Bomani Khemet is an assistant professor of building science in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto, and is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario. He earned his Bachelors degree in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa, a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at Howard University, a Master of Building Science at Ryerson University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering at Ryerson University.
Khemet has had several years of experience teaching both building science and HVAC courses to practicing architects and engineers within the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. He has also taught graduate and undergraduate students building science at the University of Toronto’s Department of Civil Engineering. Moreover, he has delivered lectures in advanced building envelopes and sustainable environmental control systems to undergraduate architectural students at Ryerson University.
Professionally, Khemet has over a decade of engineering experience as a designer or manager on a variety of fascinating construction and transportation projects. These projects include the design of emission reduction technologies in heavy vehicles, as well as Reduction of Hazardous Substances initiatives for industrial products. Most notably, he has had the opportunity to work on Toronto’s Union Station Revitalisation project under a comprehensive transit re-signalling construction contract.
Research interests include:
- Resilient architecture
- Low energy building enclosures
- Airtightness in residential buildings
- HVAC and environmental controls
- Building energy modelling