Amir Rezaei-Bazkiaei Earns Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo

June 1, 2014

Chicago IL, June 2014.

Baumann is pleased to announce that Building Performance Analyst Amir Rezaei-Bazkiaei earned his Ph.D. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at the University at Buffalo this past May.

Amir’s PhD research focused on the integration of post-consumer waste from the tire industry, tire derived aggregate (TDA), with horizontal ground source heat pumps (GSHPs). His numerical and experimental research confirmed, for the first time, the benefits of utilizing TDA material to form a non-homogeneous soil profile resulting in increased energy extraction/dissipation from/to the ground pipes of a horizontal GSHP. Amir’s innovative research is an excellent example of pioneering methods for repurposing problematic waste stream products into value-added materials to enhance the efficiency of renewable energy systems.

Amir began his graduate studies at the University at Buffalo in January of 2009, where he served as the primary research assistant at the Center for Integrated Waste Management (CIWM) in the department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Amir initially joined Baumann as a building performance analyst during an internship in 2012, and recently rejoined the team as a Building Performance Analyst in June of 2014. Baumann congratulates Amir on his tremendous accomplishment and is proud to have his diverse experience on the team.

From: EB-Engineers.com[:de]Chicago IL, June 2014.

Baumann is pleased to announce that Building Performance Analyst Amir Rezaei-Bazkiaei earned his Ph.D. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at the University at Buffalo this past May.

Amir’s PhD research focused on the integration of post-consumer waste from the tire industry, tire derived aggregate (TDA), with horizontal ground source heat pumps (GSHPs). His numerical and experimental research confirmed, for the first time, the benefits of utilizing TDA material to form a non-homogeneous soil profile resulting in increased energy extraction/dissipation from/to the ground pipes of a horizontal GSHP. Amir’s innovative research is an excellent example of pioneering methods for repurposing problematic waste stream products into value-added materials to enhance the efficiency of renewable energy systems.

Amir began his graduate studies at the University at Buffalo in January of 2009, where he served as the primary research assistant at the Center for Integrated Waste Management (CIWM) in the department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Amir initially joined Baumann as a building performance analyst during an internship in 2012, and recently rejoined the team as a Building Performance Analyst in June of 2014. Baumann congratulates Amir on his tremendous accomplishment and is proud to have his diverse experience on the team.