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Denise Adjidjonu

Denise Adjidjonu. (Architectural Design, Technology & Construction Processes; Chair: Dr. Joe Burgett) email: dadjidj@g.clemson.edu

Denise Adjidjonu earned a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2017. Her research interest lies in the area of Energy-efficient design for sustainable housing development. She is working as a Graduate Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Shima Clarke.

Junsoo Ahn

Junsoo Ahn. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: James Spencer) email: junsooa@clemson.edu

Junsoo received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea (2003). He prepared for and passed the national exam to be a government officer (2009), and started his career as a deputy director in the City of Seoul (2010). While he was working in the Urban Planning Department, he found his interests in urban policy and economics. He earned a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University (2018). His current interests are economic development and quantitative analysis of urban policies.

Laurel L. Bartlett

Laurel L. Bartlett. (Architectural Design, Technology + Construction Processes; Chair: Carter Hudgins) email: bartleb@clemson.edu

Laurel Bartlett received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Geneseo State University and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Clemson University and the College of Charleston. Laurel worked for the past several years as an Architectural Historian for a private cultural resource management firm focusing on cultural resource compliance for Federal, State, and private entities. Her current research examines the use of infrared thermography, GIS, and 3D modeling to understand usage and visitor-influenced material degradation at historic sites.

Arup Bhattacharya

Arup Bhattacharya. (Architectural Design, Technology & Construction Processes; Chair: Dr. Mike Jackson) email: arupb@clemson.edu

Arup received his Bachelor degree from West Bengal University of Technology in India. Arup worked for the past seven years in Industrial Construction sector focusing on sustainable modernization of existing facilities. His current research interest is Design and construction of healthcare facilities to minimize disease transmission through smart hospital air quality management.

Robert Coffey

Robert Coffey (Bob). (Architectural Design, Technology + Construction Processes; Chair: Shima Clarke) email: rdcoffe@clemson.edu

Bob completed his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University in 1986. He worked as a landscape architect and project manager for CRS Sirrine before co-founding Gordian in 1990 to transform construction procurement. Gordian allowed Bob to leverage his knowledge of design, construction, software, and data into an exciting business. Gordian’s rapid growth gave him the opportunity to work with private equity companies leading to the acquisition of RSMeans in 2014. He continues to pursue his interest in education and research at Clemson University after retiring from Gordian in early 2016. His primary research interest is on improving construction education in the classroom and online. He is working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Shima Clarke, his PhD advisor.

Jermaine Durham

Jermaine Durham. (Regional Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria) email: jermaid@g.clemson.edu

Jermaine Durham earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning from Savannah State University. Prior to enrolling in the PDBE program Jermaine was involved in community development projects for Savannah State University and the Housing Authority of Savannah. His current research focuses on the relationship between urban crises and processes of neighborhood change

Michelle Eichinger

Michelle Eichinger. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: James Spencer) email: meichin@g.clemson.edu

Michelle Eichinger earned her Master of Science in Health Promotion with concentrations in Lifespan Health and Disabilities, as well as a Master in Public Administration with concentrations in Health Policy and Organizational Leadership, both from the University of Delaware. Michelle’s career included leadership positions at the Delaware Division of Public Health and as a subject matter expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. She has a consulting practice, Planning4Health Solutions, where she works with planning and public health agencies in integrating health in community planning, design and public policy. Her research interests are in health impact assessments, healthy communities and health equity in the built environment.

Tanin Haidary

Tanin Haidary. (Architectural Design, Technology + Construction Processes; Chair: Dennis Bausman). email: thaidar@g.clemson.edu

Tanin Haidary’s educational background includes a MA in Construction Sciences and Management from Clemson University (2018) and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Kabul University (2012). Tanin has held positions in Project Management and Project Coordination working on US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Projects over a period of five years. During his working tenure, Tanin has worked as a researcher, consultant in construction engineering and management, and construction team leader.

Roxana Jafari

Roxana Jafari. (Healthcare + Architecture; Chair: Anjali Joseph) email: rjafari@clemson.edu

Roxana is a Graduate Assistant who works under the supervision of Dr. Anjali Joseph, her PhD advisor. She holds a Bachelor degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Architecture from University of Tehran, Iran. For her Master's thesis, she worked on designing an optics and photonics research center for physicists. The main aim of the project was to design a healthy environment for scientists while considering all the criteria required for designing research facilities. She is currently a PhD student at Clemson University in the Healthcare + Architecture Department and she assists Dr. Joseph on a grant funded project examining the impact of operating room design on patient safety.

Rutali Joshi

Rutali Joshi. (Architecture + Health; Chair: Anjali Joseph) email: rjoshi@g.clemson.edu

Rutali Joshi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Mumbai University, India in 2013. She worked as a junior architect for 2 years before coming to the U.S. to pursue a M.S. degree in the Architecture and Health program from Clemson University. Her masters research focused on the effect of built environment of shelter homes on survivors of domestic violence. Her work as a graduate research assistant under Dr. Anjali Joseph for The Center for Health Facilities and Design Testing focuses on built environment and health outcomes.

Christopher W. Kiss

Christopher W. Kiss. (Built Environment + Health; Chair: Dina Battisto) email: ckiss@g.clemson.edu

Christopher Kiss is an architect and United States Army Officer with 19+ years of leadership experience, most recently serving as the medical program manager for a military medical center replacement in El Paso, Texas. He has a Master of Architecture from Norwich University, Vermont; and a Master of Science in Construction Management with certificates in Facility Management and Health Systems & Design from Texas A&M University, Texas. Chris' proposed study, "The Influence of Windows on Surgeon Stress" has been selected for the 2018-2019 J. Armand Burgun Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects' Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation (AIA-AAH).

William Lewis

William Lewis. (Built Environment + Health; Chair: Dina Battisto). email: wblewis@clemson.edu

William Lewis is a Major serving in the United States Army as a Medical Service Corps Officer that specializes in Medical Logistics and Healthcare Facility Planning. William has worked as a Medical Administrator and Healthcare Facility Planner over the last 10 years in various assignments around the globe. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Norwich University. He also received his Masters in Architecture from Norwich University in 2005. William is most interested in Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) for sustainability usage within the Military Health System.

Shaobo Li

Shaobo Li. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria) email: shaobol2@clemson.edu

Shaobo Li received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from China University of Political Science and Law and Master of Arts in International Development and Social Change from Clark University. In Clark University, Shaobo found his interests of community development and planning which led him to the Ph.D. program of PDBE in Clemson University. He is passionate about the implications of theories and practices of community and regional planning for China’s future urban development, democracy infrastructure and social characters.

Xiaowei Li

Xiaowei Li. (Built Environment + Health; Chair: Dina Battisto) email: xiaowe2@clemson.edu

Xiaowei Li received her Master degree from Cornell University and Bachelor degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with both in Landscape Architecture. She worked past two years as landscape designer and decided to pursue further study in environmental influences on aging in place. Having extensive interest in built environment for human health, her concentration is on the effects and the design implications of accessing to nature on senior communities’ cognitive functioning.

Pai Liu

Pai Liu. (Restoration, Sustainability, and Land Ecology; Chair: Matthew Powers). email: pail@clemson.edu

Pai Liu completed her Master of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University (2015) and had her B.S. in landscape architecture from Beijing Forestry University (2013). Her interest lies in the area of historical and cultural landscapes. Pai’s current research examines the culturally sensitive retirement community and its influence on minority elderly immigrants.

Xiaotong Liu

Xiaotong Liu. (Restoration, Sustainability + Land Ecology; Chair: Mary Padua) email: xiaotol@clemson.edu

Xiaotong Liu received a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from China Agricultural University in 2012 and completed her Master of Landscape Architecture at Clemson University in 2015. She has passion in further exploration of creating environment for human health development. Her current research focuses on reconnecting children with nature world, and improving children’s living environment through environmental design.

Herminia S. Machry

Herminia S. Machry. (Built Environment + Health; Chair: Anjali Joseph). email: hmachry@clemson.edu

Herminia is a Brazilian Architect and Urban Planner (UFSC, 2004) and holds a Master Degree from the University of Sao Paulo (USP, 2010). She has worked as a designer on Healthcare Facility projects since 2005, and has also been a professor in Architecture and Healthcare Hospitality undergraduate courses for the past five years. Herminia developed her Master research on the impact of technological advances in medical buildings’ architectural changes, and is currently interested in contemporary architectural configuration of complex buildings (especially Hospitals), Evidence Based Design and human well-being factors influencing the constructed environment. She is working as a Graduate Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Anjali Joseph, her PhD advisor.

Marchell Magxaka

Marchell Magxaka. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: James Spencer) email: mmagxak@g.clemson.edu

Marchell Magxaka received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management in 2013, a Masters in Public Administration with an International focus in 2015, a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2017. Marchell's research interest is in the Developing Nations Community Planning & Development, focusing on the monitoring and evaluation of human settlement development initiatives.

Elham Masoomkhah (Ellie)

Elham Masoomkhah (Ellie). (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria) email: emasoom@g.clemson.edu

Elham earned a B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering from National University of Iran in 2012. She worked as an architect and a designer in Iran for a while prior to her departure from home. She is a Master’s student in City and Regional Planning program at Clemson University. Her Master’s thesis is developing criteria for social justice in Islamic context. Her research interests are Environmental Justice, Social Justice, and the grassroots movements related to them. She also works as the GIS System Administrator at Clemson University Planning and Design.

Goulwendin Alexia Nikyema

Goulwendin Alexia Nikyema. (Architectural Design, Technology + Construction Processes; Chair: Vincent Blouin) email: gnikyem@g.clemson.edu

Goulwendin Alexia Nikyema has a background in Architecture, Urban and Regional Design, and Energy Management. She holds an M.S. in Energy Management (2015), M.Arch. in Urban and Regional Design (2011), a B.Arch. and B.A. of English (2010) from the New York Institute of Technology. She developed her Master of Architecture research on developing a locally sustainable building matrix which could adapt to the users’ changing needs. Her current research interests include further exploration of sustainability and the built environment through a multidisciplinary research which combines Architecture and Energy Management. She is currently working as a Graduate Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Anjali Joseph.

Nyoman Dewi Pebryani

Nyoman Dewi Pebryani. (Architectural Design, Technology + Construction Processes, Chair: Carlos Barrios ). email: npebrya@g.clemson.edu

Nyoman Dewi Pebryani received her bachelor degree in Architecture from Brawijaya University Indonesia and Master of Arts in Spatial Design from Huddersfield University in collaboration with Nanyang of Fine Art Singapore in 2008. She is a lecturer at the Design Institution in Indonesia for the past five years before she pursue her PhD. She has passion in elaborating ‘grammar formalism’ of patterns from textile weaving into digital application.

Anna Stout

Anna Stout. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Caitlin Dyckman) email: atreado@clemson.edu

Anna holds a M.S. in Forestry from North Carolina State University (2011) and a B.S. in Environmental and Natural Resources from Clemson University (2008). Anna is interested in the effectiveness of land conservation policies and in how society engages with land conservation strategies. Her current research, under the direction of Dr. Caitlin Dyckman, is to examine the link between conservation easement policies and approaches and conservation outcomes.

Qingqing Sun

Qingqing Sun. (Architectural Design, Technology + Construction Processes; Chair: Vincent Blouin). email: qingqis@clemson.edu

Qingqing received a Bachelor of Engineering from Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China and started her career as an architect in the city of Shanghai. Later she earned a Master’s Degree of Architecture in Clemson. Her current interests are integrated design of medical laboratories and sustainable environmental system in urban context.

Jueminsi Wu

Jueminsi Wu. (Restoration, Sustainability + Land Ecology; Chair: Mary Padua)

Jueminsi Wu received her Master degree in Landscape Architecture from Clemson University in 2016 and her Bachelor degree in Architecture from Suzhou University of Science and Technology in China in 2013. She had professional practice in both U.S and China. Her current research interests include waterfront design and educational landscape.

Hossein Fallah Yakhdani

Hossein Fallah Yakhdani. (Architectural Design, Technology & Construction Processes; Chair: Dr. Ehsan Mousavi) email: hfallah@g.clemson.edu

Hossein is a Graduate Research Assistant working under the supervision of Dr. Ehsan Mousavi. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Guilan, Iran in 2009. He has worked for various Iranian construction companies, focusing on renovation. His current research is about reducing the contaminants caused by reconstruction process in hospitals.

Ying Zhou

Ying Zhou. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Eric Morris) email: yzhou9@g.clemson.edu

Ying Zhou received her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Design from Xiamen University in 2015, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning from Fujian University of Technology in 2012. Her research interest lies in the area of urban transportation. She is most interested in exploring the relationship between the transportation and the built environment.