Panagiota Karava

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management

Purdue University

Lyles School of Civil Engineering

550 Stadium Mall Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-4573
Fax (765) 494-0644
Office HAMP 1239
Ph.D., Concordia University, 2008
M.A.Sc., Concordia University, 2002
B.Sc., National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2000
Research Interests
- Energy efficient & mixed-mode buildings, innovative energy & comfort delivery systems.
- Solar technology integration in building design & operation.
- Smart buildings, intelligent building operation, system identification, model predictive control.
- Wind effects on buildings and their environment, airflow modeling.
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Honors and Awards
  • Roy E. & Myrna G. Wansik Research Excellence Award, School of Civil Engineering, 2014.
  • New Investigator Award, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), 2013.
  • University Faculty Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2008.
  • Best paper award, 1st International Conference on Passive and Low-Energy Cooling (PALENC), 2005.
  • University Research Network Award, Natural Resources Canada, 2003.

Student awards

  • Chorafas Foundation Award, PhD dissertation: "Modeling of photovoltaic-thermal systems with transpired solar collectors integrated in building operation simulation", 2014 (presented to S. Li, Purdue University).
  • Best student paper award, 3rd High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue, 2014 (presented to A. Sadeghi, Purdue University).
  • Best student paper award, 2nd High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue, 2012 (presented to J. Hu, Purdue University).
  • International Building Performance Association Student Travel Award, 2013 (presented to J. Hu, Purdue University).
  • Best student paper award, Annual General Conference of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, 2009 (presented to S. Stenabaugh, University of Western Ontario).