Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Mechanical Engineering, 1987
M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, Mechanical Engineering, 1985
B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, Thermo-Mechanical Engineering & Energy Conversion, 1983
Computational and experimental methods in heat and mass transfer; radon
entry dynamics, transport and innovative mitigation techniques;
convective transport in porous media; multiphase flow and heat
transfer; energy conversion; energy conservation; heat transfer
augmentation; data acquisition and instrumentation; aerosol science;
indoor air quality and pollution control; engineering education.
- W. Z. Daoud and K. J. Renken, "The Effect of Using an
Electromagnetic Shield to Reduce Radon Gas Diffusion Through Concrete,"
Proceedings of 2001 AARST International Radon Symposium, Daytona Beach,
Florida, October 21-24, 2001.
- L. J. Ferguson, W. Z. Daoud, and K. J. Renken,
"Measurements of the Air Permeability Coefficient of Concrete Samples
Under Radon Entry Conditions," Proceedings of 2001 International Radon
Symposium, Daytona Beach, Florida, October 21-24, 2001.
- K. J. Renken and G. T. Abraham, "Experimental Setup of a
Low Differential Pressure Permeability Apparatus for Concrete Samples,"
2001 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual
Conference & Exposition, Sponsor: Instrumentation Division,
Albuquerque, NM, June 24-27, 2001.
- W. Z. Daoud and K. J. Renken, "Measurements of the Effect
of Relative Humidity on the Radon Gas Diffusion Coefficient of
Concrete," to be presented at the Third Eurosymposium on Protection
Against Radon, Liege, Belgium, May 10 - 11, 2001.
- W. Z. Daoud and K. J. Renken, "Laboratory Assessment of
Flexible Thin-Film Membrane as a Passive Barrier to Radon Gas
Diffusion," The Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 272/1-3, pp.
127-135, May 2001.
- K. J. Renken and Y. S. Nam, "Laboratory Measurements of
Electro-Osmotic Pulsing Technology in Reducing Radon Soil Gas Diffusion
Through a Concrete Slab," The Science of the Total Environment, Vol.
272/1-3, pp. 353-354, May 2001.