Professor Mona Azarbayjani is the Graduate Program Director at the Davd R. Ravin School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and joined UNC Charlotte in 2010. Her research focuses on energy analytics, high-performance and healthy buildings, and user-centered design with new technologies. Dr. Azarbayjani's research examines integrated systems between physical, computational, and human physiological parameters and quantifies human and environmental health through funded research. She collaborates with faculty from Electrical and Computer Science Engineering as well as the Health and Human Sciences.
Dr. Azarbayjani has published one book, eight book chapters, and several peer-reviewed journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers. Dr. Azarbayjani has advised four Ph.D. students, of whom two have already graduated. She was the lead PI of a Department of Energy/NREL grant to design, build, and operate a zero-energy house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, in October 2013. As the lead faculty and project manager, she collaborated with hundreds of students, faculty, and industry partners in garnering the People's Choice Award, eighth place in Architecture, and third place in the Engineering competition.
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The project AI Thermal Comfort Imaging is a contactless non-intrusive data collection approach for the creation of healthy energy saving built-environment. The research will investigate collecting thermal condition data directly from the occupants in a completely non-intrusive approach through the integration of thermal and RGB cameras.
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High-Performance Double Skin Facade Buildings: This book provides a comprehensive theoretical platform for the use and construction of double skin façade projects. The DSF concept has been used mostly in European buildings; however, its success in other climates should be addressed. Increasing numbers of buildings are featuring double skin façade technology in the US; however, still relatively few have been studied for their performance in operation.
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The Importance of Wood and Timber in Sustainable Buildings: The publication of Azarbayjani and Thaddeus is intended to advance the knowledge of Cross Laminated Timber technology. In addition, it will examine trends in mass timber construction in North America from the perspective of carbon footprint, structural performance, fire, and life safety.
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