About Building Autonomy and Simulation Laboratory (BASL)

The Building Autonomy and Simulation Laboratory (BASL) is the research group of Dr. L. James Lo in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University. BASL is dedicated to advance the technology and techniques in investigating building-related problems and solutions in energy conservation, occupant comfort, and health. We work on various research areas ranging from simulating COVID virus spreading in rooms and buildings to using micro-drones and rovers for ad-hoc wireless building sensing networks.

If you are interested in (1) working with, (2) sponsoring, or (3) learning more about BASL, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always looking for motivated students interested in architectural engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or architecture to work in the group. We work with all levels of students from new freshmen to Ph.D. students to provide them with interesting research experience within the building context.

If you are new to Drexel or are interested in learning more about how BASL operates, take a look at our PEOPLE page to see how different students work with BASL as part of their learning experience at Drexel.