Kevin Hallinan

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Kevin P. Hallinan


  • Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Hallinan is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton. In 2008, he established a Master’s Program in Renewable in Clean Energy, which now has 50 students from 20 nations. His research interests have been diverse, beginning with satellite thermal management, which led to the conduct of an experiment aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in 1996, to a focus on building energy informatics, and to community energy reduction and renewable energy. He established in 2006, the University of Dayton Building Energy Center, which provides up to 20 students per year experience in conducting commercial and residential energy audits. He formerly was a co-founder and developer of a low cost software-based residential building energy, Dropoly and a web-based energy reduction game (  Dr. Hallinan is author of over 105 papers.

Selected Publications

  • Heft, James, S.M., & Hallinan, Kevin P. (Eds.). (2011). Engineering education and practice: embracing a catholic vision. South Bend, Indiana: Notre Dame Press.
  • LaDuca, B., Ausdenmoore, A., Katz-Buonconintro, J., & Hallinan, K. P. (2017). An arts-based instructional model for student creativity in engineering design. To appear in J. of Engineering Pedagogy.
  • Tukur, A., & Hallinan, K. P. (2017). Statistically informed static pressure control in multiple-zone VAV systems. Energy and Buildings, 135, 244-252.
  • Raziei, A., Hallinan, K. P., Hallinan, & Brecha, R.J. (2016, September 1). Clean energy utility for multifamily housing in a deregulated energy market. Energy & Buildings, 127, 806–817.
  • Ershad, A., Brecha, R. & Hallinan, K. (2016). Analysis of solar photovoltaic and wind power potential in Afghanistan. Renewable Energy, 85, 445-453.
  • Choi, J. K., Morrison, D., Hallinan, K. & Brecha, R. J. (2014). Economic and environmental impacts of community-based residential building energy efficiency investment. Energy 78, 877-886.
  • Villoria-Siegert, R., Brodrick, P., Hallinan, K. P., & Brecha, R. J. (2014). Cost-availability curves for hierarchical implementation of residential energy-efficiency measures. Energy Efficiency, 8, 267-279.
  • Hallinan, K. P., Enns, H., Ritchey, S., Brodrick, P., Lammers, N., Hanus, N., Rembert, M., & Rainsberger, T. (2012). Energy information augmented community-based energy reduction. Sustainability, 12/2012; 4(7), 1371-1396.
  • Hallinan, K. P., et al. (2011). Establishing building recommissioning priorities and potential energy savings from utility energy data. ASHRAE Transactions 01/2011; 117(2), 495. Presented at ASHRAE Summer Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Brecha, R. J., Mitchell, A., Hallinan, K. P., & Kissock, J. K. (2011). Targeting residential energy reduction for city utilities using historical electrical utility data and readily available building data. ASHRAE Transactions 01/2011; 117(2), 577. Presented at ASHRAE Summer Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Minor J., & Hallinan, K. (2011). Renewable energy design and performance of LEED EB platinum building for zero energy performance. ASHRAE Transactions 01/2011; 117(2), 43. Presented at ASHRAE Summer Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Brecha, R. J., Mitchell, A., Hallinan, K. P., & Kissock, J. K. (2011) Prioritizing investment in residential energy efficiency and renewable energy. A case study for the U.S. Midwest. Energy Policy, 39(5), 2982-2992.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Recognized by Montgomery County Commission for exemplary service to Dayton Regional Green as Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee, 2013
  • Engineering Professor of the Year, Awarded by the Epsilon Delta Tau Engineering Fraternity, 1993, 2003, 2008, 2010
  • Engineering Professor of the Year, Awarded by Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Fraternity, 2011
  • University of Dayton, Student Government Association, Outstanding Faculty Award, 2008
  • Mechanical Engineering Professor of the Year, Pi Tau Sigma, 2002, 2011
  • University of Dayton Alumni Award for Teaching, 1998

Courses Taught

  • MEE 460 – Engineering Analysis
  • MEE 457 / RCL 557 – Energy Informatics


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 1992
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1988
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, 1985

Research Interests

  • Energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy data analytics, local clean energy and sustainability, local abundance

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