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Chandra Sekhar, Ph.D.

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ASHRAE Course Instructor

Chandra Sekhar, Ph.D., Professor, Department Of Building, National University Of Singapore, Singapore


Chandra Sekhar, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, is currently a professor and programme director (Building Performance and Sustainability) in the Department of the Built Environment, College of Design and Engineering at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include thermal comfort, ventilation and IAQ, airborne infection control, energy efficient HVAC systems and building energy analysis. He has more than 300 publications in these fields in international journals and conferences. He has been recognized through several awards, including: E.K. Campbell Award of Merit, Environmental Health Award, Exceptional Service Award and Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE; Uichi Inouyi Memorial Asian International Award from SHASE, Japan; SPRING Singapore Merit Award, ASEAN Energy Award and The Enterprise Challenge (TEC) Award of the Prime Minister’s Office in Singapore. Dr. Sekhar is an ASHRAE Fellow and a Fellow of ISIAQ and Engineers Australia. He has been an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer since 2006. He is currently ASHRAE Vice President, Vice-Chair of Publishing and Education Council, a member of the Planning Committee, SPC241, SSPC62.1, TC 2.1 and TC 4.3. He is past Chair of the Environmental Health Committee and past Vice-Chair of Residential Buildings Committee. He has also served the ASHRAE Singapore Chapter in various capacities, including as its President during 2010-2011 and as a BOG member.