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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Selected Research Projects
  • CPS: Synergy: Plug-and-play cyber-physical systems to enable intelligent buildings, 01/2014-12/2016, funding source: National Science Foundation.
  • Integration of humans and their environment in building design and operation including advanced technologies, 2013-2015, funding source: Alcoa Foundation/Architecture for Humanity.
  • Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, 02/2011-01/2014, funding source: US Department of Energy.
  • A model-based framework for integration of smart operating strategies in the design of net zero energy building, 08/2013-08/2016, funding source: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) - New Investigator Award.
  • Development of model predictive controls for high performance buildings with mixed-mode low-energy cooling systems, 2010-2013, funding source: Purdue Research Foundation, Kawneer North America.
  • Modeling of photovoltaic-thermal systems with transpired solar collectors integrated in building operation simulation, 2010-2012, funding source: Purdue Research Foundation.