Kevin Hallinan

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Kevin 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. 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. His latest research has led to the development of low cost commercial building energy audits and the formation of a start-up company, Dropoly, and a web-based energy reduction game ( Dr. Hallinan is author of over 105 papers. Hallinan also serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee for Dayton Regional Green, a regional sustainability umbrella organization.


Chairperson, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1999-2011.

Selected Research and Work

  • Ershad, Ahmad Murtaza, Robert J. Brecha, and Kevin Hallinan. 2016. Analysis of solar photovoltaic and wind power potential in Afghanistan. Renewable Energy 85 (January): 445-453. ISSN 0960-1481,
  • Pinnell, M., M. Daniels, K. Hallinan, and G. Berkemeier. 2015. Leveraging students’ passion and creativity: ETHOS at the University of Dayton. International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering: 180-190.
  • Choi, J.K., D. Morrison, K.P. Hallinan, and R.J. Brecha. 2014. Economic and environmental impacts of community-based residential building energy efficiency investment. Energy 78 (December): 877-886.
  • Raziei, S.A., K.P. Hallinan, and R.J. Brecha. 2014. Energy cost optimization for system with both solar energy and conventional energy production and energy storage, and real time pricing. 5th Annual Conference IEEE – Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, February 19-22, in Washington, D.C.
  • Villoria-Siegert, R., P. Brodrick, K. Hallinan, and R.J. Brecha. 2014. Cost-availability curves for hierarchical implementation of residential energy-efficiency measures. Energy Efficiency 8:9291: 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s12053-014-9291-5
  • Alshatshati, S., K.P. Hallinan, and R.J. Brecha. 2014. Community scale prediction of building R-value and mass density from single point in time thermal images. ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-22, in Pacific Grove, California.
  • Choi, J.K., J.K. Kissock, and K.P. Hallinan. 2013. Beyond industrial energy assessments: The life cycle design perspective. 2013 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, July 23-27, in Niagara Falls, New York.
  • Schubert, T., S. Jouzdani, and K. Hallinan. 2013. Improving the efficiency of Stirling Engines for use in solar distributed electricity. ASME 2013 7th Intl. Conference on Energy Sustainability, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Hallinan, K., H. Enns, P. Brodrick, M. Rembert, T. Stuckert, S. Ritchie, R. Villoria, and T. Rainsberger. 2012. Energy informatics coupled with community education and development for community wide energy reduction. Sustainability 4, no. 7: 1371-1396.
  • Hallinan, K., et al. 2011. Establishing building recommissioning priorities and potential energy savings from utility energy data. Transactions of the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers 117, part 2.
  • Hallinan, K., et al. 2011. Targeting residential energy reduction for city utilities using historical electrical utility data and readily available building data. Transactions of the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers 117, part 2.
  • Minor, J., and K. Hallinan. 2011. Renewable energy design and performance of LEED EB Platinum Building for zero energy performance. ASHRAE ML-11-C006, presented at ASHRAE Summer Conference, in Montreal, Canada.
  • Brecha, R., A. Mitchell, K. Hallinan, and K. Kissock. 2011. Prioritizing investment in residential energy efficiency and renewable energy—A case study for the U.S. Midwest, Energy Policy 39: 2982–2992.
  • University of Dayton Alumni Award in Teaching, 1996.

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
  • RCL 563 – Wind Energy Engineering
  • RCL 570 – Building Energy Informatics
  • RCL 568 – Energy Systems Engineering
  • MEE 410 – Heat Transfer
  • EGR 303 – Thermodynamics


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

Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair Dayton Regional Green, Review for 5 journals

Research Interests

  • Energy Informatics
  • Community Energy Reduction and Renewable Energy
  • Building HVAC Control
  • At-Scale Energy Audits

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