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Ahmed C Megri

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Contact
McNair Hall 454
Education
M.S.Heat Transfer / INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences)
OtherEngineering Sciences / University of Pierre and Marie Curie
OtherArchitectural Engineering / Constantine University - Civil Engineering Institute
Ph.D.Thermal Engineering / INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences)

Bio

Dr. Ahmed Cherif Megri, tenured Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering (AE). He teaches capstone, lighting, electrical, HVAC & energy design courses. He is ABET Coordinator for the AE Program. His research areas include airflow, energy and zonal modeling, and artificial intelligence modeling using the support vector machine learning approach. Dr. Megri holds a Ph.D. degree from INSA at Lyon (France) in the area of Thermal Engineering and an ”Accreditation for Supervising Research" called Habilitation (HDR) degree from Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris VI, Sorbonne Universities (2011) in the area of Engineering Sciences. Prior to his actual position, he was the Director of the AE Program at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He played a major role in the development of the current architectural engineering undergraduate and master’s programs at IIT. During his stay at IIT, he taught thermal and fluids engineering (thermodynamics, heat transfer, & fluid mechanics),

Research Interests

Areas of Interests (projects funded by DOE, DOD, EPA, and ASHRAE): - Integration Zonal Models/Building Energy Simulation Models, - Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building, - Airflow in Multizone Buildings & Smoke Control, - Thermal Comfort & IAQ, - Integrating Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings, - Energy, HVAC, Plumbing & Fire Protection Systems, - Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD), - BIM & REVIT: Electrical/Lighting Design Systems & MEP, - Data Mining and Machine Learning: Support Vector Machine tools, - Engineering Education Research, - Ontology Development, Big Data, - 3D-printing and Advanced Manufacturing.

Recent Publications

  • Faycal Megri, Ahmed Megri, Ahmed Megri, Faycal Megri (2016). (An integrated fuzzy support vector regression and the particle swarm optimization algorithm to predict indoor thermal comfort). In Professor Chuck Yu, (8) 25, pp. 1248-1258 ). Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Ahmed Megri, Issam El Naqa, Issam El Naqa, Ahmed Megri (2016). (Prediction of the thermal comfort indices using improved support vector machine classifiers and nonlinear kernel functions). In Professor Chuck Yu, (1) 25, pp. 6-16 ). Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Faycal Megri, Ahmed Megri, Riadh Djabri, Faycal Megri, Ahmed Megri (2015). (An integrated fuzzy support vector regression and the particle swarm optimization algorithm to predict indoor thermal comfort). pp. 1420326X15597545 ). Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu (2015). (New calibrated zonal model (POMA+) for temperature and airflow predictions). 94, pp. 109–121 ). Building and Environment.
  • Ahmed Megri, Ali, Abd Alnasser Almate A, Ali, Abd Alnasser Almate A, Ahmed Megri (2015). (Investigation of Attic Space Airflow and Temperature Distribution Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics Program). 121, pp. 375 ). ASHRAE Transactions.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu, Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri (2015). (Study of residential underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems using a new modelling approach). pp. 1420326X15597544 ). Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Ahmed Megri, Issam El Naqa, Ahmed Megri, Issam El Naqa (2014). (Prediction of the thermal comfort indices using improved support vector machine classifiers and nonlinear kernel functions). pp. 1420326X14539693 ). Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Ahmed Megri, Kenneth Flurchick, Dukka Kc, Ahmed Megri, Kenneth Flurchick, Dukka Kc (2014). (The improvement of computational performance of the zonal model POMA using parallel techniques). 7, pp. 185-193 ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu (2014). (An Integrated Heat Transfer Attic and MultiroomThermal Building Model.). (1) 120, ). ASHRAE Transactions.
  • Ahmed Megri, Ahmed Megri (2014). (THE USE OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MULTI-ROOM MODELING APPROACH-APPLICATION TO BUILDING POLLUTION TRANSPORT AND EFFICIENCY OF OFF-HOUR VENTILATION). (1) 7, pp. 88–98 ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu, Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri (2014). (Energy Prediction of Electric Floor Radiation Systems Using a New Integrated Modeling Approach.). (1) 120, ). ASHRAE Transactions.
  • Yao Yu, Yao Yu (2014). (An integrated heat transfer attic and multiroom thermal building model). 120, pp. 236 ). ASHRAE Transactions.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu (2014). (DYNAMIC ENERGY MODELING OF AN EXPERIMENTAL BUILDING EQUIPPED WITH AN UNDERFLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION (UFAD) SYSTEM). (1) 7, pp. 23–35 ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Ali, Abd Alnasser Almate A, Ahmed Megri, Paul Dellenback, Yao Yu, Ali, Abd Alnasser Almate A, Ahmed Megri (2014). (USE OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMIC TO PREDICT AIRFLOW AND TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH AN UNDER FLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM). (1) 7, pp. 171–184 ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu, Akeel Sobers, Alyssa Cooper, Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri (2014). (ILLUMINANCE EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT AT THREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS). (1) 7, pp. 129–136 ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri, Kenneth Flurchick, Dukka KC, Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri, Kenneth Flurchick (2014). (THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE COMPUTATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF THE ZONAL MODEL POMA USING PARALLEL TECHNIQUES). (1) 7, pp. 185–193 ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri (2014). (A Novel Method for Thermostat Set Point Prediction for Energy Savings and/or Better Human Thermal Comfort-A Zonal Modelling Approach). (3) 13, pp. 299–318 ). International Journal of Ventilation.
  • Ahmed Megri, Ahmed Megri (2013). (Methodology and Design Process of Smoke Control in Buildings and Structures). ). Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction.
  • Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri (2011). (Improvement of Energy Demand Prediction Using a New Approach). ).
  • Ahmed Megri, Ahmed Megri (2011). (Comprehensive Study to Evaluate HVAC Systems and Envelope Performances). ). American Society for Engineering Education.