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The selected individual will advance state-of-the-art of space-conditioning equipment used in conventional and energy efficient buildings.
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The duties will include: design and implementation of experimental test programs for air conditioners and heat pumps; design and development of acquisition programs for data collection and data processing using data acquisition software packages; development of automated fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) methodologies including FDD-assisted commissioning methods; performing modifications/upgrades of existing computer models and development of novel, physical principles-based models for simulating performance of space-conditioning systems and their components; conducting analytical studies of air-conditioning and heat pump systems by applying the knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and numerical methods; dissemination of research results through authorship of peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and presentations at conferences and professional meetings.