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Luis Barajas Saldaña

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Educational Credentials :

  • Ph.D., Technology, Building and Urban Planning, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015
  • M.Arch., Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2009
  • B.Arch., Autonomous University of Coahuila, 2006

Teaching Experience :

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2018-present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, John Jay College, CUNY, 2018-present
  • Visiting Professor for COST European Union Association, Belgrade, Serbia, 2015
  • Academic Graduate Tutor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012-2015

Professional Experience :

  • Applied Research Scientist, Building Performance Lab, City College of New York, CUNY, 2020-present
  • Project Manager, Technology Machinery and Business of Saltillo S.A. de C.V., Coahuila, Mexico, 2016.
  • Building Energy Analyst, Barcelona, 2013
  • Quality Project Assistant Architect, AYESA Group Barcelona, 2009.
  • Designer and Construction Manager, Coahuila, Mexico, 2004.

Licenses/Registration :

  • Architecture License, Mexico

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • “Establishing a Method to Perform a BPS - Building Performance Simulation.” In Proceedings of the International Conference Smart Energy Regions, Cardiff, UK, 11-12 February 2016, 268.
  • “Thermal Evaluation of Buildings: A Convenient Tool.” III Jornadas Sobre Innovación Docente En Arquitectura, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, 25-28 May 2015, 49–59.
  • “Ús Eficient de Programes Informàtics En Arquitectura: Designbuilder I Dialux.” In II Jornadas Sobre Innovación Docente En Arquitectura, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, 28-29 April 2014, 117–125.
  • “Thermal Comfort and Energy Performance of Social Housing in Hot-Dry Climates.” In Proceedings of the 28th International PLEA Conference on Sustainable Architecture + Urban Design: Opportunities, Limits and Needs - Towards an Environmentally Responsible Architecture, 2012, Volume 1.

Professional Memberships :

  • Building Technology Educators’ Society, USA, 2018-present
  • Society of Building Science Educators, USA, 2018-present
  • Scientific National System of Researchers of Mexico, MX, 2019
  • European Cooperation in Science and Technology, EU, 2016