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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, professor with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 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 and Clean Energy Engineering 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; and now, includes machine learning applications in regenerative agriculture. His teaching interests are eclectic; they range from traditional engineering modeling courses, to applied machine learning, to transdisciplinary design. He presently serves as a University Teaching Development Faculty for Experiential Learning. Hallinan is author of over 130 papers mainly focused on sustainable energy, has successfully graduated 25 Ph.D. students and has garnered funding in support of his research of nearly $5M. 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 and the director of the Renewable and Clean Energy Engineering master’s program.

Selected Publications

  • Alqaed, S., Mustafa, J., Hallinan, K. P., & Elhashmi, R. (2020). Hybrid CHP/geothermal borehole system for multi-family building in heating dominated climates. Sustainability12, 7772.
  • Elhashmi, R, Hallinan, K. P., & Chiasson, A. D. (2020). Low-energy opportunity for multi-family residences: A review and simulation-based study of a solar borehole thermal energy storage system. Energy, 117870.
  • Almehmadi, F. A., Hallinan, K. P., Mulford, R. B., & Alqaed, S. A. (2020). Technology to address food deserts: Low energy corner store groceries with integrated agriculture greenhouse. Sustainability, 12(18), 1-22.
  • Huang, K., Hallinan, K. P., Lou, R., Alanezi, A., Alshatshati, S., & Sun, Q. (2020). Self-learning algorithm to predict indoor temperature and cooling demand from smart WiFi thermostat in a residential building. Sustainability, 12(17), 7110.
  • Pasion, C., Wagner, T., Koschnick, C., Schuldt, S., Williams, J., & Hallinan, K. (2020). Machine learning modeling of horizontal photovoltaics using weather and location data. Energies, 13(10), 2570.
  • Almehmadi, F. A., & Hallinan, K. P. (2020). Performance analysis of an integrated solar dehumidification system with HVAC in a typical corner store in the USA. Sustainability, 12(10), 4068.
  • Lou, R., Hallinan, K. P., Huang, K., & Reissman, T. (2020). Smart Wifi thermostat-enabled thermal comfort control in residences. Sustainability, 12(5), 1919.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • University of Dayton Alumni Award for Service, 2020
  • 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 for 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