Mohammad Heidarinejad

  • Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014
M.Sc Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
B.Sc Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2006

Research Interests

Dr. Heidarinejad’s academic concentrations, research, and teaching interests center on building energy and environmental systems and indoor environmental quality. His major research areas include:

  1. Control of building systems 
  2. Building energy efficiency 
  3. Human exposure assessment, health risks, and impacts of air cleaning technologies
  4. Understanding the heat and air flows in the built environment 

Recent Funded Research Projects:

  • 2021–present: Multi-institution consortium to develop building engineering curricula, including fundamental skills in programming and data science and training in the use of modeling technologies such as EnergyPlus and Modelica.
  • 2021–present: Filtration for Respiratory Exposure to wildfire Smoke from Swamp Cooler Air (FRESSCA)
  • 2019–present: Air filtration to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) outcomes in a high-risk urban population of U.S. military veterans. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • 2019–2022: Improving control sequences in existing buildings using virtual and physical testbeds, ASHRAE
  • 2019–present: Undergraduate building science laboratories, ASHRAE
  • 2018–present: Open-source wireless building sensors and controls. Franklin Energy Services, LLC.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)
  • International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)
  • International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)


ASHRAE New Investigator Award, 2019

ASHRAE Graduate Grant In Aid, 2009


A complete list of publications is available through Google Scholar

Selected Publications:

  • Faramarzi, A., Stephens, B., Heidarinejad&, M., Optimal control of a switchable ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) cushion for building façades, Solar Energy 218 (2021), Pages 180-194.
  • Zeng, Y., Manwatkar, P., Laguerre, A., Beke, M., Kang, I., Ali, A., Farmer, D., Gall, E., Heidarinejad, M., Stephens&, B., Evaluating a commercially available in-duct bipolar ionization device for pollutant removal and potential byproduct formation, Building and Environment 195 (2021), 107750.
  • Faramarzi, A., Lee, J., Stephens, B., and Heidarinejad&, M., Assessing ventilation control strategies in underground parking garages, Building Simulation, 2020.
  • Zhu, S., Jenkins, S., Addo, K., Heidarinejad, M., Romo, S.A., Layne, A., Ehizibolo, J., Dalgo, D., Mattise, N.W., Hong, F., Adenaiye, O.O., de Mesquita, P.J.B., Albert, B.J., Washington-Lewis, R., German, J., Tai, S.H.S, Youssefi, S., Milton, D.K., Srebric, J., Ventilation and laboratory confirmed acute respiratory infection (ARI) rates in college residence halls in College Park, Maryland, Environmental International 137 (2020) 105537.
  • Li, T., Zhai, Y., He, S., Gan., W., Wei, Z., Heidarinejad, M., Dalgo, D., Mi, R., Zhao, Z., Song, J., Dai, J., Chen, C., Aili, A., Vellore, A., Martini, A., Yang, R., Srebric, J., Yin, X., and Hu&, L., A radiative cooling structural material, Science 364 (2019), 6442, 760-763.
  • Heidarinejad, M., Dalgo, D., Mattise, N., Srebric&, J., Personalized cooling as an energy efficiency technology for city footprint reduction, Journal of Cleaner Production 171 (2018) 491-505.
  • Heidarinejad, M., Dahlhausen, M., Mattise, N., Sharma, K., Benne, K., Mcamber, D., Brackney, L., and Srebric&, J., Demonstration of reduced-order urban scale building energy models, Energy and Buildings 156 (2017) 17–28.
  • Heidarinejad, M., Cedeño-Laurent, J.G., Wentz, J.R., Rekstad, N.M., Spengler, J.D., and Srebric&, J. A framework to classify campus buildings based on their energy patterns in support of on-site data collection and building energy simulation modeling, Energy Conversion and Management 144 (2017), 164-180.


Building science, multi-scale modeling of the built environment, building energy and environmental systems, energy-efficient buildings, building energy simulations, computational fluid dynamics, building control, and sustainable and smart cities.