2019 MTech, Building Energy Performance, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
2017 BArch, Architecture, Dayananda Sagar School of Architecture, Bangalore
States: Karnataka, Gujarat
Cities: Bangalore, Ahmedabad
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Manipuri
Amanda Thounaojam has worked as a Visiting Scholar at Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory at University of Oregon, USA, as a part of a fully funded scholarship programme by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF). During her Internship programme for six months at University of Oregon, she worked on prototyping a High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) sensor for façade controls and explored the software developing platform for processing sensor inputs and outputs. She also carried out an additional analysis to examine the existing HDR data set from the ESBL lab.
Her post graduate thesis was titled “Evaluation of Low-cost method High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography for daylight Assessment” and it won for the Aluplast Best Capstone Project Award. She is proficient at conducting simulations in terms of energy, daylighting and lighting and also has experience in handling building environmental monitoring equipment and experimentation.
At IIHS, Amanda is part of the Solar Decathlon India team. She provides technical support for net-zero-energy-water-waste aspects of the competition and helps in assisting with coordination among the participating teams. She also provides technical support for monitoring the building energy performance for the new campus.