Professor Jin Wen, PhD, Founding Director

Professor Michael Waring, PhD,
Founding Faculty

Professor P. L. Gurian, PhD, Founding Faculty

Professor Simi Hoque, PhD, Affiliated Faculty

Professor James Lo, PhD, Affiliated Faculty

Current Research Staff and Students

Zhelun “Aaron” Chen, PhD, Research Scientist

Richard Kimball, PhD Candidate

Yicheng Li, PhD Candidate

Noresh Varman, PhD Candidate

Naghmeh Ghalamsiah, PhD Candidate


Postdocs and Doctorate Students

YearName, DegreeThesis1st affiliation after graduation, Position
2023Ojas Pradhan, PhD in Architectural EngineeringA Dynamic Bayesian Networks Framework for Data-Driven Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis of Smart Building Systems
2020Adam Regnier, PhD in Architectural EngineeringAutomated Fault Diagnostics for AHU-VAV Systems: A Novel Pattern Matching ApproachKinetic Buildings, Founder
2019Zhelun Chen, PhD in Architectural EngineeringAdvanced Solver Development for Large-Scale Dynamic Building System SimulationBuilding Science and Engineering Group Drexel, Research Scientist
2019Yimin Chen, PhD in Architectural EngineeringData-driven Whole Building Fault Detection and DiagnosisLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Technology Researcher II
2019Daniel Chung, PhD in Architectural EngineeringEvaluation of Building Envelope Performance including Uncertainty and Degradation within a Multi-Objective Optimization FrameworkUniversity of Toronto, Associate Professor
2018Liang Zhang, PhD in Architectural EngineeringData-driven Whole Building Energy Forecasting Model for Data Predictive ControlNational Renewable Energy Laboratory, Commercial Building Scientist
2018Liam Hendricken, PhD in Architectural EngineeringRegional Energy Simulation: Defining, Automating, and Applying Methods to Create Representative Building Stocks at a Sub-National LevelHendricken Group, Founder
2016Shokouh Pourarian, PhD in Architectural EngineeringTools for Evaluating Fault Detection and Diagnostic Methods for HVAC Secondary Systems of a Net Zero BuildingUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, Lecturer
2015Xiwang Li, PhD in Architectural EngineeringNet-zero Building Cluster Simulations and On-line Energy Forecasting for Adaptive and Real-Time Control and DecisionsHarvard University, Postdoctoral Fellow
2014Jared Langevin, PhD in Architectural EngineeringHuman Behavior and Low Energy Architecture –  Linking Environmental Adaptation, Personal Comfort, & Energy Use in the Built EnvironmentDepartment of Energy, Building Technologies Office, EERE Science & Technology Policy Fellow
2012Ran Liu, PhD in Architectural EngineeringAccuracy and Stability of VAV Box Control at Low FlowsIowa Energy Center, Postdoctoral Research Associate
2011Y. Lisa Cheng Ng, PhD in Architectural EngineeringFramework for the Utilization of Forward and Inverse Airflow Models in Systematic Sensor System Design for Indoor Air National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Mechanical Engineer
2010Shun Li, PhD in Architectural EngineeringA Model-Based Fault Detection and Diagnostic Methodology for Secondary HVAC SystemsPacific Northwest National Laboratory, Scientist

Master and Undergraduate Students

YearName, DegreeThesis/Project1st affiliation after graduation, Position
2023Jose Moussa, MS in Architectural EngineeringEnviEnergy Studio LLC, Sustainability Analyst
2020Richard Kimball, MS in Architectural EngineeringAn Investigation to Link Thermal Comfort and Occupant Perceptions to Measured Environmental Data in University OfficesBSEG Group, PhD Student
2015Jesse Schwakoff, MS in Architectural EngineeringIntellimation LLC, Building Energy Engineer
2013Alexander Bui, MS in Architectural Engineering
Rice University, Phd Student