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Oklahoma State University

Mansy, Khaled, Ph.D., Professor

Brief Vita

 Ph.D. in Architecture, with honors, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 2001. Master of Architectural Engineering, Helwan University, 1992. Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Cairo University, 1984.

Professor Mansy is the recipient of the NSF (National Science Foundation) grant to build the Artificial Sky Dome that is now housed in the Daylighting Laboratory, OSU. The lab is available to students, faculty, and professional architects. Amongst other merit awards, Mansy was the recipient of the “Certificate of Honors”, in recognition of the highest standards of academic achievement, the Graduate College, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2001, and the “Certificate of Merit”, for initial research and process, Leading Edge Design Competition, 1999.

He provides peer-review for research papers submitted to international journals, such as Energy and Buildings, Building and Environment, and Construction and Building Materials. He provided technical review to the US Department of Energy, The European Union, and King Fahd University, KSA. He also provided peer review to national and international conferences, such as, ARCC 2013, ARCC 2014, ACSA 2012, DCA 2012, Solar 2011, ASHEE 2011, ACSA 2008, PLEA 2007, Housing Symposium III, Saudi Arabia (2007); and Greenbuild International Conference 2005 and 2006.

Areas of Interest
Passive and low-energy architecture with special interest in daylighting design, sustainability, building technology, building systems, passive systems, environmental control, and environmental performance of buildings with special interest in energy simulation in buildings. He also has a background in urban design.

Key Publications
In 2015, Professor Mansy published his newest book “Integrative Design, Building Systems for Architects and Architectural Engineers”, ISBN# 978-1-63487-275-1. He previously published the online book: Mansy, K., Gundersen, G., and Palmer, M., W. 2010, Design Guidelines for Sustainable Biological Field Stations, Oklahoma Academy of Sciences, ISBN# 978-0-9843264-1-9.  He also contributed to the IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) Technical Report RP-5-13, Recommended Practice for Daylighting Buildings, IES, New York, ISBN# 978-0-87995-281-5. He regularly contributes to conferences and journals. Key research papers include:  Establishing a Reference Performance for Office Buildings in Cairo, Egypt, Building Simulation 2013, Cairo, Egypt; Setting the Baseline for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Constructed Environment Conference 2011, Chicago, Illinois; Experimental Testing to Enhance the Design of Daylighting Systems, a case study on the implementation of laboratory-oriented design in undergraduate education, ASEE 2010, Louisville, Kentucky; Glass in Daylighting Design, an experimental investigation of the impact of glass types, ARCC 2009, San Antonio, Texas; Is LEED Really Broken? Isn’t it about time to fix it? The need to transform LEED from a universal comparative value analysis to a contextual design tool, Solar 2007, Cleveland, Ohio; Load-Representative Temperature Difference Method, a third generation design-assisting tool, PLEA 2006, Geneva, Switzerland; Experimental Research in the Daylighting Systems Engineering, ASEE 2006, Chicago, Illinois (in collaboration with Prof. O’Hara); and A User-Friendly Procedure to Visualize the Hourly Quantitative Performance of Daylighting Systems, Solar Energy Journal, 2004.