Wangda Zuo joins Department of Architectural Engineering


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Wangda Zuo recently joined the Penn State College of Engineering as a professor of architectural engineering on Jan. 1. He also serves as associate director for the Global Building Network, an initiative that aims to advance building science, construction process and building management in order to create an international framework that will make buildings more sustainable, efficient and healthier for people. He also is affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute of Computational and Data Science.  

My research focuses on multi-scale modeling and simulation of smart, sustainable and resilient cities,” Zuo said. “Partnering with Department of Energy national labs, we are developing open source, publicly released modeling tools, including the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Modelica Buildings library and National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s URBANopt. We also apply those tools for real-world applications, such as improving data center cooling efficiency, improving building energy standards, designing grid-interactive efficient district energy systems and creating resilient coastal communities.” 


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Wangda Zuo. Credit: Penn State