Noel Carpenter. (Construction Science + Management; Chair: Dennis Bausman). email@example.com
Noel Carpenter has been involved with the commercial construction business for more than twenty years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration + Marketing from University of Florida, and a Master’s in Construction Management from Florida International University. Noel’s research interests are in the areas of team building and performance, collaborative communication, and negotiating skills. His current focus is involved with the performance of various project delivery methods when utilized on public works projects.
Deborah Franqui. (Built Environment and Health; Chair: Dina Battista).
Melanie Duffey. (Regional and Community Development and Design, Chair: Mickey Lauria). firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Duffey has a background in design and planning, and holds a Bachelor degree in Interior Design and a Masters of Community Planning (M.C.P) both from Auburn University. She started the program in Fall 2011, with an interest to pursue interdisciplinary studies. Melanie is broadly interested in urban public space, place, and the human response to the built environment. More specifically, she has been interested in the physical changes and regulations occurring in urban public spaces and its impact on democracy. Her past professional experience includes working as a designer in the disciplines of architecture and urban design, and lecturing and teaching design studios at Auburn University.
Courtney Grunninger Bonney. (Restoration, Sustainability + Land Ecology; Chair: Robert Benedict). email: email@example.com
Courtney Grunninger Bonney earned her Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Community Planning from Auburn University in 2009. Following graduation, she worked at a Regional Planning Commission in Columbus, GA as a community planner focusing on community development and revitalization of historic downtowns. Courtney’s research at Clemson University focuses on the relationship between place attachment and historic preservation and its impacts on development and revitalization within historic districts.
Tao Guan. (Regional and Community Development and Design; chair: Tom Springer). email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Lynn Hammett. (Regional and Community Development and Design; chair: Stephen Verderber).
Shan Jiang. (Built Environment and Health; chair: Stephen Verderber). email: email@example.com
Shan Jiang completed her Bachelor of Agriculture in Landscape Architecture from Beijing Forestry University in 2009, and her Master of Landscape Studies from Tongji University in 2012. During her graduate study, Shan was an exchange student at Department of Landscape of Virginia Tech for 2010 Fall semester. Shan has a multidisciplinary background of architecture, landscape design, planting design and tourism planning. As the main designer, Shan has gained a wealth of experience from several projects, including city park, urban plaza and agricultural park for public tourism. Shan will work on the healing environment in her doctorate study at PDBE program. She also cares about the relationship between visual factors and design for healther life.
Maryam Hamidpour (Technology, Materials + Construction Processes; Chair: Vincent Blouin) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mostafa Hashem (Technology, Materials + Construction Processes; Chair: Carlos Barrios) email: email@example.com
Mostafa has a background in Architecture Engineering. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Technology, Iraq, in 2006, he traveled to Pulau Penang, Malaysia, where he obtained his master's degree in Building Technology at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science, Malaysia), in 2008. Mostafa is interested in pursuing multidisciplinary research. He is interested in geometry and innovative computational tools. In particular, he is concentrating on the generation and shape representation of architectural form. He is currently working under the direction of Dr. Barrios.
John Lattimore. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria). email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Lattimore has a background in architecture and history, with an MArch from U of Tennesee, MA Journalism from U of Memphis, and a BA in History from U of Tennesee. John is broadly interested in affordable housing, social and environmental planning and design. More specifically he would like to research neighborhood models and the incorporation of affordable housing, both faith-based and secular programs.
Mellone F. Long. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria) email: email@example.com
Mellone has worked as a planner in various capacities for the last fifteen years in Lorain, OH; Fort Myers, FL; and Greenville, SC. She has a Bachelor in Urban Management from Cleveland State University. She also received her Masters in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1998. Mellone is most interested in how planning ethics impact various disciplines and the communities in which they try to function.
Jorge Mata Otero. (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria). email: Jorgem@clemson.edu
Joslynn McLaughlin (Regional and Community Development and Design; Chair: Mickey Lauria) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Niraj Poudel. (Technology, Materials + Construction Processes; Chair: Vincent Blouin). email: email@example.com
Niraj Poudel has a background in Physics and Architectural Engineering. Niraj completed his bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Whittier College, California in 2006. He then traveled to Milan, Italy where he completed his Masters of science degree in Architectural Engineering from Politecnico Di Milano, Milan in 2009. Niraj is deeply passionate about the environment and in particular about the energy consumption within the building sector. His interests lay in energy simulations of buildings and more importantly the use of emerging technologies that help counter energy consumption while simultaneously provide for better thermal comfort. Currently he is working towards developing design guidelines for Architects and Engineers to implement Phase Change Materials within the built environment. Aside from academics, Niraj enjoys swimming, yoga, playing the guitar and hiking the hills of South Carolina.
George Schafer. (Technology, Materials + Construction Processes; Chair: Keith Green). email: firstname.lastname@example.org
George Schafer has a background in architecture. After receiving a BA in Architecture from Clemson University in 1992, George achieved a M.Arch at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1996. George's research interest lies in the intersection between emerging technology and the design of environments, and more specifically, on the role intelligent environments might play in transforming one of our most enduring public institutions - the library. A broad goal of his research is to explore how designers, through environments that are integrated with emerging and futuristic technologies, could lead libraries into a new paradigm of customer service that is technology-focused.
Arash Soleimani. (Technology, Materials and Construction Processes; Chair: Keith Green). email: email@example.com
Arash Soleimani is a Graduate Assistant and Ph.D. student in PDBE (Planning, Design & the Built Environment) at the School of Architecture, Clemson University. He is concentrating on “Architectural Robotics”.
Arash has a background in architecture. After achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Isfahan University of Art, Iran in 2008, he completed a post-professional M.Arch Degree in Design at Nottingham University, U.K. in 2010 working from then as a researcher at Rushcliffe Solar, U.K. His Master’s Dissertation is titled ‘Responsive and Interactive Environments in Museums’ (Managing responsiveness and interactivity within museums and exhibitions in a new fashion). It was supervised by Dr. Jonathan Hale, University of Nottingham. He initially examined the philosophy of multi-sensory experiences followed by multi-sensational architecture and finally considering the integration of modern technologies.
Arash is currently pursuing a multidisciplinary Ph.D. within the Research Institute, iMSE (Intelligent Materials, Systems & Environments) under the direction of Professor Keith Evan Green in collaboration and partnership with the faculty and students in Electrical & Computing Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Human Factors Psychology. The objective of his doctoral research is to focus on the design, prototyping and evaluation of “Architectural Robotics” (computation embedded in the built environment along with the development of digital interactions whilst exploring new architectural paradigms). His architecture focuses on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use; it is a concept of futurism through a persistent investigation of the symbiotic potentials in nature and technology.
Yang Song (Restoration, Sustainability + Land Ecology; Chair: Matthew Powers) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yang Song had his Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Landscape Design from Beijing Forestry University in 2011, and completed his Master of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University in 2013. Yang is passionate about creating natural environment in urban area. His interest lies in the area of landscape ecology and environmental psychology. Currently, he is working on developing design guidelines for integrating educational and play theories in learning landscape design.
Steen Stovall. (Built Environment + Health; chair: Stephen Verdeber). email: email@example.com
Nixon Wonoto (Technology, Materials + Construction Processes; Chair: Vincent Blouin) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nixon Wonoto has a background in architecture. Nixon completed his Bachelor of Architecture from University of Pelita Harapan in 2009. He then continued to pursue his Master of Science degree in Digital Design and Manufacture in Georgia Institute of Technology, completed in 2011. His master thesis project dealt with the integration of parametric design and structural analysis for analyzing deployable origami tessellation. The papers of his thesis project has been published in eCAADe, CAD13 and ICSA conference with each paper focusing on different aspect related to structural aspect,geometric scripting and interoperability between parametric and finite element system, and the workflow of the biological inspired and origami design for architecture. Nixon has more than 6 years of 3D solid and parametric modelling, animations and geometric scripting. Nixon’s research will be directed towards studying the existing collaborative process between architects and structural engineers as the guideline to develop the integration of the parametric and finite element system for early design evaluation and optimization.