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Nitin Shukla, Ph.D.

Senior Technical Staff, Building Enclosures and Materials
Expertise:
  • Advanced Building Materials and Technologies
  • Thermal and Hygrothermal Material Properties
  • Field Performance Evaluation of Building Technologies
  • Thermal and Hygrothermal Analysis

Dr. Nitin Shukla is a Senior Member of Technical Staff in Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Enclosures & Materials Group. Nitin is a mechanical engineer with a strong background in the areas of thermal science, material testing, experimental design, finite element analysis, material processing and project management. At Fraunhofer CSE, Nitin has successfully led several government and industry projects focusing on buildings materials, thermal insulation technology, phase change materials (PCM), building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), and thermal and hygrothermal characterization of building materials.

Prior to joining Fraunhofer in 2011, Nitin worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on energy and thermal management. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, for his work on thermal transport across material interfaces and in nanocomposite materials.

Nitin’s hobbies include reading and playing sports.

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. - October 23, 2018
Nitin Shukla is session chair.
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...
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...
Castro Aguilar, J.L., Shukla, N., Kosny, J. - September 20, 2017
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.
White, L.S., Echard, D.R., Bertino, M.F., Gao, X., Donthula, S., Leventis, N., et al. (2017).
Fabrication of Native Silica, Cross-Linked, and Hybrid Aerogel Monoliths with Customized Geometries. In: Translational Materials Research. 3(1), 15002.
Shukla, N. (2016).
Differential Scanning Calorimeter and PCM Enthalpy Characterization. In: Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII International Conference. Clearwater Beach: ASHRAE.
Shukla, N. (2016).
New ASTM C1784 Test Standard. In: Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII International Conference. Clearwater Beach: ASHRAE.
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.
Fontanini, A.D., Kosny, J., Shukla, N., Fallahi, A., Ganapathysubramanian, B. (2016).
Development and verification of the Fraunhofer Attic Thermal Model (FATM). . In: Building Performance Simulation. 10(1), pp. 72-90.
DOI: 10.1080/19401493.2015.1134669.
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.
Urban, B., Shukla, N., Fontanini, A., Kosny, J. (2015).
Measuring Field Performance of Aerogel Insulation in a Hot, Dry Climate. In: BEST4 Conference on Building Enclosure Science and Technology. Kansas City: National Institute of Building Sciences, pp. 1-10.
Biswas, K., Shukla, N., Kosny, J., Abhari, R. (2015).
Low-Cost Bio-Based Phase Change Materials as an Energy Storage Medium in Building Envelopes. In: BEST4 Conference on Building Enclosure Science and Technology. Kansas City: National Institute of Building Sciences, pp. 1-12.
Fallahi, A., Shukla, N., Fontanini, A., Carbary, L., Serino, R., Kosny, J. (2015).
Field Performance Study of EIFS System Using Vacuum Insulation Panels. In: BEST4 Conference on Building Enclosure Science and Technology. Kansas City, pp. 1-26.
Shukla, N., Elliott, D., Urban, B., Kosny, J. - April 12, 2015
Thermal and Energy Performance of Aerated Autoclaved Concrete (AAC). BEST4 Conference on Building Enclosure Science and Technology, National Institute of Building Sciences; Building Enclosure Council of Kansas City; BEC - National; Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council . Westin Kansas City Hotel, Kansas City, MO.
Narain, J., Jin, W., Ghandehari, M., Wilke, E., Shukla, N., Berardi, U., et al. (2015).
Shukla, N., Kosny, J. (2015).
DHFMA Method for Dynamic Thermal Property Measurement of PCM-integrated Building Materials. In: Current Sustainable Renewable Energy Report - Built Environment. 2(2), pp. 41-46.
Urban, B., Shukla, N., Fontanini, A., Kosny, J. (2014).
An Outdoor Hut Testing Platform for Evaluating Advanced Building Enclosures. In: NSB Lund: NSB, pp. 135-143.
Shukla, N., Fallahi, A., Kosny, J. (2014).
Aerogel Thermal Insulation - Technology Review and Cost Study for Building Enclosure Applications. In: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Transactions 2014 120(1), New York: ASHRAE, pp. 294-307.
Kosny, J., Misiopecki, C., Fallahi, A., Shukla, N., DuPont, W., Carbary, L. (2014).
Thermal Design of Window-Wall Interface in Wall Energy Retrofits Using High-Performance Vacuum Insulation. In: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Transactions 2014 120(1), New York: ASHRAE, pp. 90-106.
Kosny, J., Fallahi, A., Shukla, N., Kossecka, E., Abhari, R. (2014).
Thermal Load Mitigation and Passive Cooling in Residential Attics Containing PCM-Enhanced Insulations. In: Solar Energy. 108, pp. 164-177.
Shukla, N., Fallahi, A., Kosny, J. (2013).
VIP - Technology Review and Cost Study for Building Retrofits in Northern US Locations. In: Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XII International Conference. Clearwater Beach: ASHRAE, pp. 1-9.
Shukla, N., Kumar, D., Elliot, D., Kosny, J. (2014).
Moisture Content Measurements in Wood and Wood-based Materials - Advancements in Sensor Calibration and Low Moisture Content Regime. In: Next Generation Thermal Insulation Challenges and Opportunities. Selected Technical Papers STP1574. Jacksonville: ASTM, pp. 66-80.
Shukla, N., Cao, P., Kosny, J. (2014).
Lab-scale Dynamic Thermal Testing of PCM-enhanced Building Materials. In: Next Generation Thermal Insulation Challenges and Opportunities. Selected Technical Papers STP1574. Jacksonville: ASTM, pp. 142-154.
Urban, B., Elliott, D., Shukla, N., Fallahi, A., Kosny, J., McDonough, M. (2013).
Thermal Mass Effect of Solid Block Aerated Autoclaved Concrete. In: 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics. Vienna: CESBP, pp. 1-37.
Shukla, N., Elliott, D., Kumar, D., Misiopecki, C., Kosny, J. (2013).
Experimental Hygrothermal Study in Wood and Wood-based Materials. In: CESBP 2013, 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics. Vienna: CESBP, pp. 261-268.
Kosny, J., Fallahi, A., Shukla, N. (2013).
Fallahi, A., Durschlag, H., Elliot, D., Hartsough, J., Shukla, N., Kosny, J. (2013).
Kosny, J., Fallahi, A., Shukla, N. (2013).
Experimental and Numerical Energy Performance Analysis of PCM-enhanced Building Envelope Products and Systems. In: CESBP 2013, 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics. Vienna: CESBP, pp. 1-34.
Kosny, J., Fallahi, A., Shukla, N. (2013).
Cost Analysis of Simple Phase Change Material-Enhanced Building Envelopes in Southern U.S. Climates. In: U.S. Department of Energy EERE Building Technologies Program Technical Report. Golden: DOE BTO, pp. 1-74.
Fallahi, A., Shukla, N., Kosny, J. (2012).
Numerical Thermal Performance Analysis of PCMs Integrated with Residential Attics. In: SimBuild Conference IBPSA-USA. Madison: IBPSA, pp. 431-439.
Shukla, N., Fallahi, A., Kosny, J. (2012).
Performance Characterization of PCM Impregnated Gypsum Board for Building Applications. In: International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry. San Francisco: Energy Procedia, pp. 370-379.
Shukla, N., Fallahi, A. - June 21, 2012
Vacuum Insulation panels (VIP) - Modeling, Testing and Cost Analysis for Building Enclosure Applications. Building Technology Symposium, Cambridge, MA.
Shukla, N., Fallahi, A. - June 21, 2012
Aerogels - Technology Review, Performance Evaluation and Cost Viability for Building Enclosure Applications. Building Technology Symposium, Cambridge, MA.
Shukla, N., Fallahi, A., Kosny, J., Harasim, S., Blair, C. (2012).
Aerogel for Thermal Insulation of Interior Wall Retrofits in Cold Climates. In: BEST3 Conference on Building Enclosure Science and Technology. Atlanta: National Institute of Building Sciences, pp. 1-12.
Shukla, N., Saigal, A. (2010).
Modal Analysis of a Nanomechanical Antenna Structure in MHz-GHz range. In: International Journal of Modelling and Simulation. 30(1), pp. 22-29.
Shukla, N., Huxtable, S. (2010).
Fullerene Suspension. In: K. Sattler, ed., Handbook of Nanophysics. 1st Edition Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, pp. 40-1 and ff..

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Nitin Shukla, Ph.D.
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