Leon R. Glicksman

Professor of Building Technology and Mechanical Engineering; Head, Building Technology Program
Mechanical Engineering and Architecture


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Leon R. Glicksman


Leon R. Glicksman is a professor of Building Technology and Mechanical Engineering, a member of the MIT faculty since 1966, and the director of MIT’s Building Technology Program for 19 years. His research focuses on energy-efficient, sustainable building technologies and designs, including natural ventilation, software design tools, and the integration of energy-efficient measures with indoor air quality considerations. He is an expert on energy-efficient urban housing for the developing world.


  • Energy-efficient, sustainable building technologies
  • Heat transfer of fluidized beds for clean combustion of dirty fuels.

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