Mohamad Kanaan received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Lebanese University in 2003. He received two Master’s degrees, the first in Applied Mathematics from Saint-Joseph University (USJ) in 2008 and the second in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2011. He earned his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from AUB in February 2015.
He worked as a part-time lecturer at Global University before being appointed as a full-time assistant professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Beirut Arab University in March 2015.
HVAC, Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Comfort, UVGI systems, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, CFD Applications.
Kanaan, M., K. Chahine, 2018. CFD study of ventilation for indoor multi-zone transformer substation. International Journal of Heat and Technology 36: 88-94.
Kanaan M., N. Ghaddar, K. Ghali. 2016. Localized air-conditioning with upper-room UVGI to reduce airborne bacteria cross-infection. Building Simulation 9(1):63-74
Kanaan, M., N. Ghaddar, K. Ghali, G. Araj. 2015. Upper-Room UVGI Effectiveness with Pathogens at Different Droplet Sizes in Spaces Conditioned by Chilled Ceiling Mixed Displacement Ventilation System. Building and Environment 87:117-128
Kanaan, M., N. Ghaddar, K. Ghali, G. Araj. 2014. New Airborne Pathogen Transport Model for upper-room UVGI spaces Conditioned by Chilled Ceiling and Mixed Displacement Ventilation: Enhancing Air Quality and Energy Performance. Energy Conversion and Management 85: 50-61.
Kanaan, M., N. Ghaddar, K. Ghali. 2012. Quality of inhaled air in displacement ventilation systems assisted by personalized ventilation. HVAC&R Research 18(3): 500-514.
Kanaan, M., N. Ghaddar, K. Ghali. 2010. Simplified model of contaminant dispersion in rooms conditioned by chilled-ceiling displacement ventilation system. HVAC&R Research 16(6): 765-783.
M. Kanaan, N. Ghaddar, K. Ghali , G. Araj. CFD Investigation of the Performance of Localized Air-Conditioning with Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation in Reducing Cross-Infection. First International ASHRAE Conference and Exhibition on Efficient Building Design, Materials and HVAC equipment technologies, October 2-3, 2014, Beirut, Lebanon
M. Kanaan, N. Ghaddar, K. Ghali, G. Araj, W. Chakroun, M. Darwish. Upper Room UV-Disinfected Mixed Air Use for Chilled Ceiling Displacement Ventilation System to Enhance Air Quality and Performance. First International Conference on Energy, Indoor Environment in Hot Climates, February 24-26, 2014, Doha, Qatar.
M. Kanaan, N. Ghaddar, K. Ghali. Localized Air-Conditioning with Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for Energy Conservation and Reduction of Disease Transmission. Proceedings of CLIMA 2013 11th REHVA World Congress & 8th International Conference on IAQVEC "Energy Efficient, Smart & Healthy Buildings" , June 16-19, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic