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    Resume of Sitaraman Chandra Sekhar November 2017 http://www.bdg.nus.edu.sg/staff_bdgscs.htm

    Personal Particulars

    Date of Birth : 23-09-1960

    Citizenship : Singaporean

    Marital status : Married Children : 1 Appointment :

    Professor Programme Director, M.Sc. (Building Performance and Sustainability) Co-Director, Centre for Integrated Building Energy and Sustainability in the Tropics - CiBEST

    Department of Building, National University of Singapore (NUS)

    Founding Director, Enhanced Air Quality Pte Ltd (an NUS Spin-off company) www.enhancedairquality.com

    Indoor Air Quality Consultant

    PhD (Adelaide), BE (Mech) (Hons) (Rajasthan. India) Fellow ASHRAE, Fellow ISIAQ, MIEAust. CPeng.

    Education Ph.D (1991)

    The University of Adelaide, Australia. Ph.D. Thesis : "Life Cycle Design of Dehumidifiers in Air-Conditioning" B.E. Honours - Mechanical Engineering (1984)

    Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur (Formerly Malaviya Regional Engineering College), University of Rajasthan, India.

    Professional Affiliations 1. Fellow ASHRAE, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

    Inc. 2. Fellow ISIAQ, International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate

    3. MIEAust. CPEng. Corporate Member, Chartered Professional Engineer, Institution of Engineers, Australia.

    Achievements and Awards

    1) ASHRAE Environmental Health Award, 2014 (Plaque awarded at the Annual Conference in Seattle, June 2014)

    2) ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award, 2013 (Plaque awarded at the Annual Conference in Denver, June 2013)

    3) SPRING Singapore Merit Award, June 2012 (Contributions to Singapore Standardisation Programme).

    4) Long Service Award, National University of Singapore, 2012.

    5) Winner of ASEAN Energy Awards 2011 : Energy Efficiency and Conservation Best Practices Competition for Energy Efficient Buildings Special Submission [Single Coil Twin Fan (SCTF) Air-conditioning and Air Distribution Systems in ZEB@BCA Academy, Singapore], 23 June 2011 [Awarding Ceremony September 2011 Brunei Darussalam Gala Dinner of the

    ASEAN Energy Ministers (AMEM)] 6) Zero Energy Building - Minister for National Development's R&D Award 2011 (Distinguished

    Award) Team prize awarded in June 2011

    http://www.bdg.nus.edu.sg/staff_bdgscs.htmhttp://www.enhancedairquality.com/

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    7) Awarded the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, 2010 (Plaque awarded at the ASHRAE Annual Conference in Albuquerque, June 2010)

    8) Awarded ASHRAE Fellow grade, 2007 (Plaque awarded at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in New York City, January 2008)

    9) ASHRAE Regional Chapter Programs Award 2006-07 - in recognition of successful operation of Chapter Programs in ASHRAE Singapore Chapter

    10) Appointed ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer (July 2006 To date) 11) Member of the ISIAQ Academy of Fellows [Formerly Member of the International Academy of

    Indoor Air Sciences (Diploma given at the Opening Ceremony of the Indoor Air 2005 Conference in Beijing : 4-9 September 2005)]

    12) Included in the 8th Edition (2005-2006) of MARQUIS Whos Who in Science and Engineering

    13) Awarded The Enterprise Challenge (TEC) Awards of the Public Service Division, Prime Ministers Office, Singapore (to be presented on 13 October 2004). Leading a team that secured the TEC grant, a first for NUS, for field trial of the newly developed and patented Single Coil Twin Fan (SCTF) air-conditioning system:

    Innovator Award with cash of S$1000 (To recognize the individuals/teams {proposers} as TEC innovators For every approved TEC proposal)

    Enterprising Agency Award (To recognize Piloting Agencies for their initiatives and enterprise Awarded to all TEC Piloting Agencies)

    14) University of Adelaide Scholarship for Post Graduate Research (1986-1990). 15) Recipient of ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid in 1987, (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and

    Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.), the first instance an award being made outside North America.

    16) Indian Railway Scholarship during Bachelor of Engineering degree course (1979 - 1983).

    17)

    Member of Journal Editorial Board

    1) Associate Editor of ASHRAE HVAC&R Research journal (July 2009 - June 2015)

    2) Member of the Editorial Board, Energy and Buildings journal, Elsevier Ltd (June 2005 To date)

    3) Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Ventilation (July 2007 To date) 4) Member of the Editorial Board, Indoor and Built Environment (September 2010 To date)

    5) Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Sustainable Built

    Environment (Oct 2011 To date)

    Guest Editor

    1) ASHRAE HVAC&R Research Journal - Topical Issue of HB2012 Conference (2012-2013) (Healthy Buildings 2012 - 10th International Conference, July 8-12, 2012, Brisbane, Australia)

    2) ASHRAE HVAC&R Research Journal - Topical Issue of IAQVEC 2010 Conference (2010-2011)

    (Conference held at Syracuse, USA, 15-18 August 2010) 3) ASHRAE HVAC&R Research Journal - Topical Issue of ASHRAE IAQ 2010 Conference (2011)

    (Conference held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9-12 November 2010)

    Research Interests Energy efficient air-conditioning and air distribution systems for enhanced IAQ Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Audits and Diagnostics in Tropical Buildings Total Building Performance and Sustainability Green Building Technologies Heat and Mass Transfer Analysis in Cooling and Dehumidifying Coils

    Building Energy Analysis and Management Energy Simulation, Measurement & Verification, Energy Audit

    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Applications in Building Studies

    Key features 1) Successfully nominated PhD student (Mr Wang Yi) to be a recipient of 2016 ASHRAE Grant-

    in-Aid (US$10,000) 2) A recent paper Performance evaluation of a novel personalized ventilation-personalized

    exhaust system for airborne infection control (published in Indoor Air 2015 Apr;25(2):176-

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    187) was selected to be featured in an issue of World Biomedical Frontiers, because of its innovation and potential for significant impact. http://biomedfrontiers.org/inf-2015-11-20/

    3) Successfully nominated former PhD student (Dr Jovan Pantelic) to be a recipient of

    ASHRAEs Ralph Nevins Award in 2016 4) PI of a NUS Strategic Research Award ($2.93 million) Aug 2014 - Aug 2019 : Centre for

    Integrated Building Energy and Sustainability in the Tropics (CiBEST) [Co-Director of CiBEST {formerly CTBP}]

    5) Successfully nominated former PhD student (Dr Yang Bin) to be a recipient of ASHRAEs Ralph Nevins Award in 2014

    6) Haze Mitigation

    a. A team, comprising Tham Kwok Wai, David Cheong and myself, is involved in the exploration of solutions to mitigate human exposure to haze in indoor environments. Experiments involving different types of filters integrated with fans are in progress in NUS and these are for applications in both naturally ventilated and air-conditioned buildings (July

    2013 To date). b. Development of an advisory paper titled Mitigation of Human Exposure to Smoke Haze in

    Indoor Environments for NUS President and Provost. Involved as part of a Task Force with colleagues from SDE and FOE. This was done in mid to late June 2013, when the haze in Singapore was at its peak (June 2013).

    7) ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Topics approved by AIA and GBCI for Continuing Education (CE) units and Learning Units (LU) [2012, 2016]

    AIA GBCI

    Course Number

    Credits Course Number Credits

    Advanced Room Air Distribution Strategies for Effective Airborne Infection Control

    Sekhar02 2 LU 0920005404 2 CE

    Emerging HVAC Technologies for Energy Efficient Healthy Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates 3 Hours

    Sekhar03 3 LU 0920005405 3 CE

    Emerging HVAC Technologies for

    Energy Efficient Healthy Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates - 2 Hours

    Sekhar04 2 LU 0920005406 2 CE

    Oversized Air-Conditioning Systems and Overcooled

    Buildings in Hot and Humid

    Climates

    Sekhar01 2 LU /HSW

    09200005403 2 CE

    8) Pioneering member of the Indoor Air Quality Research Unit (IAQRU) [1992 To Date] 9) Pioneering member of the team involved in the development of the Indoor Air Quality

    Laboratory [1992 To Date]

    10) Undertaken several university funded research projects [1992 To Date] 11) Successfully nominated PhD student (Mr Dusan Licina) to be a recipient of 2013 ASHRAE

    Grant-in-Aid (US$10,000) 12) Successfully nominated PhD student (Mr Yang Bin) to be a recipient of 2007 ASHRAE Grant-

    in-Aid (US$10,000) 13) Successfully nominated Dr Henry Cahyadi Willem (as his PhD Thesis Committee member) to

    be a recipient of ASHRAEs Ralph Nevins Award in 2008

    14) Research Publications (To Date)

    Internationally Refereed Journal articles - Published/Accepted

    96

    Internationally Refereed Journal articles - Under review -

    http://biomedfrontiers.org/inf-2015-11-20/

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    Chapter in a Book 1

    Book Review 2

    Editorial work on books 2

    Editorial work on journal 4

    Number of Conference Papers (International/Regional/Local) 154

    Invited Keynote Talks 7

    Invited ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Talks 47

    Invited ASHRAE Talks (Others) 19

    Other Invited Talks (Conf/Seminars/Workshops) 40

    15) Research focus

    a. Integrated IAQ-energy audit field studies with an emphasis on ventilation

    measurements employing tracer gas studies

    b.