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Adil Sharag-Eldin, Ph.D. LEED A.P. BD+C

Associate Professor

Adil Sharag-Eldin, Ph.D. LEED Accredited Professional is an associate professor of Architectural Sciences at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University. He serves as the Coordinator of the Master of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design. Dr. Sharag-Eldin has over 25 of experience as a building scientist in the area of high-performance design, renewable energy use in buildings. He has researched and published extensively in the areas of air movement in enclosed spaces and its impact on the health and comfort of building occupants. He has taught the subject of environmental control systems and high building performance for over 18 years. As a sustainability consultant, he worked with major universities in the Middle East. He wrote the sustainability design guidelines for a 20 million square ft. industrial incubator project at King Saud University and is working with King Abdul Aziz University in developing their green campus initiative. In 2008 he was invited by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Ministry of Higher Education) and acted as a an expert to review and recommend sustainability guidelines for the third expansion project of Grand Mosque in Mecca. Currently, he conducts researching the impact of future climates on building performance. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and his Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Claire L. Markwardt, Reid R. Coffman, Adil Sharag-Eldin, Charles P. Graves, 2013. Parking Produce: Assessment of Agricultural Applications on Car Parks. Published in the proceedings of the CITIES ALIVE 11th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference, San Francisco; Oct. 23-26, 2013

Sharag-Eldin, Shades of Blue: mapping cold conditions in downtown Cleveland. published in the CUDC COLDSCAPES, 2013, Kent State University

Sharag-Eldin, A.N., O. Nawari, BIM in AEC Education, in Proceedings of the Structures Congress, S.C. Senapathi, Kevin/Hoit, Marc Editor. 2010, ASCE: Orlando, FL. p. 1676-1688.

Sharag-Eldin, A.M.,Natural ventilation in urban and shielded environments: a parametric predictive tool. 2010, Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller. xxii, 412 p.

Sharag-Eldin,A Simple Model to Predict Natural Ventilation in Shielded Environments, in Cooling India Magazine. 2010, Chary Publications Pvt. Ltd.: Mumbai, India. p. 10.

Wille, M. A. Sharag-Eldin. A Proposal to Develop a Guideline for Indoor Lighting in Independent Senior Living Facilities. Seniors Housing & Care Journal, 2007. 15: p. 77-89.

Sharag-Eldin, A., A parametric model for predicting wind-induced pressures on low-rise vertical surfaces in shielded environments. Solar Energy, 2007. 81 (1): p. 52-61.

Sharag-Eldin, A. Displacement Natural Ventilation Scheme of an Anasazi Two-zone Underground Kiva, in Solar 2006: Renewable Energy - Key to Climate Recovery. 2006, American Solar Energy Society: Denver, CO.Wille, M. A. Sharag-Eldin. A Proposal to Develop a Guideline for Indoor Lighting in Independent Senior Living Facilities. Seniors Housing & Care Journal, 2007. 15: p. 77-89.

Sharag-Eldin, Developing a Parametric Model for Predicting Natural Ventilation in Shielded Environments, in The 29th National Passive Solar Conference, R. Campbell-Howe, Editor. 2004, American Solar Energy Society  Portland, OR.

Sharag-Eldin, A. Wind Direction Sensitively Analysis of Wind Towers. in Solar 19, 19th. National Passive Solar Conference. 1994. San Jose, California.

Research Areas
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Thermal Comfort
  • High-Building Performance
  • Sustainable Design
2009-present. USGBC NEO chapter (United States Green Building Council Northeast Ohio Chapter)

1998-present.  ASHRAE (American Society for heating refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers), member

1987-present. ASES (American Solar Energy Society), member

1998-present.SBSE (Society of Building Science Educators), member

2008-present. Green Energy Ohio, board member

2006-present.Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings (NCEUB), member

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
304 Taylor Hall
Phone: 330-672-0935
Fax: 330-672-3809
Spring 2015
  • ARCH 46995 - 007 St : Human Consideration In Sus
  • ARCH 56995 - 007 St : Human Consideration In Sus
  • ARCH 60922 - 002 Methods Inquiry Arch Studies
  • AED 60930 - 001 Applied Research In Aed
  • ARCH 66996 - 001 Individual Investigation
Fall 2015
  • AED 60922 - 001 Methods Inquiry Arch Studies
  • AED 60923 - 001 Empirical Research Env Design
  • ARCH 66995 - 004 Special Topics In Architecture