Ehsan Kamel earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2017. His research focuses on building energy modeling (BEM), the integration of building information modeling (BIM) in BEM, energy saving measures in buildings, and building envelope energy retrofit. Additionally, he has experience in building science, building envelope design, and concrete material behavior.

He holds the position of associate professor within the Department of Energy Management and serves as the director of Energy and Green Technologies Laboratory (EnTech Lab). In this capacity, students gain valuable hands-on experience in various energy and green technology disciplines. Additionally, he acts as the Student Branch Advisor for ASHRAE's New York Tech student branch.

Recent Projects and Research

  • Urban-scale building energy modeling using high-performance computing (HPC) to assess climate change impacts
  • Energy burden in low-income housing
  • Energy performance of 3-D printed buildings
  • Large-scale building energy model calibration with HPC systems.
  • Physics-based energy models for extraterrestrial habitats using Martian climate data

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the city and state's inaugural Trailblazers in Energy award – the leaders at the forefront of New York's energy transition, 2024
  • Recipient of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Northeast US Region Energy Innovator of the Year, 2023
  • Recipient of the Presidential Engagement Award, Innovator Award at New York Tech, 2021
  • Two-time recipient of the Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) scholarship for HVAC design training, 2019 and 2020
  • Recipient of various grant funds, including principal investigator for two NYSERDA grants ($500,000) at New York Tech, facilitating research and education in buildings' energy efficiency. Also awarded an ASHRAE student project grant (approximately $5,000) to develop energy-efficient HVAC systems. Additionally, secured five internal ISRC grants (totaling approximately $70,000) for research on energy-smart buildings, digital-twin-based energy modeling, and large-scale building energy modeling. Overall, involved in managing around $575,000 in research and educational funds since 2017
  • Recipient of NESEA Kate Goldstein Scholarship for Emerging Professionals, 2018
  • Two-time winner of the Roger Glunt Graduate Fellowship in Residential Building Construction; The Pennsylvania State University, 2015–2016
  • Recognized for Design and Systems Integration Excellence in the Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition (2014–2015) and awarded for Technical Integration in the U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Student Design Competition (2013–2014)

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • ENGY 780: High-Performance Building Envelopes
  • ENGY 730: Computer Applications for Energy Management
  • ENGY 670: Energy Technology in Perspective
  • ENGY 695: Systems Engineering and Management
  • ENGY 640: Independent Guided Project
  • ENGY 890: Practicum or Other Research
  • IENG 285: Energy Technology Project
  • IENG 122: Energy Science Technology
  • IENG 450: Systems Engineering and Analysis

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