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
Validation and Application of the Room Model of the Modelica Buildings Library In Proc. of the 9th International Modelica Conference. Munich, Germany, 2012.
Acceleration of Radiance for Lighting Simulation by using Parallel Computing with OpenCL." In 12th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2011), p. 110-117. Sydney, Australia, 2011. "
Advanced simulations of building energy and control systems with an example of chilled water plant modeling In the 8th International Forum and Workshop on Combined Heat, Air, Moisture and Pollutant Simulations (CHAMPS 2011). Nanjing, China, 2011.
BACnet and Analog/Digital Interfaces of the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed In Proc. of the 12th IBPSA Conference. Sydney, Australia, 2011.
Co-simulation of building energy and control systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 3, no. 4 (2011). "
GenOpt Generic Optimization Program, User Manual, Version 3.1.0. Berkeley: Simulation Research Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011.
Modeling of Heat Transfer in Rooms in the Modelica "Buildings" Library In 12th Conference of International Building Performance Ssimulation Association. Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011. Sydney, Australia, 2011.
Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed In Proc. of the 12th IBPSA Conference. Sydney, Australia, 2011.