Esfand Burman studied mechanical engineering at KNT University of Technology (BSc, Iran) and Sharif University of Technology (MSc, Iran). Esfand continued his postgraduate studies at Nottingham University where he earned Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering & Management in 2006. He then practiced as a building services mechanical design engineer at Hurley Palmer Flatt and senior energy consultant at Arcadis UK before joining UCL for doctoral research in 2010. Esfand undertook a four year Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme at UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience sponsored by AHR Global Architects (formerly AEDAS Architects) and EPSRC. His doctoral research was focused on the energy and sustainability performance of educational buildings.
Esfand is a registered Low Carbon Consultant and Low Carbon Energy Assessor with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), LEED AP with the US Green Building Council, and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the Association of Energy Engineers. His academic interests include energy and sustainability performance of buildings, post-occupancy evaluations, building energy performance simulation, low carbon HVAC design, and CFD analysis.