, July 2 - 4 (virtual)

[C50] Fadaeefath Abadi, M., Haghighat, F., and Nasiri, F. (2022). AnIntegrated Cost and Availability Based Maintenance Scheduling Model for DataCenters Using Dynamic Programming Approach. Optimization Days, Montréal,QC, Canada. May 16 -18.

[C49] M Nik-Bakht, C An, M Ouf, G Hafeez, R Dziedzic, SH Han, F Nasiri,U Eicker, A Hammad, O Moselhi (2021). Value Stream Mapping of Project LifecycleData for Circular Construction. IEEE International Symposium on Technologyand Society (ISTAS), October 28-31, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

[C48] Dziedzic, R.,Amador, L., An, C., Chen, Z., Eicker,U., Hammad, A., Nasiri, F.,Nik-Bakht, M., Ouf, M., andMoselhi, O. (2021). A framework forasset management planning in sustainable and resilient cities. IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society(ISTAS), October 28-31, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

[C47] Nasiri,F.(2021). KeynoteLecture: "Infrastructure Asset Management – A Systems EngineeringPerspective", International Conference on Civil EngineeringFundamentals and Applications (ICCEFA'21), Nov. 23-24,2021(virtual).

[C46] Esmaeili, F.,Fadaeefath Abadi, M.and Nasiri, F. (2021). Deterioration Prediction Model Development and Analysisfor Alberta’s Provincial Highway Road Network’s Pavement Condition,CanadianSociety for Civil Engineering (CSCE) annual conference, 26-29 May(virtual).

[C45] Hosseini, M.,Rezaei, M., FadaeeFathabadi,M., and Nasiri, F. (2021). Reliability analysis of the vaporcompression refrigeration system for office building applications, CanadianOperational Research Society Annual Conference (CORS2021), 7-10June(virtual).

[C44] Esmaeili, F.,and Nasiri, F.(2021). A system dynamics approach to earthquake early warning scenarioanalysis for resilience enhancement of gas pipelines, Canadian OperationalResearch Society Annual Conference (CORS2021), 7-10 June(virtual).

[C43] Rabiei, N.,and Nasiri, F. (2021).Assessing the efficiency of transit-oriented development based on the conceptof compactness, Canadian Operational Research Society Annual Conference(CORS2021), 7-10 June (virtual).

[C42] Ahmed, R., and Nasiri, F.“Efficient Hospital Maintenance Scheduling: A Neutrosophic-based Decision TreePrioritization Framework”, INFORMS Conference on Service Science (ICSS 2020),December 19-21, 2020 (virtual).

[C41] Ahmed, R.,Assad, A., Abdelkader,E. M.,Zayed, T., & Nasiri, F. “Stochastic-based Deterioration Modeling ofElevators in Healthcare Facilities”, The IEEE International Conference onDecision Aid Sciences and Application (DASA 2020), Sakheer, Bahrain, 8-9Nov.,2020 

[C40] Ahmed, R.,Nasiri, F., & Zayed,T. “Neutrosophic AHP-based GA Model for Renewals Planning of Hospital BuildingAssets”, The IEEE International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences andApplication (DASA 2020) (pp. 1-5), Sakheer, Bahrain,8-9 Nov., 2020

[C39] Hosseini Rahdar, M.,Nasiri, F., Lee, B. “Optimal Maintenance Plan for a Vibrating-Grate BiomassBoiler: Availability and Cost Saving Approach”, the 2019 CSCE Conference,Laval, QC, June 12-15.

[C38] Adhikary, S., Nasiri,F., Bagchi, A. "Assessment of Resilience of Water Distribution Networkagainst Seismic Hazards for Maintenance Planning",the 2019 CSCEConference, Laval, QC, June 12-15.

[C37] Mohammed, A., Zayed,T., Nasiri, F., and Bagchi, A. "RESILIENCE-BASED ASSET MANAGEMENTFRAMEWORK AND ITS APPLICATION ON PAVEMENT NETWORKS", the2019 CSCEConference, Laval, QC, June 12-15.


[C35] Nasiri, F."Water-Energy Infrastructure Value Chains: A Resilience-InterdependencyAssessment using System Dynamics Simulation", the 2019 InformsInternational Conference, Cancun, Mexico,June 9-12, 2019.

[C34] Rezaei, M. and Nasiri,F. "The technology selection analysis based on bi-level environo-economicoptimization of a biomass-powered CHP", the2019 IAEE Conference, Montreal,QC, May 29-June 01, 2019.

[C33] Igwe, C., Hammad, A.,Nasiri, F. "Applying Choosing-By-Advantage for Selecting SchedulingTechnique in Elevated Urban Highway Projects, the 2019Project ManagementSymposium, Maryland, USA, May 9-10, 2019.

[C32] Mohammadi, A., Igwe,C., Nasiri, F., Amador, L. “Novel Asset ManagementFramework for RoadMaintenance”, The 2018 CSCE annual conference,Fredericton,NB, June 13-16, 2018.

[C31] Adhikary, S., Nasiri,F., and Bagchi, A. “Vulnerability Assessment of Water Supply Network AgainstSeismic Hazards: A case study in Vancouver”, The 2018CSCE annualconference,Fredericton, NB, June 13-16, 2018.

[C30] Assad, A., Nasiri, F.,and Zayed,T. “Resilience Assessment of Water Networks against Seismic Hazard”,The 2018CSCE annual conference, Fredericton, NB, June13-16, 2018.

[C29] Igwe, C., Nasiri, F.,Hammad, A.“House of Waste and its Implication for Project Management”. The2018Project Management Symposium, Maryland, USA, May10-11, 2018.

[C28] Yousefli, Z., Nasiri,F., and Moselhi,O.,“Hospital maintenance scheduling and resource allocationapplying multi-agent systems”, Optimization Days,Montreal, QC, Canada,May7-9,2018.

[C27] Zakikhani,K., Nasiri,F., and Zayed,T., “Corrosion failure prediction models for gas transmissionpipelines”,Optimization Days, Montreal, QC,Canada, May7-9,2018.

[C26] Esmaeilzadeh, S.,Nasiri, F., and Mafakheri,F., “Principal role of agent-based approach infurther advancements of bioenergy supply chain management”, OptimizationDays,Montreal,QC,Canada, May7-9, 2018.

[C25] Yousefli, Z., Nasiri,F., and Moselhi, O.,“Multi-Agent Systems for the Simulation of MaintenanceResource Allocation in Healthcare Buildings”, 2017SIM Expo,Mississauga,ON,Canada,Nov.30-Dec. 01,2017.

[C24] Assad, A., Nasiri, F.,and Zayed,T., “Holistic Resilience-Based Asset Management Using System Dynamicsand Evolutionary Optimization”, National Water and Wastewater Conference,St.John’s,NL,Canada, Nov. 5-8, 2017.

[C23] Amador, L., Mohammadi,A., Nasiri,F.,"A cooperative environment to incorporate comfort on modalchoices and trip assignment", The 2017 ITS World Congress,Montreal,QC,Canada,Oct.29-Nov. 02, 2017.

[C22] Amiri Fard, F., andNasiri, F.,“Development of a Model for Energy Management Decisions inRefurbishment of Buildings”, International Conference of Recent Trends inEnvironmental Science and Engineering (RTESE'17),Toronto,ON,Canada,Aug.23-25, 2017.

[C21] Amador, L., Mohammadi,A., Nasiri,F., “Level of comfort, and safety in urban subway”, The4thInternationalConferenceon Transportation Information and Safety (ICTIS)-ASCE/CSCE/IEEE jointconference, Banff, AB, Aug. 8-10, 2017. (Best Paper Award)

[C20] Igwe, C., Nasiri, F.,Hammad,A.“Evaluating the Impact of Buildability Assessment and Value Managementon Construction Project Delivery”. The 2017Project Management Symposium,Maryland,USA,May4-5,2017.

[C19] Pourhosseini, O., andNasiri,F.,Availability-based maintenance scheduling in domestic hot watersystems of HVAC. The 58th Canadian Operational Research SocietyAnnual Conference (CORS2016), Banff, AB, May 30-June 01,2016.

[C18] Jafarpour, A.,Zakikhani, K.,and Nasiri, F.,A Replacement Analysis of Exterior Wall InsulationRetrofitting in Residential Buildings. The 2016 CSCE Annual Conference,Canadian Society for Civil Engineering,London, ON, June 1-4,2016.

[C17] Jafarpour, A., andNasiri, F., A Comparative Assessment of Insulated Concrete and Wood Frame WallTechnologies:Building Envelope Perspectives, Costing, and EnvironmentalImpacts. The2016CSCEAnnualConference,Canadian Society for CivilEngineering, London,ON,June1-4,2016.

[C16] F.Nasiri, and F.Mafakheri “Integrating Biomass Boilers into Non-domestic Buildings: A SystemDynamics Analysis, CORS/INFORMS International Conference,Montreal,QC,June14-17, 2015.

[C15] F.Nasiri, M. Shouler,and S. Tahir. “District Water Reuse Network Optimisation”, The18thYoungORConference of the Operational Research Society, Exeter, UK,9-11April,2013.

[C14] M.Shouler, S. Tahir,and F.Nasiri.“Water-reuse Networks”, The 38th CIBW062International Symposiumon Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings,Edinburgh,Scotland,UK,27-30August,2012.

[C13] T. Savage, R.Wang, F. Nasiri, N.Barawid, and J.B. Zimmerman.“Municipal Water System Planning and Optimization:Exploring Water Reclamation and Reuse from Water Utilities’ Perspectives”, InternationalSystem Dynamics Society Conference,Washington, D.C., USA, July 24-28,2011.

[C12] F. Nasiri, T.Savage, R. Wang, N.Barawid, and J.B. Zimmerman. “A System Dynamics Approach for Urban WaterReclamation-Reuse Planning: A Case Study from the Great Lakes Region”, EngineeringSustainability2011,Pittsburgh,PA, USA, April 10-12,2011.

[C11] F.Nasiri, T. Savage,R. Wang, N. Barawid, and J.B. Zimmerman. “Urban Water Reclamation-ReusePlanning and Management:A System Dynamics Approach”, CRM-GERAD-MITACS JointWorkshop on Decision Analysis and Sustainable Development, Montreal,QC,Canada,September27-28, 2010.

[C10] F. Nasiri and G. Zaccour, “AGame-Theoretic Analysis of Biomass Electricity Generation Supply Chain”, The 2009Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA,November14-17,2009.

[C9] F.Nasiri and G.Zaccour,“Renewable Portfolio Standard: A Game-theoretic Analysis”, The INFORMSAnnual Meeting (Invited Speaker - Section:Energy, Natural Resources, andthe Environment), San Diego,CA, USA, October11-14,2009.

[C8] F.Nasiri andG.Zaccour,“Analyzing Biomass Utilization for Power Generation in Canada: AGame-Theoretic Approach”,Workshop on Dynamic Games in Management(Section:Energyand Resources),Montreal, May 2-3, 2008.

[C7] F.Nasiri and G. Huang,“Capacity Planning for Electricity Generation with Energy-EnvironmentalTargets”, Workshop on Game Theory in Energy, Resources,and Environment,Montreal,October25-26,2007.

[C6] F.Nasiri and G. Huang,“Waste Recycling Programs in Canada: A Fuzzy Multiple Attribute EnvironmentalPerformance Analysis”, accepted at The Joint International Conference onComputing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering,Montreal,June14-16,2006.

[C5] F.Nasiri, G. Huang andN.Fuller,“A Compatibility Analysis Decision Aid for Selecting the OptimalGroundwater Remediation Technologies”, accepted at The InternationalConference on Environmental Management (ICEM), Hyderabad,India,October28-30,2005.

[C4] F.Mafakheri, L. Dai, D.Slezakand F. Nasiri,“Selecting the Optimal Project Delivery System: A Rough-AHPDecision Aid”, In Proceedings of the International Workshop on RoughSets and Soft Computing in Intelligent Agent and Web Technology (IEEE /WIC /CMInternational Joint Conference), Compiegne,France, September 19-22,2005.

[C3] F.Nasiri, G. Huang, I.Maqsood, and N. Fuller,“Water Quality Index: A Multiple Criteria Approach”,accepted at The Third International Conference on River Basin Management,Bologna,Italy,September6-8, 2005.

[C2] F.Nasiri, G. Huang andG.Fuller,“A Fuzzy State-Space HOQ Model for Solid Waste Management”, acceptedat The 19thInternationalConferenceon Solid Waste Technology & Management,Philadelphia,PA,USA, March21-24, 2004.

[C1] S.Khanmohammadi, F.Nasiri and M. Charmi,“Delay Time Estimating in Project Management Using FuzzyDelays and Fuzzy Probabilities”, In Proceedings of the International ICSCConference on Computational Intelligence (CIM2001), Bangor, UK,June19-21,2001.

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