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Srebric, Jelena

Srebric, Jelena

Margaret G. and Frederick H. Kohloss Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Director of Center for Sustainability in the Built Environment (City@UMD)
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
3143 Glenn L. Martin Hall


  • Ph.D., Building Technology, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, 2000
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1997
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1994



  •  American Academy of Teachers of Singing (AATS) Award for COVID-19 Response, 2021
  • USM Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Innovation, University of Maryland, 2020
  • Elected Fellow of the International Building Performance and Simulation Association (IBPSA) by the IBPSA Board, 2019
  • Elected Fellow of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) by the Academy of Fellows of ISIAQ, 2018
  • Inaugural Particle and Fibre Toxicology Prize Paper Award, 2016
  • Serbian National Academy of Engineering, Elected International Member, 2013
  • Outstanding Research Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS), 2012
  • 2009 Crosby Field Award, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), 2010
  • 2009 Poster Presentation Award, ASHRAE, 2010
  • 2007 Transactions Paper Award, ASHRAE, 2008
  • Distinguished Service Award, ASHRAE, 2007
  • Yaglou Award, International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences, 2005
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 2002
  • Special Emphasis Research Career Award (SERCA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2001
  • Homer Addams Award, ASHRAE, 2001
  • Pearce Development Professorship, PSU, 2000-2004


Multi-scale Modeling of Urban Neighborhoods Computational Fluid Dynamics and Energy Simulations Simulations and Measurements of Indoor and Outdoor Environments Ventilation Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Building Energy Analysis Sustainable Buildings and Climate Change

  • Zhao, M., Kim, Y.S., and Srebric, J. 2015. “Occupant Perceptions and a Health Outcome in Retail Stores,” Building and Environment, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.05.039.
  • Yaghoobian, N., Srebric, J. 2015. “Influence of Plant Coverage on the Total Green Roof Energy Balance and Building Energy Consumption,” Energy and Buildings, 103(2015): 1-13.
  • Chen, X., Wang, Q., and Srebric, J. 2015. “Model Predictive Control for Indoor Thermal Comfort and Energy Optimization Using Occupant Feedback,” Energy and Buildings, 102(2015): 357-369.
  • Jareemit, D., and Srebric, J. 2015. “A Characterization of Time-Dependent Air Infiltration Rates in Retail Stores Using Calibrated Multi-zone Model,” Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 21(4): 420-428.
  • Srebric, J., Heidarinejad, M., Liu, J. 2015. “Building Neighborhood Emerging Properties and their Impacts on Multi-Scale Modeling of Building Energy and Airflows,” Building and Environment, 91(2015): 246-262.
  • Liu, J., Heidarinejad, M., Gracik, S., Srebric, J., and Yu, N. 2015. “An indirect validation of convective heat transfer coefficients (CHTCs) for external building surfaces in an actual urban environment,” Building Simulation Journal, 2015(8): 337-352.
  • Zhao, M., Srebric, J., Berghage, R., Dressler K., 2015. “Accumulated Snow Layer Influence on the Heat Transfer Process through Green Roof Assemblies,” Building and Environment, 87(2015): 82-91.
  • Chen, X., Wang, Q., and Srebric, J. 2015. “A Data-driven State-space Model of Indoor Thermal Sensation Using Occupant Feedback for Low-Energy Buildings,” Energy and Buildings, 91(2015): 187-198.
  • Pitchurov, G., Srebric, J., Zhu, S., Vincent R.L., Rudnick, S.N., and Brickner P.W. 2015. “A Validated Numerical Investigation of the Ceiling Fan's Role in the Upper-Room UVGI Efficacy,” Building and Environment, 86(2015): 109-119.
  • Liu, J., Heidarinejad, M., Gracik, S., and Srebric, J. 2015. “The impact of exterior surface convective heat transfer coefficients on the building energy consumption in urban neighborhoods with different plan area densities,” Energy and Buildings, 86(2015): 449-463.
  • Han, G., Srebric, J., and Enache-Pommer, E. 2015. “Different Modeling Strategies of Infiltration Rates for an Office Building to Improve Accuracy of Building Energy Simulations,” Energy and Buildings, 86(2015): 288-295.
  • Gracik, S., Heidarinejad, M., Liu, J., Srebric, J. 2015. “Effect of Urban Neighborhoods on the Performance of Building Cooling Systems,” Building and Environment, 90(2015): 15-29.

UMD’s Zupnik Hall to Spur Innovation, Collaboration

New building will provide a new home for several ME research groups, centers, and labs.

UMD’s Tubaldi Wins NSF CAREER Award

Improved cardiovascular implants could be one result of an ME faculty member’s groundbreaking research.

UMD ME Faculty Ranked in Top 2% of Scientists Worldwide

The department is home to some of the most widely-cited researchers in their fields.

Srebric, Colleagues Win Best Paper Award

UMD, Univ. of Colorado-Boulder researchers joined forces to mitigate COVID risks at musical performances.

Srebric Leads Development of Mask Alternative for Prolonged Use

Solution aims to reduce discomfort for workers, ensure safety  

Srebric Named Margaret G. and Frederick H. Kohloss Chair in Mechanical Engineering

Inaugural appointment recognizes Srebric's leadership as a researcher, mentor, teacher, and collaborator.

UMD Mechanical Engineering Retains Strong Position in Rankings

Program is #12 among public universities and #20 overall, according to U.S. News & World Report

Standing with our Asian-American Community

The Clark School community stands united with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders colleagues.

Striking Up the Band Again—Safely

Twin studies at UMD and the University of Colorado-Boulder help band and music ensemble directors mitigate COVID-19 risks.

Srebric Named Acting Associate Dean for Research

Mechanical Engineering Professor Jelena Srebric selected as Acting Associate Dean for Research
in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Srebric to Receive 2020 USM Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Innovation

Award is highest honor bestowed to faculty by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

Srebric Elected IBPSA Fellow

Jelena Srebric, University of Maryland professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a Fellow of IBPSA.

Srebric Elected Fellow of ISIAQ

Professor achieves recognition for contributions to the indoor air sciences.

Women's History Month Feature

Some of our female faculty, alumni and students discuss their experiences for Women's History Month.

Researchers Introduce RoCo, a Mobile Personal Heating and Cooling Device

UMD Invention Has Potential to Cut Energy Costs in Residential and Large Building AC

Srebric Receives UMD Sustainability Grant

Mechanical Engineering Professor Jelena Srebric receives UMD Sustainability Fund Grant to reduce water and energy consumption.

Saving Energy with ‘Personal HVAC Systems’

UMD awarded more than $5 million by ARPA-E to fund potentially transformational research.

Clark School Welcomes New Faculty

Ten new faculty members join the Clark School for the 2013-2014 school year.

Mechanical Engineering Welcomes New Faculty

Dr. Peter Chung and Dr. Jelena Srebric have joined the ME faculty this fall.

Other professional society fellows

  • Elected Fellow of the International Building Performance and Simulation Association (IBPSA) by the IBPSA Board, 2019
  • Elected Fellow of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) by the Academy of Fellows of ISIAQ, 2018