About Me

I am an energy systems researcher. I study complex, integrated systems of multiple energy components and use the tools of systems engineering, such as simulation, optimization, advanced control, and process design to develop and operate systems where the components are synergistic. Because energy supply and demand fluctuate, these systems need advanced computational tools to aid in simulation or to ensure that the system operates efficiently and reliably. My primary research interests are: hybrid energy systems, energy storage, solar thermal power, combined heat and power, building energy management, and the smart grid.