Dr. Manju G Nair
B.Arch, M.Tech, PhD
Department of Architecture,
College of Engineering Trivandrum (C.E.T.).
B Arch from Department of Architecture, CET in 1996, M Tech (Building Technology and Construction Management Division, Department of Civil Engineering from IIT Madras in 2008 and PhD from IIT Madras in 2016.
Research Interest/Area of Interest
Energy efficiency in buildings, Sustainable Architecture, Day lighting, Functional efficiency of buildings, Building Service
List of Conferences/ Journal papers in Research
Nair, M. G., K. Ramamurthy and A.R. Ganesan (2014) Classification of Daylight enhancement systems. Lighting Research and Technology, 46, 245-267.
Nair, M. G., A.R. Ganesan and K. Ramamurthy (2014) Conceptual design and assessment of profiled Fresnel lens day light collector. Lighting Research and Technology (DOI: 10.1177/1477153514535421).
Nair, M. G., A.R. Ganesan and K. Ramamurthy (2014) Day light enhancement using laser cut panels integrated with Profiled Fresnel collector. Lighting Research and Technology (DOI: 10.1177/1477153514556524).
Nair, M. G., K. Ramamurthy and A.R. Ganesan (2015) Design of an anidolic concentrator and evaluation of day light enhancement under an overcast sky. Lighting Research and Technology (DOI: 10.1177/1477153515593578).
Nair, M. G., A.R. Ganesan and K. Ramamurthy (2013) Characterization of Fresnel lens as daylight concentrator’, International Conference on Advances in Building Sciences, IIT Madras, India,13th Feb-16th Feb 2013, 71-80.
Nair, M. G., K. Ramamurthy and A.R. Ganesan (2014) Performance studies of anidolic concentrator with light pipes for daylighting in buildings’, International Conference on Materials Mechanics and Management, College of Engineering Trivandrum, India, 17th Dec-19th Dec 2014.
Nair, M. G., K. Ramamurthy and A.R. Ganesan (2017) Development of location specific profiled Fresnel collector for light pipes for harnessing daylight’, International Conference on Materials Mechanics and Management, College of Engineering Trivandrum, India, 13th July-14th July 2017.
Other Academic activities
Conducted several visiting faculty programs for students of under graduate and post graduate students.
Guided several post graduate thesis students and under graduate thesis students.
Dissertation coordinator for PG students 2015-2016
Thesis coordinator for M Planning- 2016, Building science lab in charge.2015-2017
Staff Advisor- M Planning and M Arch- 2016-2017
Chairman for university examinations of B Arch –S1S2-2016
Organized two short term courses- Sustainability and energy issues in Built environment”- 2009, New Dimensions of sustainability in built environment- 2016
Short term Course (expert talk presented)- Current Research in Built Environment-2016