Ph.D. and M.S. in Systems Science and Engineering, Cornell University (2022, 2021)
M.S in Sustainable Building Science, Technical University of Munich (2017)
B.S. in Energy Engineering, University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (2012)
Environmental Performance Simulation; Urban Decarbonization; Machine Learning; Spatial Analysis; Software Development
Patrick Kastner joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor of Architecture in 2023. With a background in systems engineering, his goal is to empower architects and urban designers with software tools that place sustainability at the forefront of the profession. During his doctoral research, he developed Eddy3D, a microclimate modeling software toolkit for Rhino & Grasshopper, now adopted by leading institutions in both academia and practice.
After completing his Ph.D., Kastner continued his work with the Environmental Systems Lab at Cornell AAP as a postdoctoral associate. There he provided decision support for the Ithaca Green New Deal to accelerate efforts to decarbonize Ithaca's building stock. He previously taught at Cornell, UPenn, and Thomas Jefferson University.
Originally from Germany, Kastner holds a M.S. in Sustainable Building Science from TU Munich, and a B.S. in Energy Engineering from FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. While in Munich, he was fortunate enough to study at the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) and enjoyed his time leading the operations team at TEDxTUM.