H. Ezzat Khalifa
Graduate Affairs Committe Chair, Director - EQS STAR Center, NYSTAR Distinguished Professor
Dr. Khalifa is NYSTAR Distinguished Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and founding Director of the multi-institutional STAR Center for Environmental Quality Systems at Syracuse University. His distinguished career spans over four decades of academic and industrial experience in engineering teaching, research, technology & product development, and R&D planning and execution. He joined Syracuse University in 2001, after a 23-year career as a researcher, manager and R&D Director at United Technologies Corporation, where he was responsible for the development of a wide range of environmental control and energy conversion technologies and products. He is author and coauthor of more than 70 papers and 9 patents, and coeditor and coauthor of “A sourcebook on the production of electricity from geothermal energy”.
Dr. Khalifa holds a Ph.D. in Engineering (Thermo & Fluid Dynamics) from Brown University. He is Fellow of ASME and ASHRAE, Sr. Member of AIAA, and member of APS and Sigma Xi.
Research InterestsHis research interests span a wide range of environmental control and energy conversion systems, including HVAC/R, geothermal, solar, space power and combined heat and power systems. His current research is focused on heat and mass transfer processes in energy-efficient environmental control systems for buildings and high-density data centers, and in particular the development of reduced-order-models that can be used for near-real-time control of such systems.
Teaching InterestsDr. Khalifa teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Heat and Mass Transfer (MAE355/CEN341,MAE657), Energy Conversion (MAE551), Engineering Economics and Technology Valuation (MAE548), and Refrigeration (MAE554).
Recent PublicationsElhadidi, B. and H. E. Khalifa, “Application of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition to Indoor Air-flow”, Trans. ASHRAE, vol. 111(1), p. 625, 2005.
Khalifa, H. E., “Effect of Non-uniform UV Irradiation on Photocatalytic Air Purifier Perfor-mance”, Trans. ASHRAE, vol. 111(2), p. 535, 2005.
Khalifa, H. E. and B. Elhadidi, "Particle Levitation due to a Uniformly Descending Flat Object", Aerosol Science and Technology, vol. 41, p. 33, 2007.
Ari, S., I. Cosden, H. E. Khalifa, J. Dannenhoffer, P. Wilcoxen, and C. Isik, "Individual Thermal Comfort and Energy Optimization”, Proc. Clima2007, Helsinki, Finland, 2007.
Khalifa, H. E., B. Elhadidi and J.F. Dannenhoffer III, “Efficient Coupling of Multizone and CFD Indoor Flow Models Through Proper Orthogonal Decomposition”, Trans. ASHRAE, vol. 113(2), 2007.
Khalifa, H. E., M.I. Janos and J.F. Dannenhoffer III, “Experimental Investigation of Reduced Mixing Personal Ventilation Jets”, Building and Environment, vol. 44, pp. 1551-1558.
Russo, J. S., T. Q. Dang and H. E. Khalifa, “Computational Analysis of Reduced Mixing Person-al Ventilation Jets”, Building and Environment, vol. 44, pp. 1559-1567.
Demetriou, D. W. and H. E. Khalifa, “Evaluation of Distributed Environmental Control Systems for Improving IAQ and Reducing Energy Consumption in Office Buildings”, Building Simula-tion – An International Journal, Vol. 2(3), pp. 197-214, 2009.