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Faculty

Jordan Clark                       clark.1217@osu.edu

Assistant Professor 

Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

Construction Systems Management Program

P Status: Environmental Sciences Program

P Status: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Clark's research investigates the physical processes affecting energy consumption, thermal environments, and air quality in sustainable buildings. His recent work has focused on 1) development of energy and airflow simulation tools to quantify the efficacy of ventilation control strategies in homes with “smart ventilation”; 2) investigations into low-cost particulate matter sensors for integration into smart building control systems and 3) development of next-generation mechanical equipment to reduce the amount of energy end use and carbon generation attributable to building operation, including work on membrane-based chemical air conditioning and low-flow high-capture kitchen ventilation technology.


Karen Dannemiller      dannemiller.70@osu.edu

Assistant Professor 

Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

College of Public Health

Dr. Karen Dannemiller’s interdisciplinary research integrates engineering with microbiology and addresses emerging health challenges and environmental concerns using –omics approaches. Her current research focuses on microbial activity in house dust and biotransformation of phthalates in homes.

In addition to a fundamental background in engineering and quantitative sciences, Dr. Dannemiller’s skillset in microbiology includes phylogenetics, metagenomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics and allows for exploration of microbial communities and biological processes. She has extensive experience with next-generation DNA sequencing of fungi and bacteria, and using this data, she has addressed relevant challenges in bioinformatics, including software development, and in statistics, to demonstrate complex associations with human health outcomes.


 

Stephanie Stockar                       sus772@psu.edu
 

Assistant Professor 
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (starting Fall 2019)
 
Dr. Stockar's focuses on the broad area of modeling and optimization of nonlinear dynamical systems, with emphasis on energy systems such as buildings, district-heating networks, HVAC systems and automotive systems. My multidisciplinary research approach is based on the integration of thermo-fluid sciences with dynamic systems, optimization and control. Emerging fields of research that I am investigating include model order reduction of nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, with application to compressible fluid flow systems, application of model-based optimal control of nonlinear and hybrid systems for energy systems optimization.

Qian (Victoria) Chen           chen.1399@osu.edu

Associate Professor 

Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

(Construction Systems Management Program)

Her research interests lie in interface management, integrated project delivery, building information modeling, IT applications in construction management, lean construction, construction safety, and high performance green buildings. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, an Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Editor of the Journal of Green Buildings. She teaches construction project management and green building courses at Ohio State and has led various educational and outreach projects in the green building and sustainability area.


Lingying Zhao                      zhao.119@osu.edu

Professor

Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

(Construction Systems Management Program)

Dr. Zhao's research focuses on indoor environments and air quality control and measurement, structural and environmental engineering designs of agricultural buildings; system design and management of agricultural facility and equipment performance


Kim Burton                           burton.90@osu.edu

Associate Professor of Practice 

Knowlton School of Architecture

Kimberly Burton is an associate professor of practice in city and regional planning at the Knowlton School where she teaches courses on transportation, energy, green building, sustainability, resiliency, and future cities.  She also serves as the Internship Program Coordinator for city and regional planning.  Burton is a professional engineer (P.E.), certified planner (AICP) with an advanced specialty in transportation planning (CTP), and a LEED accredited professional in neighborhood development (LEED AP ND). 


Andrew Cruse                        cruse.40@osu.edu

Assistant Professor

Knowlton School of Architecture

Andrew Cruse is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture as well as a practicing architect. He is a member of the AIA, NCARB and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Cruse’s research focuses on architecture and energy. His recent projects include the exhibition “In the Air: Seeing architectural climates,” at the Ohio State Banvard Gallery, and academic presentations including “Are you comfortable now?: Interior climate and comfort models” at the 5th International Congress on Construction History. As part of his design practice, he is currently working on a glass pavilion on the Novartis Campus in Basel Switzerland.

Collaborators

Mahesh Illindala                  illindala.1@osu.edu

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Illindala's research focuses on microgrids, distributed energy resources, electrical energy conversion and storage, as well as advanced electric drive transportation systems


Andy May                                may.561@osu.edu

Assistant Professor 

Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

Dr. May's research focuses on emissions, transport, and fate of air pollutants including passive sampling of persistent organic contaminants, ind tunnel characterization of aerosol instrumentation, and investigation of thermodynamic properties of combustion aerosol


Nicole Sintov                          sintov.2@osu.edu

Assistant Professor 

School of Environment and Natural Resources

Dr. Sintov is interested in:

(1) illuminating the psychological, social, and contextual factors that influence individual-level behavior pertaining to environmental resource consumption 

(2) developing and evaluating interventions aimed at promoting sustainable behavior

(3) investigating the cognitive, emotional, and social factors that influence intervention effectiveness.