Dr. Harmohindar Singh, Director
Harmohindar Singh , Ph.D. , P.E.-NC; C.E.M. Professor; B.S.M.E., Punjab University; M.S.M.E., Punjab University; M.S.M.E., Wayne State University; Ph.D- Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University; HVAC.
Dr. Singh is the director for the Center for Research and Technology He is a mechanical engineer and has 37 years of teaching, research and development experience in the area of building energy efficiency related to Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and indoor air quality (IAQ). Dr. Singh's research has included the effect of cold air distribution on the thermal comfort, reduction of particular matter (PM) in the indoor environment.
Dr. Nabil Nassif, Assist Professor
Nabil Nassif , P.E. ARCH. ENG. Director- Assistant Professor; B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E., Damascus University; PhD., Quebec University; PostDoc, Concordia University, University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Dr. Nassif has conducted extensive works for many years in the area of building energy system, commissioning and fault detection, control system optimization, and air duct leakage. He has performed continuous commissioning and optimization for more than a hundred commercial buildings, contributing to annual savings of hundreds of millions kWh. Dr. Nassif served as a director of engineering at an energy consulting firm, San Jose, California and he is qualified providers under PECI's retrommissioning programs. He is an associate member of ASHRAE and a corresponding member of a new TG1.Optimization. He has published over than 15 journal papers, 25 peer-reviewed proceeding papers, many research reports, and education materials.
Dr. Shamsuddin Ilias , Professor
Dr. Shamsuddin Ilias, Professor, B.S. (Ch.E.), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka; M.S., University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran; Ph.D., Queens University, Canada; Professional Engineer Professor.
Dr. Ilias is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Lucent Technology Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellow at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Ilias is also a member of the editorial board of ''Development in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing – The Australian Research Journal'' and serves as an Associated Editor of the DCEMP Journal. Prof. Ilias is the recipient of Chancellor's 2002 Outstanding Senior Investigator Research Award. Dr. Ilias' current research includes: separation and recovery of fuel cell grade hydrogen using novel membrane-reactor; development of metal-ceramic composite membranes for high temperature gas separations; development of CO-tolerant electrocatlysts for PEM fuel cell electrode, and recovery of supercritical CO 2 from processing fluid without phase change using membrane-based separations. Dr. Ilias' research interests include: Membrane Separations and Membrane Reactors; Metal-Ceramic Composite Membrane and Materials; Diffusion in Porous Media and Transport Modeling; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Environmental Engineering. Dr. Ilias developed a well-funded research program in the area of membrane separations and membrane reactors and holds two US patents.
Robert Powell, Assistant Professor; B.S.A.E., Stanford University; M.S. Arch., MIT, R.A., Architecture.
Mr. Powell is a registered architect with over 20 years experience in building design, project management, and energy use analysis, including design and project management experience of commercial buildings in the 1 to 5 million-dollar range for a midsize AE firm, directing a nonprofit affordable housing development corporation, construction and construction management and several years as an renewable energy and energy efficiency consultant. At the university, Mr. Powell teaches courses in basic engineering principles, building design, and construction documents. His research includes analysis of energy use in manufactured housing, development and distribution of effective energy efficiency strategies for communities, and utilization of participatory design techniques.
Raymond C. Tesiero, BSME, MSCE- Engineer and Research Coordinator
Ray Tesiero has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.). He has extensive experience in executive level roles in the private sector holding titles as a President of a systems integration company, VP and General Manager of a global foam manufacturing corporation, and other managerial positions mainly in the product manufacturing industry. He has twenty years of mechanical engineering and project engineering management experience. He is currently responsible for Government Grant Proposals, Energy Audits, Building Thermal Modeling, and Greenhouse Gas Analysis for C.E.R.T. and provides technical training for facilities personnel, document energy usage through metering, and provides input to academic curricula in the HVAC and energy areas. Ray also provides training and outreach programs in the pursuit of reducing energy and water consumption, promoting sustainable design practices and energy use, conservation, and reduction measures.