Mojtaba (Moji) Navvab is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Uban Planning, which he joined in 1985. He also is chair of the Certificate Program in Simulation and Gaming Studies at U-M’s Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Navvab’s teaching and research specialties include daylight, electric light, acoustics, environmental technology, energy efficiency and LEED certification, environmental control systems, plant growth, research methods, simulation and gaming in planning, the photovoltaic system, and integrated resource planning. Navvab is a fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), from which he received five IESNA International Illumination Design Awards, including several awards for daylighting research and for his input on some of the most prestigious architectural commissions of the 20th century. A recipient of the American Institute of Architecture’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Navvab also chairs the technical committee of the International Commission on Illumination.
He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.