MEET THE TEAM

Research Assistant

Ph.D. Candidate

yxf5136@psu.edu

Research Assistant 

Ph.D. Student

ekz5068@psu.edu

Research Assistant 

Ph.D. Student

nfw5139@psu.edu

Ph.D. Student (Co-advising)

luh183@psu.edu

Neda Ghaeili

Ph.D. Student (Incoming)

Former Advised Students and Scholars

  • Abdullah Alkenaidari

    Ph.D., 2019 

    Currently working as an Assistant Professor in Architecture at Al Baha University, SA

  • Chanakya Dwivedula

    Master, 2017

    Currently working as a Project Consultant at the Rhodes Group in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Sai Santosh Yakkali

    Master, 2019 

    Currently working as a Managing Partner in Shree Manjunatha Constructions, Hyderabad, India; Previously Worked as Project Manager at Stueve Construction LLC, Iowa

  • Vijayavignesh Ramamurthy

    Master, 2019 

    Currently working as a Project Engineer - Stonehenge Building Group in Cincinnati, OH.

  • Niloufar Kioumarsi

    Ph.D. student 2018-2019

    DAAP, University of Cincinnati

  • Pejman Ebrahimi

    Ph.D. student 2018-2019 

    Civil Engineering, University of Cincinnati

  • Shengnan Niu

    Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019

    Shandong Jianzhu University

  • Yuhui Song

    Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019

    China State Construction Engineering, Co.

  • Samuel Scherer

    Undergraduate researcher, 2018-2019

  • Ryan Berger

    Undergraduate researcher, 2018

  • Maggie Mcleod

    Undergraduate researcher, 2016

  • Neno O Agnello

    Undergraduate Researcher, 2019

Join Us

Please e-mail me or other lab members if you are interested in joining us as a student or postdoctoral researcher.

 

Graduate students

Although our research project topics are quite interdisciplinary, the core skills and knowledge we are looking for are within the intersectional area between architectural illumination and mechanical engineering. So, if you are  interested in both areas, highly motivated, and academically strong, you may be a good fit in our lab. Most of our research works are heavily relying on photometry, thermodynamics, spectral power distribution analysis, infinite element analysis, customized building performance simulation, data sensing, processing, and analytics, subjective experiments, and design platform integration via programming. Students with these experiences are preferred. We also welcome students who are from the other disciplines (e.g., material science, optical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering) but with a strong desire to gain new knowledge in architectural engineering and pursue interdisciplinary research within the building environment context. In all cases, our lab encourages students to explore, design, and execute their research on their own, with me as a collaborator. 


Undergraduate students

We welcome undergraduate students to participate in our lab research projects throughout the year. Student researchers will mainly work on hands-on experiments, data sensing/processing, subjective testing, etc. We could offer funded opportunities.

Post-doctoral scholars

We welcome inquires regarding post-doc possibilities in our lab. The current position is about solar film design and thermal/optical analysis for greenhouses.

 

Undergraduate Researcher

azb5841@psu.edu

Ann Czeponis

RET STEM Teacher