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Mandana Sarey Khanie is an Assistant Professor in Daylighting and Lighting at the section for Indoor Environments. She is specialized in daylighting and visual comfort through her PhD studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale du Lausanne (EPFL), at the Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID). Mandana has Postdoctoral experiences at EPDL and DTU. Her research and teaching focuses on indoor environment quality and use of lighting and daylighting. In recent years she has been working on projects including: façade strategies for prevented overheating and maximum daylight use, daylighting potentials in residential buildings, integrated lighting and daylighting control system strategies, a novel gaze-driven photometry for observing natural gaze behavior in relation to conditions constrained by real world luminous environment, and development of a preliminary mathematical model (GRL) for gaze response predictions in relation to light. Mandana has experiences as scientific consultant for Velux Denmark, Smart-living lab Switzerland, and as daylight specialist at Åf groups Sweden. She has teaching and supervision experiences and has published several papers in international conferences and journals.  She owns a Master of Science in Design for Sustainable Development and a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral Studies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)


Design for Sustainable Development, MSc, Chalmers University of Technology (CTH)


Master of Architectural Engineering, MSc, Azad University (IAU)


External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark


Daylight Specialist, ÅF Lighting


Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)


Lighting Consultant , K-Konsult EL-Miljö AB


Junior Architectural Lighting Designer, Ljusarkitektur P&Ö AB



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  • Daylighting, Visual comfort, Eye tracking, Overheating


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    Sarey Khanie, Mandana (Recipient), Johra, Hicham (Recipient), Gade, Rikke (Recipient), Madsen, Mathias Østergaard (Recipient), Christensen, Albert Daugbjerg (Recipient), Moeslund, Thomas (Recipient) & Jensen, Rasmus Lund (Recipient), 2021

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  • The Leon Gaster Awartd

    Sarey Khanie, Mandana (Recipient) & Wienold, Jan (Recipient), 2020

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