Dr. Joseph P. Carpenter

  • Instructor

Contact Information

  • Office: 275 Hardaway
  • Phone: (205) 348-2615

Areas of Research

  • Energy and Building Efficiency
  • Industrial Systems Efficiency
  • Thermal Energy Systems
  • Sustainable Energy


  • Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Alabama, 2018
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2012


Dr. Joseph Carpenter joined the faculty of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama in January 2019 as an instructor. He is the author/co-author of eight peer-refereed publications including four journal articles.

Carpenter’s research interest is broadly focused on energy efficiency and sustainable energy. His main areas of interest are:

  • Improving Industrial Energy Efficiency
  • Industrial Equipment Energy Efficiency
  • Industrial Facility Modeling
  • Building Modeling
  • Energy Analysis through Regression Modeling
  • Passive Energy Management
  • Sustainable/Renewable Energy

Publications and Patents:

  • Carpenter, J., Woodbury, K.A., O’Neill, Z., “Using Change-Point and Gaussian Process Models to Create Baseline Energy Models in Industrial Facilities: A Comparison” Applied Energy, 213, 415-425, (2018), DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.01.043
  • Golden, A., Woodbury, K., Carpenter, J. O’Neill, Z., “Change Point and Degree Day Baseline Regression Models in Industrial Facilities” Energy and Buildings, 144, 30-41., (2017), DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.03.024
  • Carpenter, J., Mago, P.J., Luck, R., and Cho, H., “Parametric Analysis of a Passive Energy Management Through Increased Thermal Capacitance” The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal, 10, 38-50., (2016), DOI: 10.2174/1874155X01610010038
  • Carpenter, J., Mago, P.J., Luck, R., and Cho, H., “Passive Energy Management through Increased Thermal Capacitance”, Energy and Buildings, 75, 465-471., (2014), DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.02.044