Ahana Sarkar

Email: ahana.sarkar[at]

Faculty:Ronita Bardhan

Supervisor:Prof. Ronita Bardhan


  1. 1.Sarkar, A., & Bardhan, R., (2019) Optimal interior design for naturally ventilated low-income housing: a design-route for environmental quality and cooling energy saving, Advances in Building Energy Research
  2. 2.Sarkar, A., & Bardhan, R., (2019) Efficient Indoor Design in Slum Rehabilitation: A Systematic Simulation for Optimized Energy and experiential Indoor Environmental Quality (e-IEQ), Building simulation Conference 2019, September 2-4, 2019, Rome, Italy
  3. 3.Sarkar, A., & Bardhan, R., (2019) A simulation-based framework to optimize the interior design parameters for effective Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) experience in affordable residential units: Cases from Mumbai, India, Sustainable Built Environment Tokyo 2019, August 6-7, 2019, Tokyo, Japan
  4. 4.Sarkar, A., Bardhan, R., (2019) Optimizing air-outlet and furniture location for improved indoor air quality in low-income tenement units of Mumbai, India, National Environment Conference, Mumbai, January 31 – February 2, 2019.
  5. 5.Bardhan R., Debnath R., Malik J., Sarkar A.; (2018) Low-income housing layouts under socio-architectural complexities: A parametric study for sustainable slum rehabilitation; Sustainable Cities and Society,Volume 41, August 2018, Pages 126–138
  6. 6.Sarkar, A. & Bardhan, R., 2018. An expert system framework for holistic development of Rurban clusters in India: Case of tribal Orissa. In 12th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International : Spatial Systems: Social Integration, Regional Development and Sustainability, May 29 – June 1. Goa, India.
  7. 7.Sarkar A., Bardhan R.; (2018) Evaluating the impact of interior layout on indoor air quality in low-income tenement unit: A case of Mumbai, Building Simulation & Optimization Conference, BSO2018, University of Cambridge, 11-12 September 2018


Ahana Sarkar is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. Her doctoral research interest deals with built-environment, indoor environmental quality and building performance. She holds a Masters’ degree in City Planning in 2017 from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. She has achieved the university gold medal in her Bachelors of Architecture from Jadavpur University in 2015.