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Assistant Professor, Director of the Alabama Industrial Assessment Center

Alabama Industrial Assessment Center, Mechanical Engineering

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Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Alabama, 2018
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2014
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2012


Dr. Joseph Carpenter joined the faculty of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama in January 2019 as an instructor. He is the author/co-author of eight peer-refereed publications including four journal articles.

Carpenter’s research interest is broadly focused on energy efficiency and sustainable energy. His main areas of interest are:

  • Improving Industrial Energy Efficiency
  • Industrial Equipment Energy Efficiency
  • Industrial Facility Modeling
  • Building Modeling
  • Energy Analysis through Regression Modeling
  • Passive Energy Management
  • Sustainable/Renewable Energy

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Carpenter, J., Woodbury, K.A., O’Neill, Z., “Using Change-Point and Gaussian Process Models to Create Baseline Energy Models in Industrial Facilities: A Comparison” Applied Energy, 213, 415-425, (2018), DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.01.043
  • Golden, A., Woodbury, K., Carpenter, J. O’Neill, Z., “Change Point and Degree Day Baseline Regression Models in Industrial Facilities” Energy and Buildings, 144, 30-41., (2017), DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.03.024
  • Carpenter, J., Mago, P.J., Luck, R., and Cho, H., “Parametric Analysis of a Passive Energy Management Through Increased Thermal Capacitance” The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal, 10, 38-50., (2016), DOI: 10.2174/1874155X01610010038
  • Carpenter, J., Mago, P.J., Luck, R., and Cho, H., “Passive Energy Management through Increased Thermal Capacitance”, Energy and Buildings, 75, 465-471., (2014), DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.02.044