His research focuses on fate, transport, and control of indoor aerosols of indoor and ambient origin, transmission risk of airborne infectious diseases, chronic health impacts of fine particles in various microenvironments, and energy performance of residential and commercial buildings. Currently, he is working on estimating and mapping global health and climate co-benefits of energy saving in buildings, evaluating transmission risks of airborne infectious diseases including influenza, measles, and coronaviruses in schools and healthcare centers and effectiveness of infection control strategies, and characterizing harmful emissions from e-cigarettes.

Dr. Azimi joined the Healthy Buildings Program in 2019 after two years of working as a research associate in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he also received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering in 2016. He earned his M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering in 2012 and a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering in 2010 both from the Department of Civil Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.