Many Ph.D. students work with the CRS Center as they conduct meaningful research. 

Nancy Alassaf ‘19

Assistant Professor at University of Jordan, Jordan

Dissertation: Architectural Information Modeling (AIM): Teaching Formal Concepts of Design Using Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Gabriel Esquivel (Co-chair), Wei Yan, Tracy Hammond

View Profile | N_assaf@ju.edu.jo

Shermeen Yousif ‘19

Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University

Dissertation: A K-Medoids-Based Shape Clustering Method and Its Applications in Generative Design and Optimization Systems

Committee Members: Wei Yan (Chair)

View Profile | syousif@fau.edu

Emad Al Qattan ‘19

Assistant Professor at Kuwait University, Kuwait

Dissertation: A Framework Using Tangible Interaction for Automatically Capturing and Embedding Design Intent in Parametric Models

Committee Members: Wei Yan (Chair), Mark Clayton, Negar Kalantar, Philip Galanter

View Profile | e.k.qattan@gmail.com

Hyoungsub Kim ‘17

Assistant Professor at Department of Architecture, Ajou University, South Korea

Dissertation: A Model for Performance Evaluation of Climate-Adaptive Building Envelopes Using Parametric Models and Multi-Criteria Optimization

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Negar Kalantar (Co-chair), Wei Yan, Zofia Rybkowski

View Profile | h.kim@csus.edu

Saied Zarrinmehr ‘17

3D Modeling R&D Development Manager at Spatial Corp

Dissertation: A Computational Model for Simulation, Visualization and Evaluation of Mandatory and Optional Building Occupancy Scenarios 

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Wei Yan (Co-chair), Geoffrey Booth, Xuemei Zhu

View Profile | szarinmehr@gmail.com

Chengde Wu ‘17

Lecturer at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dissertation: A System Architecture for the Integration of Smoke Propagation Simulation, Evacuation Simulation, and Building Information Modeling

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Wei Yan (Co-chair), Jeff Haberl, Julian Kang

View Profile | wu.chengde@uncc.edu

Jawad Altabtabai ‘17

Assistant Professor at Kuwait University, Kuwait

Dissertation: Parametric BIM-based Design Review

Committee Members: Wei Yan (Chair), Mark Clayton (Co-chair), Weiling He, Philip Galanter

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Ehsan Barekati ‘16

Software Engineer at Google

Dissertation: A BIM Compatible Schema For Architectural Programming Information 

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Valerian Miranda, Wei Yan, James Caverlee

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James Haliburton ‘16

Lecturer at Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University

Dissertation: Building Information Modeling And Small Architectural Practice: An Analysis Of Factors Affecting BIM Adoption

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Valerian Miranda (Co-chair), Anne Nichols, Edelmiro Escamilla

View Profile |  jh8man@tamu.edu

Gregory Luhan ‘16

Department Head at Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University

Dissertation: Measurement of Self-Efficacy, Predisposition for Collaboration, and Project Scores in Architectural Design Studios

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Jorge Vanegas, Valerian Miranda, Zofia Rybkowski

View Profile | gregory.luhan@tamu.edu

Mohammad Asl ‘15

Principal Research Engineer at Autodesk, Inc.

Zhouzhou Su ‘15

Medical Planner Associate at EYP, INC.

Duygu Yenerim ‘14

Practice Technology Director at VLK Architects

Dissertation: A Process Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Improving Self-Help Housing in Texas Colonias 

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Jorge Vanegas, Phillip Tabb, Wei Yan

View Profile | dyenerim@gmail.com

WoonSeong Jeong ‘14

Assistant Professor at Chungbuk National University, South Korea

Dissertation: Integrating Building Information Modeling with Object-Oriented Physical Modeling for Building Thermal Simulation

Committee Members: Wei Yan (Chair), Mark Clayton, Yoonsuck Choe, Jeff Haberl

View Profile | wsjeong@chungbuk.ac.kr

JongBum Kim ‘14

Assistant Professor at University of Missouri

Dissertation: Parametric Urban Regulation Models for Predicting Development Performances

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Geoffrey Booth, Valerian Miranda, Wei Yan

View Profile | kimjongb@missouri.edu

Francisco Farias ‘13

BIM Manager at LDA Design

Dissertation: Contemporary Strategies for Sustainable Design

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Jeff Haberl, Wei Yan, Terry Larsen

View Profile | asintoras@gmail.com

Manish Dixit ‘13

Assistant Professor at Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University

Dissertation: Embodied Energy Calculation: Method and Guidelines for a Building and its Constituent Materials 

Committee Members: Charles Culp (Chair), José Fernández-Solís (Co-chair), David Claridge, Mark Clayton

View Profile | mandix72@tamu.edu

Chamila Tharanga Subasinghe Arachchil ‘11

Dissertation: Rebuilding for Sustainability: Spatial Analysis of Bolivar Peninsula after Hurricane Ike

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Logan Wagner (Co-chair), Peter Lang, Shannon Van Zandt

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Ozan Önder Özener ‘09

Associate Professor at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Dissertation: Studio Education for Integrated Practice Using Building Information Modeling

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Robert Johnson, Wei Yan, José Fernández-Solís

View Profile | ozener@itu.edu.tr

Firas A. Salman Al-Douri ‘06

Assistant Professor at International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dissertation: Impact of utilizing 3D digital urban models on the design content of urban design plans in US cities

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Robin Abrams (Co-chair), Michael Neuman, Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco

View Profile | faldouri@ius.edu.ba

Eberhard Sebastian Laepple ‘05

Dissertation: Exploring project collaboration systems in the building industry

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Robert Johnson, Steven Parshall, Marshall Poole

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Jeong-Han Woo ‘05

Professor at Department of Construction Management, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Dissertation: Sharing tacit design knowledge in a distributed design environment link

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Christopher Ellis, Benito Flores, Robert Johnson

View Profile | jwoo21@calpoly.edu

Julian Kang ‘01

Associate Professor at Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University

Dissertation: Web-based Visualization For Construction Scheduling

Committee Members: Mark Clayton (Chair), Stuart Anderson (Co-chair), Donald Maxwell, Kenneth Williamson III

View Profile | juliankang@tamu.edu