Ehsan Mousavi, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
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Who is Dr. Mousavi?
Ehsan Mousavi is an Assistant Professor and Endowed Chair at the Department of Construction Science and Management (CSM) at Clemson University. Dr. Mousavi received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 2015, and he has served in various capacities in the construction industry including dam, road, building, and healthcare construction projects. Collaborating in projects funded by the US Department of Energy, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the National Science Foundation, Dr. Mousavi has developed extensive research background in hospital indoor air quality. Specifically, he has studied the effect of environmental parameters (Ventilation rate, ventilation arrangement, temperature, door motion, etc.) on the transmission and spread of pathogenic agents. Through collaboration with Prisma Health, several research proposals have been submitted and awarded to study the role of air quality in healthcare facilities design, operation, and maintenance. Moreover, he has received more than $400,000 of funding for his many collaborative research projects in the area of healthcare facilities’ air quality.
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How Dr. Mousavi's research is transforming health care
Existing healthcare premises need to transition into newer and more effective facilities in response to new demands. Due to the large expenses of building a new facility and the increasing use of modular elements, renovation has shown to be an effective solution to providing reliable health care facilities. Hospitals cannot afford a complete shut-down to proceed with the renovation. That is, the “construction” zone and the “functioning” zone coexist in a renovation project to minimize the down-time of the hospital. Under such conditions, two zones hosting two vastly different types of contaminants, are adjacent and cross-contamination is highly plausible. Research is needed to systematically measure the current efforts to minimize the impact of construction on patient safety and comfort.