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Ankur Podder

Research Engineer, NREL

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Member since: 2019

Ankur joined the Buildings Research Group at NREL in 2019 with a focus on buildings advanced manufacturing and integration science. His work includes facilitating integration of a wide range of energy-efficient strategies during factory production of permanent modular buildings, strategizing the blending of factory information modeling and building information modeling into NREL's building energy modeling capabilities, and accelerating whole-buildings systems integration in upcoming net-zero energy buildings. Ankur gained academic and research training on advanced manufacturing, building energy, life-cycle assessment, and urbanism from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); entrepreneurship and economics from courses at Harvard Business School; and architectural and building sciences/technology from Birla Institute of Technology. At MIT, he developed advanced manufacturing techniques and digital design-manufacturing tools to quantify and lower material-embodied energy during construction of new buildings in the United States.