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Mohammad Rahmani Asl mrah(at)

Mohammad Rahmani Asl is a Ph.D. student at Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University. He has been a member of BIM-SIM Group since 2010. Mr. Rahmani’s research interests focus on BIM-based parametric design, building energy simulation, building performance optimization and automation of construction scheduling using BIM and physical constraints. Mohammad has been collaborating with Autodesk Building Performance Analysis team since May 2013 and Dynamo team since June 2014. Please visit the BPA Research Partnership website for more information.

  • PhD in Architecture, Texas A&M University, 2015
  • M.E. in Construction Engineering and Management, Texas A&M University, 2010
  • M.S. in Construction Project Management, University of Tehran, 2008
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, KNT University of Technology, 2005

  • Wei Yan, Mohammad Rahmani Asl, "Building Performance Analysis and Optimization", Autodesk Inc.,  with Mohammad Rahmnai Asl (Graduate Researcher). Autodesk, Inc., $53,088. Grant Period: 2014-2015.
  • Wei Yan, Mohammad Rahmani Asl, "Analyzing and Documenting BIM-based Building Performance Analysis Software", Autodesk, Inc. $64,414. Grant Period: 2013-2014.
  • Mark Clayton, Mohammad Rahmani Asl, Saied Zarrinmehr, Jawad Altabtabai, Chengde Wu, "AVPA Co-curricular Arts Grant", Texas A&M Univeristy, $10,000. Grant Period 2012-2013.

  • Rahmani Asl, M., Wu, C., Rosenthal, G., Yan, W. (2015). Head-Coupled Perspective for Virtual Reality. CAADRIA 2015, Accepted.
  • Kim, H., Rahmani Asl, M., Yan, W. (2015). Parametric BIM-based Energy Simulation for Buildings with Complex Kinetic Façades. CAADRIA 2015, Accepted.
  • Wu, C., Zarrinmehr, S., Rahmani Asl, M., Miranda, V., Clayton, M. "An Attempt to Automate the Creation of Building Information Model and Physical Model from GIS Data". 18th GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference, February 24-27, 2014 Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Zarrinmehr, S., Rahmani Asl, M., Clayton, M. J., & Booth, G. (2014). Topographic Representation of Pedestrian Cognition: Integrating the Impacts of Environmental Qualities to Plan Walking Paths. Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, University College London, London, UK.
  • J. Walewski & M. Rahmani Asl, “Cooperative And Green Procurement To Enhance The Purchasing Power Of Public Transportation Organization”. Industry Studies Association Conference, May 2010.

  • Journal of Automation in Construction
  • Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), 2013
  • Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), 2014
  • ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference

  • The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) Grant, Intended to Assemble an Exhibition of Creative Parametric Forms Based on Mathematical and Biometric Rules, Spring 2013-Fall 2013.
  • Clarke A. & Pauline Jones Matthews Endowed Scholarship, 2012-2013.
  • Jonathan King Memorial Student Research Endowed Scholarship, 2012-2013.
  • International Education Fee Scholarship, Texas A&M University, Fall 2011.
  • Second Best Paper, Civil Engineering Student Research Symposium (CESRS), Fall 2010.
  • Graduate Program Enhancement CVEN, Student Scholarship, Texas A&M, 2009-2010.
  • First place of “2006 The Most Productive Civil Engineering Students of Public Universities”.
  • Second place of “2004 FRC Bowling Ball Competition” American Concrete Institute.
  • First place of “2003 Concrete Cube Competition” American Concrete Institute.


  • BIM-SIM Lab, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University
  • Autodesk Student Expert, Campus Manager at Texas A&M University
  • Autodesk Developers Network (ADN)
  • Association For Computer Aided Design In Architecture (ACADIA)  Student Member
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)-Honorary Member
  • American Society of civil Engineers (ASCE)

  • Autodesk Revit Architecture, MEP, and Structure, Autodesk Project, Vasari, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Rhino/Grasshopper
  • DOE-2.1, EnergyPlus, eQuest, Ecotect, and Green Building Studio
  • Microsoft project, Primavera, and Autodesk Navisworks
  • MATLAB, C/C++, C#, Visual Basic, Java, Python, and Database Programming