Building Science students win KSEA research awards

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Building Science students win KSEA research awards

March 25, 2016


Two second-year Master of Building Science students won the First and Second Place awards in the Student Research Competition at the 26th Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association Southwestern Regional Conference (KSEA-SWRC 2016) at California State University, Long Beach on February 20, 2016.


Jehyun Moon won First Place for his research thesis, “Extended POE research on Office Environment of Southern California” (advisor: Professor Joon-Ho Choi). Through strategic analysis of people’s physical and psychological reactions to building conditions (thermal, lighting, air, acoustics, etc.), Moon’s research examines the principles of human-building interaction in a building’s indoor environment. From this research, Moon has published two papers in prestigious national conferences.


Mohammed Aljammaz presented his research thesis, “Modern Solution Found in Traditional City” (advisor: Professor Marc Schiler) and received the Second Place award. Aljammaz investigated the applicability of daylighting tubes, which allow residential interiors to achieve maximum illuminance from daylighting, while also addressing issues of glare and privacy.