Dr Diana Mohd Nasir is a Lecturer in Engineering Design under the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Hull. Prior her current position, she was a Lecturer in Built Environment at Kingston University under the Department of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction Management between June 2022 and April 2023. Three years before that, she served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on two UKRI projects, EPSRC on supercooled salt hydrate phase-change materials (PCM) as the heat charging-discharging medium for building heating system (University of Hull; December 2020 - May 2023) and Innovate UK on FREEHEAT windcatcher technology integrated with heating features for indoor conditioning (led by Free Running Buildings Ltd in collaboration with the University of Stratchlyde; May 2019- November 2020). She was also a former Research Assistant under the University of Malaya Research Grant (UMRG) at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya between September 2018 and March 2019.
She is a UK Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and a Graduate Technologist of Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT). She is currently under the assessment of two chartered instutitions, as a Professional Technologist of MBOT and as an Architectural Technologist of Malaysia Board of Architects (LAM).
At this early research career stage, Dr Nasir is looking for opportunities to collaborate with industry and lead research projects under UKRI and other external research grants. She won an internal research grant for early career researcher at her former institution, Kingston University (KU First Grant of £8429.52; January -April 2023) on finding the potential of converting and conditioning outdoor wind into water and indoor ventilation by proposing Wind-to-Water Catcher system. Recently she received research and impact support fund from the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FoSE) to support her recent research project on smart hybrid turbine roof ventilator for indoor environmental quality (IEQ) enhancement and wind energy harvesting. Her recent google citation is 360 with i10 index of 12 and h-index of 11.
She had about 5 years industrial practice as an architect and a construction programme scheduler(June 2009 - September 2013) before pursuing her PhD research in the interest of mitigating urban heat island (UHI) effect using cool pipes installed underneath road pavement, or named as "road-pavement solar collector (RPSC) system".
Her humble experience in the research related to sustainable technologies in built environment is currently expanded to improving health and wellbeing of indoor occupants using innovative and sustainable solutions, tentatively for residential and commercial buildings.