Energy Systems Laboratory
Mario Medina

Mario Medina

Professor, Multidisciplinary Engineering; Director, Architectural Engineering Program, Texas A&M University



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Dr. Medina is the Director of the Architectural Engineering program in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. His academic experience includes innovative pedagogy, comprehensive advisory and mentorship roles to undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral researchers and the establishment of an independent, externally funded research program that aligns with the mission of the Energy Systems Laboratory and academic disciplines like architectural engineering and mechanical engineering.

Dr. Medina’s research is centered on the experimentation, model development, and simulation of advanced building envelope materials, such as phase change materials and aerogels. His scholarly contributions include approximately 100 technical articles and 65 technical presentations. His research work has been funded by agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Science Foundation, the California Energy Commission, and others.

Dr. Medina has held the roles of associate editor and membership in the editorial board of prestigious journals, such as Solar Energy. His academic reach extends beyond the U.S., as he has taught and mentored students at universities in France and China. On the administrative front, Dr. Medina was Associate Department Chair and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas before joining Texas A&M University as professor in 2023.