Mohamad A. Razkenari | Forest and Natural Resources Management | SUNY-ESF
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Mohamad A. RazkenariAssistant Professor

Mohamad Razkenari

222 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

315-470-4867 | 315-470-6835


  • Ph.D. Construction Management, University of Florida , 2019
  • M.Sc. Computer Science, University of Florida, 2019
  • M.Sc. Construction Engineering and Management, Sharif University of Technology, 2014
  • B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2011

Research Interests

The primary focus of my research is on sustainability in the built environment and Industrialized Construction.

Sustainability in the built environment: Focuses on reducing the high level of CO2-eq emission in the built environment. My goal is to use human-centered technologies and data-driven approaches for creating smart and sustainable buildings, communities, and cities. Much of my current work relates to monitoring human-building interactions and implementing data-driven and computational methods to improve sustainability performance, energy efficiency, and comfort in buildings.

Industrialized Construction: Targets problems associated with low productivity in the construction industry, lack of skilled labor in the U.S. construction industry, and lack of affordable housing in the U.S. My research is focused on construction process improvement, particularly: 1) Identifying best strategies to promote Design for Manufacturing and Assembly and facilitate the implementation of industrialized offsite construction techniques; 2) Employing Automation, Robotics, and digital fabrication in the construction and manufacturing processes to supply volumetric or non-volumetric components with higher quality and lower cost; 3) Adopting cutting-edge technologies including Industrial Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems for monitoring the project delivery process and integrating design, manufacturing, and assembly; and 4) Using Building Information Modeling and Artificial Intelligence to optimize the design, automate design to fabrication workflow, and quality assurance.


  • CME 255 - Plan Interpretation and Quantity Takeoff - Fall 2020
  • CME 453/653 - Construction Planning and Scheduling - Fall 2020, Fall 2019
  • CME 215 - Sustainable Construction - Spring 2020
  • CME 343/543 - Construction Estimating - Spring 2020

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Alexandra FarrellAlexandra Farrell

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Razkenari
  • Area of Study: SCME Sustainable Construction

Shayan MirzabeigiShayan Mirzabeigi

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Razkenari
  • Area of Study: M Sustainable Construction Management
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Tehran (Architectural Engine)


Personal Statement
I received my previous graduate degree in Building and Architectural Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, in 2020. My master dissertation was about solar radiation and human comfort. I worked as a research intern at the research group SEEDLab for parametric analysis to define mitigation strategies for solar transmittance of existing ETFE envelopes. Moreover, I have obtained the Sustainable Building Design certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My current research interests focus on energy efficiency in the built environment, urban energy and thermal stress simulation, human-building interaction, and built environment sustainability.

Favorite Quote
"What makes a building memorable? I believe it comes not from the glossy images in a magazine, but from the experiences of people who live, work, or pass through the interior spaces."- Gail S. Brager