Dr. Michael Waring is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) at Drexel University’s College of Engineering. Michael researches how to improve indoor air and environmental quality, as well building sustainability. Much of his focus is on indoor chemical reactions between oxidants and reactive organic gases that generate aerosols. For this research effort, he has been awarded a NSF CAREER Award and an ASRHAE New Investigator Award and Willis H. Carrier Award. He is also interested in novel ventilation strategies that improve IAQ for the lowest energy cost, as well as how indoor microbes respond to building operational states. He teaches courses on IAQ, building sustainability and HVAC systems, and fluid mechanics.
Michael has been at Drexel since receiving his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. He also received a M.S.E. in Environmental Engineering in 2006, a B.S.E in Architectural Engineering in 2005, and a B.A. in English (special honors) and Economics in 2000, all from UT-Austin. While a graduate student, Michael was in the first cohort of the NSF IGERT program in Indoor Environmental Science and Engineering and received the Harrington Dissertation Fellowship, which is the most prestigious fellowship awarded to a Ph.D. student at UT-Austin.
He is an active member of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) and ASHRAE, for which he is the Chair of the Research Subcommittee for Technical Committee 2.4: Particulate Air Contaminants And Particulate Contaminant Removal Equipment. Michael currently advises one post-doctoral researcher and six Ph.D. students. He is a founding co-leader of the Drexel Building Science and Engineering Group (BSEG) with Drs. Jin Wen and Patrick Gurian, and he co-runs the Drexel Air Resources Research Lab (DARRL) with Dr. Peter DeCarlo. He also collaborates with many other researchers throughout the U.S. and the world.
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Email:msw59 [at] drexel [dot] edu