Ph.D. Student
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Education Background

Before joining the SBS lab, Cary received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in May 2019. At Purdue University he performed research studying collisions of non-spherical particles in granular flows using the Discrete Element Method. Part of this research was done as a participant in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Purdue, which sponsored his full time research during the Summer of 2018. This culminated with a presentation at the SURF Symposium and the abstract for this can be found here. He was also a member of the national mechanical engineering honor society Pi Tau Sigma.

Research Interests

Computational fluid dynamics, indoor environment modeling, building energy efficiency, coupled HVAC and airflow modeling, multiphase flow, and machine learning.

Research Projects

09/2020 - Present: DTRA - Contaminant Spread Modeling (with LBNL)

07/2019 - 09/2020: DOE - Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency through End-to-End Cooling Modeling and Optimization (with LBNL and Schneider Electric)


X. Han, W. Tian, J. VanGilder, W. Zuo, C. Faulkner 2021. "An Open Source Fast Fluid Dynamics Model for Data Center Thermal Management." Energy and Buildings, 230, pp 110599.