Ravi Srinivasan

M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs and Research

Ph.D. in Architecture (Building Technology), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MS in Architecture (Building Technology), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MS in Civil Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Areas of Focus:
Sustainability (Building Energy, Building Materials, Built Environment Resilience, Renewable Energy, Smart Buildings/Cities, Sustainable Architecture and Design, Sustainable Construction,, Sustainable Technology)
Developing dynamic sustainability information modeling (dSIM) platform; more info is available here: https://built-ecologist.com/2019/05/11/dynamic-sustainability-information-modeling-d-sim-for-smart-cities/


Dr. Ravi Shankar Srinivasan, Rinker School Full Professor hold a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Florida; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Architecture (Building Technology) from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED Accredited Professional, Green Globes Professional (GGP), Certified U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) Level of Accuracy v3.0., and FAA Certified Remote (Drone) Pilot. He is an external faculty collaborator with the Center for Environmental Building & Design at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. He is the Director of UrbSys (Urban Building Energy, Sensing, Controls, Big Data Analysis, and Visualization) Lab at the Rinker School, DCP.

Dr. Srinivasan has served as PI and Co-PI on projects funded by external sponsored agencies including National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Veteran Affairs (VA), National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, Diakin Open Innovation Lab in the Silicon Valley, Nesta Enterprises UK, and other private companies. He has published one book as a lead author titled, “The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture: Emergy Analysis,” Routledge and co-edited a book titled, “Smart Cities: Foundations, Principles, and Applications,” John Wiley & Sons. His research has been disseminated as high-quality technical articles that have gained several citations globally, Google Scholar. He has eight patents with U.S. Patent and Trade Office.

Dr. Srinivasan has advised undergraduate honors theses, chaired ten masters’ theses and seven Ph.D. dissertations and all of them were successfully employed in the industry including NVIDIA and academia. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including Building Energy Modeling. Currently, he serves on the board of directors at the National Fenestration Rating Council and chairs the handbook subcommittee (TC 4.5) for the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals.

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