We have 1) one Post-Doctor position for Fall 2020, apply here 2) multiple funded Ph.D. student positions for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021. 

If you are interested in cutting-edge modeling and simulation technologies, as well as their applications in the optimal design and operation of smart, sustainable and resilient buildings, communities and cities, then SBS Lab is the right place for you!

Here at our lab, we focus on the modeling and simulation on different scales (from building to community and city) using various software tools. For example, we

  • work on large-scale modeling of smart and resilient cities,
  • conduct big data analytics on sustainable, smart and connected community,
  • simulate over 200,000 building energy models in parallel on supercomputers,
  • optimize the design and control of building energy system,
  • and perform coupled simulation of indoor environment and HVAC systems.

All the Ph.D. students will receive rigorous training on not only physical systems, but also software engineering and numerical analysis. Many of our members are officially acknowledged as the developers of DOE's Modelica Buildings library.  

Our research is sponsored by many federal and state agencies, organizations, and companies, including United States Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), United States Department of Defense (DOD), United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and JPMorgan Chase Bank. Also, we collaborate with organizations, companies and universities like Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Pacific Northwest Natioinal Laboratory (PNNL), Schneider Electric, Virginia Tech, Historic Green Village, and Cities of Boulder, Miami, and Miami Beach. So, if you join us, you will have chances to work with great minds from those sponsors and collaborators. For more information about our projects, please visit our Research page.  

Due to the interdisciplinary nature in our research, Dr. Zuo can admit graduate students from three different programs in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engieering:

In addition, we can also admit graduate students from Department of Mechanical Engineering.  

Each program has its own research focuses, requirements for admission and graduation. Please read them carefully before you select the program in your application.

If you have any questions about your application, please feel free to contact Dr. Zuo.