News

  • Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Najafi presented the Florida Tech Zero Energy Building project at the City Council meeting of the City of Cape Canaveral to the Mayor and Council Members.


  • Puyi Yang and Dr. Najafi published a journal article in the ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technololy- Congrats Puyi!  (Mar 2022)-https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4053869 
  • Dr. Najafi, J. Constantinide and B. Lindsay, published a paper in the January's issue of ASHRAE Jounral (Jan 2022) 
  • ASHRAE Space Coast Community members John Constantinide, PE, CEM, CFPS and Dr. Hamidreza Najafi discuss HVAC in space and extraterrestrial environments in the Jan 2022 episode of the ASHRAE Journal Podcast:

              https://www.ashrae.org/news/ashraejournal/ashrae-journal-podcast-season-2-episode-1 

  • Dominic Allard successfully defended his master's thesis! Congrats, Dominic! (Nov 2021)
  • Dr. Najafi, Dr. Fabregas and Dr. Nguyen are selected to receive Florida Tech COES IRI 2021 grant to continue on their zero-energy building project! (Oct 2021)
  • Puyi Yang and Dr. Najafi published a journal article in the ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technololy- Congrats Puyi!  (Oct 2021)-  https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4052775
  • Mohadeseh Seyednezhad, Benjamin Kubwimana and Dr. Najafi published a journal article in the Sustainability journal-Congrats Mohadeseh and Benjamin! (Oct 2021) - https://doi.org/10.3390/su132111936 
  • Obinna Uyanna and Dr. Najafi published a journal article in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer-Jan 2020 Issue - Congrats Obinna! (Oct 2021) - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2021.122023 
  • Mohadeseh Seyednezhad  successfully defended her PhD dissertation! Congrats, Modess! (Sept  2021)
  • Congratulations to Obinna Uyanna, ISETS member, for starting on his new role as an Engineer at Frontier Energy, Inc. (Aug 2021)
  • Lindsey Kahn and Dr. Najafi published an article in the ASME journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildigns and Cities! Congrats Lindsey! - https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4052188 (Aug 2021) 
  • Dr. Najafi is promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. (Aug 2021)
  • the REET project is featured in the Spring 2021 issue of the Florida Tech Magazine. Check out the story at:  https://411.fit.edu/ads/magazine/ftm-spring2021.pdf   (July 2021)
  • Dr. Najafi will serve as the Technical Program Chair for ASME Energy Sustainability Conference 2022.  (June 2021) 
  • Congratulations to Lindsey Kahn, Puyi Yang and Modess Seyednezhad for successfully presenting their papers in ASME Energy Sustainability Conference (June 2021)
  • Obinna Uyanna and Dr. Najafi published a journal article in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer-Oct 2021 Issue - Congrats Obinna! (June 2021) - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2021.121482 
  • Congratulations to ISETS student Nivedha Madhusudhan for her recognition as Outstanding Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student of the year!  Well-Deserved! (April 2021)
  • Congratulations to ISETS student Benjamin Kubwimana for his recognition as Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Student of the year!  Well-Deserved! (April 2021)
  • Congratulations to ISETS student Obinna Uyanna for his recognition as Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student of the year!  Well-Deserved! (April 2021)
  • Mariana Migliori successfully defended her Master's thesis! Congrats, Mariana! (April 2021)
  • Obinna Uyanna successfully defended his PhD dissertation! Congrats, Obinna! (April 2021)
  • Dr. Najafi recieved ASHRAE Undergraduate Equipment Grant 2021-2022. (March 2021)
  • Dr. Najafi presented an invited talk to the South West Florida ASHRAE Chapter: Present State and Future of HVAC in Space (Jan 2021)
  • Puyi Yang successfully completed his Ph.D. proposal defense. Congrats Puyi! (Dec 2020)
  • Dr. Najafi presented a two papers at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Expo (IMECE)  (Nov 2020)
  • Dr. Najafi will serve as Technical Program Chair for the ASME ES 2021,15th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. The conference will be held in June 16 – 18, 2021 (Oct 2020)
  • Dr. Najafi will serve as the Guest Editor for the Sustainability Journal, Special Issue "Designing and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings and Communities"  (Sept 2020)
  • Dr. Najafi presented an invited talk to the Space Coast Chapter of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering ). (Sept 2020)
  • Congratulations to Jian Zhang for successful defense of his thesis! Jian will begin as a PhD student at Florida Tech in Fall 2020. (July 2020)
  • Obinna Uyanna and Dr. Najafi published a journal article in Acta Astronautica -Nov 2020 Issue - Congrats Obinna! (July 2020)
  • Congratulations to Ganesh Doiphode to start working as a Mechanical Engineer at SETTY and Associates! (July 2020)
  • Dr. Najafi presented a paper on behalf of co-authors Obinna Uyanna and Jian Zhang at ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (July 2020)
  • Dr. Najafi's co-authored paper featured on the cover page of the ASHRAE Journal (July 2020).
  • Dr. Najafi presented a paper on behalf of co-authors Ganesh Doiphode and Mariana Migliori at ASME Energy Sustainability Conference (June 2020)
  • Dr. Najafi received the Florida Tech ACITC Minigrant to develop an innovative set of teaching resources regarding building energy systems!
  • Dr. Najafi is nominated for the Students Advisor of the year Award by the ASHRAE's Space Coast Chapter and Region XII (June 2020).
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Joseph Luya successfully completed his undergraduate program and joined ISETS as a Graduate Student! Congrats and welcome back, Joseph! (May 2020)
  • Dominic Allard joined ISETS as a MS (FastTrack) student! Welcome Dominic! (May 2020)
  • Benjamin Kubwimana joined ISETS as a MS (FastTrack) student! Welcome Benjamin! (May 2020)
  • Dr. Najafi's co-authored paper published in Energies journal. (Mar 2020)
  • Dr. Najafi and Obinna Uyanna presented the ASHRAE's student branch findings regarding energy assessments for Brevard Public Schools in the ASHRAE Winter Conference, Orlando, FL (Feb 2020)
  • Dr. Najafi is nominated for Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching (Feb 2020).
  • Modess Seyednezhad successfully completed her PhD proposal defense. Congrats Modess! (Dec 2019)
  • Modess Seyednezhad presented a paper in ASME IMECE 2020 Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Congrats Modess! (Nov 2019)
  • Anuj Pant presented a paper in ASME IMECE 2020 Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. . Congrats to Anuj and Co-author Sourabh! (Nov 2019)
  • Florida Tech ASHRAE Student Branch presented a technical seminar for the ASHRAE Space Coast Chapter (Nov 2019)
  • Dr. Najafi received ASHRAE Equipment Grant to develop a Peltier cooling apparatus (Aug 2019)
  • Dr. Najafi presented an Invited Talk at ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Bellevue, WA. (July 2019)
  • Obinna presented a paper in ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Bellevue, WA. Congrats Obinna! (July 2019)
  • Ganesh Doiphode presented a paper in ASME Energy Sustainability Conference, Bellevue, WA. Congrats Ganesh! (July 2019)
  • Ganesh Doiphode successfully defended his MS thesis! Congrats Ganesh! (April 2019)
  • Obinna Uyanna successfully completed his PhD proposal defense. Congrats Obinna! (April 2019)