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
Marco Bonvini, Michael Wetter and Thierry Nouidui, Simulation Research Group
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
"Comparison of co-simulation approaches for building and HVAC/R system simulation. ." Proc. of the 10th IBPSA Conference 2007: 1418-1425. .
"Multizone Building Model for Thermal Building Simulation in Modelica." Proc. of the 5th International Modelica Conference 2006: 517-526. .
"Multizone Airflow Model in Modelica." Proc. of the 5th International Modelica Conference 2006: 431-440. .
"Modelica versus TRNSYS — A Comparison Between an Equation-Based and a Procedural Modeling Language for Building Energy Simulation." Proc. of the 2nd SimBuild Conference 2006. .
"Precision control for generalized pattern search algorithms with adaptive precision function evaluations." SIAM Journal on Optimization 16.3 (2006) 650-669 . .
"Building design optimization using a convergent pattern search algorithm with adaptive precision simulations." Energy and Buildings 37.6 (2005) 603-612. LBNL-57341. .
"BuildOpt - A new building energy simulation program that is built on smooth models." Building and Environment 40.8 (2005) 1085-1092. .
"A convergent optimization method using pattern search algorithms with adaptive precision simulation." Building Services Engineering Research and Technology 25.4 (2004) 327-338. .
"Building Design Optimization Using a Convergent Pattern Search Algorithm with Adaptive Precision Simulations." Energy and Buildings 37 (2004) 603-612. .
"BuildOpt - A new building energy simulation program that is built on smooth models." Building and Environment 40.8 (2004). LBNL-54657. .
"A comparison of deterministic and probabilistic optimization algorithms for nonsmooth simulation-based optimization ." Building and Environment 39.8 (2004) 989-999. .
GenOpt 2.0.0 - Generic optimization program. 2004. LBNL-54199. .
BuildOpt 1.0.1 validation. 2004. LBNL-54658. .
"Simulation-Based Building Energy Optimization." University of California, Berkeley, 2004. .
"A convergent optimization method using pattern search algorithms with adaptive precision simulation." . Proceedings of the 8th IBPSA Conference 2003: 1393-1400. .
"Comparison of a generalized pattern search and a genetic algorithm optimization method." . Proc. of the 8th IBPSA Conference 2003: 1401-1408. .
"GenOpt - A Generic Optimization Program." . Proc. of the 7th IBPSA Conference 2001: 601-608. LBNL-48371. .