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
- (2021) Resilient cooling of buildings to protect against heat waves and power outages: Key concepts and definition. Energy and Buildings.
- (2020) Methodology for design decision support of cost-optimal zero-energylightweight construction. Energy and Buildings. vol. 223.
- (2020) A performance comparison of Multi-Objective Optimization-based approaches for calibrating white-box Building Energy Models. Energy and Buildings. vol. 216.
- (2020) Upgrading the Smartness of Retrofitting Packages Towards Energy-Efficient Residential Buildings in Cold Climate Countries: Two Case Studies. Buildings. vol. 10 (11).
- (2020) The impact of building automation control systems as retrofitting measures on the energy efficiency of a typical Norwegian single-family house. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 410.
- (2020) A robustness-based decision making approach for multi-target high performance buildings under uncertain scenarios. Applied Energy. vol. 267.
- (2020) Methodology to assess business models of dynamic pricing tariffs in all-electric houses. Energy and Buildings. vol. 207.
- (2020) Multi-objective optimisation of an interactive buildings-vehicles energy sharing network with high energy flexibility using the Pareto archive NSGA-II algorithm. Energy Conversion and Management. vol. 218.
- (2019) Occupant behaviour-based patterns of using a fireplace in Norwegian housing: a survey-based statistical analysis. Abstract Book and Introduction to SAS Network.
- (2019) Wood burning habits and its effect on the electrical energy demand of a retrofitted Norwegian detached house. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). vol. 352:01022.
- (2019) Optimizing Hybrid Ventilation Control Strategies Toward Zero-Cooling Energy Building. Frontiers in Built Environment. vol. 5 (97).
- (2019) Effect Of Grid Tariffs On Demand-side Management In All-electric Buildings In Norway. Proceedings of the International Building Performance Simulation Association.
- (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.