Current students

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is imggg2.jpg Junghoon Woo

Ph.D. student, Construction Management Program
Contact: jhoon3037@ufl.edu

Junghoon Woo is a Ph.D. student at M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. He began to work as a research assistant at the Powell Center for Construction and Environment in Fall 2016. He has been teaching survey class and building integrated renewable energy system as a TA. His dissertation topic is “a new blockchain framework for reduction carbon emission from building sector.” And he also is interested in machine learning technologies to improve the productivity of the construction industry. Junghoon holds a Bachelor of Landscape architecture degree from the Seoul National University (SNU), a Master of Landscape architecture from the SNU and an MBA from the Korea University in South Korea. He has 13 years of experience in construction industry in Korea Racing Authority (horse racing authority), participating in Busankyeongnam racecourse construction project, Yeongcheon racecourse design project, and Seoul racecourse maintenance projects.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Currentstud4-768x1024.jpgAshish T. Asutosh

Ph.D. student, Construction Management Program
Contact: asishasutosh@ufl.edu

Ashish Asutosh is a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida and is working as a graduate research assistant at Powell Center for Construction & Environment since fall of 2017. He received his bachelor’s in Civil Engineering with a focus on geotechnical engineering from S’O’A University with 16 months of work experience on various scale of projects. He received a M.Sc. in Architectural studies concentrating on Sustainable Design from University of Florida. Since 2014, he has been devoting his time on sustainability in the built environment. His interests are in Net Zero Energy buildings, smart cities, and sustainable infrastructure & construction. He was recently starred in the DCP Newsletter in fall of 2017 and got LEED AP certification. He is also involved in community service organizations helping the people in need.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is imggg3.jpg Shirley N. Morque 

Ph.D. student, Construction Management Program
Contact: nellymorque@ufl.edu

Shirley is a current Ph.D. student in M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management. She joined the Powell Center for Construction and Environment as a graduate assistant in 2014. Her interest includes Energy efficiency measures in buildings, High performance buildings, Net zero and net positive buildings and overall sustainable energy use in buildings. The current focus of her research is reducing energy consumption in historical buildings on campus. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Postgraduate diploma in Architecture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Shirley’s 4 years of professional construction experience includes work as a project designer and engineering supervisor for a Mining company. She is an active member of PMI.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Currentstud5-833x1024.jpg Mansour Sodagari

Ph.D student, Construction Management Program
Contact: msodagari@ufl.edu

Mansour Sodagari is a PhD student majoring in Construction Management in M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management. He graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and a M.Sc. in Health, Safety, Environment from the University of Tehran, his Master’s dissertation was an in-depth analysis of the health impact assessment of an elevated expressway and investigated the health and environmental impacts of an 8-mile segmental bridge on citizens’ lives. Mansour joined Powell Center for Construction and Environment in Spring 2018 as a research assistant to develop his knowledge about sustainable construction, green buildings, and high performance facilities, with a focus on Life Cycle Cost Analysis in Healthcare sector. He practiced construction since 2013, working on bridge construction, residential building, highway, highway lighting, and excavation as a construction engineer, Q.A and subcontractor. In summer 2019, he worked on I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando, Florida.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is currentstud1-853x1024.jpg Samira Roostaie

Ph.D. student Architecture Program
Contact: sroostaie@ufl.edu

Samira Roostaie is a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida. She is a LEED GA (soon to be LEED AP) and has been working as a teaching and research assistant for the UF since Fall 2015.

In an attempt to develop a joint research agenda, Samira’s work represents a collaboration between the School of Architecture and the Rinker School of Construction Management. Her fascination with sustainable design coupled with her passion for building resilience to natural hazards has resulted in multiple journal publications. Her current research focuses on the resilience of healthcare facilities to natural hazards in the state of Florida.

Wolfgang Ryor D.

Ph.D. Student in Construction Management
Contact: wdryor3871@ufl.edu

Wolfgang Ryor is a Ph.D. student at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. He began work as a research assistant at the Powell Center for Construction and Environment in Fall 2019. Wolfgang is interested in application of actuarial techniques to quantify results of environmental initiatives. He also is studying means by which microinsurance principles can be translated into the US risk management market, with focus upon supply of efficient and attractive temporary shelters. The need for these strategies is pressing to adequately respond to disasters caused by climate change. Wolfgang holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida, in Construction Management. He has also been awarded two baccalaureate degrees, given by: The University of California at Davis (Studio Art-1987); Seminole State College of Florida (Engineering Technology-2015). In the intervening period, Wolfgang was employed as a construction insurance administrator for 15 years, and as a municipal employee for 8 years.

Arnon Khantawang

Master Student, Sustainable Construction Program
Contact: apcd0061@ufl.edu

Arnon is a Master student in the Sustainable construction Program in M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management. He joined the Powell Center in Summer of 2018. His interest includes Net – zero and net positive building, Building integrated Photovoltaic and Heavy highway construction. His current research is focusing on the feasibility and state of the art of Building integrated Photovoltaic. Arnon has graduated and holds a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and Built Environment from University of Florida. As of summer of 2019, he has worked as a field engineer with Granite Construction, in the railroad project from US-1 in Cocoa, FL to Orlando Airport.

Manvi Shah

Bachelor’s in science of Sustainability and Built Environment
Contact: manvishah@ufl.edu

Manvi is pursuing a career in Sustainability and Built Environment at University of Florida and is expected to graduate in Fall 2019. She joined Powell Center with her interest in research for Indoor Environment. She is currently working as an administrative assistant at Powell Center. Manvi is working on her Capstone Project and is in process of developing an android application for predicting temperature and thermal comfort in a closed environment using PMV index. She is passionate about her research work and wants to distribute it to all UF communities for free.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Currentstud7-768x1024.jpg Christine Cuales

Bachelor’s in science of Sustainability and Built Environment
Contact: christine0997@ufl.edu

Christine is currently an 4th year Sustainability and the Built Environment (SBE) undergraduate student at the College of Design, Construction and Planning. She joined the Powell Center for Construction and Environment as a research intern in Fall 2019, where she will be assisting and participating in research projects and papers. She will also be working on a call of action regarding climate change and how the University of Florida can do more work regarding this as part of the Powell Center’s initiatives.