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Dr. Negar H.Matin


Eastern Michigan University
PhD, Technology (Concentration on Interior Design)

Tabriz Art University
MS, Architecture




Negar H.Matin, PhD, LEED GA, is an Assistant Professor in Interior Design at the Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma. She holds PhD in Technology with concentration on Interior Design from the College of Engineering and Technology at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) where she was selected as a doctoral fellow for five continues years working on high-performance building systems and their impact on occupants’ comfort and building energy consumption. Her research interest is an interdisciplinary area between interior architecture, building science, and advanced technology. She is the recipient of various awards such as EMU Outstanding PhD Student of the Year, GRC Outstanding Poster Presentation, and Jones-Beckwith Advanced Graduate Studies scholarship.

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Professional Credentials

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

Selected Publications

Heidari Matin, N., Shahraki, F.Z. & Eydgahi, A., (2021). Multidisciplinary Educational Activities for Developing Smart Coloured Windows. Technology Interface International Journal (TIIJ; Under publication).

Heidari Matin, N., Eydgahi, A., (2021). A Data-driven Optimized Daylight Pattern for Responsive Facades Design. Intelligent Building International. DOI: 10.1080/17508975.2021.1872478.

Heidari Matin, N., & Eydgahi, A. (2019). “Factors Affecting the Design and Development of Responsive Facades: A Historical Evolution.” Intelligent Building International, Taylor & Francis. doi:10.1080/17508975.2018.1562414

Heidari Matin, N., & Eydgahi,A. (2019). “Technologies Used in Responsive Facade Systems: A Comparative Study.” Intelligent Building International, Taylor & Francis.

Heidari Matin, N. (2017). “Confronting the Classic: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations”. International Journal of art, Culture, and design technologies, 6(1), 57-60.

Heidari Matin, N., & Eydgahi, A. (2019). “Utilizing Geometric Pattern Identification and Mathematical Modeling of a Facade System for Learning Experience of Students.” the Proceedings of Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Tampa, Florida. Paper ID #26474

Heidari Matin, N., Eydgahi, A., Shyu, S., & Matin, P.H. (2018). “Evaluating Visual Comfort Metrics of Responsive Façade Systems as Educational Activities.” the Proceedings of Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Salt Lake City, Utah. Paper ID #23705

Heidari Matin, N., Eydgahi, A., Shyu,S., & Matin, P.H.(2018). “Historical Evolution of Responsive Facades: Factors affecting the design and development.” the Proceedings of Annual Facade Tectonic Conference and World Congress, Los Angeles, California.

Heidari Matin, N., Eydgahi, A., & Shyu, S.(2017). “Comparative analysis of Technologies Used in Responsive Building Facades.” the Proceedings of Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Columbus, Ohio. Paper ID#19816


Outstanding PhD student, College of Engineering and Technology, Eastern Michigan University (2018-2019)

People’s choice award for outstanding poster presentation, Graduate Research Conference, Eastern Michigan University (2018-2019)

Rockstar Rookie award, Solar Decathlon Competition, U.S. Department of Energy (2018-2019)

Doctoral Fellowship, College of Engineering and Technology, Eastern Michigan University (2015-2018)

Jones-Beckwith Advanced Graduate Studies Scholarship (2015-2018)

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Heidari Matin, N., (PI) (2020). Prototyping and testing smart windows using photochromic glasses. the Gibbs College of Architecture’s Program for Research Enhancement (PRE), Sponsored by the Gibbs College of Architecture, The University of Oklahoma, $4,950. (December 20, 2020 – November 10, 2021).

Michigan Energy Office (2019), Sponsorship grant award to Eastern Michigan University Solar Decathlon Design Team (Co-PI)

Research Interests

Building performance simulation

lighting and building energy optimization

Occupants’ comfort and well-beings

Responsive facade systems

Smart materials