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.
Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 2, no. 2 (2009): 143-161. "
Standardization of thermo-fluid modeling in Modelica.Fluid 1.0 In Proc. of the 7th International Modelica Conference. 13th ed. Vol. 43. Como, Italy: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2009.
A Modelica-Based Model Library for Building Energy and Control Systems." In Building Simulation '09. Glasgow, Scotland, 2008. "
A Modular Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for the Integration of Heterogeneous Systems In SimBuild 2008, July 30-August 1. Berkeley, CA, 2008.
A Modular Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for the Integrations of Heterogeneous Systems." In SimBuild 2008. Berkeley, CA, USA, 2008. "
Comparing computer run time of building simulation programs." Building Simulation 1, no. 3 (2008): 210-213. "
USING SPARK AS A SOLVER FOR MODELICA." In SimBuild 2008. Berkeley, CA, USA, 2008. "
Using SPARK as a solver for Modelica In Proc. of the 3rd SimBuild Conference. Berkeley, CA, USA, 2008.
Comparison of Co-Simulation Approaches for Building and HVAC/R System Simulation." In Proc. Building Simulation 2007. Beijing, China, 2007. "
Comparison of co-simulation approaches for building and HVAC/R system simulation. In Proc. of the 10th IBPSA Conference. Beijing, China, 2007.