Dr. Minjae Shin

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 280 Hardaway
  • Phone: (205) 348-0413
  • Fax: (205) 348-0783

Areas of Research

  • Building Energy Modeling and Simulation
  • Measurement and Verification for Building Energy Performance
  • Renewable Energy Systems Integration
  • Net Zero Energy Buildings
  • Indoor Environmental Quality


  • Ph.D., Architecture, Texas A&M University, 2018
  • M.S., Architectural Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 2012
  • B.S., Architectural Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 2010


Dr. Minjae Shin is an assistant professor in the department of civil, construction, and environmental engineering at The University of Alabama. He received his doctoral degree in architecture at Texas A&M University. Also, he received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in architectural engineering at Hanyang University in South Korea.

Prior to joining UA in 2018, he was a research assistant at the Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, where he was an essential part to the ESL building energy modeling team and assisted in the legislative responsibilities under the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.

Shin’s expertise is in the energy modeling and performance simulation for the design and development of sustainable buildings. His research interests and work experience include energy savings calculation, building energy data analysis and prediction using machine learning techniques, high-performance building design, energy-efficient systems design, renewable energy systems integration, and performance Measurement and Verification.

Shin has extensive research experience in the field of building energy efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality. He has participated in multiple research projects on his subject areas funded by ASHRAE, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Army, and Korean Ministry of Environment. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, International Building Performance Simulation Association.

Publications and Patents:

  • Yoo, W., H. Kim, and M. Shin., “Stations-oriented Indoor Localization (SOIL): A BIM-based occupancy schedule modeling system,” Building and Environment, (2019)
  • Shin, M., J.C. Baltazar, J. Haberl, E. Frazier, and B. Lynn., “Evaluation of the energy performance of a net zero energy building in a hot and humid climate,” Energy and Buildings, 204: 109531, (2019)
  • Shin, M. and J. Haberl., “Thermal zoning for building HVAC design and energy simulation: A review,” Energy and Buildings, 203:109429, (2019)
  • Do, S.L., Shin, M., Baltazar, J., Kim, J., “Energy benefits from semi-transparent BIPV window and daylight dimming systems for IECC code-compliance residential buildings in hot and humid climates,” Solar Energy, 155, pp. 291-303, (2017)
  • Shin, M., Do, S.L., “Prediction of cooling energy use in buildings using an enthalpy-based cooling degree-days method in a hot and humid climate,” Energy and Buildings, 110, pp. 57-70, (2016)

Honors and Awards:

  • First-place Winner, Malcom Verdict Memorial Poster Competition, Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference, 2016
  • ASHRAE Graduate Student Grant-In-Aid, ASHRAE, 2014
  • Norman and Renee Zelman Endowed Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 2012 & 2013
  • Top-off Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 2012