Jake Castellini

Jake Castellini receives ME Summer Fellowship 2021

April 8, 2021

PhD student Jake Castellini receives Mechanical Engineering Summer Fellowship 2021 from the CU Boulder Graduate School. The Graduate School offers fellowships to one student from each doctoral program, to provide support during the summer term. Jake will receive stipend benefits for the three summer months. Congratulations Jake!

Yingli Lou

Yingli Lou receives ASHRAE Rocky Mountain Chapter Student Scholarship

March 23, 2021

Ph.D. student Yingli Lou receive ASHRAE Rocky Mountain Chapter Student Scholarship . The regional ASHRAE chapter at Denver awards scholarships to students from area Universities who demonstrate an interest in HVAC&R, financial need, “smarts”, and good communication skills. Congratulation to Yingli for winning the Chapter scholarship !!


Open-source releases our building energy models for commercial buildings based on CBECS data

March 11, 2021

We are excited to open source release our building energy models for commercial buildings based on CBECS data. As an outcome of our 4-year research project supported by ASHRAE , it contains 540 EnergyPlus models for 18 building types, including three new models for Religious Worship, College/University, and Auto Repair...


Nasim Mamaghani receives two scholarships from AEE

March 10, 2021

Nasim Mamaghani receives scholarship from Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) conference to attend the upcoming “ Energy Efficiency for Transformative Solutions ” event being held April 20-21, 2021. And she was a scholarship attendee at “2020 AEE World Energy Virtual Conference” which was held December 1-4, 2020. Nasim is also...


Katy Hinkelman receives DOE 2021 IBUILD fellowship

March 10, 2021

Ph.D. student Katy Hinkelman has been selected to receive Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) . The announcement is here . Congratulation to Katy for receiving this prestigious fellowship!


Joint paper with PNNL on power flexibility from US commercial buildings is published!

Jan. 16, 2021

Buildings community is talking about building-to-grid integration, but how much power flexibility can US commercial buildings provide? Our new paper with Sen Huang , Yunyang Ye , and Di Wu at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) tries to answer this interesting question. The paper is available here . Congratulations to...


Dominik passes his Master defense!

Jan. 13, 2021

Congratulations to Dominik for successfully defending his Master's thesis in AI for indoor airflow simulation. He was sponsored by CU Boulder's Europe-Colorado program, which is a joint research project with Prof. Dr. Philipp Epple​ at the Coburg University of Applied Science and Arts in Germany. The application for 2021 Europe-Colorado...


Matthew Strong receives the honorable mention for the CRA outstanding CS undergraduate researcher in all of North America

Dec. 19, 2020

Matthew Strong receives the honorable mention for the Computing Research Association Outstanding Computer Science Undergraduate Researcher in all of North America, which is the most prestigious for all Computer Science students. In the past few years, Matthew has been working with Dr. Yunyang Ye and Yingli Lou in high-performance computing...


Xu's Ph.D. thesis is approved!

Nov. 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020 Xu's Ph.D. thesis titled Holistic Optimization of Data Center Cooling Systems and Airflow Management was approved by the committee. Congratulations to Dr. Xu Han on this huge accomplishment, and we wish him the best on his future endeavors!

Data center

Xu's journal paper on optimal airflow management in data centers is published

Nov. 18, 2020

Optimal airflow management can save 50% cooling energy for data centers as demonstrated in our new journal paper about our open source Fast Fluid Dynamics model for fast prediction of data center airflow. The paper is available here . Funded by DOE's BENEFIT program, this is a joint effort of...