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Kevin P. Hallinan


Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Email: Kevin Hallinan
Phone: 937-760-1499
Kettering Laboratories Room 345 G


Dr. Hallinan is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton, having joined the University of Dayton in 1988. He formerly served as Department Chair from 2000-2011. One of his biggest accomplishments was the establishment of a Master’s Program in Renewable in Clean Energy in 2009. 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 present focus on building energy informatics and community sustainability. His teaching interests are eclectic; ranging from traditional engineering modeling courses, to applied machine learning, to transdisciplinary design. He presently is serving as a University Teaching Development Faculty for Experiential Learning. Hallinan is author of over 120 papers mainly focused on sustainable energy, has successfully graduated 20 Ph.D. students and has garnered funding in support of his research of nearly $4M. Last of all, he co-founded a company, Dropoly, in 2010 as a software service for community organizations interested in energy reduction. Presently, he serves as the Director of Innovation for Clean Energy 4 All, a non-profit bringing clean energy to underserved neighborhoods while training workforce.

Selected Publications

  • Altarhuni, B., Naji, A., Hallinan, K. P., Brecha, R. J., & Yao, Z. (2019). Predicting residential heating energy consumption and savings from known energy characteristics and historical energy consumption. Buildings and Energy in submission.
  • Alshatshati, S., Hallinan, K. P., & Brecha, R.  J. (2019). Estimating building envelope thermal characteristics from single-point-in-time thermal images. Applied Energy, in submission.
  • Alqaed, S., & Hallinan, K. P. (2017). Developing a cost-optimal retrofit CHP retrofit CHP system for multi-family buildings using historical demand. International Journal of Advanced Research 5(8), 1786-1800.
  • LaDuca, B., Ausdenmoore, A., Katz-Buonconintro, J., & Hallinan, K. P. (2017). An arts-based instructional model for student creativity in engineering design. J. of Engineering Pedagogy.
  • Mativo, J., & Hallinan, K. P. (2017). Development of compliant thermoelectric generators (TEGs) in aerospace applications using topology optimization. Energy Harvesting and Systems (EHS), 4(2).
  • 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., & Brecha, R. J. (2016). Clean energy utility for multifamily housing in a deregulated energy market. Energy & Building, 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.

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 Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Fraternity, 2011
  • Mechanical Engineering Professor of the Year, Pi Tau Sigma, 2002, 2011
  • Engineering Professor of the Year, Awarded by the Epsilon Delta Tau Engineering Fraternity, 1993, 2003, 2008, 2010
  • University of Dayton, Student Government Association, Outstanding Faculty Award, 2008
  • University of Dayton Alumni Award for Teaching, 1998
  • University of Dayton Alumni Award in Teaching, 1997

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