Background and activities
Mohamed Hamdy is an Associate Professor at The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NTNU. He has 15 years of experience in teaching, research, and consultation within building performance simulation and optimization. Previously, M. Hamdy worked as a senior consultant at METABUILD GmbH in Germany, as a senior scientist at Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands, as a fellowship researcher at Aalto University in Finland, and as a teaching assistant as well as industrial consultant at Helwan university in Egypt.
M. Hamdy is an expert in building performance simulation (BPS), building automation systems (BAS), multi-objective optimization (MOO), life cycle cost analysis (LCCA), and building information modeling (BIM). He has published 24 journal articles, 4 book chapters, 21 peer-reviewed conference papers. He has 1453 citations, h-index: 15, and i10-index: 20. M.Hamdy has supervised 21 master students and 4 ongoing Ph.D. theses. In Norway, he is a partner in ZEN center (a research project within Zero Emission Neighborhoods in Smart Cities). Internationally, he is an active member of the International Energy Agency – Energy in Building and Communities program (IEA EBC) and a partner in the H2020 projects TRAN-URBAN-EU-CHINA and QUANTUM. Otherwise, he is a steering committee and advisory board member for the research projects: ‘’OCCuPANt’’ funded by the University of Liège, Council for Research and Development. M.Hamdy is also a collaborator in the project ‘’The optimal transitions from interactively-isolated systems to the mutually-integrated unity between zero-energy building(s) and zero-energy vehicle(s)”, funded by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University Grants Committee (UGC). In addition, he is an associate editor for the Journal ‘’Frontiers in Built Environment ‘’, and a certified reviewer for the Journals: ‘’Applied Energy’’ and ‘’Energy and Buildings’’.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) Effect Of Grid Tariffs On Demand-side Management In All-electric Buildings In Norway. Building Simulation.
- (2019) An inverse modeling approach for the thermal response modeling of green façades. Applied Energy. vol. 235.
- (2019) Comparison of the Energy Saving Potential of Adaptive and Controllable Smart Windows: A State-of-the-Art Review and Simulation Studies of Thermochromic, Photochromic and Electrochromic Technologies. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. vol. 200.
- (2018) The Impact of Insulation and HVAC Degradation on Overall Building Energy Performance: A Case Study. Buildings. vol. 8 (2).
- (2017) Twenty-year tracking of lighting savings and power density in the residential sector. Energy and Buildings. vol. 154.
- (2017) Impact of building envelope and mechanical component degradation on the whole building performance: A review paper. Energy Procedia. vol. 132.
- (2017) The impact of climate change on the overheating risk in dwellings–A Dutch case study. Building and Environment. vol. 122.
- (2017) Multi-Objective Optimization of Building Energy Design to Reconcile Collective and Private Perspectives: CO2-eq vs. Discounted Payback Time. Energies. vol. 10 (7).
- (2017) Impact of financial assumptions on the cost optimality towards nearly zero energy buildings ? A case study. Energy and Buildings. vol. 153.
- (2017) Influence of chemical damp proof cream on the capillary action and microstructure of mortars. Energy Procedia. vol. 132.
- (2016) Renewable energy technology feasibility study for a new hotel building in Amsterdam. REHVA European HVAC Journal. vol. 5.
- (2016) A performance comparison of multi-objective optimization algorithms for solving nearly-zero-energy-building design problems. Energy and Buildings. vol. 121.
- (2016) A multi-aid optimization scheme for large-scale investigation of cost-optimality and energy performance of buildings. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Taylor & Francis. vol. 9.
- (2016) Social acceptance of renewable energy technologies for buildings in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area of Finland. Energy and Buildings. vol. 121.
- (2015) A new methodology for investigating the cost-optimality of energy retrofitting a building category. Energy and Buildings.
- (2013) A multi-stage optimization method for cost-optimal and nearly-zero-energy building solutions in line with the EPBD-recast 2010. Energy and Buildings. vol. 56.
- (2013) MOBO a new software for multi-objective building performance optimization. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Taylor & Francis.
- (2013) Assessing Gaps and Needs for Integrating Building Performance Optimization Tools in Net Zero Energy Buildings Design. Energy and Buildings. vol. 60.
- (2011) Applying a multi-objective optimization approach for design of low-emission cost-effective dwellings. Building and Environment. vol. 46.
- (2011) Impact of adaptive thermal comfort criteria on building energy use and cooling equipment size using a multi-objective optimization scheme. Energy and Buildings. vol. 43 (2067).