Senior Technical Staff, Building Enclosures and Materials
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.
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., Kośny, 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).
Shukla, N., Elliott, D., Urban, B., Kośny, 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).
Kośny, 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., Kośny, 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., Kośny, 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.
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.