Clarence E. Waters, Ph.D., PE, F.AEI

Clarence Waters
Contact Information:
PKI 101E
Scott Campus (Omaha)
(402) 554-4958
cwaters2@unl.edu
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Aaron Douglas Professor of Architectural Engineering
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1993.
  • M.S., Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University, 1988.
  • B.S., Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University, 1978.
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Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Lighting and power distribution systems for buildings
Courses Taught
  • AE 8030-8040 Interdisciplinary Team Design Project (Team Design)
  • AE 3220 Electrical Systems for Buildings
  • AE 1000 Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Seminar
  • AE 8250 Daylighting
  • AE 8050 Internship in Architectural Engineering
About Clarence E. Waters

Dr. Waters has a Ph.D. in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University (1993). His B. S. (1978) and M.S. degrees (1988) are in architectural engineering from Kansas State University. Dr. Waters served on the faculty of Kansas State University in architectural engineering from 1986 to 2000. He was the head of the Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at KSU for four years. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Waters served for over seven years as an electrical project engineer for Professional Engineering Consultants in Wichita, Kansas.

He is currently or has been licensed in 21 states and received two International Lighting Design Awards of Merit. Dr. Waters is involved with the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) where he served on the Board of Governors and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) where he has chaired and serves on many technical committees. Dr. Waters' scholarly activities are in lighting and power distribution systems for buildings.



Experience

  • Aaron Douglas Professor of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction (2018-2023)
  • Research Associate - Faculty Development Leave, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Golden, Colorado, (2011 - 2012)
  • Director of Architectural Engineering, The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, UNL College of Engineering, (2004 - 2010)
  • Associate Professor - Professor, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, (2000 - Present)
  • Department Head, Dept. of Architectural Eng. & Construction Sci. (ARE/CNS), Kansas State University, (1995 - 1998)
  • Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Dept. of Architectural Eng. & Construction Sci. (ARE/CNS), Kansas State University, (1986 - 2000)
  • Besal Director of Illumination Studies, Dept. of Architectural Eng. & Construction Sci. (ARE/CNS), Kansas State University, (1994 - 1999)
  • Electrical Project Engineer, Professional Engineering Consultants, Wichita, Kansas, (1979 - 1986)

Professional Engineering Registrations:

Arizona, Arkansas, California #E 12162 (Active), Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas #9650 (Active), Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wyoming.


Honors and Awards

National Council of Examiners of Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education 2019 Grand Prize - https://ncees.org/education/engineering-award/areas-of-collaboration/get-inspired/past-award-winners/2019-ncees-engineering-education-award-winners/

National Council of Examiners of Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education 2018

President Emeritus – Architectural Engineering Institute 2018

Architectural Engineering Institute Student Design Competition, Advisor 2018, One of five teams nationally selected to compete, 2nd – Mechanical Systems Category, 2nd – Structural Systems Category, https://www.aeisdc.org/about/history/2018-award-winners

Aaron Douglas Professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction – 2018 - 2023

Architectural Engineering Institute Student Design Competition, Advisor 2017, Two of five teams nationally selected to compete; Runner up (Team Flux) – Building Integration Category; Winner (Team Flux) and Runner up (Team Apex) – Electrical Systems Category; Runner up (Team Flux) – Mechanical Systems Category; Runner up (Team Apex) – Structural Systems Category; Runner up (Team Apex) – Construction Systems Category; Innovation Award (Team Flux), Resiliency & Security Challenge, Innovation Award (Team Flux) High Performance & WELL Buildings Challenge,   https://www.aeisdc.org/about/history/2017-award-winners

National Council of Examiners of Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education 2016 Grand Prizehttp://ncees.org/licensure/ncees-engineering-award/2016-ncees-engineering-award-winners/

Architectural Engineering Institute Student Design Competition, Advisor 2016, Runner up – Building Integration Category, Winner – Electrical Systems Category, Runner up – Mechanical Systems Category https://www.aeisdc.org/about/history/2016-award-winners

2015 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Outstanding Architectural Engineering (AE) Educator Award

National Council of Examiners of Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education 2015

ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering – Outstanding Reviewer Award - 2012

Taylor Technical Talent Award – IESNA – 2010 ­- This award recognizes outstanding application papers http://www.ies.org/programs/recipients/Taylor.cfm  Eble-Hankins and Waters, (2009) “Subjective Impression of Discomfort Glare from Sources of Non-Uniform Luminance.” Leukos 6(1).

Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering Centennial Fellow - 2010

Fellow of the Architectural Engineering Institute - 2009


Funding

2019 Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Research Fellow $10,000

2018 Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Research Fellow $10,000

2017 Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Research Fellow $10,000

2014-2018 EPA - $998,433 Evidence-Based Interactions between Indoor Environmental Factors and Their Effects on K-12 Student Achievement, Co-PI with L. Wang (PI), J. Lau, J. Bovaird

2014-2016 Musco Lighting - $67,520 Discomfort Glare in Outdoor Nighttime Environments, PI


Selected Publications

Tyukhova, Y., and Waters, C.E., (2018) “Subjective and pupil responses to discomfort glare from small, high-luminance light sources when viewed against a low-luminance background” Lighting Research and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1177/1477153518772000

Tyukhova, Y., and Waters, C.E., (2018) “Discomfort glare from small, high-luminance light sources when viewed against a dark surround” Leukos Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/15502724.2018.1434415.

Waters, C., (2017) “Nebraska Architectural Engineering Reorganized Capstone Course” 2017 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, April 11-13, 2017.

J. Lau, L. M. Wang, C. Waters, and J. Bovaird (2016) "A need for evidence-based and multidisciplinary research to study the effects of the interaction of school environmental conditions on student achievement" Indoor and Built Environment 25(6) 869–871.

Beaty, C., Waters, C., Dziuvenis, G., and Feldman, T., (2014), The Use of Professional Industry Interaction to Enhance Engineering Education, Journal of Architectural Engineering, 20(3), 05014001.

Tyukhova, Y., and Waters, C.E., (2014) “An Assessment of High Dynamic Range Luminance Measurements with LED Lighting” Leukos Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society, 10(2): 87-99 | DOI: 10.1080/15502724.2014.861279

Waters, C.E., L. Gentile Polese, M. Alahmad, S. Frank, K. Lee, (2014), “Electrical Distribution Systems for Commercial Reference Building Models” Journal of Architectural Engineering, 20(1) (04013005, 1-16) DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000046.

Waters, C.E., Alvine, S., Eble-Hankins, M.L., (2012) The Industry Experienced Graduate Student Program: An Innovative Collaboration in Architectural Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln” Journal of Architectural Engineering, 18 (61-63) DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000046.

Eble-Hankins, M.L., and Waters, C.E., (2009) “Subjective Impression of Discomfort Glare from Sources of Non-Uniform Luminance.” Leukos. 6(1): 51-77.  Winner of the 2010 IESNA Taylor Technical Talent Award.

Eble-Hankins, Michelle. and Waters, Clarence E., (2004), “VCP and UGR Glare Evaluation Systems: A Look Back and A Way Forward. Leukos (successor to: J. Illum. Eng. Soc.). 1(2): 7-38.

Waters, Clarence E., Mistrick, Richard G., and Bernecker, Craig A., (1995), "Discomfort Glare from Sources of Non-Uniform Luminance," Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society. 24(2): 73.


Recent Presentations

Adel Kabirikopaei, A., Kuhlenengel, M.,1 Arthur, A., Bovaird, J., Lau, J., Waters, C., Wang, L. (2019) “The Effects of Indoor Environmental Factors on Students' Academic Achievement” 2019 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference, Tysons, VA, April 3-6, 2019.

A. Kabiri and C. Waters, An Investigation of School Environmental effects on Student Achievement, ASHRAE Annual Conference, SGPC 10 Technical Committee meeting, June 24, 2018

M. Kuhlenengel and C. Waters, “School Environmental Effects on Student Achievement” Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Portland, OR, June 7, 2018

Waters, Clarence E., “Lighting Education and Research at the University of Nebraska” Memphis, Tennessee Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society, September 28, 2017

Waters, C., (2017) “Nebraska Architectural Engineering Reorganized Capstone Course” 2017 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, April 11-13, 2017.

Kuhlenengel, M., Brill L., Lester, H., Bovaird, J., Wang, L., Waters, C., (2017) “An investigation of school environmental effects on student achievement” 2017 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, April 11-13, 2017.

Waters, C., Kuhlenengel, M., Brill L., Lau, J., Wang, L., “Evidence-Based Interactions between Indoor Environmental Factors and Their Effects on K-12 Student Achievement” DLR K-12 Forum, Omaha, NE, February 10, 2017.