Associate Professor Aslihan Tavil, Ph.D. from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey will be serving as a 2012/13 Fulbright Scholar in residence at the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation.
Her principal research interests are in the fields of building technology, façade technologies and construction, energy efficient technologies and building energy simulations. Tavil is currently working on sustainable building technologies focused on construction of sustainable facade systems considering life cycle assessment approaches.
Tavil received her B.Arch., M.S. and Ph.D. from Istanbul Technical University, where she is currently Associate Professor of Architecture. She is the recipient of a NATO Science Fellowship Program Award, and has served twice as a Visiting Researcher at the University of California Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Environmental Technologies Division, Building Technology Department over the past decade. Tavil has delivered papers at conference around the world in Malaysia, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, USA, Japan, Poland, New Zealand, Brazil, the Netherlands, England, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. At Istanbul Technical University she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in building technology, served as the Erasmus Program Coordinator and International Relations Coordinator.
Tavil’s background and Fulbright area of study, Sustainable Construction Processes of Exterior Wall Cladding Systems, provide a natural link between RWU’s Schools of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, and the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management.