Meseret T. Kahsay (PhD)

Post Doctoral Researcher

Meseret Kahsay is a Mechanical engineer, obtained his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Western University, Canada, and his M.Tech specialization in Thermo-Fluids engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB). He is currently a Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellow at Western University. Research focuses on computational modeling and simulation for the optimal design of high-performance buildings in terms of energy use and indoor environmental quality. He has research and teaching experience in the field of Thermo-Fluid engineering, with an in-depth understanding of building physics, wind engineering, and optimization. His specialty areas include computational heat and mass transfer, building energy simulation, convective heat transfer, wind-driven rain & snow, airborne dispersion,

Peer-reviewed journal papers

[1]. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., & Tariku, F., (2020). Effect of window configuration on its convective heat transfer rate. Building and Environment. (in publication).

[2]. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., & Tariku, F., (2019). CFD simulation of external CHTC    on a high-rise building with and without façade appurtenances. Building and        Environment165, 106350.

[3]. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., & Tariku, F., (2019). Effect of localized exterior   convective heat transfer on high-rise building energy consumption. Building      Simulation (pp. 1-13).

[4]. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., & Tariku, F., (2019). Numerical analysis of convective     heat     transfer coefficient for building facades. Journal of Building Physics 42.6       (2019): 727-749.

[5]. Birhane, T. H., Bitsuamlak, G. T., Kahsay, M. T., & Awol, A. D. (2020). Air-Permeability    Factor for Wind Loads on Loose-Laid Pavers on Flat Roofs. Journal of Structural       Engineering146(8), 04020151.        541X.0002707

[6]. Tesfamariam, D. A., Bayray, M., Tesfay, M., & Hagos, F. Y. (2015). Modeling and            experiment of solar crop dryer for rural application. Journal of Chemical and     Pharmaceutical Sciences ISSN, 974, 2115.

[7]. Kahsay, M. B., Paintin, J., Mustefa, A., Haileselassie, A., Tesfay, M., & Gebray, B. (2014). Theoretical and Experimental Comparison of Box Solar Cookers with and without   Internal Reflector. Energy Procedia, 57, 1613-1622.

[8]. Tesfay, M. (2014). CFD Analysis of Sensible Thermal Energy Storage System Using       Solid    Medium in Solar Thermal Power Plant. International Journal of Advances in       Engineering & Technology6(6), 2766.

[9]. Tesfay, M., & Venkatesan, M. (2013). Simulation of thermocline thermal energy         storage system using C. International Journal of Innovation and Applied       Studies3(2), 354-364.

Conference papers

[1]. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., & Tariku, F., (2019). The impacts of exterior surface       convective heat transfer coefficients on high-rise building energy consumptions.    Proceedings of The Joint Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and        CFD Society of Canada International Congress. June 2-5, 2019, London, On,      Canada.

[2]. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., & Tariku, F., (2018). Influence of external shading on     convective heat transfer of high-rise buildings. Building Performance Analysis         Conference and Sim-Build co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Chicago, IL         September 26-28, 2018.

[3]. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., & Tariku, F., (2018). Effect of building geometry on        convective heat transfer rate. The 7th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering 2018. June 18-22, 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

[4]. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., & Tariku, F., (2017). Numerical study of the effect of      window configuration on the convective heat transfer rate of a window. 15th          Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology.

[5]. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., & Tariku, F. (2017). Numerical Simulation of Forced       Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients on the Facade of Low-and High-Rise   Buildings. In AEI, 2017 (pp. 266-278).

[6]. Younis M., Kahsay M.T, Bitsuamlak, G.T, (2020). BIM-CFD integrated sustainable and   resilient building design for northern architecture. Building Performance       Modeling Conference             and Sim-Build co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA.          Chicago, IL. September 29 – October 1, 2020.


2020 – 2022: Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellow. Total project fund $110,000.

2014-2019: Ontario Center of Excellence through Early Career Award and SOCIP grants

2016, Outstanding contribution in reviewing: Journal of sustainable cities and society