FSEC Energy Research Center Program Director Recognized by Congress
On Thursday, May 19, Florida MP Darren Soto met with Muthusamy Swami at Valencia College in Kissimmee, Florida, and recognized him as a distinguished leader in Central Florida as part of the World Heritage Month celebrations. Asia-Pacific Pacific Islands.
Swami, director of the Simulation Software Development Program at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), part of the University of Central Florida, was honored for his contributions to the field. of energy conservation in buildings and climate change. in over 40 years at the FSEC ERC, as well as for its leadership in the Central Florida community.
Since joining FSEC ERC in 1982, Swami has led analytical research and software capabilities development, with its main area of research being the development of accurate simulation models and detailed analysis of elements related to energy use of buildings and indoor air quality. One of the main findings of Swami’s research is a nationally recognized analysis tool called Florida Software for Environmental Computation (FSEC 3.0), which is used for research into new and innovative construction technologies. He has also managed projects with the Florida Radon Research Program, as well as with the United States Navy.
Swami has numerous publications in his areas of expertise and has been a project manager or team leader on several externally sponsored multi-million dollar research projects.
“Swami has not only been a mainstay of the cultural community in Central Florida, but has also provided key leadership in the development of software tools that are used nationwide to help with energy efficiency and sustainability of building designs, ”says Phillip Fairey. , deputy director and administrator of the FSEC ERC faculty. “Their research work in this area will be of fundamental value for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy use of buildings and for the long-term sustainability of the planet.”
Not only has Swami contributed greatly to energy conservation, but his passion for his community has been evident. He is a founding member of Muthamizh Sangam of Central Florida, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and promoting Tamil culture in Central Florida. He was also the president of the Central Florida Indian Society from 2012 to 2013.
“His strength lies in leading to grow the community and bring it together, which he has done with great success,” Soto said during the awards ceremony. “It has been instrumental in setting up language schools to preserve the mother tongue, providing leadership training to young people, recruiting and sending students for internships and advising design teams to win national awards. One of these is an award first-class design team for him for teacher advice “.
“This award is not just for me; It’s for the whole community, especially for those who work tirelessly behind the scenes, “says Swami.” Volunteering has given me a greater sense of satisfaction than many other successes in life. person and to be able to put myself in the shoes of others and empathize better with others. “