Michael Wetter is a Computational Scientist in the Simulation Research Group. His research includes integrating building performance simulation tools into the research process, as well as their use for design and operation of buildings. He did his dissertation at the University of California at Berkeley and at LBNL, where he created the GenOpt optimization program and the BuildOpt building simulation program and where he developed the first building energy optimization technique that provably converges to the optimal building design. He created various software for building energy simulation and optimization, including the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed, the Modelica Buildings library, and the GenOpt optimization program. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Contributor Award of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), the president of IBPSA-USA, a member of the board of directors of IBPSA, and a member of ASHRAE.
Journal Editorial Board Memberships
Journal of Building Performance , Editorial Board
Energy saving potential of a two-pipe system for simultaneous heating and cooling of office buildings." Energy and Buildings 134 (2017): 234-247. "
Hardware-in-the-Loop Co-simulation of Distribution Grid for Demand Response." In 19th Power Systems Computation Conference. Genoa, Italy, 2016. "
Modelica Buildings Library." (2015). "
Acceleration of the matrix multiplication of Radiance three phase daylighting simulations with parallel computing on heterogeneous hardware of personal computer." Journal of Building Performance Simulation (2013). "
Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation In 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation. Chambery, France, 2013.
A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment." Building and Environment 54 (2012): 100-108. "
Intelligent Building Energy Information and Control Systems for Low-Energy Operations and Optimal Demand Response." IEEE Design and Test of Computers 29, no. 4 (2012): 8-16. "