Katy receives scholarship to attend IBPSA Project 1 and BS2019 in Rome

July 8, 2019

The International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) has offered Katy $1,000 + $1,500 for travel expenses to attend their Project 1 meeting and Building Simulation conference in Rome, Italy during September 2-4, 2019. Congratulations, Katy!


Dr. Zuo is appointed as Chair of ASHRAE TC 4.10

July 1, 2019

Dr. Zuo served as the Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 7.4: Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings from 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2019. Now, he is retired from this position and will begin his term as the Chair of TC 4.10: Indoor Environmental Modeling. Congratulations to Dr. Zuo!


Three PhD students presented at 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference

June 28, 2019

The 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference took place from June 22-26 in Kansas City. Three PhD students from our group presented their work. Their presentation titles are: Yangyang Fu: Modeling the Transient Event of Data Center Cooling during the Power Outage; Yunyang Ye: Methodology to Evaluate Sensitive Levels of Inputs for...


Prof. Zuo named ExCEEd Teaching Fellows

June 12, 2019

From June 2–7, Prof. Zuo was selected to attend this year's ExCEEd Teaching Workshop and has been named ExCEEd Teaching Fellows by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Congratulations! The ExCEEd Teaching Workshop is a six-day practicum that provides engineering educators with an opportunity to improve their teaching abilities. ASCE...


Prof. Zuo gave plenary talk at IBPSA-China National Conference

June 11, 2019

On May 16, the IBPSA-China National Conference took place in Chengdu, China. Prof. Zuo gave a plenary talk titled "Modelica-based System Modeling for Green Buildings and Smart Cities". He introduced the work of SBS Lab in the field of applying advanced modeling tools in building, community and urban scales.


Katy received honorable mention in this year's Link Foundation Energy Fellowship Program

May 29, 2019

Every year, The Link Foundation Energy Fellowship Program provides 2-year fellowships of $29,500/year for students working toward a Ph.D. degree to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy. This year, among the 122 applicants, only two received the fellowship and seven received honorable...


New members are joining the SBS lab with honor

May 3, 2019

Three new Ph.D. students will join our group this summer: Cary Faulkner from Purdue University, Jessica Steric from Uni. of Alabama and Yingli Lou from Chongqing University, China. Also, some of the new members also received a few awards before joining the group: Jessica received the “Dean’s Graduate Assistantship” from...


Xu Han won this year's ASHRAE College of Fellows Travel Award

May 3, 2019

Congratulation to Xu for winning this year's ASHRAE College of Fellows Travel Award for this year. The award provides a stipend to attend the ASHRAE Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO (June 22 - 26, 2018) and the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Orlando, FL (February 1 - 5, 2019).


Dr. Zuo is appointed as Associate Editor of the Journal of Solar Energy Engineering

April 23, 2019

Recently, Dr. Zuo has been appointed as Associate Editor of the Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. This journal publishes research papers that contain original work of permanent interest in all areas of solar energy, wind energy, and energy conservation, as well as discussions of policy and regulatory issues that affect...


Yunyang Ye won the ASHRAE Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid Award

April 16, 2019

Yunyang Ye received the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid Award. He is the third student in our group who has received this honour. The Grant-in-Aid is a grant of funds to a full-time graduate student of ASHRAE-related technologies. The goal of the Grant-In-Aid...