Mike's research interests are in mathematical modeling of environmental systems and quality, uncertainty analysis, value-of-information decision analysis, water-energy integrated assessment, and sensor-data fusion. Mike has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and an MS degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He also has MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA. Mike is a California-licensed Professional Engineer (Civil), and has worked at an environmental engineering firm where he conducted environmental health risk assessments. He is Leader of the Sustainable Energy Systems Group and former Leader of the Airflow and Pollutant Transport Group (Indoor Environment Dept.). Mike has been at LBNL since 1998. Mike's personal website is workbench.lbl.gov.
"A Bayesian Network model for predicting cooling load of commercial buildings." Building Simulation 11.1 (2018) 87 - 101. .
"A Bayesian network model for the optimization of a chiller plant’s condenser water set point." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 11.1 (2018) 36 - 47. .
"Coupling fast fluid dynamics and multizone airflow models in Modelica Buildings library to simulate the dynamics of HVAC systems." Building and Environment 122 (2017) 269 - 286. .
"Improved cooling tower control of legacy chiller plants by optimizing the condenser water set point." Building and Environment 111 (2017) 33 - 46. .
"Experience curve development and cost reduction disaggregation for fuel cell markets in Japan and the US." Applied Energy 191 (2017) 346 - 357. .
"A retrospective analysis of compact fluorescent lamp experience curves and their correlations to deployment programs." Energy Policy 98 (2016) 505 - 512. .
"Characterization of demand response in the commercial, industrial, and residential sectors in the United States." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment 5.3 (2016) 288 - 304. .
"Providing pressure inputs to multizone building models." Building and Environment 101 (2016) 32 - 44. .