Dr. Masa Noguchi

Associate Professor

Masa Noguchi
Dr Masa Noguchi

Dr Masa Noguchi is an Associate Professor in Environmental Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a Chartered Engineer, Environmentalist, and Technological Product Designer registered respectively with the Engineering Council, Society for the Environment, and the Institution of Engineering Designers in the UK. Dr Noguchi is also a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and he serves as a Certified Passive House Designer registered with the Passive House Institute in Germany. Dr Noguchi is the founding coordinator of ZEMCH Network (www.zemch.org) which consists of  over 730 partners from nearly 45 countries and initiated a number of industry-academia knowledge transfer activities. Before coming to Melbourne, he was a Reader at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art affiliated with the University of Glasgow, where he established a ZEMCH pathway within the Master of Architectural Studies program. His research is based on ZEMCH engineering design and socially, economically and environmentally sustainable housing community developments in developed and developing countries. Inventing a "mass custom design" system approach to sustainable housing, he developed a digitalised interactive mass custom design communication tool, which was demonstrated in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon's Canadian house 2005. In 2006, he designed Canada's first net zero energy modular industrialised home – ÉcoTerra house - built and commercialised in 2007 through the federal government's EQuilibrium sustainable housing competition. Dr Noguchi has been contributing to Brazilian ZEMCH education, serving as the editorial board member of over 15 journals globally. Dr Noguchi is frequently invited to deliver keynote lectures on ZEMCH R&D activities at national and international conferences.