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Jelena Sebric

Srebric, Jelena

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Architecture


Dr. Jelena Srebric joins the CEEE faculty as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, where she will be teaching primarily graduate students and working in collaboration with the School of Architecture at the University of Maryland in founding the new Cluster in Sustainability in the Built Environment.  The cluster laboratory will feature an environmental chamber, and equipment for onsite energy monitoring, and occupant perception. Before coming to UMD, she was a Professor of Architectural Engineering and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) for many years. There, she designed and built a state-of-the art environmental chamber facility at PSU for energy and indoor air quality studies.  Prof. Srebric holds a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in building technology, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Belgrade. Her work is sponsored by several grants from the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation (NSF). She is a recipient of both NSF and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) career awards. She published extensively in the field, and received several research awards (including one from the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences), is an editorial board member of five international journals, and an associate editor of HVAC&R Research Journal published by the American Society of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Her work in ASHARE was recognized with an outstanding service award.