Department of Architecture and Planning,Indian Institue of Technology Roorkee
Rajasekhar Elangovan
E. Rajasekar Assistant professor +91 1332 284838
Areas of Interest
  • Thermal comfort and Energy efficiency in built environment, Hygrothermal performance of building materials, Building Information Modeling and Urban Information systems, Climate change impact in built environment, Building Automation and Controls, Architectural Acoustics and Lighting Design, Environmental Noise and Mitigation Strategies
Professional Background
2010-01-012015-01-01Research and Development EngineerL&T Construction
Honors and Awards
BHAVAN Post-Doctoral FellowshipIUSSTF2017
Shastri Indo-Canadian Doctoral FellowshipShastri Indo-Canadian Institute2020
Best Paper AwardMIRC Acoustical Society of America2009
Best Paper AwardCBRI Roorkee2008
Best Paper AwardMIRC Acoustical Society of America2004
Educational Details
PhDThermal comfort characteristics of naturally ventilated apartmentsIIT Madras2012
M.S. by ResearchThermal, Acoustical and Lighting comfort in moderate thermal environmentsIIT Madras2006
B.Arch.ArchitecturePeriyar Univeristy2003
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Zero Peak Energy Building Design for IndiaDST EPSRC2018-012 years 7 months
An Integrated Framework for Improving Building Energy EfficiencyIUSSTF2017-013 years 7 months
Smart Performance Roadmap for Airport Terminal Buildings in IndiaDST2017-013 years 7 months
Identification and Demonstration of Technologies to Maximize Habitat Energy Self-SufficiencyDST2018-012 years 7 months
  • NABET, Functional Area Expert in Noise and Vibration
  • US Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional
  • ASHRAE, Member
  • Acoustical Society of America, Member
  • Estidama, Pearl Qualified Professional
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Computer Application in ArchitectureARN-609M.ArchAutumn
Acoustics and LightingARN-304B.Arch.Spring
Computer Application in ArchitectureARN-305B.Arch.Autumn
Construction Planning and ManagementARN-413B.Arch.Autumn
Refereed Journal Papers

Publications (Book Chapters):

  1. Rajasekar, E., Ramachandraiah, A., & Ashok Kumar (2017). Thermal performance of building envelops. Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. Elsevier, Abraham, M.A. (Ed.), pp. 169–188. ISBN: 9780128046777.


Publications (Journals):

  1. Rajasekar, E., Udaykumar, A., Soumya, R., & Venkateswaran, R. (2015). Towards dynamic thermal performance benchmarks for naturally ventilated buildings in a hot-dry climate. Building and Environment88, 129-141.
  2. Udaykumar, A., Rajasekar, E., & Venkateswaran, R. (2015). Thermal comfort characteristics in naturally ventilated, residential apartments in a hot-dry climate of India. Indoor and Built Environment24(1), 101-115.
  3. Rajasekar, E., Anupama, U., & Venkateswaran, R. (2014). Thermal comfort beyond building design–an investigation in naturally ventilated residential apartments in a hot–dry climate. Advances in Building Energy Research8(2), 196-215.
  4. Rajasekar, E., Y. Pari., A. Khaleel., M. Ravi., & Rajan Venkateswaran. (2013). Evaluation of noise climate in a campus environment using geospatial technology. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, 3372.
  5. Rajasekar E, S. Rajkumar, Rajan Venkateswaran (2012) Thermal Comfort Characteristics and Occupant Expectations in Open Plan Offices - An Investigation in Hot Humid Climate, Invertis Journal of Renewable Energy, Volume 2, Number 3, 2012, 1-10.
  6. Rajasekar, E., & Ramachandraiah, A. (2011). A study on thermal parameters in residential buildings associated with hot humid environments. Architectural Science Review54(1), 23-38.
  7. Chetan S. Sankar, Ramachandriah Alur, P. K. Raju, Rajan Venkateswaran, Rajasekar Elangovan (2011) Solving the Acoustic Problem in Polyvalent Hall at Mauritius: Global Design Challenge Facing Larsen & Toubro, Limited, Journal of STEM Education, Volume 12, Number 12, 67-77.
  8. Rajasekar E and A. Ramachandraiah (2005) A study on acoustical comfort in moderate thermal environments, Journal of Acoustical Society of India, 33, 15 – 21.
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