Visiting Assistant Professor Ezgi Bay participated at the ARCC-EAAE International Conference, Resilient City: Physical, Social, and Economic Perspectives. Hosted by the Florida International University in Miami from March 2-5, 2022, this conference brought together over 300 participants from 29 countries and included three days of research presentations. Dr. Bay presented her paper “The Impact of Efficient Natural Ventilation on the Indoor Environmental Air Quality: The Case of a Social Housing in Turkey”. The presentation discussed the importance of air renovation in closed and crowded environments, as this typology of buildings has become particularly vulnerable to the rapid transmission of the COVID-19 virus. She also moderated the session of “Resilient Post-Disaster Housing and Health Outcomes”.
Professor Aksamija’s paper was also accepted for publication as part of the conference proceedings, authored by her Ph.D. student, Mahsa Farid Mohajer. The paper titled “Thermoelectric Facades: Modeling Procedure and Comparative Analysis of Energy Performance in Various Climate Conditions”, presents Dr. Aksamija’s ongoing research of novel, active facade systems that can be used to generate heating, cooling, and electricity for buildings’ operation.