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Dr. Miroslava Kavgic is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa with expertise in sustainable building engineering. She is a mechanical engineer of thermal science and completed her Master's (2006) and Ph.D. (2013) studies in Environmental Design and Engineering at the University College London, U.K., researching indoor environmental quality and decarbonizing the building sector.
Before joining uOttawa in 2020, Dr. Kavgic was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Renewable Energy Storage Lab at Dalhousie University in Halifax (2014-2016) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Manitoba (2016-2020), where she is an Adjunct Professor. She also has extensive industry experience working in firms on sustainable building design and engineering.
At uOttawa, she carries out research on developing carbon-negative building materials, bioclimatic design strategies, and renewable systems for sustainable, healthy, and affordable buildings. Dr. Kavgic is a member of the Centre for Indigenous Community Infrastructure at uOttawa and is especially interested in deriving environmentally and culturally appropriate solutions and technologies for remote Northern communities.
She is well known for her work on developing and applying the urban-scale energy modeling tool to estimate the potential for building decarbonization. She has published research on various topics in building physics, including carbon capture building materials and envelope systems, HVAC systems, advanced control strategies, indoor environmental quality, urban energy modeling, renewable energy, and thermal storage systems.
Fields of Interest
- Carbon capture building materials and envelope systems
- Indoor environmental quality
- Bioclimatic building design
- HVAC systems, sensors, and advanced controls
- Renewable energy and thermal storage
- Net-zero carbon buildings and cities
- Systematic efficiency
- Urban energy modeling