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
"A thermodynamic analysis of a novel bidirectional district heating and cooling network." Energy 144 (2018) 20 - 30. .
"A Tale of Three District Energy Systems: Metrics and Future Opportunities." 2017 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. 2017. .
"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." 19th Power Systems Computation Conference. Genoa, Italy, 2016. LBNL-1005928. .
"Equation-based languages – A new paradigm for building energy modeling, simulation and optimization." Energy and Buildings 117 (2015) 290-300. LBNL-1003383. .
"Modelica Buildings Library." (2015). LBNL-1002944. .
"Simulation Speed Analysis and Improvements of Modelica Models for Building Energy Simulation." (2015). LBNL-1002904. .
"Robust on-line fault detection diagnosis for HVAC components based on nonlinear state estimation techniques." Applied Energy 124 (2014) 156 - 166. .
"Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation." 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation 2013. LBNL-6413E. .