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Ali Memari

Professor and Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair in Residential Building Construction, and Director of the PHRC

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

Architectural Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 222 Sackett Building


Phone: 814-863-9788

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Residential and commercial building envelope systems evaluation, Building science and energy efficiency, Full-scale testing of glass curtain wall, light-frame systems, and masonry and panelized wall systems, Evaluation of building structural and nonstructural and envelope systems under natural hazard and environmental load effects.



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304