His areas of research interest are in the following three domains: building technology, computational design, and physical computing & IoT. Under each broader domain, he is interested in the following sub-domains.
In building technology: Building energy consumption, daylighting, carbon reduction, renewable energy, indoor/outdoor comfort, and air quality.
In computational design: Building performance simulation (energy, daylighting, fire safety, etc.), machine learning algorithms for surrogate modeling, digital fabrication, and parametric modeling.
In physical computing & IoT: Building automation systems using microprocessors/microcontrollers, affordable sensors, and actuators, in conjunction with cloud-based services, to improve building performance, built environment, security, and convenience.
ARCH 534: Physical Computing for Smart Buildings
ARCH543: Building Technology I
ARCH544: Building Technology II
ARCH641: Building Technology III
ARCH642: Building Technology IV
Externally Funded Projects:
+ 3D Affordable Innovative Technologies (3D AIT) Housing Project. Iowa Economic Development Authority. Role: Co-PI.
+ High performance regenerative windows for building energy reduction and clean energy production. National Science Foundation. Award #2122014. Role: Co-PI.
+ Made in Iowa: Agro-waste Concrete for Disaster Resilient 3D Printed Construction. University of Iowa. Role: Co-PI..