Michael Wetter is a Staff Scientist at LBNL. His research includes new generation computing tools for building and district energy design and operation. 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 has been co-operation agent of IEA EBC Annex 60 and of the IBPSA Project 1. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Contributor Award of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), an IBPSA Fellow, a past president of IBPSA-USA, past Treasurer of IBPSA, a member of the board of directors of IBPSA and of the Modelica North America Users' Group, and a member of ASHRAE.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2004
BS in Energy and Building Technologies, University of Applied Sciences at Luzern, Switzerland, 1995
International Building Performance Simulation Association , Member of Board of Directors
Modelica North America Users' Group , Member of Board of Directors
Modelica Association , Member
ASHRAE , Member
Journal and Editorial Board Memberships
Journal of Building Performance, Editorial Board
GenOpt Generic Optimization Program, User Manual, Version 3.1.0. Berkeley: Simulation Research Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011. .
"Acceleration of Radiance for Lighting Simulation by using Parallel Computing with OpenCL." 12th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2011). Sydney, Australia, 2011. p. 110-117. LBNL-5049E. .
"BACnet and Analog/Digital Interfaces of the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed." Proc. of the 12th IBPSA Conference 2011: p. 294-301. LBNL-5446E. .
BacNet and Analog/Digital Interfaces of the Building Controls Virtual Testbed. 2011. LBNL-5446E. .
"Modeling of Heat Transfer in Rooms in the Modelica "Buildings" Library." 12th Conference of International Building Performance Ssimulation Association 2011: 1096-1103. LBNL-5563E. .
"Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed." Proc. of the 12th IBPSA Conference 2011: p. 2890-2896. LBNL-5390E. .
"Co-simulation of building energy and control systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 3.4 (2011). .
"Recent developments of the Modelica Buildings library for building energy and control systems." the 8th International Modelica Conference 2011. LBNL-4793E. .
"Advanced simulations of building energy and control systems with an example of chilled water plant modeling." the 8th International Forum and Workshop on Combined Heat, Air, Moisture and Pollutant Simulations (CHAMPS 2011) 2011. .
"Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems - An analysis of solution characteristics using a two-body system." Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 18.7 (2010) 957-970. .
"A comparison of global optimization algorithms with standard benchmark functions and real-world applications using EnergyPlus." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 3.2 (2010) 103-120. .
"Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled Water Plant with Thermal Storage." 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, California, USA: Omnipress, 2010. .
"Modelica Library for Building Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems." Proceedings of the 7th International Modelica Conference 2009. .
"Standardization of thermo-fluid modeling in Modelica.Fluid 1.0." Proc. of the 7th International Modelica Conference 2009. .
"A Modelica-based model library for building energy and control systems." Proceedings of the 11th IBPSA Conference. Glasgow, Scotland, 2009. 652-659. LBNL-2739E. .
"An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings." Proc. of the 11th IBPSA Conference 2009: 724-731. .
"Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 2.3 (2009) 209-230. .
"Generic Optimization Program User Manual Version 3.0.0." 2009: 380-391. LBNL-2077E. .
"Modelica Library for Building Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems." 7th International Modelica Conference. 2009. LBNL-2741E. .
"Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 2.2 (2009) 143-161. LBNL-2740E. .
"Comparing computer run time of building simulation programs." Building Simulation 1.3 (2008) 210-213. .
"A Modular Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for the Integration of Heterogeneous Systems." SimBuild 2008, July 30-August 1. Berkeley, CA, 2008. LBNL-650E. .
"Using SPARK as a solver for Modelica." Proc. of the 3rd SimBuild Conference 2008. LBNL-634E. .
"A Modelica-Based Model Library for Building Energy and Control Systems." Building Simulation '09. Glasgow, Scotland, 2008. .
"Using SPARK as a Solver for Modelica." SimBuild 2008. Berkeley, CA, USA, 2008. .