Tathiane Martins

Professor – Researcher

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Toulouse

83 Rue Aristide Maillol, 31106
Toulouse cedex



École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Toulouse (ENSA)

Current Scientific Activity


My main research focuses on :

  • Urban climate : computer modelling of urban climate phenomena at local scales (neighborhood scale and urban canopy).
  • Building energy : coupling radiation and building energy models for the study of heat fluxes in built environments.
  • Urban morphology : definition, classification and cartography of urban forms. Study of the link between urban morphology and energy demand and production in buildings. Use of SIG and statistical models (Principal Components Analysis, Clustering Analysis) for urban form classification.

I currently work on an integrated multiscale, multi-criteria, multi-actors approach for the urban planning of existing and new environments.

Summary of Professional Achievments 

Architect and urbanist from the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) in Brazil. Masters in science (M.Sc) in sustainable architecture from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). PhD from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse (INSA Toulouse) in urban energy. From 2014 to 2017, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at ENSA Toulouse in two different research projects : “IFU” (Urban Cool Islands) and “MultipliCities”, both projects financed by ADEME and a partnership with Toulouse Métropole and the Urban planning agency of Toulouse (auaT). I worked on the coupling of different simulation tools aiming at optimizing urban form with regards to climate adaptation of urban environments and low energy buildings for districts in Toulouse. Since 2017, I am associate professor and researcher at ENSA Toulouse, in topics related to energy in buildings, urban climate and applied mathematics in the field of Architecture.

Mobility across Thematic Areas

Urban climate modelling – urban morphology – building energy – constrained optimization – urban energy.

Geographic Mobility

Brazil, France and Algeria