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Alliston Watts

Laboratory Engineer, Building Enclosures and Materials, and Photovoltaic Technologies
Expertise:
  • Project Management
  • Field Testing & Data Acquisition
  • Laboratory Thermal / Hygrothermal Testing
  • CAD Designer

Alliston Watts is a Laboratory Engineer for Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Enclosures & Materials Group and Photovoltaic Technologies Group. He specializes in real world data acquisition and building material testing in the laboratory.

Before joining Fraunhofer CSE in 2012, Alliston worked for WinBuild Inc. in Fairfax, VA, and was responsible for designing and developing thermal test chambers that measure the transmission of heat through wall and window systems. Alliston obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

In his spare time, when Alliston is not playing with his kids, he enjoys snowboarding and working out.

Recent Presentations and Publications

Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Hill, M., Kosny, J. (2018).
Thermal impact of adhesive-mounted rooftop PV on underlying roof shingles. In: Solar Energy. 174: Elsevier Ltd., pp. 957-966.
Adhesive mounting of residential rooftop photovoltaics (PV) is an alternative to traditional rack mounting that reduces...
Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Kośny, J. - May 14, 2018
Nitin Shukla presented. Jan Kośny chairs the Materials for Sustainable Building symposium, Christian Hoepfner chairs...
Honeker, C., Watts, A., Lloyd, A., Schmid, C., Booth, D., H.B. Fuller, Inc. - February 27, 2018
Christian Honeker presents.
Honeker, C., Watts, A., Lloyd, A., Schmid, C. - February 12, 2018
Christian Honeker presents.
Kosny, J., Fontanini, A., Shukla, N., Fallahi, A., Watts, A., Trifu, R., et al. (2017).
This paper is focused on a new, easy to install, extremely light weight, and high R-value radiant barrier that shows...
Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Kośny, J. (2017).
Hydrothermal Impact of Adhesive-Applied Rooftop Photovoltaic System. In: Advances in Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes STP 1599. West Conshohocken: ASTM International, Selected Technical Papers, PP. 69-82.
Shukla, N., Watts, A., Kosny, J. (2016).
Field Demonstration of Superior Performance of Advanced Building Technologies. In: Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII International Conference. Clearwater: ASHRAE.
Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Kosny, J. (2016).
Hygrothermal Impact of Adhesive-applied Rooftop PV. ASTM C16 Special Technical Paper (STP) 1599. In: Symposium on Advances in Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes: Materials, Systems and Simulations. Orlando: ASTM.
Honeker, C., Singh, R., Watts, A., Shukla, N., Fallahi, A. (2016).
Residential Solar Systems as an Appliance - Plug and Play PV. In: Technical Proceedings of the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo. 2.
Chapter 9: Materials for Green Building.
Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Kosny, J. (2015).
Thermal Impact of Adhesive-applied PV Roof. In: 4th International Renewable Energy and Environment Conference, IREEC-2015. Prague.

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Alliston Watts
Laboratory Engineer, Building Enclosures and Materials, and Photovoltaic Technologies
Office +1 (617) 379-5718
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