Adjunct Professor

Contact InformationJohn Wright

Biography Summary

John Wright is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is also involved in the day-to-day management of the Advanced Glazing System Laboratory (AGSL) and the Solar Thermal Research Laboratory (STRL).

Professor Wright’s research interests include most aspects of fenestration technology, the measurement of heat transfer in glazing systems, solar characterization of materials, a new theory related to windows and shading devices, the development of simplified models, condensation resistance, and a software created in support of the “Green Building” design.

Research Interests

  • fenestration
  • Energy
  • solar optics
  • condensation
  • radiant exchange
  • simulation
  • heat transfer measurement
  • building energy analysis
  • solar/longwave/directional characterization of materials
  • new theory related to windows and shading devices
  • development of simplified models
  • software created in support of “Green Building” design
  • condensation resistance

Education

  • 1990, Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1980, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1978, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Foroushani S.S.M., Wright J.L., Naylor D., “Resistor-Network Formulation of Multitemperature Free-Convection Problems,” AIAA J. Thermophysics & Heat Transfer, DOI: 10.2514/1.T5024, 6 pages (2016)
  • Foroushani, S.S.M., Wright, J.L., Naylor, D., “Asymmetric Graetz Problem: The Analytical Solution Revisited,” AIAA J. Thermophysics & Heat Transfer, DOI: 10.2514/1.T4994, 6 pages (2016)
  • Foroushani, S.S.M., Naylor, D., Wright, J.L., Collins, M.R., “Resistor-Network Formulation of Multi-Temperature Forced Convection Problems,” AIAA J. Thermophysics & Heat Transfer, DOI: 10.2514/ 1.T4993, 8 pages (2016)
  • Kansal, V., Wright, J.L., Collins, M.R., "The Formation and Runoff of Condensate on a Vertical Glass Surface", ASHRAE Transactions, Vol 120, Pt. 1, 29 pages (2012)
  • Collins, M.R., Wright, J.L., Kotey, N.A., "Off-Normal Solar Optical Property Measurements Using an Integrating Sphere," Journal of Measurement, doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2011.09.016, pp. 79-93 (2011)