Dr. Fallahi received his Ph.D. in Building Engineering from Concordia University (Canada) in 2009 and his joint Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Architecture from Yazd University (Iran) in 2002. He has extensive academic and industry experience in the areas of building mechanical and electrical systems, building envelope and building energy storage technologies. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Lawrence Technological University.
Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and prior to that he was a member of research group at Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) where he worked on a variety of building systems R & D projects for five years. His research interests include: building mechanical & electrical systems for performance optimization & energy efficiency; smart building envelope materials for energy conservation and durability; latent and thermochemical thermal storage systems for building applications; experimental techniques to measure building’s mechanical and electrical performance and numerical modeling of building environmental performance such as thermal, energy, hygrothermal, acoustics, lighting and fire performance.
Prior to starting research work, he also worked for construction consulting firms for almost three years. During that time, he was engaged in the design and analysis of building mechanical and electrical systems for new construction projects as well as design review and forensic analysis of building envelope.