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 uncertainty.lbl.gov.
Ashok Gadgil, Phil Price, Tracy Thatcher, Michael Sohn, David Lorenzetti, Rengie Chan, Emily Wood, Woody Delp, Richard Sextro, Elizabeth Finlayson, Buvaneswari Jayaraman, Sheng-Chieh Chang, Suengbae Hong, and Sondra Jarvis
Support to DHS Chemical Detection Field Testing and Countermeasures Studies: Report to Sponsors. Berkeley, 2011. LBNL-6891E. .
"Towards improved characterization of high-risk releases using heterogeneous indoor sensor systems." Building and Environment 16.2 (2011) 438-447. .
Final Report: Balancing energy conservation and occupant needs in ventilation rate standards for “Big Box” stores in California: predicted indoor air quality and energy consumption using a matrix of ventilation scenarios. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011. LBNL-5551E. .
Occupancy-Based Energy Management in Buildings: Final Report to Sponsors. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010. LBNL-3693E. .
Role of CYP1B1 in PAH‐DNA Adduct Formation and Breast Cancer Risk. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010. .
"Modeling and Measurement Constraints in Fault Diagnostics for HVAC Systems." ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Controls (2010). .
"A Statistical Pattern Analysis Framework for Rooftop Unit Diagnostics." International Journal of Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Research (2010). .
"Energy efficient building environment control strategies using real-time occupancy measurements." Proceedings of the ACM BuildSys Conference. 2009. .
"Sensor Networks for Detecting Toxic Releases in Buildings." 11th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms, May 24-27, 2009. Busan, Korea, 2009. .
"Framework for Evaluating Anthrax Risk in Buildings." Environmental Science & Technology 43.6 (2009) 1783 - 1787. .
Anthrax Sampling and Decontamination: Technology Trade-Offs. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009. LBNL-1519E. .
"Indoor Sampler Siting." 11th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms 2009. .
"Using Information on Uncertainty to Improve Environmental Fate Modeling: A Case Study on DDT." Environmental Science and Technology 43.1 (2008) 128-134. .
Carbon Sequestration Risks and Risk Management. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2008. .
"Population Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling for the Human Lactational Transfer of PCB 153 with Consideration of Worldwide Human Biomonitoring Results." Environmental Health Perspectives 116.12 (2008) 1629-1634. .
"Rapid Data Assimilation in the Indoor Environment: theory and examples from real-time interpretation of indoor plumes of airborne chemicals." Air Pollution Modeling and its Applicatiion XIX. . New York: Springer Science + Business Media B.V., 2008. 263-277. .
"Influence of indoor transport and mixing times scales on the performance of sensor systems for characterizing contaminant releases." Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007) 9530-9542. .
"Predicting Size-Resolved Particle Behavior in Multizone Buildings." Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007) 1473 -1482. .
"Siting Bio-Samplers in Buildings." Risk Analysis 27 (2007) 877-886. .
"Trade-offs between moving and stationary particle collectors for detecting a bio-agent plume." Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007) 8818-8824. .
"Systems Approach to Evaluating Sensor Characteristics for Real-Time Monitoring of High-Risk Indoor Contaminant Releases." Atmospheric Environment 40.19 (2006) 3490-3502. .
Prospective Hazard Assessment and Sensitivity Analysis for Buckminsterfullerene in the Environment. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2006. .
"Tracer Gas Transport under Mixed Convection Conditions in an Experimental Atrium: Comparison Between Experiments and CFD Predictions." Atmospheric Environment 40 (2006) 5236-5250. .
"Assessing Sheltering-In-Place Responses to Outdoor Toxic Releases." 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Indoor Air 2005, Sept. 4-9, 2005. Vol. 2(6). Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press, 2005. 1792-1796. .
"Analyzing a Database of Residential Air Leakage in the United States." Atmospheric Environment 39.19 (2005) 3445-3455. .