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Yan Chen

Yan Chen

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Yan Chen joined PNNL in 2015 as a building energy research engineer working on the Building Energy Codes Program. Prior to joining PNNL, Yan participated in a variety of research studies at Purdue University, University of Missouri, and the Pennsylvania State University, including advanced building control strategy development, building control information modeling, agricultural building air pollutants monitoring, and ventilation measurement. He also interned at Sebesta Inc. for building commissioning. His dissertation focused on building control knowledge information modeling and the development of control selfconfiguration. Yan is currently working on building energy simulations and analyses to support the development and implementation of energy codes and standards.

Research Interests

  • Building Energy Modeling
  • Building Codes and Standards Analyses
  • High-Performance Building Technologies
  • Advanced Control Strategies
  • Sustainable Building Environment

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S.E., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
  • B.E., Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, China

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Ramachandran T, S Kundu, Y Chen, and DL Vrabie. 2017. "Towards a framework for selection of supervisory control for commercial buildings: HVAC system energy efficiency." In American Control Conference (ACC 2017), May 24-26, 2017, Seattle, Washington, pp. 2925-2930.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.23919/ACC.2017.7963395
  • Ramachandran T, S Kundu, Y Chen, and DL Vrabie. 2017. "Towards a framework for selection of supervisory control for commercial buildings: HVAC system energy efficiency." In American Control Conference (ACC 2017), May 24-26, 2017, Seattle, Washington, pp. 2925-2930.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.23919/ACC.2017.7963395
  • Athalye RA, Y Chen, J Zhang, B Liu, M Frankel, and M Lyles. 2017. City Reach Code Technical Support DocumentPNNL-26824, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Li H, Y Chen, J Zhang, RA Athalye, VV Mendon, and YL Xie. 2017. "A Systematic Classification for HVAC Systems and Components." In Proceedings of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Annual Conference, June 24-28, 2017, Long Beach, CA, pp. LB-17-C014.  ASHRAE, ATLANTA, GA. 

2016

  • Chen Y, SJ Treado, and JI Messner. 2016. "Building HVAC Control Knowledge Data Schema - Towards a Unified Representation of Control System Knowledge." Automation in Construction 72(Part 2):Pages 174-186.  doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2016.08.036

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