Jelena Srebric

Summer Speaker

Dr. Srebric is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Cluster for SustainabilITY in the Built Environment at the University of Maryland (CITY@UMD). She earned a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. The focus of Srebric’s research is on multi-scale modeling of built infrastructure to provide reliable assessments of how these systems affect occupant population, energy consumption, and associated CO2 emissions. She teaches and develops new courses on energy and environmental systems in the built environment with more than several thousands of students who took her courses at University of Maryland, Penn State, and Harvard. She presented more than thirty guest lectures at different universities including Stanford, Princeton, MIT, and Columbia. Dr. Srebric is the author and co-author of roughly two hundred publications, including the “Indoor Environment” chapter in the newest edition of the Mechanical Engineers’ Handbook. The International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences recognized her work on indoor air quality with the 2005 Yaglou award. She was an invited speaker at the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 2011 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Dr. Srebric was elected an international member of the Serbian National Academy of Engineering in 2013. In spring 2016, Srebric was an invited participant at workshops organized by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and National Academy of Engineering (NAE), both workshops aimed at charting future directions for research.