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
marazken@esf.edu

Education

  • 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 built environment and Industrialized Construction.

Sustainability in 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 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 work flow, and quality assurance.

Teaching

  • 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