904_bess_krietemeyer_head_shotBess Krietemeyer, PhD (IDVL Founder)
Bess Krietemeyer is an architectural designer and researcher focused on the ways in which emerging material technologies, human interaction, and computational simulations influence the design of sustainable built environments. Prior to joining the faculty at Syracuse, Bess was a HASS Fellow at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE), where she received her Ph.D. in Architectural Sciences. She has practiced with Lubrano Ciavarra Architects and with Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM) on the design of international projects that integrate next-generation building technologies.


amber bartoshAmber Bartosh, RA
Amber Bartosh is an architect and interior designer who has designed and managed award-winning projects for competition, bid & design build processes in the United States, China, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. Her interest in sustainability as a standard for all design led to her 2008 accreditation by LEED. She has completed both gold and silver level LEED projects and served as project manager for Emergent Tom Wiscombe LLC, an internationally recognized architectural practice focused on the integration of biology, computation, and contemporary design sensibilities.


5382_david-shanks-preferred_headshotDavid Shanks, RA
David Shanks is an architect and educator working at the intersection of low-cost building and high-performance design. He has been a low-income housing advocate and case-worker, managing the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program for communities outside Boston, as well as a technical designer in the enclosures group at SOM, where he developed parametric optimization routines for custom curtain wall shading systems. David is a registered architect in the State of New York.




Jianshun Zhang, PhD
Professor Zhang’s research ranges multi-scale BES from nano/micro-scale in porous media to buildings and urban environment, and involves engineering, architectural design, human health and performance. Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, multidisciplinary analysis and design, engineering education, regional innovation clusters.



melissa_greenMelissa Green, PhD
Visualization Lab
Professor Green’s research interests include vortex-dominated wakes generated by swimming offlying of animals and the coherent structure composition of reacting and non-reacting turbulent flow fields. Increased understanding of how these flows are organized can lead to advances in basic research, model development for flow simulation, dynamics and control plus improvements in existing technology.




Dan Pacheco
Dan Pacheco holds the Peter A. Horvitz Chair of Journalism Innovation at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and is a pioneer in the use of virtual reality for journalism. In 2014 he started and co-produced The Des Moines Register’s Harvest of Change VR project for the Oculus Rift, the world’s first large-scale use of virtual reality by a commercial news organization. Harvest of Change earned an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2015 for its innovative use of 360-degree video for virtual reality.




Fengqi Li (2015-present)

Colin Hoover (2016-present)

Piotr Jankowski (2016-present)

Mitchie Qiao (2015-2016)

Kurt Rogler (2014-2015)

Xuhao Wu (2014-2015)

Uche Okoye (2014)




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 Lorne Covington, Principal at NOIRFLUX


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               Patrick Mather, Dean of the College of Engineering at Bucknell University