Albert Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Bombay
Powai, Mumbai – 400 076, Maharashtra, INDIA

Construction Technology And Management

Major Research Areas:

Sustainable Construction
Building Energy Simulation
Life Cycle Analysis
Lean Construction

Personal Info:

Phone No:022 25767347
Fax No:022 25767302
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    March 2023- R Subramanian Fellowship Award from the Glazing Society of India. Awarded for recognizing the contributions so far and for researching further on the use of glass in the building industry.
    March 2023- Most read article: “Sustainability Assessment and Benchmarking Framework for Buildings Using a System Dynamics Modeling and Simulation Approach”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE.
    Best Paper Award – 2020, For the paper titled “An Artificial Neural Network-Based Framework to Optimize the Window-to- Wall Ratio (WWR) of Buildings” for the theme Blended Technologies in Civil Engineering”, at International Conference on Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure, 2020.
    Best Poster Award – 2020, For the poster titled "Estimating gap in generation and recycling of concrete waste: an MFA Approach" at International Conference on Urban Science and Engineering, 2020
    BHAVAN Fellowship - 2020, Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowships -2020 received by the PI’s research group, Supported by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).
    2nd Runner-Up for Poster Presentation – 2019, For the poster presented at Indian Lean Construction Conference, Pune, India-2019.
    Young Faculty Award, IIT Bombay (2018)
    Editor's choice by Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE (2016)
    GSS Fellowship, University of Michigan (2016)
    CEE Bottum Fellowship, University of Michigan (2016-2017)
    Rackham Conference Travel Grants, University of Michigan (2016, 2015a, 2015b)
    Build India Scholarship, IIT Madras (2006- 2008)

Invited Talks

    Invited talk during the workshop at Mumbai on "Market Potential for Energy-Efficient Passive Housing Projects, Energy Efficient Housing Program (EEHP)" conducted by State Bank of India in association with EY and AEEE, on the topic Sustainable Construction Techniques for Housing Sector - July 2023
    Invited keynote lecture on the topic "Academia - Industry Collaboration towards Sustainable Construction" at SECON-23, FISAT, Kerala. SECON-23 - June 2023
    Invited lecture on the topic "Decarbonising the built environment,Status and Way forward" at Saint Goban Research India, Chennai. SGRI - IITB - Apr 2023
    Invited lecture on the topic "Building Information Modeling" at the faculty development program at Government Engineering College BartonHill, Trivandrum- Mar 2023
    Invited keynote lecture on the topic "Sustainable Construction Practices" at the one day symposium titled "Role of Science and Technology in India’s Journey to Net Zero Emissions", at IIT Palakkad IITP - Essence - March 2023
    Invited panel member at Indian Lean Construction Conference to discuss about "How to teach Lean at Colleges" Dec-2021
    Invited lecture on Sustainbile and Lean Ways of Construction Management, for the Faculty Developemnt Program conducted at Kidangoor Engineering College, Kerala-Aug 2021
    Invited lecture on Lean Construction, for the Faculty Developemnt Program conducted at FISAT, Kerala-June 2021
    Invited lecture on Sustainbile and Lean Approaches in Construction Management, for the Faculty Developemnt Program conducted at TKM College of Engineering, Quilon, Kerala-Sep 2020
    Invited lectures on quality and safety in construction, energy modeling and primavera based project scheduling at the QIP program on Fundamentals of Construction Materials, Technology and Management, at IIT Bombay - Jan 2020
    Invited lecture at the GIAN course on "Introduction to BIM" at IIT Bombay, on the topic "BIM and energy modeling" - August 2018
    Invited lecture for the faculty development program at government engineering college trissur, Kerala, India, on the topic "Bulding energy modeling and simulation" - July 2018.
    Keynote speaker at the international conference on sustainable construction and building materials (ICSCBM-2018), on the topic " Adopting lean and sustianibility based techniques for effective management of construction projects" at NIT Suratkal, India - June 2018.
    Invited speaker at the Department of Civil, Environmental & Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey- July 2017.
    Invited Speaker at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA– April 2017.
    Invited speaker for the panel discussion on the topic “What’s Next? Understanding Your Graduate School Options” for undergraduate students at the University of Michigan, February 24th, 2015

Journal Editor/Reviewing Roles

    Guest Editor (Sustainable Production and Consumption- Elsevier)
    Guest Editor (Journal of IT in construction)
    Guest Editor (Sensing and Data Analytics- Frontiers)
    Journal of IT in construction (IT con)
    Energy Efficiency (Springer)
    Automation in Construction (Elsevier)
    Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier)
    Journal of Building Engineering (Elsevier)
    Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE)
    Energy and Buildings (Elsevier)
    Energy and Built Environment (KeAi Publishing)
    Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (Emerald Publishing)
    Energy Science and Engineering (Wiley)