William Bahnfleth

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Architectural Engineering

Research Summary

Thermal storage, district heating and cooling, indoor air quality, building energy modeling and analysis, applications of thermal sciences to buildings, and sampling protocols for indoor bioaerosol contaminants.

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Recent Publications

Model-Based Testbed for Uncertainty Quantification in Building Control Systems with Advanced Sequences of Operation

Abdel Haleem, S. M., Pavlak, G. S. & Bahnfleth, W. P., Jun 1 2022, In: Journal of Architectural Engineering. 28, 2, 04022007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Control of airborne infectious disease in buildings: Evidence and research priorities

Bueno de Mesquita, P. J., Delp, W. W., Chan, W. R., Bahnfleth, W. P. & Singer, B. C., Jan 2022, In: Indoor Air. 32, 1, e12965.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Quantifying transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 in different situations

Greenhalgh, T., Peng, Z., Jimenez, J. L., Bahnfleth, W., Dancer, S. J. & Bourouiba, L., Jan 20 2022, In: The BMJ. 376, o106.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

Why Indoor Chemistry Matters: A National Academies Consensus Report

Habre, R., Dorman, D. C., Abbatt, J., Bahnfleth, W. P., Carter, E., Farmer, D., Gawne-Mittelstaedt, G., Goldstein, A. H., Grassian, V. H., Morrison, G., Peccia, J., Poppendieck, D., Prather, K. A., Shiraiwa, M., Stapleton, H. M., Williams, M. & Harries, M. E., Aug 2 2022, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 56, 15, p. 10560-10563 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

What were the historical reasons for the resistance to recognizing airborne transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Jimenez, J. L., Marr, L. C., Randall, K., Ewing, E. T., Tufekci, Z., Greenhalgh, T., Tellier, R., Tang, J. W., Li, Y., Morawska, L., Mesiano-Crookston, J., Fisman, D., Hegarty, O., Dancer, S. J., Bluyssen, P. M., Buonanno, G., Loomans, M. G. L. C., Bahnfleth, W. P., Yao, M., Sekhar, C., & 3 othersWargocki, P., Melikov, A. K. & Prather, K. A., Aug 2022, In: Indoor Air. 32, 8, e13070.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Erratum: Practical Indicators for Risk of Airborne Transmission in Shared Indoor Environments and Their Application to COVID-19 Outbreaks (Environmental Science and Technology (2022) 56:2 (1125-1137) DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c06531)

Peng, Z., Pineda Rojas, A. L., Kropff, E., Bahnfleth, W., Buonanno, G., Dancer, S. J., Kurnitski, J., Li, Y., Loomans, M. G. L. C., Marr, L. C., Morawska, L., Nazaroff, W., Noakes, C., Querol, X., Sekhar, C., Tellier, R., Greenhalgh, T., Bourouiba, L., Boerstra, A., Tang, J. W., & 2 othersMiller, S. L. & Jimenez, J. L., Mar 1 2022, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 56, 5, p. 3302-3303 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

Practical Indicators for Risk of Airborne Transmission in Shared Indoor Environments and Their Application to COVID-19 Outbreaks

Peng, Z., Rojas, A. L. P., Kropff, E., Bahnfleth, W., Buonanno, G., Dancer, S. J., Kurnitski, J., Li, Y., Loomans, M. G. L. C., Marr, L. C., Morawska, L., Nazaroff, W., Noakes, C., Querol, X., Sekhar, C., Tellier, R., Greenhalgh, T., Bourouiba, L., Boerstra, A., Tang, J. W., & 2 othersMiller, S. L. & Jimenez, J. L., Jan 18 2022, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 56, 2, p. 1125-1137 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Indoor air quality and health in schools: A critical review for developing the roadmap for the future school environment

Sadrizadeh, S., Yao, R., Yuan, F., Awbi, H., Bahnfleth, W., Bi, Y., Cao, G., Croitoru, C., de Dear, R., Haghighat, F., Kumar, P., Malayeri, M., Nasiri, F., Ruud, M., Sadeghian, P., Wargocki, P., Xiong, J., Yu, W. & Li, B., Oct 1 2022, In: Journal of Building Engineering. 57, 104908.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Impact of control loop performance on energy use, air quality, and thermal comfort in building systems with advanced sequences of operation

Abdel Haleem, S. M., Pavlak, G. & Bahnfleth, W. P., Oct 2021, In: Automation in Construction. 130, 103837.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Inactivation of Pathogens in Air Using Ultraviolet Direct Irradiation Below Exposure Limits

Allen, G. R., Benner, K. J. & Bahnfleth, W. P., 2021, In: Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 126, 126052.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Reducing airborne infectious aerosol exposure

Bahnfleth, W. & Degraw, J., May 2021, In: ASHRAE Journal. 63, 5, p. 18-21 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global indoor air crisis that should lead to change: A message commemorating 30 years of Indoor Air

Li, Y., Nazaroff, W. W., Bahnfleth, W., Wargocki, P. & Zhang, Y., Nov 2021, In: Indoor Air. 31, 6, p. 1683-1686 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

A paradigm shift to combat indoor respiratory infection

Morawska, L., Allen, J., Bahnfleth, W., Bluyssen, P. M., Boerstra, A., Buonanno, G., Cao, J., Dancer, S. J., Floto, A., Franchimon, F., Greenhalgh, T., Haworth, C., Hogeling, J., Isaxon, C., Jimenez, J. L., Kurnitski, J., Li, Y., Loomans, M., Marks, G., Marr, L. C., & 19 othersMazzarella, L., Melikov, A. K., Miller, S., Milton, D. K., Nazaroff, W., Nielsen, P. V., Noakes, C., Peccia, J., Prather, K., Querol, X., Sekhar, C., Seppänen, O., Tanabe, S. I., Tang, J. W., Tellier, R., Tham, K. W., Wargocki, P., Wierzbicka, A. & Yao, M., May 14 2021, In: Science. 372, 6543, p. 689-691 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Critical Capability Needs for Reduction of Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Indoors

Morrow, J. B., Packman, A. I., Martinez, K. F., Van Den Wymelenberg, K., Goeres, D., Farmer, D. K., Mitchell, J., Ng, L., Hazi, Y., Schoch-Spana, M., Quinn, S., Bahnfleth, W. & Olsiewski, P., Sep 29 2021, In: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 9, 641599.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Dismantling myths on the airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Tang, J. W., Bahnfleth, W. P., Bluyssen, P. M., Buonanno, G., Jimenez, J. L., Kurnitski, J., Li, Y., Miller, S., Sekhar, C., Morawska, L., Marr, L. C., Melikov, A. K., Nazaroff, W. W., Nielsen, P. V., Tellier, R., Wargocki, P. & Dancer, S. J., Apr 2021, In: Journal of Hospital Infection. 110, p. 89-96 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review