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Wangda Zuo

Professor and Associate Director for Research of Global Building Network

Affiliation(s):

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:

Building Energy Solution; Indoor Environmental Quality, Human Health, and Productivity; Modeling, Simulation, and Diagnostics Under Uncertainty

Interest Areas:

Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities; Advanced Modeling for Building and Community Energy Systems; Grid-interactive Efficient District Energy Systems; Indoor Environment Modeling; Data Center Cooling

 
 

 

Bio

Wangda Zuo holds a joint appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His lab contributes to the development of multiple major open-source tools, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Modelica Buildings library and NREL’s URBANopt. He is the associate editor of the Journal of Solar Energy Engineering and treasurer and affiliate director of International Building Performance Simulation Association. He has served as the principal investigator for more than 30 research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, with more than $7 million in funding. He has authored and co-authored more than 110 peer-reviewed papers.

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Education

  • B. Sc., Automation, Chongqing University, 2000
  • M. Eng., Automation, Chongqing University, 2003
  • M. Sc, Computational Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2005
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2010

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Kathryn Hinkelman, Saranya Anbarasu, Michael Wetter, Antoine Gautier and Wangda Zuo, 2022, "A fast and accurate modeling approach for water and steam thermodynamics with practical applications in district heating system simulation", Energy, 254, pp. 124227
  • Yingli Lou, Yizhi Yang, Yunyang Ye, Chuan He and Wangda Zuo, 2022, "The economic impacts of carbon emission trading scheme on building retrofits: A case study with U.S. medium office buildings", Building and Environment, 221, pp. 109311
  • Cary A. Faulkner, John E. Castellini, Yingli Lou, Wangda Zuo, David M. Lorenzetti and Michael D. Sohn, 2022, "Tradeoffs among indoor air quality, financial costs, and CO2 emissions for HVAC operation strategies to mitigate indoor virus in U.S. office buildings", Building and Environment, 221, pp. 109282
  • Yunyang Ye, Matthew Strong, Yingli Lou, Cary A. Faulkner, Wangda Zuo and Satish Upadhyaya, 2022, "Evaluating performance of different generative adversarial networks for large-scale building power demand prediction", Energy and Buildings, 269, pp. 112247
  • Jing Wang, Prateek Munankarmi, Jeff Maguire, Chengnan Shi, Wangda Zuo, David Roberts and Xin Jin, 2022, "Carbon emission responsive building control: A case study with an all-electric residential community in a cold climate", Applied Energy, 314, pp. 118910
  • Kathryn Hinkelman, Jing Wang, Wangda Zuo, Antoine Gautier, Michael Wetter, Chengliang Fan and Nicholas Long, 2022, "Modelica-based modeling and simulation of district cooling systems: A case study", Applied Energy, 311, pp. 118654
  • Yingli Lou, Yunyang Ye, Yizhi Yang and Wangda Zuo, 2022, "Long-term carbon emission reduction potential of building retrofits with dynamically changing electricity emission factors", Building and Environment, 210, pp. 108683
  • John E. Castellini, Cary A. Faulkner, Wangda Zuo, David M. Lorenzetti and Michael D. Sohn, 2022, "Assessing the use of portable air cleaners for reducing exposure to airborne diseases in a conference room with thermal stratification", Building and Environment, 207, pp. 108441
  • Cary A. Faulkner, John E. Castellini, Wangda Zuo, David M. Lorenzetti and Michael D. Sohn, 2022, "Investigation of HVAC operation strategies for office buildings during COVID-19 pandemic", Building and Environment, 207, pp. 108519
  • Chenlu Tian, Yunyang Ye, Yingli Lou, Wangda Zuo, Guiqing Zhang and Chengdong Li, 2022, "Daily power demand prediction for buildings at a large scale using a hybrid of physics-based model and generative adversarial network", Building Simulation, 15, pp. 1685-1701
  • Yingli Lou, Yizhi Yang, Yunyang Ye, Wangda Zuo and Jing Wang, 2021, "The effect of building retrofit measures on CO2 emission reduction – A case study with U.S. medium office buildings", Energy and Buildings, 253, pp. 111514
  • Sen Huang, Jing Wang, Yangyang Fu, Wangda Zuo, Kathryn Hinkelman, Raymond M. Kaiser, Dong He and Draguna Vrabie, 2021, "An open-source virtual testbed for a real Net-Zero Energy Community", Sustainable Cities and Society, 75, pp. 103255
  • Sen Huang, Wangda Zuo, Draguna Vrabie and Rong Xu, 2021, "Modelica-based system modeling for studying control-related faults in chiller plants and boiler plants serving large office buildings", Journal of Building Engineering, 44, pp. 102654
  • Jing Wang, Sen Huang, Wangda Zuo and Draguna Vrabie, 2021, "Occupant preference-aware load scheduling for resilient communities", Energy and Buildings, 252, pp. 111399
  • Yunyang Ye, Kathryn Hinkelman, Yingli Lou, Wangda Zuo, Gang Wang and Jian Zhang, 2021, "Evaluating the energy impact potential of energy efficiency measures for retrofit applications: A case study with U.S. medium office buildings", Building Simulation, 14, (5), pp. 1377-1393
  • Chengliang Fan, Kathryn Hinkelman, Yangyang Fu, Wangda Zuo, Sen Huang, Chengnan Shi, Nasim Mamaghani, Cary Faulkner and Xiaoqing Zhou, 2021, "Open-source Modelica models for the control performance simulation of chiller plants with water-side economizer", Applied Energy, 299, pp. 117337
  • Sen Huang, Yunyang Ye, Di Wu and Wangda Zuo, 2021, "An assessment of power flexibility from commercial building cooling systems in the United States", Energy, 221, pp. 119571
  • Xu Han, Wei Tian, Jim VanGilder, Wangda Zuo and Cary Faulkner, 2021, "An open source fast fluid dynamics model for data center thermal management", Energy and Buildings, 230, pp. 110599
  • Qianqian Zhang, Walid Saad, Mehdi Bennis, Xing Lu, Merouane Debbah and Wangda Zuo, 2021, "Predictive Deployment of UAV Base Stations in Wireless Networks: Machine Learning Meets Contract Theory", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 20, (1), pp. 637-652
  • Yangyang Fu, Xu Han, Kyri Baker and Wangda Zuo, 2020, "Assessments of data centers for provision of frequency regulation", Applied Energy, 277, pp. 115621
  • Yunyang Ye, Yingli Lou, Matthew Strong, Satish Upadhyaya, Wangda Zuo and Gang Wang, 2020, "Development of new baseline models for U.S. medium office buildings based on commercial buildings energy consumption survey data", Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 26, (9), pp. 1321-1336
  • Yunyang Ye, Yingli Lou, Wangda Zuo, Ellen Franconi and Gang Wang, 2020, "How do electricity pricing programs impact the selection of energy efficiency measures? – A case study with U.S. Medium office buildings", Energy and Buildings, 224, pp. 110267
  • Guiqing Zhang, Chenlu Tian, Chengdong Li, Jun Jason Zhang and Wangda Zuo, 2020, "Accurate forecasting of building energy consumption via a novel ensembled deep learning method considering the cyclic feature", Energy, 201, pp. 117531
  • Jing Wang, Kaitlyn Garifi, Kyri Baker, Wangda Zuo, Yingchen Zhang, Sen Huang and Draguna Vrabie, 2020, "Optimal Renewable Resource Allocation and Load Scheduling of Resilient Communities", Energies, 13, (21), pp. 5683
  • Yangyang Fu, Wangda Zuo, Michael Wetter, James W. VanGilder and Peilin Yang, 2019, "Equation-based object-oriented modeling and simulation of data center cooling systems", Energy and Buildings, 198, pp. 503-519
  • Wei Tian, Xu Han, Wangda Zuo, Qiujian Wang, Yangyang Fu and Mingang Jin, 2019, "An optimization platform based on coupled indoor environment and HVAC simulation and its application in optimal thermostat placement", Energy and Buildings, 199, pp. 342-351
  • Shifang Huang, Xing Lu, Wangda Zuo, Xiaosong Zhang and Caihua Liang, 2019, "Model-based optimal operation of heating tower heat pump systems", Building and Environment, 160, pp. 106199
  • Yunyang Ye, Kathryn Hinkelman, Jian Zhang, Wangda Zuo and Gang Wang, 2019, "A methodology to create prototypical building energy models for existing buildings: A case study on U.S. religious worship buildings", Energy and Buildings, 194, pp. 351-365
  • Shifang Huang, Yunyang Ye, Xu Han, Wangda Zuo, Xiaosong Zhang and Li Jiang, 2019, "Performance evaluation of heating tower heat pump systems over the world", Energy Conversion and Management, 186, pp. 500-515
  • Qiujian Wang, Yiqun Pan, Yangyang Fu, Zhizhong Huang, Wangda Zuo and Peng Xu, 2019, "A simulation-based method for air loop balancing and fan sizing using uncertainty and sensitivity analysis", Building Simulation, 12, (2), pp. 247-258
  • Jing Wang, Wangda Zuo, Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos, Xing Lu, Jianhui Wang and Yanling Lin, 2019, "Literature review on modeling and simulation of energy infrastructures from a resilience perspective", Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 183, pp. 360-373
  • Yangyang Fu, Wangda Zuo, Michael Wetter, Jim W. VanGilder, Xu Han and David Plamondon, 2019, "Equation-based object-oriented modeling and simulation for data center cooling: A case study", Energy and Buildings, 186, pp. 108-125
  • Yunyang Ye, Wangda Zuo and Gang Wang, 2019, "A comprehensive review of energy-related data for U.S. commercial buildings", Energy and Buildings, 186, pp. 126-137
  • Lisa Singh, Amol Deshpande, Wenchao Zhou, Arindam Banerjee, Alex Bowers, Sorelle Friedler, H.V. Jagadish, George Karypis, Zoran Obradovic, Anil Vullikanti and Wangda Zuo, 2019, "NSF BIGDATA PI Meeting - Domain-Specific Research Directions and Data Sets", ACM SIGMOD Record, 47, (3), pp. 32-35
  • Shifang Huang, Wangda Zuo, Huixia Lu, Caihua Liang and Xiaosong Zhang, 2019, "Performance comparison of a heating tower heat pump and an air-source heat pump: A comprehensive modeling and simulation study", Energy Conversion and Management, 180, pp. 1039-1054
  • Xing Lu, Kathryn Hinkelman, Yangyang Fu, Jing Wang, Wangda Zuo, Qianqian Zhang and Walid Saad, 2019, "An Open Source Modeling Framework for Interdependent Energy-Transportation-Communication Infrastructure in Smart and Connected Communities", IEEE Access, 7, pp. 55458-55476
  • Yunyang Ye, Kathryn Hinkelman, Wangda Zuo and Gang Wang, 2019, "Methodology to Evaluate Sensitive Levels of Inputs for US Commercial Building Models.", ASHRAE Transactions, 125, (2)
  • G. Zhou, Y. Ye, Wangda Zuo, X. Zhou and X. Wu, 2018, "Fast and efficient prediction of finned-tube heat exchanger performance using wet-dry transformation method with nominal data", Applied Thermal Engineering, 145, pp. 133-146
  • Sen Huang, Weimin Wang, Michael R. Brambley, Siddharth Goyal and Wangda Zuo, 2018, "An agent-based hardware-in-the-loop simulation framework for building controls", Energy and Buildings, 181, pp. 26-37
  • G. Zhou, Y. Ye, J. Wang, Wangda Zuo, Y. Fu and X. Zhou, 2018, "Modeling air-to-air plate-fin heat exchanger without dehumidification", Applied Thermal Engineering, 143, pp. 137-148
  • Wei Tian, Xu Han, Wangda Zuo and Michael D. Sohn, 2018, "Building energy simulation coupled with CFD for indoor environment: A critical review and recent applications", Energy and Buildings, 165, pp. 184-199
  • Sen Huang, Wangda Zuo and Michael D. Sohn, 2018, "A Bayesian Network model for predicting cooling load of commercial buildings", Building Simulation, 11, (1), pp. 87-101
  • Sen Huang, Ana Carolina Malara, Wangda Zuo and Michael D. Sohn, 2018, "A Bayesian network model for the optimization of a chiller plant’s condenser water set point", Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 11, (1), pp. 36-47
  • Qiujian Wang, Yiqun Pan, Mingya Zhu, Zhizhong Huang, Wei Tian, Wangda Zuo, Xu Han and Peng Xu, 2017, "A state-space method for real-time transient simulation of indoor airflow", Building and Environment, 126, pp. 184-194
  • Wei Tian, Thomas Alonso Sevilla, Wangda Zuo and Michael D. Sohn, 2017, "Coupling fast fluid dynamics and multizone airflow models in Modelica Buildings library to simulate the dynamics of HVAC systems", Building and Environment, 122, pp. 269-286
  • Wei Tian, Thomas Alonso Sevilla and Wangda Zuo, 2017, "A systematic evaluation of accelerating indoor airflow simulations using cross-platform parallel computing", Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 10, (3), pp. 243-255
  • Sen Huang, Wangda Zuo and Michael D. Sohn, 2017, "Improved cooling tower control of legacy chiller plants by optimizing the condenser water set point", Building and Environment, 111, pp. 33-46
  • Wangda Zuo, Michael Wetter, Wei Tian, Dan Li, Mingang Jin and Qingyan Chen, 2016, "Coupling indoor airflow, HVAC, control and building envelope heat transfer in the ModelicaBuildingslibrary", Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 9, (4), pp. 366-381
  • Sen Huang, Wangda Zuo and Michael D. Sohn, 2016, "Amelioration of the cooling load based chiller sequencing control", Applied Energy, 168, pp. 204-215
  • Guifang Shao, Tiejun Li, Wangda Zuo, Shunxiang Wu and Tundong Liu, 2015, "A Combinational Clustering Based Method for cDNA Microarray Image Segmentation", PLOS ONE, 10, (8), pp. e0133025
  • Michael Wetter, Wangda Zuo, Thierry S. Nouidui and Xiufeng Pang, 2014, "Modelica Buildings library", Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 7, (4), pp. 253-270
  • Thierry Nouidui, Michael Wetter and Wangda Zuo, 2014, "Functional mock-up unit for co-simulation import in EnergyPlus", Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 7, (3), pp. 192-202
  • Wangda Zuo, Andrew McNeil, Michael Wetter and Eleanor S. Lee, 2014, "Acceleration of the matrix multiplication of Radiance three phase daylighting simulations with parallel computing on heterogeneous hardware of personal computer", Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 7, (2), pp. 152-163
  • Mingang Jin, Wangda Zuo and Qingyan Chen, 2013, "Simulating Natural Ventilation in and Around Buildings by Fast Fluid Dynamics", Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 64, (4), pp. 273-289
  • Mingang Jin, Wangda Zuo and Qingyan Chen, 2012, "Improvements of Fast Fluid Dynamics for Simulating Air Flow in Buildings", Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, 62, (6), pp. 419-438
  • Wangda Zuo, Mingang Jin and Qingyan Chen, 2012, "Reduction of Numerical Diffusion in FFD Model", Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 6, (2), pp. 234-247
  • Wangda Zuo and Qingyan Chen, 2010, "Simulations of Air Distributions in Buildings by FFD on GPU", HVAC&R Research, 16, (6), pp. 785-798
  • Wangda Zuo, Jianjun Hu and Qingyan Chen, 2010, "Improvements in FFD Modeling by Using Different Numerical Schemes", Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, 58, (1), pp. 1-16
  • Wangda Zuo and Qingyan Chen, 2010, "Fast and informative flow simulations in a building by using fast fluid dynamics model on graphics processing unit", Building and Environment, 45, (3), pp. 747-757

Conference Proceedings

  • Kathryn Hinkelman, Jing Wang, Chengliang Fan, Wangda Zuo, Antoine Gautier, Michael Wetter and Nicholas Long, 2021, "A Case Study on Condenser Water Supply Temperature Optimization with a District Cooling Plant", Modelica Conferences, pp. 587--595
  • Cary A Faulkner, Dominik S Jankowski, Wangda Zuo, Phillip Epple and Michael D Sohn, 2021, "A Novel Physics-informed Algorithm for Training AI Models to Predict Indoor Airflow", The 12th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC 2021), Seoul, South Korea (Virtual Conference).
  • Cary A Faulkner, John E Castellini, Jr, Wangda Zuo, David M Lorenzetti and Michael D Sohn, 2021, "MERV 13 Filtration for Office Buildings During COVID-19 Pandemic", The 12th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC 2021), Seoul, South Korea (Virtual Conference).
  • Yingli Lou, Yunyang Ye, Wangda Zuo and Jian Zhang, 2021, "Energy Prediction Impact of the Space Level Occupancy Schedule for a Primary School", The 17th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2021).
  • Jing Wang, Wangda Zuo, Sen Huang and Draguna Vrabie, 2020, "Data-driven Prediction of Occupant Presence and Lighting Power: A Case Study for Small Commercial Buildings", American Modelica Conference
  • Yunyang Ye, Kathryn Hinkelman, Jian Zhang, Yulong Xie and Wangda Zuo, 2019, "A Methodology to Quantify the Impact of Building Energy Code Upgrades on Building Energy Savings: A Case Study on Small Offices", The 16th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2019)
  • Yangyang Fu, Sen Huang, Yuan Liu, TE McDermott, Draguna Vrabie and Wangda Zuo, 2019, "A Multidisciplinary Model to Couple Power System Dynamics and Building Dynamics to Enable Building-to-Grid Integration", The 16th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2019)
  • Wei Tian, Jim VanGilder, Michael Condor, Xu Han and Wangda Zuo, 2019, "An accurate fast fluid dynamics model for data center applications", The 18th IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), pp. 1275--1281
  • Yangyang Fu, Sen Huang, Draguna Vrabie and Wangda Zuo, 2019, "Coupling power system dynamics and building dynamics to enabling building-to-grid integration", The 13th International Modelica Conference, 157
  • Kathryn Hinkelman, Sen Huang, Jing Wang, Jianming Lian and Wangda Zuo, 2019, "Enhancing the Implementation of a First-order Equivalent Thermal Parameter Model to Enable Accurate and Robust Building Thermal Response Prediction", The 16th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2019)
  • Yangyang Fu, Xing Lu and Wangda Zuo, 2019, "Modelica models for the control evaluations of chilled water system with waterside economizer", The 13th International Modelica Conference, Regensburg, Germany., (157)
  • Xu Han, Wei Tian, Wangda Zuo and James W VanGilder, 2019, "Optimization of Workload Distribution of Data Centers Based on a Self-Learning In Situ Adaptive Tabulation Model", The 16th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2019), Rome, Italy

Other

  • Wangda Zuo, Michael Wetter, James VanGilder, Xu Han, Yangyang Fu, Cary Faulkner, Jianjun Hu, Wei Tian and Michael Condor, 2021, "Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency Through End-to-End Cooling Modeling and Optimization", U.S. Department of Energy

Research Projects

  • August 2021 - July 2026, "IUCRC Proposal Phase I: University of Colorado Boulder: Center for Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2021 - August 2024, "U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership: Intelligent Data Harvesting for Multi-Scale Building Stock Classification and Energy Performance Prediction," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • October 2020 - September 2024, "Optimal Co-Design of Integrated Thermal-Electrical Networks and Control Systems for Grid-interactive Efficient District (GED) Energy Systems," (Sponsor: Department of Energy).
  • July 2020 - June 2023, "EAGER: Collaborative Research: Modernizing Cities via Smart Garden Alleys with Application in Makassar City," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • June 2019 - June 2022, "Support for District Simulation with Modelica," (Sponsor: Department of Energy via National Renewable Energy Laboratory).
  • August 2021 - August 2022, "Improving the Models and Understanding of the Indoor Contaminant Transportation," (Sponsor: Defense Threat Reduction Agency via Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
  • September 2016 - August 2022, "BIGDATA: Collaborative Research: IA: Big Data Analytics for Optimized Planning of Smart, Sustainable, and Connected Communities," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • April 2016 - March 2022, "Energy Modeling of Typical Commercial Buildings in Support of ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient Energy Rating Program," (Sponsor: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers).
  • August 2017 - April 2022, "Development of Near-Optimal Control Sequence for Chiller Plants with Water Side Economizer Using Dynamic Models," (Sponsor: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers).
  • November 2020 - August 2021, "OpenStudio Software Testing Methodologies Through Building Science Modeling and Analysis," (Sponsor: Department of Energy via National Renewable Energy Laboratory).
  • July 2020 - April 2021, "Integrated Urban Outdoor and Indoor Hazard Prediction," (Sponsor: Defense Threat Reduction Agency via Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
  • November 2019 - November 2021, "Assessing Human Health and Well-being with the WELL Building Standard," (Sponsor: Delos Living LLC).
  • October 2016 - May 2020, "Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency through End-To-End Cooling Modeling and Optimization," (Sponsor: Department of Energy).
  • March 2019 - September 2020, "Building Energy Modeling - OpenStudio SDK Development and Management," (Sponsor: Department of Energy via Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).
  • January 2019 - September 2020, "Comprehensive Pliant Permissive Priority Optimization," (Sponsor: Department of Energy via Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).
  • October 2018 - March 2019, "Statistical Analysis of Pre-Occupancy and Post-Occupancy Survey for a WELL Certified Building," (Sponsor: Delos Living LLC).
  • September 2018 - August 2019, "Planning IUCRC at University of Colorado Boulder: Center for Building Energy Smart Technologies (BEST)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2018 - August 2019, "An Innovative Computational Platform for Robust and Optimal Operation of Renewable Energy Cities," (Sponsor: Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory).
  • January 2017 - December 2019, "CRISP Type 1: Collaborative Research: A Human-Centered Computational Framework for Urban and Community Design of Resilient Coastal Cities," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • April 2019 - September 2019, "Model Development for Virtual Electric Power Board," (Sponsor: Department of Energy via Oak Ridge National Laboratory).
  • July 2016 - August 2017, "Fast Simulation of Dense Gas Transportation in Buildings Using Cross-Platform Parallel Computing," (Sponsor: Department of Homeland Security via Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
  • January 2013 - September 2016, "Implementation and Validation of Modelica Based Models for a Large Chiller Plant System," (Sponsor: Department of Defense via Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
  • February 2015 - December 2015, "Development of a Fast Model for Predicting Dense Gas Transportation in Buildings," (Sponsor: Department of Homeland Security via Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
  • January 2013 - September 2013, "Coupling Fast Fluid Dynamics and Modelica Buildings Library for Integrated Simulation of Indoor Environment and HVAC Systems," (Sponsor: Department of Energy via Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
  • February 2012 - January 2013, "Demonstration of a Modelica-Based Tool Chain for Rapid Prototyping and Evaluation of Integrated Building Controls," (Sponsor: Department of Energy through Consortium for Building Energy Innovation).

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Reviewers of the Year, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering – Including Wind Energy and Building Energy Conversation, 2021
  • Best Paper Award, The 12th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC 2021), Seoul, South Korea (Virtual Conference), 2021
  • Fellow, International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2021
  • Lewis-Worcester Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2017 - 2021
  • Research Development Award, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2020
  • ExCEEd Teaching Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2019
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, 2017
  • Best Paper Award, Chinese National Conference on HVAC Modeling, 2017
  • Eliahu I. Jury Early Career Research Award, College of Engineering, University of Miami, 2016
  • Emerging Professional Award, International Building Performance Simulation Association-USA Chapter, 2016
  • Provost Research Award, University of Miami, 2014

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Associate Director for Research, Global Building Network, 2022

Service to External Organizations:

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering: Including Wind Energy and Building Energy Conservation, 2019 - 2025
  • Chair, ASHRAE Technical Committee 4.10 Indoor Environment Modeling, 2019 - 2021
  • Joint Appointee, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2018
  • Chair, ASHRAE Technical Committee 7.4 Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings, 2017 - 2019
  • Treasurer, Affiliate Director, International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2016 - 2023
  • Research Committee Chair, International Building Performance Simulation Association – USA Chapter, 2014 - 2018
 


 

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