Vishnu Vardhan is a Research Associate at Center for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE), CRDF. He holds a graduate degree (B.E.) in Mechanical with specialisation in Energy Engineering from VIT University, Vellore. During undergraduate studies, he worked on multiple research-based projects relevant to the themes of climate and building sustainability. His research primarily included the analysis of particulate matter deposition on heritage facades through experimental and computational methods, the estimation of thermal properties of organic facades in an urban context, etc. The results of these projects were published internationally. After completing his degree, he joined the Centre for Scientific Research/Studio Naqshbandi at Auroville, where he worked as a Building Energy Analyst on the U.S.-India Joint Center for Building Energy Research & Development (CBERD) project. His responsibilities included technical documentation and data analysis of the passive design strategies across seven naturally ventilated buildings in the warm-humid climate. He also conducted component level thermal monitoring in a building as a part of an independent study which focused on highlighting the performance of sustainable building fabrics.
At CARBSE, his responsibilities entail the study of globally developed personal comfort systems, the documentation of appropriate material selection and design strategies for climate responsive buildings in the warm-humid tropics, and more. His career objective is to develop scientific yet lucid communication methods in the field of building sustainability by inter twining the disciplines of engineering, architecture, and economics.