Past Students

Ph.D. Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud1.jpgMohamad Ahmadzade Razkenari

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

Mohamad was a Ph.D. student at M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. In Fall 2015, he started working as a research assistant at the Powell Center for Construction and Environment. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology. He also received a Masters degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Sharif University of Technology. He is interested in implementation of sustainable practices in design and construction. He has conducted series of research to monitor building energy consumption and carbon emission. In the recent years, his research is focus on the impact of emerging technology on the future of modular and industrialized construction and identifying challenges impeding for their application.

Ph.D. Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud2.jpgAndriel Evandro Fenner

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

Andriel was Ph.D. student at M.E. Rinker School of Construction Management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Catholic University of Pelotas/Brazil. He received a fellowship from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), sponsored by the Brazilian Government. He joined the Powell Center for Construction & Environment in fall 2015. His major interests include net-zero technologies, green buildings and sustainable design approaches, and renewable energy. He worked as a trainee in several architectural ateliers in Brazil, assisting the conceptual development and execution of a wide range of projects, such as urban planning, family housings, shopping stores, interior design, and multi-story buildings.

Ph.D. Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud3.jpgHamed Hakim

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

Hamed Hakim was a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida and is working as a graduate research assistant at Powell Center for Construction & Environment. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Water Resources from Isfahan University of Technology and he has an M.S. in Construction Engineering Management from University of Florida. Since 2012, he has devoted his time to study and conduct research on green buildings and the sustainable built environment. Hamed has written case-study and paper publications on the status of Net-Zero Energy Schools and is developing this topic over the course of his Ph.D. Hamed has over three years of working experience as a project engineer in commercial building projects, as well as internships in the heavy civil construction.

Ph.D. Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud4.jpgSoheil Fathi

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

Soheil joined Powell Center for Construction and Environment as a graduate research assistant in 2014. During his graduate studies at UF, he received his PhD in Design, Construction and Planning, an M.Sc. in Information Systems and Operations Management, and an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering. His research focuses on smart city informatics, building information modeling, and artificial intelligence. Currently, he is a Virtual Design and Construction Engineer at Clark Construction Group, managing integrated multi-disciplinary information models of design-construction projects in 4D, virtual and augmented reality.

Ph.D. Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud5.jpgShabnam Rumpf-Monadizadeh

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

Shabnam was pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Construction Management at the Rinker School of Construction Management. She joined the University of Florida and started her assistantship in the Powell Center for Construction and Environmental studies in the spring of 2014. Her current research is in the area of manufactured construction methods narrowed down towards sustainable green design supported by Dr. Charles J. Kibert whom she is also assisting to create a curriculum on “Manufactured Housing.” Shabnam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tehran, and a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia. She has 14 years of experience in the field of architecture, design and construction in the Middle East, Canada, and Germany.

Master Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud6.pngSahil Motwani

Master student, Construction Management Program
Contact: sahil2014@ufl.edu

Sahil was a master’s student at M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. He joined Powell Center for Construction and Environment in Summer 2016 as a master’s student and as a graduate research assistant from fall 2016. He has received his Bachelors of Architecture degree from India with 18 months of work experience under the various scale of projects. His interests in the field of sustainable construction, Net Zero, green buildings, high-performance green building delivery systems, manufactured and Modular construction started dwelling the moment he started his career in the construction industry. Sahil interned as an assistant project manager at a restoration project named ‘The Cotton Club’ in Gainesville, Florida during summer 2016. Hs is assisting Dr. Charles J. Kibert in several research projects but focusing on developing course manual for Tracking Technologies in Manufactured Construction (TRAMCON) and Site-Built Assembly manual for Manufactured Construction. Now his current focus lies in developing a methodology to quantify the waste generated in manufactured construction factories and ways to reduce them.  He is graduate student coordinator for USGBC Rinker student chapter.

Undergraduate Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is imggg7-1.jpgMaria Maldonado

Undegraduate student, Construction Management Program

Maria was an undergraduate student at M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. She joined the Powell Center for Construction and Environment as a professorial assistant in 2016. Last year she interned for J. Raymond Construction working on Butler Plaza retail expansion Gainesville, FL. She also participates in the Associated General Contractors club as well as the LEED/Sustainable Building Club.

Undergraduate Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud8-1.jpgMarion Fauvel

Intern Summer 2016 – Energetic Performance Program

Marion was an undergraduate student in Energetic Performance Program in the INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) in France, in which she studied energy performance and management in construction, urban planning and the industry industry. She joined the Powell Center For Construction and Environment in Summer 2016 for an 3-months internship. During her stay, she researched two main subjects:

  1. Manufactured Construction in Europe
  2. Net-Zero Energy in France.

She also created a worksheet to automate the calculation of heating loads from the “Solar Heating Design” book (written by William A. Beckman, Sanford A.Klein and John A.Duffie) in 1977. She had the opportunity to take two courses allowed her to learn EQuest software.

Undergraduate Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud9.jpgVictoria Reszetar- Undegraduate student, Construction Management Program

Victoria was an undergraduate student at M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. She joined the Powell Center for Construction and Environment as a professorial assistant in 2014, where she assisted Dr. Kibert in publishing the 4th Edition to his book, Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery. Currently she is an intern for Skanska USA Building working on the UF Health Shands New CV/NS Hospital in Gainesville, FL. She also participates on the Construction Management Competition Team and the LEED/Sustainable Building Competition Team.

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.

Master Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Paststud10-1.jpgYash Garg

Graduate Student, Construction Management Program
Contact:
Yash29Garg@ufl.edu

Yash was a graduate student at M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management. He joined Powell center for construction and development in spring 2016 working as a graduate assistant for Dr. Charles J. Kibert. He has a keen interest in sustainable construction and development and currently pursuing his Master of Science in Construction. He is working on several research projects under Dr. Kibert but has a focused participation in developing course manual for TRAMCON. His interest in manufactured construction, motivated him to work on his these “Tracking technologies in Manufactured Construction” which focuses on making the process of building manufacturing, a hassle free and technology integrated process. He holds his undergraduate degree as Bachelor of Architecture with a concentration in sustainable design. He is also developing his knowledge in building certification programs such as; LEED and Green Globes. His work experience includes a summer internship in 2015 with Dade Service Corporation and year and half of working experience on different residential, commercial and K-12 projects. Please feel free touch base with him if you have questions regarding our club or sustainability in general.

Ph.D. Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud14.jpgDeny Dwiantoro

Deny Dwiantoro was a Ph.D. degree in Construction Management at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction. He joined the Powell Center for Construction and Environment in the spring of 2011. He just finished a research project for Building America focusing on tankless water heater retrofit funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. His current research is in total energy measurement supported by Dr. Charles J. Kibert. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and MBA degree in Management of Technology, both from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Indonesia. He began his professional career as an engineer in training for a power plant equipment manufacturer and contractor in 2003, and continued to work as a project leader in a commercial contracting firm.  In addition, he has worked as a piping construction engineer and lead piping engineer in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects; the projects developed oil treatment facilities and liquefied petroleum gas facilities as well as modified existing offshore platforms. Deny is a licensed mechanical engineer and a member of Indonesian Professional Engineer Association (PIPI). His interests are in construction management and sustainable energy alternatives.

Ph.D. Student

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud12.jpgDr. Lantz Holtzhower

Lantz Holtzhower was a Ph.D. student and instructor in the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction. His interests include water conservation, rainwater harvesting, stormwater recycling, and overall sustainable water use within buildings. The current focus of his research is the implementation effects of low impact developments such as green roofs and constructed wetlands into the built environment. He holds a Master’s degree in Building Construction and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, both from the University of Florida. Lantz’s 9 years of professional construction experience includes work as project manager for construction managers, an electrical contractor and a fire protection contractor. The wide variety of projects includes a flagship institutional project, several municipal projects, K12 projects, office buildings, residential amenities and agricultural storage warehouses. He is a licensed Certified Building Contractor in the State of Florida and a member of the USGBC. Lantz lives in Northwest Gainesville with his wife, Maia, and their two daughters.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud13-1.pngMaryam Mirhadi Fard, PMP®

  1. Sc. Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2005; B.Sc. Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, 2003

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2012 AACE (The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) International Scholarship; 2012 AACE International Scholarship- North Florida Section; 2011 BCN Abdol Chini Scholarship; 2011 Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships, sponsored by the Project Management Institute (PMI); 2011 AACE (The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) International Scholarship; 2011 AACE International Scholarship- North Florida Section PUBLICATIONS: The author or co-author of several peer-reviewed journal papers MEMBER: PMI, AACE, SLX, ACI, PCI, ASCE

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is paststud15.jpgJames J. McCarthy

Jim McCarthy was an interdisciplinary PhD ABD/Instructor concentrating on the international built environment at The Powell Center for Construction and Environment under Dr. Charles Kibert.  He teaches BCN1582/International Sustainable Development. His interests include sustainable technologies, renewable energy, net-zero energy, sustainable leadership and corporate sustainability as applied to the international built environment. Jim has a BA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from Vanderbilt University and an MSRE from The University of Florida. Jim has held positions in New York City, London, Denver and Los Angeles, working in internet technology marketing, venture capital, and finance. He is also graduate of Fort Benning’s Infantry Training School and of The Hill School. Jim is an avid tennis player and was an All-State lacrosse player in high school.

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Rogerio Amoeda

Porto , Portugal

Bachelor Architecture, Faculty of Architecture – University of Porto (1991)
Master in Science Civil Engineering, School of Engineering – University of Minho(2004)
Ph.D. Student Architecture, Department of Architecture – University of Minho

Rogerio was a fulltime Ph.D. Student, working under a research fellowship from the Portuguese government. His primary research interest is in the field of building deconstruction and is developing a model to evaluate deconstruction potential at the design stage, based on energy systems dynamics.

He is also a professional architect since 1992 and partner architect since 1994, developing work on building design and urban planning for public and private clients.

Master Student

Arnon Khantawang

Master Student, Sustainable Construction Program,

Contact: apcd0061@ufl.edu

Arnon is a Master student in the Sustainable construction Program 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. 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.

Master Student

Victoria Zoloedova

Construction Management, Contact: v.zoloedova@ufl.edu

Victoria received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in Moscow, Russia. With over 7 years of professional experience in the business side of Automotive industry, she is pursuing her new career in Construction management. She served as a Research Assistant to Dr. Sullivan on Construction Workforce Taskforce project; as a Teaching Assistant to Dr. Kibert in developing Manufactured Construction Processes course. Victoria is currently a Teaching Assistant to Dr. Sullivan for graduate/undergraduate BCN3224C Construction Techniques and BCN4709C/5705C Construction Project Management courses. Victoria has been participating in the college-wide activities and served as a Vice President and a President of USGBC Rinker Student Chapter in 2017, 2018 and also as a President of Graduate Student Association of College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida in 2018-2019. Her Master’s Thesis is focused on the Feasibility analysis of DC powered homes in Florida.

Bachelor Student

Christine Nina Cuales

Sustainability and Built Environment Contact: christine0997@ufl.edu

Christine is currently a 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. In Spring 2020, she also adapted the role of the Powell Center administrative assistant whilst continuing her research. She is currently working on her capstone project on Sustainable/Green Historic Buildings and BIPV poster. Her interests include Historic preservation, Green Buildings, Renewable Energy, BIPV, and Economic and Social Impact of Climate Change.