Energy Center

Green Building

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Kirk Alter

Home energy conservation, Indiana weatherization program

Kartik Ariyur

Kartik Ariyur

Adaptive control, system ID

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James Braun

Modeling, analysis, and control of thermal systems

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Quingyan Chen

Indoor air quality (IAQ), energy analysis, building ventilation systems

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Patricia Davies

Signal processing,  Environmental noise, Noise control,  Health effects of noise, Vibrations, HVAC noise

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Suresh Garimella

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technology and Policy

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Eckhard Groll

HVAC&R systems & equipment

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Travis Horton

HVAC, Thermal Systems, Fault Detection, Heat Pump, Geothermal

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William Hutzel

HVAC, Building automation, renewable energy systems, Net Zero Energy Buildings

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Panagiota Karava

Plug-and-play intelligent buildings, efficient energy and comfort delivery building system

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Ming Qu

Solar heating and cooling systems, sustainable building design and analysis

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Mark Shaurette

Demolition & Reconstruction Management

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Athansios Tzempelikos

Dynamic facades, shading design & control, solar energy applications

Technical Contact

Dr. James Braun
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Collaborating Laboratories

Cooling Technologies Research Center (CTRC)

Ray W. Herrick Laboratories
Solar Absorption Cooling & Heating System in Bowen Laboratory (SACH)

About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.


Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Mann Hall, Rm 105
203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971