Special Session 5

Session Topic: Building Physics and Near net-zero buildings - Design and Analysis

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Methods to improve the energy efficiency of buildings / habitats
  • Near net-zero buildings: Design and analysis
  • Localized energy storage for Near net-zero buildings
  • Heating / Cooling energy consumption analysis for buildings / habitats
  • Materials and techniques for improving the energy efficiency of buildings
  • Design of energy efficient housing for economically weaker section (EWS) of the Society
  • Simultaneous analysis of thermal comfort and moisture levels in residential buildings
Important Dates
  • January 10, 2023: Submission Deadline
  • February 5, 2023: Notification Date
  • February 20, 2023: Registration Deadline
Special Session 5 Submission Link:
Chair: Assoc. Prof. Ghanshyam Pal, Shiv Nadar University, India

Dr. Ghanshyam Pal is working as the Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (Deemed to be University), India. Dr. Pal’s current research work focuses on application of novel materials for improving energy efficiency of Indian habitats, developing structural design strategies to enhance the occupant thermal comfort, application of composite materials in Civil infrastructure and multiscale modelling of materials and systems. In his recent project, he has developed a multilayer phase change materials systems specially tailored for Indian habitats. Currently, his research work is focused on exploring the effects of changes in neighbourhood fabric on the energy efficiency of Indian habitats and developing the cost-effective solutions required for developing near net-zero buildings, including local energy storage, using in-situ experiments and modern analytical tools e.g. machine learning and IoT. Dr. Pal has obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, USA, M.S. (Structural Engineering) from the Department of Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University, USA, M.S. (Materials Engineering) from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, USA and B.E. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. During his Post-doc at Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME), Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE, he has focused his research on finite element modelling of high efficiency Carbon nanostructure – Epoxy composites for high ampacity overhead power lines. His research interests are in the areas of Building Physics and Sustainability, Materials Engineering including materials for improving energy efficiency of buildings and novel cementitious composites, and multi-scale modelling.