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 Nicole C. Annis-Alajaj
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Nicole C. Annis-Alajaj

Professor Annis-Alajaj received her master's and doctorate degrees from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. Alajaj’s research area was in the experimentation and modelling of Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermal Solar Panels. She joined Lawrence Technological University in the fall of 2015 and teaches Electrical System 1 – Lighting and Advanced Daylighting.

EDUCATION:

Doctorate of Science in Civil Engineering, August 2015
Masters of Science in Civil Engineering, August 2010
Emphasis: Energy-Efficient Buildings and Building Systems
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, May 2008
Emphasis: Structures
Missouri University of Science and Technology

General Studies, August 2003 – May 2005
Southeast Missouri State University


DISTINCTIONS & AWARDS:

Registered Engineer in Training, November 2008
State of Missouri, Number: EI-2008034620
Chancellor Fellowship, August 2011 – May 2014
Missouri University of Science and Technology


RELATED EXPERIENCES:

Assistant Professor
August 2015 – Present

Civil & Architectural Department, Lawrence Technological University

  • Taught Electrical Systems 1 – Lighting and Advance Daylighting/Lighting Systems
  • Helped to advise students during Senior Design Studio and Capstone Studio

Lecturer of Engineering Communication Skills
August 2014 – May 2015

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Subjects: basic engineering concepts, report formatting, workplace professionalism and ethics, team productivity and efficiency, presentation formatting and etiquette, basic AutoCAD skills, and advance Microsoft Office features
  • Gained management skills for large groups, refined organizational abilities, and developed lesson plans

Graduate Research Assistant
August 2008 – July 2015

Dr. Stuart Baur, Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Modified photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) solar panel to gain more efficiency
  • Set-up and analyzed sensor readings to determine thermal properties
  • Modeled PVT under multiple theories to determine which is most comparable to tested values
  • Gained a strong background in solar panel performance theories, thermal balancing, fluid mechanics
    and analytical skills

Graduate Student Assistant
June 2008 – July 2015

Heath Pickerill, Missouri Local Technical Assistance Program (Missouri LTAP)

  • Created and maintained website, email groups, monthly training emails
  • Generated quarterly newsletter, outreach materials, promotional videos, and conference program
  • Organized and formatted training material and presentations for a variety of courses
  • Developed interactive customer/agency database

Graduate Teaching Assistant
August 2008 – May 2012

Dr. Stuart Baur and Heath Pickerill, Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Taught hands-on lab, graded reports/projects
  • Subjects taught: general architectural design, lighting design, building/space layout, IBC and ADA
    requirements, presentation etiquette
  • Developed ability to captivate a large group of people while presenting important information

U.S. Department of Energy National Solar Decathlon
October 2006 – December 2008

Dr. Stuart Baur & Dr. Katie Grantham,
University of Missouri – Rolla /Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Secretary: recorded group minutes, updated team website, organized team member information
  • Public Relations: designed handouts, posters and newsletter, gave presentations about project
  • Involved with construction and design of 2007 Solar House
  • Created initial designs for HVAC and solar hot water system
  • Learned importance of working within a group and developed strong communication skills

Undergraduate Research Assistant
May 2007 – May 2008

Dr. Abdeldjelil “DJ” Belarbi, Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Funded by NSF-NEESR, the National University Transportation Center and the Intelligent
    Systems Center of Missouri S&T
  • Tested bridge columns under combined loading conditions due to earthquakes
  • Setup and calibrated testing sensors
  • Constructed full-size columns and prepared concrete cylinders
  • Learned how to precisely follow testing procedures, systematically check testing devices
    and specimens to reduce unknown variables

Surveying Lab Assistant
January 2006 – May 2008

Dr. Richard Elgin, Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Taught basic surveying methods
  • Graded homework and field-exercise booklets
  • Developed and refined my communication and basic teaching skills

RELATED WEBSITES:

LinkedIn Profile
www.linkedin.com/pub/nicole-c-annis/75/1b1/418/ 

Research Gate Profile
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicole_Annis 

Dr. Start W. Baur, Graduate Research Advisor
http://care.mst.edu/facultyandstaff/departmentdirectory/profilebaur/ 

Environmental Protection Agency, People Prosperity and Planet
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/p3/current/index.html   (#: SU835520)
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/p3/project_websites/2009/index.html   (#: SU833929)

COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Blackboard
  • Basic & Advance Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Ecotect
  • TRNSYS
  • Basic ArcView (GIS)
  • Adobe CC (InDesign, Muse, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • eQUEST
  • EnergyPlus
  • Sol Path
  • Visual
  • MATLAB

PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS:

  • Annis, N. C., (March 2015). Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermal Solar Panels: Experimental & Modeling Comparison. Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) 2015. Wilwaukee, WI: AEI. (Presentation)
  • Annis, N. C., & Baur, S. W. (August 2011). Modeling Comparison of Modular Photovoltaic-Thermal Solar Panels. ASME 5th International Conference in Energy Sustainability. Washington, DC: ASME.
  • Annis, N. C., & Baur, S. W. (April 2011). Performance Comparison of Modular Photovoltaic-Thermal Solar Panels. 3rd Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference. Baton Rouge, LA: IEEE.
  • Annis, N. C., & Baur, S. W. (March 2011). Experimental Comparison of Modular Photovoltaic-Thermal Solar Panels. Architectural Engineering Institute: Building Integration Solutions Conference. Oakland, CA: AEI.

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