Dr. Nolan Hayes is an R&D Associate Staff Member in the Building Envelope Materials Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Hayes specializes in research on building energy retrofits, construction optimization, and structural engineering. His research interests also include concrete degradation, building resiliency against natural disasters, prefabrication, novel structural materials, and advanced surveying instruments. Dr. Hayes received his BS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering (Structural) in 2015 and 2020 from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with funding from the Department of Energy.
2019 & 2015 Extraordinary Professional Promise Award, University of Tennessee Knoxville
2017 Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, University of Tennessee Knoxville
2015 Edwin G. Burdette Graduate Scholarship, University of Tennessee Knoxville
2014 Don Tinsley Engineering Scholarship, University of Tennessee Knoxville
2013 John Milton Snoderly Scholarship, University of Tennessee Knoxville
2013 Fred M. Roddy Upperclassmen Scholarship, University of Tennessee Knoxville
BS in Civil Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2015
PhD in Civil Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2020
Trademarks and Patents
Hayes NW, Maldonado BP, Hun DE. Flat and Level Analysis Tool (FLAT). Invention Disclosure 202305305.
Maldonado BP, Hun DE, Hayes NW. FASTER Façade Information for Low Rise to Skyscraper Buildings. Invention Disclosure 202205259.
Maldonado BP, Hun DE, Hayes NW. Automatic segmentation of point cloud data for building envelopes using machine learning. Invention Disclosure 202205251.
Hun DE, Wang P, Hayes NW, Maldonado BP, Boudreaux PR, Killough SM. Real-Time Evaluator to Optimize Prefab Retrofit Panel Installation. US Provisional patent application 63/425823.
Hun DE, Hayes NW, Yeole P, Vaidya UK. Composite overclad panels for buildings. US Provisional patent application 63/430268.
Hayes NW, Hun DE, Yeole P, Vaidya U, Ma ZJ. Non-corroding tieback and bearing embedded connector for precast insulated panels. Invention Disclosure 202205129.
Hun DE, Vaidya U., Sheriff S, Hiremath N, Hayes N, Ma Z. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. Non-corroding stripping lifting inserts. US Non-provisional patent application 17/187,044.