Simon B Pallin

R&D Associate

Dr. Pallin has worked in the building industry since 2006, and spent several years conducting research in Europe. He joined the Building Envelope & Urban Systems Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2013. Dr. Pallin serves as a risk assessment moisture simulation expert, and works with both existing simulation tools and creates new tools to estimate the hygrothermal (heat and moisture) performance of building elements such as walls and roofs.  

  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; 2007
  • M.Sc. in Structural Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; 2009
  • LicEng. in Building Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; 2012
  • PhD in Building Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; 2013

Awards

Scholarship: Ernst M Frimans Scholarship Fund; 2010
Scholarship: Chalmerska Scholarships Fund; 2011
Fellowship: The Sweden America Foundation, Kami Research Foundation; 2012
Honorary Fellow: The American-Scandinavian Foundation; 2012
Scholarship: The Adlerbertska Research Foundation; 2012
Scholarship: Thesis Scholarship from The Swedish Union of Tenants; 2013 

Facilities

MAXLAB

Patents

ORNL Invention Disclosures:
201303199 for “Infrared 3D Imaging of Operational Buildings or Building Elements;” 2013
201403242 for “Reliable and Durable Design of Commercial Flat Roofs;” 2014
201603674 for “Self-rotating Energy Recovery Ventilation Wheel;” 2016
201703997 for “Generation of Indoor Heat and Moisture (GIHM) Software Tool;” 2017
201703981 for “Grout-Free Full Wall Assembly Block;” 2017

Specialized Equipment

Heat, air and moisture (HAM) ChamberBlower door system