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Jan Kosny

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Jan Kosny, Ph.D. Research Professor, Director - Building Energy Efficiency and Temperature Control Materials Laboratory, Co-Director - Photovoltaic Prototyping and Testing Laboratory

Expertise

Heat and Mass Transport in Porous Media, Phase Change Processes, Nano-Porous Thermal Insulation and Radiation Control Technologies, Thermal Storage, Building Physics, Building Integrated Solar Technologies, Building Energy Efficiency, Building Envelope Materials and Systems

Education

Ph.D.: Civil Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warsaw, Poland
MS: Civil Engineering, Rzeszów University of Technology, Rzeszów, Poland 

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PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

2019                 Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Francis College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML)
2016-2018      Executive Director, North American PCM Industry Association (PCMIA), Inc.
2010-2019      Program Director, Building Enclosures and Materials, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, CSE, Boston, MA
2005-2015      Adjunct Professor - University of New Brunswick Fredericton, Department of Forestry and Environmental Management, Fredericton, Canada
1992-2010      Senior Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Energy Transportation Science Division
1982-1992      Assistant, Associate Professor - Rzeszów University of Technology, Department of Architectural, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rzeszów, Poland

Selected Awards and Honors

2017 Fulbright Foundation Specialist – Fulbright Foundation, The Fulbright Specialist Program, U.S. Department of State
2015 Service Award - Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC)
2009 R&D Magazine, R&D 100 Award - Fire-Resistive Phase Change Material 
2000 DOE-ORNL Early Carrier Award

LIST OF RECENT RESEARCH GRANTS & SPONSORED RESEARCH

2020 PI, 2020 Office of Navy Research (ONR) – Hybrid Inorganic Latent Heat Storage Material for Thermal Management in Batteries (TMB) and Thermo-Chemical Applications
2020 PI, 2020 DOE BTO BENEFIT project – MULTIPURPOSE LATENT HEAT STORAGE SYSTEM FOR BUILDING APPLICATIONS - Development of Low-Cost, High-Performance, Easy-to-Apply, Non-Flammable, Inorganic Phase Change Material (PCM) Technology
2018    PI, Fraunhofer USA research award – funding dedicated to development of new types of bio-based catalysts for production of phenolic foam 
2018 PI, Fraunhofer USA research award – funding dedicated to development of a concept of the Self-Sustained, Zero Energy, Military Shelter (solar and wind powered) for DoD’s AFRICOM – collaboration with FORTS USA and SBM Solar
2018 Co-PI, Industry funded project - Analysis of Vacuum Insulation Systems (VIPs) for application in shipping containers
2017 PI, Grant, DOE BTO, contracted through ORNL – Comparative field exposure and accelerated laboratory corrosion testing of novel low-acidic formulations of phenolic foams used in low-slope metal-deck roofs 
2017 PI, Grant, DOE BTO BENEFIT – Development of R-10 polyisocyanurate nano-porous foam thermal insulation, cooperation with VCU and MST
2016 Co-PI, Grant, global chemical company - Development of a new generation of PIR foams of improved long-term thermal characteristics
2016 Co-PI, Grant, ARPA-E - cooperation with VCU and MST – Development of transparent aerogel for window applications
2016 Co-PI, Grant, ARPA-E – cooperation with Triton Systems Inc. – Development of moisture repealing nano-pore film for fenestration
2016 PI, Grant, ORAU, DOE, BTO, Post-Doctoral Research Grant for Numerical Analysis of Thermal Anomalies in Building Enclosure Elements (Dr. J. L. Castro Aguilar from Spain)
2015 PI, Grant, industry funded work - Numerical performance analysis of cool coatings for walls 
2015 Co-Pi, Grant, NSF SBIR – Development of micro-encapsulation technology for inorganic PCMs (collaboration with Cool Composites)
2015 PI, Grant, DOE Building America Program – Integration of the attic numerical model to EnergyPlus – a whole building energy simulation tool
2015      PI, Grant, DOE BTO BENEFIT – Development of a new generation of bio-based, low-cost phenolic foams

RECENT KEYNOTE/INVITED TALKS

September 29, 2020 – Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) Recent Technology Developments, The International Colloquia on Thermal Innovations (InnoTherm) – MIT, Dept. of Mechanical Eng.
September 21, 2020 – Current Developments and Building Applications of Vacuum Thermal Insulations, 2020 International Super Insulation Meeting, Taicang City, China, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China.
January 18, 2019 – “Novel Formulation for Synthesis of Noncorrosive Phenolic Foams” BAU 2019 Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, Messe München, Munich, Germany.
June 20, 2018 – “New Generation of Bio-Based, Polymeric Foams.” VII Konferencja Solina 2018, Rzeszow University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Polanczyk, Poland.
May 9-10, 2018 - “Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Thermal Performance of Residential Attics Containing Aerogel-based Radiant Barrier Systems.” The 2018 International Reflective Insulation Manufacturers (I-RIM) Conference Puntarenas, Costa Rica
December 15, 2017 – “A Usage of Thermal Mass and Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for Energy Savings and Control of Building Thermal Inertia.” Massachusetts Technical Assessment Committee Meeting
February 18, 2017 – “Development of Bio-Based Phenolic Foam.” BAU 2017 Building Trade Fair, Messe München, Munich, Germany.
June 17, 2015 – “High Performance Building Envelope Technologies for Residential and Small Commercial Roofs and Attics.” TechConnect 2015 - World Innovation Summit and Expo, Gaylord Convention Center, Washington D.C. 

LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

CHAIR: 2018 BEST5 Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology, American Institute of Architects and the National Institute of Building Sciences – Philadelphia, PE
Vice CHAIR:  2015 BEST4 Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology, American Institute of Architects and the National Institute of Building Sciences - Kansas City, MI
CHAIR: Materials for Sustainable Buildings Symposium, Technical Committee Member: - TechConnect World Innovation Conferences 2012 - 2019, as well as forthcoming 2021 TechConnect Conference in Austin, TX 
International Scientific Committee Member: The 14th International Conference on Energy Storage EnerSTOCK 2018, Adana, Turkey on 25-28 April 2018
Technical Committee Member: 
Since 1994, ASHRAE, DOE, ORNL, Building Thermal Envelopes Conferences held every three years in Clearwater Beach, FL
Central European Symposium on Building Physics (CESBP 2019) in Prague, Czech Republic
Central European Symposium on Building Physics (CESBP 2016) in Dresden, Germany
Central European Symposium on Building Physics (CESBP 2013) in Vienna, Austria
Central European Symposium on Building Physics (CESBP 2010) in Krakow, Poland
International Solar Energy Conference SOLINA-2018, Technical University of Rzeszów, Poland, 19-23, June 2018
International Solar Energy Conference SOLINA-2010, 25-26, May 2010

Selected Publications

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS:
 2019 Kośny J., Yarbrough D. – “RECENT ADVANCES IN VACUUM THERMAL INSULATIONS USED IN BUILDING THERMAL ENVELOPES, " Chapter in vol 21. Annual Review of Heat Transfer, Begellhouse - ID "ARHT-30270.
2018 Alexiades V., Kośny J. “Melting and Freezing” – Chapter 3.4.3, Editor-in-Chief Raj P Chhabra, CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering, Second Edition, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC – 2018, ISBN 9781315119717
2018 Kośny J., Yarbrough “Use of Phase Change Materials in Buildings” – Chapter 4.9, Editor-in-Chief Raj P Chhabra, CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering, Second Edition, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC – 2018, ISBN 9781315119717
2018 Kośny J., Yarbrough “Thermal Bridges in Building Structures” – Chapter 4.10, Editor-in-Chief Raj P Chhabra - CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering, Second Edition, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC – 2018, ISBN 9781315119717
2015 Kośny J. “PCM-Enhanced Building Components - An Application of Phase Change Materials in Building Envelopes and Internal Structures.” – Book, 01/2015; Springer., ISBN: 978-3-319-14285-2
2002 Kośny J, Childs P.W. "Accuracy of Hot Box Testing of Steel Stud Walls" - Insulation Materials: Testing and applications: 4th Volume ASTM STP 1426, Edited by A.O. Desjarlais, and R.R. Zarr, Eds., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA
2002 Petrie T.W, Kośny J, Atchley J.A, Desjarlais A.O. "Effect of Steel Framing in Attic/Ceiling Assemblies on Overall Thermal Resistance" - Insulation Materials: Testing and applications: 4th Volume ASTM STP 1426, Edited by A.O. Desjarlais, and R.R. Zarr, Eds., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA
1997 Kośny, J., Christian, J. E., and Desjarlais, A. O., - “Metal Stud Wall Systems - Thermal Disaster or Modern Wall System with Highly Efficient Thermal Insulation?” - ASTM. Insulation Materials, Testing and Application - vol 3, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA
JOURNAL PAPERS:
2020 Kośny J., Miller W.A., Yarbrough D., Kossecka E., Biswas K.  “Application of Phase Change Materials and Conventional Thermal Mass for Control of Roof-Generated Cooling Loads" Applied Sciences, Special Issue Phase Change Materials in Buildings, Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(19), 6875; - 30 Sep. 2020; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10196875 
2019 Członka S., Bertino M.F., Kośny J., Shukla N. “Density and shrinkage as guiding criteria for the optimization of the thermal conductivity of poly(urethane)-class aerogels” In: Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, October 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s10971-019-05161-6
2018 Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Hill, M., Kośny, J. “Thermal impact of adhesive-mounted rooftop PV on underlying roof shingles” In: Solar Energy. 174: Elsevier Ltd., pp. 957-966.
2018 Czlonka, S., Bertino, M.F., Kośny, J., Strakowska, A., Maslowski, M., Strzelec, K. “Linseed oil as a natural modifier of rigid polyurethane foams” In: Industrial Crops and Products. 115: Elsevier B.V., pp. 40-51.
2018 Fontanini A.D., Castro Aguilar J.L.L, Mitchell M. S., Kośny J., Merket N., DeGraw J.W., Lee E.,” Predicting the performance of radiant technologies in attics: reducing the discrepancies between attic specific and whole-building energy models” In: Energy and Buildings 169: Elsevier B.V., pp. 69-83.
2018 Kośny J., Fontanini A.D, Shukla N., Fallahi A., Watts A., Trifuc R., Ganapathysubramaniand B. “Thermal performance analysis of residential attics containing high performance aerogel-based radiant barriers”. Energy and Buildings 158; Elsevier B.V., pp: 1036-1048, October 2017.
2017 Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Kośny, J. “Hydrothermal Impact of Adhesive-Applied Rooftop Photovoltaic System.” ASTM International: Advances in Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes STP 1599. West Conshohocken: ASTM International, Selected Technical Papers, PP. 69-82.
2017 Fontanini A.D., Kośny J., Nitin Shukla, Fallahi A., Ganapathysubramanian B., “Development and verification of the Fraunhofer attic thermal model”, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 2017, 10, 1, pp. 72-90.
2015 White, L.S., Echard, D.R., Bertino, M.F., Gao, X., Donthula, S., Leventis, N., Shukla, N., Kośny, J., Saeed, S. and Saoud, K. “Fabrication of native silica, cross-linked, and hybrid aerogel monoliths with customized geometries”. Translational Materials Research 3 015002.
2015 Shukla N, Kośny J. “DHFMA Method for Dynamic Thermal Property Measurement of PCM-integrated Building Materials.” Current Sustainable Renewable Energy Report – Built Environment 2(2), pp. 41-46
2014 Kośny J, Asiz A, Smith I, Shrestha S, Fallahi A. “A review of high R-value wood framed and composite wood wall technologies using advanced insulation techniques" - Energy and Buildings, Volume 72, Issue null, Pages 441-456, April 2014
2014 Kośny J, Fallahi A, Shukla N, Kossecka E, Abhari A. “Thermal Load Mitigation and Passive Cooling in Residential Attics Containing PCM-enhanced Insulations.” Solar Energy 108, pp. 164–177
2014 Kośny J, Misiopecki C, Fallahi A, Shukla N, DuPont WC, Carbary L.D. “Thermal Design of Window-Wall Interface in Wall Energy Retrofits Using High-Performance Vacuum Insulation.” ASHRAE Transactions vol.120, SE-14-008, p.90
2014 Shukla N, Fallahi A, Kośny J. “Aerogel Thermal Insulation − Technology Review and Cost Study for Building Enclosure Applications.” American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Transactions 2014, vol. 120 (1)
2013 Kośny J, Kossecka E. - "Understanding a Potential for Application of Phase-Change Materials (PCMs) in Building Envelopes" - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Transactions Volume 119, Part 1.DA-13-001.
2012 Kośny J, Kossecka E, Brzezinski B, Tleoubaev A, Yarbrough D.  “Dynamic Thermal Performance Analysis of Fiber Insulations Containing Bio-Based Phase Change Materials (PCMs).”  Energy and Buildings, Volume 52, September 2012, pp. 122–131.
2012 Kośny J, Biswas K, Miller W. A, Kriner S. “Field Thermal Performance of Naturally Ventilated Solar Roof with PCM Heat Sink.” Solar Energy, Volume 86, Issue 9, September 2012, pp. 2504–2514
2008 Kossecka E., Kośny J. “Hot Box Testing of Building Envelope Assemblies; A Simplified Procedure for Estimation of Minimum Time of the Test” - Journal of Testing and Evaluation (JTE), ISSN: 0090-3973, Volume 36, Issue 3 (May 2008)
2008 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Miller W.A. “Use of PCM-Enhanced Insulations in the Building Envelope.” - Journal of Building Enclosure Design, Summer/Fall 2008
2006 Mohiuddin S.A, Kośny J. “Effect of Framing Factor on Clear Wall R-value for Wood and Steel Framed Walls” – Journal of Building Physics, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 163-180 
2005 Kossecka E, Kośny J. “Three-Dimensional Conduction Z-Transfer Function Coefficients Derived from the Response Factors.”  March 2005, Energy and Buildings.
2003 Kossecka E, Kośny J.  “Z-Transfer Function Coefficients for Simulation of Three-Dimensional Heat Transfer in Building Walls.”  August/September 2003 issue of Archives of Civil Engineering, vol. XLIX, 4 2003, Warsaw, Poland.
2002 Kośny J., Kossecka E.  “Multidimensional Heat Transfer through Complex Building Envelope Assemblies in Energy Simulation Programs”- Energy and Buildings, June 2002, 34 (2002) pp. 445-454
2002 Kossecka E., Kośny J. “Influence of Insulation Configuration on Heating and Cooling Loads in Continuously Used Building.” -  Energy and Buildings, April 2002, 34 (2002) pp. 321-331
2001 Kośny J.  “Advances in Residential Wall Technologies – Simple Ways of Decreasing the Whole Building Energy Consumption.” - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Transactions, Volume 107, part 1, pp. 421-432
1998 Kośny J, Christian J.E, Desjarlais A.O, Kossecka E, Berrenberg L. “Performance Check Between Whole Building Thermal Performance Criteria and Exterior Wall Measured Clear Wall R-value, Thermal Bridging, and Airtightness” - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Transactions 1998, v.104 pt 2.
1998 Kośny J, Desjarlais A.O, Christian J.E. “Steel-Framed Buildings: Impacts of Wall Detail Configurations on the Whole Wall Thermal Performance” - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Transactions 1998, v.104, pt 2.
1997 Kośny J, Petrie T. W, Christian, J. E. “Thermal Bridges in Roofs Made of Wood and Light-Gauge Steel Profiles” - ASHRAE Transactions 1997, v.103 pt 1.
1997 Kośny J, Christian J. E. Desjarlais A. O. “Thermal Breaking Systems for Metal Stud Wall - Can Metal Stud Walls Perform as Well as Wood Stud Walls?” - ASHRAE Transactions 1997, v.103 pt 1.
1997 Kossecka E, Kośny J. “Equivalent Wall as a Dynamic Model of a Complex Thermal Structure” - Journal of Thermal Insulation and Building Envelopes, vol. 20, January 1997.
1996 Christian J. E, Kośny, J.  “Thermal Performance and Wall Ratings” - ASHRAE Journal - March 1996.
1995 Kośny, J. “Comparison of Thermal Performance of Wood Stud and Metal Frame Wall Systems” - Journal of Thermal Insulation and Building Envelopes, vol. 19 - July 1995.
1995 Kośny J, Christian, J. E., “Thermal Evaluation of Several Configurations of Insulation and Structural Materials for Some Metal Stud Walls” - Energy and Buildings, July 1995
1995 Kośny J, Christian J. E. “Reducing the Uncertainties Associated with Using the ASHRAE Zone Method for R-value Calculatons of Metal Frame Walls” - ASHRAE Transactions 1995 v.101, Pt 2.
1994 Kośny J, Desjarlais, A. O. “Influence of Architectural Details on the Overall Thermal Performance of Residential Wall Systems” - Journal of Thermal Insulation and Building Envelopes, July 1994.
1994 Kossecka E, Kośny J, Christian J. E. “A Simple Algorithm for Determining the Thermal Resistance of a Wall” - Building Research Journal - School of Architecture - Building Research Council, University of Illinois, Champaign. Vol. 3. No. 1. Spring 1994.
1993 Kośny J, Christian J. E. “The Optimum Use of Insulation for Concrete Masonry Block Foundations” - Building Research Journal - School of Architecture - Building Research Council, University of Illinois, Champaign. Vol. 2. No. 2. November 1993.
REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS:
2017 Castro Aguilar J. L, Kośny J., Shukla N. “Evaluating the impact of the edge thermal bridging on the overall thermal performance of vacuum insulation panel (VIP) assemblies.” The 13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS 2017), Paris, France, September 20 to 21st, 2017. 
2016 Shukla, N., Watts, A., Kośny, J. “Field Demonstration of Superior Performance of Advanced Building Technologies.” Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII International Conference − Proceedings of ASHRAE, Clearwater, FL. Dec. 2016
2016 Kośny J., Curcija C., Fontanini A.D., Liu H., Kossecka E. “A New Approach for Analysis of Complex Building Envelopes in Whole Building Energy Simulations.” Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII International Conference − Proceedings of ASHRAE, Clearwater, FL. Dec. 2016
2015 Biswas K, Shukla N, Kośny J, Abhari R. “Low-Cost Bio-Based Phase Change Materials as an Energy Storage Medium in Building Envelopes.” Buildings Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST) Conference 4, Kansas City, MO, April 13-15 2015 
2015 Fallahi A, Shukla N, Fontanini T, Carbary L, Serino R, Kośny J. “Field Performance Study of EIFS System Using Vacuum Insulation Panels.” Buildings Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST) Conference 4, Kansas City, MO, April 13-15 2015 (2015). 
2015 Kośny J, Shrestha S, Biswas K, Fallahi A, Shukla N. “Residential Building with Double Walls ‐ Thermal Performance Analysis and Field Testing.” Buildings Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST) Conference 4, Kansas City, MO, April 13-15 2015 (2015). 
2015 Urban B, Shukla N, Fontanini A, Kośny J. “Field Performance of Two Aerogel Blankets in a Hot, Dry Climate.” Buildings Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST) Conference 4, Kansas City, MO, April 13-15 2015
2014 Urban B, Shukla N, Fontanini A, Kośny J. “An Outdoor Hut Testing Platform for Evaluating Advanced Building Enclosures.” 10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, Lund, Sweden, June 15-19, 2014, pp. 135-143
2014 Shukla N, Cao P, Kośny J. “Lab-scale Dynamic Thermal Testing of PCM-enhanced Building Materials.” ASTM Selected Technical Paper (STP) 1574 − Next-Generation Thermal Insulation Challenges and Opportunities
2014 Shukla N, Kumar D, Elliot D, Kośny J. “Moisture Content Measurements in Wood and Wood-based Materials – Advancements in Sensor Calibration and Low Moisture Content Regime.” ASTM Selected Technical Paper (STP) 1574 − Next-Generation Thermal Insulation Challenges and Opportunities
2013 Alan D. Feinerman, Prateek Gupta, Craig Foster, David W. Yarbrough, Jan Kośny “Minimize Thermal Edge Losses with Stainless Steel Envelopes for Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs)”, Technical Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech, Washington DC, May 12-16, 2013
2013 Kośny J., Fallahi A., Shukla N. “Experimental and Numerical Energy Performance Analysis of PCM-Enhanced Building Envelope Products and Systems”, 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics, CESBP, September 2013, Vienna, Austria
2013 Misiopecki C, DuPont WC, Kośny J, Fallahi, Shukla N, Gustavsen A. “Optimization of window installations in deep energy retrofits using vacuum insulation panels.” 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics, CESBP, September 2013, Vienna, Austria
2013 Shukla N, Elliot D, Kumar D, Misiopecki C, Kośny J. “Experimental Hygrothermal Study in Wood and Wood-based Materials.” 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics, CESBP, September 2013, Vienna, Austria
2013 Urban B., Elliott D., Shukla N., Fallahi A., Kośny J. “Thermal Mass Effect of Solid Block Aerated Autoclaved Concrete.” 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics, CESBP, September 2013, Vienna, Austria 
2013 Shukla N, Fallahi A, Kośny J. “VIP - Technology Review and Cost Study for Building Retrofits in Northern US Locations.” ASHRAE, ORNL, Buildings XII Conference 2013, December 1-5, 2013, Clearwater Beach, FL.
2012 Shukla N, Fallahi A, Kośny J.  “Performance Characterization of PCM Impregnated Gypsum Board for Building Applications” - 1st International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2012), Volume 30, Pages 1-1434
2012 Fallahi A, Shukla N, Kośny J.  “Numerical Thermal Performance Analysis of PCMs Integrated with Residential Attics”, SimBuild2012 Conference, Madison, WI, August 2012
2012 Kossecka E, Kośny J.   “Energy Performance Analysis of Building Envelopes Utilizing Blown Fiber Insulation with Microencapsulated Phase Change Material (PCM)” - The Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST), AIA Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2012.
2012 Shukla N. C, Fallahi A, Kośny J, Harasim S, Blair C.  “Aerogel for Thermal Insulation of Interior Wall Retrofits in Cold Climates” - The Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST), AIA Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2012.
2011 Urban B, Engelmann P, Kossecka E, Kośny J.  "Arranging Insulation for Better Thermal Resistance in Concrete and Masonry Wall Systems" - 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics , Tampere, Finland, May 29th
2011 Engelmann P, Kośny J, Urban B.  "New Developments in Mitigation of Thermal Bridges Generated by Light Gauge Steel Framing Components"- 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics , Tampere, Finland, May 29th
2011 Kośny J, Kossecka E, Brzezinski A, Tleoubaev A, Yarbrough D.  “Numerical and Experimental Thermal Analysis of PCM-Enhanced Insulations” - International Thermal Conductivity Conference (ITCC) - June 26 - 30, 2011 Saguenay, QC, Canada.
2010 Kośny J, Miller W, Zaltash A.  “Dynamic Thermally-Disconnected Building Envelopes – A New Paradigm for Walls and Roofs in Low Energy Buildings”- Proceedings of DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Conference—Thermal Envelopes XI - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2010 Clearwater, Florida, USA.
2010 Kośny J.,  Yarbrough D., Kossecka E., Miller W., Bianchi M., Smith J., Lee E,  “Theoretical and Experimental Thermal Performance Analysis of Building Shell Components Containing Blown Fiber Glass Insulation Enhanced with Phase Change Material (PCM)”-  proceedings of  DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Conference—Thermal Envelopes XI - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2010 Clearwater, Florida, USA.
2010 Kośny J, Stovall T, Shrestha S, Yarbrough D.  “Theoretical and Experimental Thermal Performance Analysis of Complex Thermal Storage Membrane Containing Bio-Based Phase-Change Material (PCM)” - Proceedings of DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Conference—Thermal Envelopes XI - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2010 Clearwater, Florida, USA.
2010 Kośny J., Baswas K., Childs P.  “Steady-State Thermal Performance Evaluation of Steel-Framed Wall Assembly with Local Foam Insulation” - proceedings of DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Conference—Thermal Envelopes XI - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2010 Clearwater, Florida, USA.
2010 Kossecka E, Kośny J.  “Dynamic Thermal Performance of the Frame Wall with PCM-Enhanced Thermal Insulation - Proceedings of the International Solar Energy Conference SOLINA-2010, Technical University of Rzeszów, Poland, 25-26 May 2010.
2010 Miller W, Kośny J, Shrestha S, Christian J, Karagiozis A, Kohler C, Dinse D, - “Advanced Residential Envelopes for Two Pair of Energy-Saver Homes” - 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Building -  August 15-20, 2010, Pacific Grove, California.
2010 Kossecka E, Kośny J.  “Thermal Balance of a Wall with PCM-Enhanced Thermal Insulation” - Proceedings of the 1st Central European Symposium on Building Physics, Cracow, Poland, September, 2010
2010 Kośny J, Yarbrough D, Miller W, Shrestha S, Kossecka E, Lee E.  “Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Building Envelopes Containing Blown Fiberglass Insulation Thermally Enhanced with Phase Change Material (PCM)” - Proceedings of the 1st Central European Symposium on Building Physics, Cracow, Poland, September, 2010
2009 Kossecka E, Kośny J.   “Dynamiczna Metoda Pomiaru Zawartosci Materialu Fazowo-Zmiennego w Izolacji” (Dynamic Method of Analyzing PCM Content in Thermal Insulations) – XII Conference Building Physics in Theory and Practice, £ódz, Poland, June 23-26, 2009 ISSN 1734-4891.
2009 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Riazzi T, Leuthold D, Smith J.B, Bianchi M.   “Development and Testing of Ignition Resistant Microencapsulated Phase Change Material” - Proceedings of the Effstock 2009 - The 11th International Conference on Thermal Energy Storage - June 14-17 2009, Stockholm, Sweden.
2009 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Miller W, Wilkes K, Lee E.  “Analysis of the Dynamic Thermal Performance of Fiberous Insulations Containing Phase Change Materials” - Proceedings of the Effstock 2009 - The 11th International Conference on Thermal Energy Storage - June 14-17 2009, Stockholm, Sweden.
2009 Kośny J, Kossecka E, Yarbrough D.W.  “Use of a Heat Flow Meter to Determine Active PCM Content in an Insulation” – Proceedings of the 2009 International Thermal Conductivity Conference (ITCC) and the International Thermal Expansion Symposium (ITES) - August 29 - September 2, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA USA
2009 Kośny J, Stovall T, Yarbrough D.W.  “Dynamic Heat Flow Measurements to Study the Distribution of Phase-Change Material in an Insulation Matrix – Proceedings of the 2009 International Thermal Conductivity Conference (ITCC) and the International Thermal Expansion Symposium (ITES) - August 29 - September 2, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA USA.
2008 Miller W.A, Kośny J.  “Next Generation Roofs and Attics for Residential Homes” - 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, California 17-22 August 2008
2008 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Miller W.A.  “Experimental Analysis of Dynamic Thermal Performance of Building Shell Components Containing Phase Change Materials”  - Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences BEST1 Conference – June 10, 2008
2007 Mohiuddin S.A, Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Wells M.  “Infrared Spectroscopy of Cellulose Insulation” - ITCC29 and ITES17 Conference, Birmingham AL, June 24-27, 2007
2007 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Mohiuddin S.A.    “Performance of Thermal Insulation Containing Microencapsulated Phase Change Material” - ITCC29 and ITES17 Conference, Birmingham AL, June 24-27, 2007
2007 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Petrie T, Childs P, Mohiuddin S.A, Blair C.  “Nano-Scale Insulation at Work.” Thermal Performance of Thermally Bridged Wood and Steel Structures Insulated with Local Aerogel Insulation” - X Conference - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2007, Clearwater, Florida.
2007 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Childs P, Mohiuddin S.A.   “How the Same Wall Can Have Several Different R-values? Relations between Amount of Framing and Overall Thermal Performance in Wood and Steel-Framed Walls” - X Conference - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2007, Clearwater, Florida
2007 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Miller W, Childs P, Mohiuddin S.A.   “Thermal Performance of PCM-Enhanced Building Envelope Systems” -  X Conference - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2007, Clearwater, Florida
2007 Stovall T, Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Miller W, Childs P, Atchley J.  “Exploration of Wall Retrofit Best Practices” -  X Conference - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2007, Clearwater, Florida
2006 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Childs P, Mohiuddin S.A.  “Effects of Framing on the Thermal Performance of Wood and Steel-Framed Walls” – TA&M Univ. FSEC, 15th Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot & Humid Climates - Orlando July 24-26, 2006.
Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Wilkes K.E, Leuthold D, Mohiuddin S.A.  ”PCM-Enhanced Cellulose Insulation Thermal Mass in Lightweight Natural Fibers” – ECOSTOCK – IEA International Conference on Thermal Energy Storage - Stockton College of New Jersey. May 31- June 02 2006.
2004 Gawin D, Kośny J, Wilkes K.E.  “Thermal Conductivity of Moist Cellular Concrete – Experimental and Numerical Study” – IX Conference - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2004, Clearwater, Florida.
2004 Kossecka E, Kośny J.   “Two-Step Procedure for Determining Three-Dimensional Conduction Z-Transfer Function Coefficients for Complex Building Envelope Assemblies” – IX Conference - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2004, Clearwater, Florida.
2004 Kośny J, Mohiuddin S.A.  “Interactive Internet-Based Building Envelope Materials Database for Whole-Building Energy Simulation Programs” – IX Conference - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings, December 2004, Clearwater, Florida.
2002 Petrie T.W, Kośny J, Desjarlais A.O, Christian J.E.  "Lessons from the Habitat/ICF/ORNL Whole House Demonstration Project – Proceedings of ACEEE Summer Study -August 2002. 
2002 Gawin D, Kośny J, Desjarlais A.O.  "Hot Plate Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Wet Concretes"- Polish Society of Civil Engineers Annual Conference - Krynica, Poland - September, 2002. 
2002 Kośny J, Childs P, Gorgolewski M.  "New Developments from ORNL - A New Generation of Steel Framing Technologies" - World Sustainable Steel Congress, Luxemburg March 2002. 
2002 Kośny J, Childs P.  "Energy Effective Steel Stud Walls" - TA&M Univ. FSEC, 14th Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot & Humid Climates, Austin, Texas, March 2002. 
2001 Kossecka E, Kośny J.  “Conduction Z-transfer Function Coefficients for Common Composite Wall Assemblies.” - DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Conference -Thermal Envelopes VIII, Clearwater, Florida - Dec. 2001.
2001 Gawin D, Kośny J, Desjarlais A.O. “Effect of Initial Moisture Content and Type of Surface Finish Layers on Energy Performance of a Residential House with Cellular Concrete Walls.” - DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Conference -Thermal Envelopes VIII, Clearwater, Florida - Dec. 2001.
2001 Kośny J, Gawin D, Desjarlais A.O.  “Energy Benefits of Application of Massive Walls in Residential Buildings.” - DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Conference -Thermal Envelopes VIII, Clearwater, Florida - Dec. 2001.
2001 Kośny J, Gawin D.   “Same Simple Ideas How to Reduce the Whole Building Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings.” - VIII Conference Building Physics in Theory and Practice, Technical University of Lodz, Poland - June 2001.
2001 Kossecka E, Kośny J.  “Modelling Three-Dimensional Heat Transfer Through Composite Wall Assemblies.” - VIII Conference Building Physics in Theory and Practice, Technical University of Lodz, Poland - June 2001. pp. 313-320.
2000 Kośny J,  “Whole Wall Performance Analysis of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete;
An Example of Collaboration between Industry and a Research Lab. on Development of Energy Efficient Building Envelope Systems” - ACEEE Conference, August 2000.
2000 Koseecka E, Kośny J.  “Thermal Modeling of Complex Building Envelope Structures” - Technical University of Krakow, Poland, Building Physics Conference 2000.
2000 Gawin D, Kośny J.   “Effect of Moisture on Thermal Performance and Energy Efficiency of Buildings with Lightweight Concrete Walls.” Proceedings of ACEEE Conference, August 2000.
2000 Petrie T.W, Kośny J, Atchley J.A, Desjarlais A.O.  “Local Temperature Measurements on Full-size systems in the Lab.: Insight into the Extent of Thermal Bridges in Building Envelope Components.” ACEEE Conference, August 2000.
2000 Kośny J, Kossecka E.  “Computer Modeling of Complex Wall Assemblies - Some Accuracy Problems” - The International Building Physics Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands '2000
2000 Gawin D, Kośny J.  “The Influence of Technological Moisture Content on Thermal Performance of the AAC Wall”- National Building Science Conference, Krynica, Poland September 2000.
1999 Kośny J, Kossecka E.  “Computer Modeling of Complex Building Envelope Assemblies”- VII Conference Building Physics in Theory and Practice, Technical University of Lodz, Poland - June 1999
1998 Kossecka E, Kośny J, Christian J.E.  “Kompleksowa Ocena Wlasciwosci Termicznych Systemu Scian Na Bazie Styropianowych Form Wypelnianych Betonem.” - Thermal Analysis of the Insulating Foam Form Wall System - Civil Engineering PZITB Conference - Krynica, Poland
1998 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Desjarlais A.O.  “Procedure for Analyzing Energy and Global Warming Impacts of Foam Insulation in U.S. Commercial Buildings” - ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. August 23-28, 1998.
1998 Kośny J, Yarbrough D.W, Desjarlais A.O.  “Analysis of Energy and Global Warming Impacts of Foam insulation in North American Commercial Buildings” - Green Building Challenge Conference, Vancouver, Canada - October 26-29, 1998.
Kossecka E, Kośny J.  “The Effect of Structure of Exterior Walls on the Dynamic Thermal Performance of a Whole Buildings.” - Propblemy Projektowania, Realizowania i Eksploatacji Budynków o Niskim Zapotrzebowaniu na Energie - Politechnika Krakowska - IV Conference - Krakow-Mogilany, Poland - October 14-17, 1998.
1998 Kossecka E, Kośny J.  “Effect of Insulation and Mass Distribution in Exterior Walls on the Dynamic Thermal Performance of a Whole Buildings.” - DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Conference -Thermal Envelopes VII, Clearwater, Florida - Dec. 1998.
1998 Kośny J, Kossecka E, Desjarlais A.O, Christian J.E.  “Dynamic Thermal Performance of Concrete and Masonry Walls.” - DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Conference -Thermal Envelopes VII, Clear Water, Florida - Dec. 1998. 
1998 Christian J.E., Kośny J, Desjarlais A.O, Childs P.  “Performance Calculator on the Net.” - DOE, ASHRAE, ORNL Conference -Thermal Envelopes VII, Clearwater, Florida - Dec. 1998.
1998 Vohra A, Rosenfeld A.H, McDiarmid M.D, Desjarlais A.O, Wilkes K.B, Kośny J, Stovall T.K. “Thermal Performance of a Low-Cost Sustainable Wall Construction System” - DOE,ASHRAE, ORNL Conference -Thermal Envelopes VII, Clearwater, Florida - Dec. 1998.
1996 Kośny J, Christian J. E. “Structural Stability vs. Thermal Performance: Old Dilemma, New Solutions” - ACEEE 1996 Summer Study of Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 1996.
1996 Kossecka E, Kośny J.  “Relations between Structural and Dynamic Thermal Characteristics of Building Walls” - 1996 International Symposium of CIB W67 - Energy and Mass Flow in the Life Cycle of Buildings. Vienna August 1996.
1995 Christian J. E, Kośny, J.   “Towards a National Opaque Wall Rating Label” - ASHRAE, BETEC, U.S. DOE VI Thermal Envelope Conference, Clearwater, Florida, Dec. 1995.
1995 Petrie T. W, Kośny J, Childs P. W, Christian J. E, Graves R. S. - “Performance of Powder-Filled Evacuated Panel Insulation in Manufactured Housing” - ASHRAE, BETEC, U.S. DOE VI Thermal Envelope Conference, Clearwater, Florida, Dec. 1995
1995 Kośny J, Desjarlais A. O, Christian J. E.  “Thermal Performance of “Energy Efficient” Metal Stud Wall Systems - ASHRAE, BETEC, U.S.DOE VI Thermal Envelope Conference, Clearwater, Florida, Dec. 1995
1995 Kośny J, Christian, J.E, “Steady-State Thermal Performance of Concrete Masonry Unit Wall Systems” - ASHRAE, BETEC, U.S.DOE VI Thermal Envelope Conference, Clearwater, Florida, Dec. 1995
1994 Kośny J.  “Wooden Concrete - High Thermal Efficiency Using Waste Wood” – Proceedings of ACEEE 1994 Summer Study of Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
1994 Kośny J, Desjarlais A. O. “Wooden Concrete: A New Way to Improve Thermal Performance of Concrete and Masonry Walls and Recycle Waste Wood” - National Solar Energy Conference - San Jose, CA. June 1994