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Henze, Gregor P

Professor and Charles Victor Schelke Chair

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  • Professor Henze’s research interests include: Model predictive control and reinforcement learning control of building energy systems, building thermal mass, refrigeration systems, model-based benchmarking of building operational performance, fault detection and diagnosis, control strategies for mixed-mode buildings, uncertainty quantification of occupant behavior and its impact, human presence detection, sensor fusion algorithms, energy analytics and decision analysis as well as the integration of building energy system operations with the electric grid system.

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  • AREN 2110 - Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Explores fundamental principles of thermodynamics, including first and second law of thermodynamics, thermophysical properties, power and refrigeration cycles, gas mixtures and psychrometrics.
  • AREN 3010 - Energy Efficient Buildings
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Lecture course on the analysis and design of buildings and their systems to satisfy the requirements for a comfortable and healthy indoor environment. Examines psychometrics, thermal comfort, building heating and cooling loads, fluid flow basics, and HVAC components and systems.
  • AREN 4010 - Energy System Modeling and Control
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Engineering course devoted to building automation and control systems. Topics include HVAC control technology and strategies, measurement and device technologies, analysis and modeling of dynamic systems, simulation of conventional and advanced control approaches, assessment of control loop performance and hands-on direct digital control (DDC) programming exercises as used in current building control practice. Same as AREN 5010.
  • AREN 4110 - HVAC System Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Applies engineering principles to the design of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for buildings. Covers HVAC systems description, load estimation, psychometrics, coils and heat exchangers, air and water distribution systems and primary equipment and systems. Same as AREN 5110.
  • AREN 5010 - Energy System Modeling and Control
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Engineering course devoted to building automation and control systems. Topics include HVAC control technology and strategies, measurement and device technologies, analysis and modeling of dynamic systems, simulation of conventional and advanced control approaches, assessment of control loop performance and hands-on direct digital control (DDC) programming exercises as used in current building control practice. Recommended prerequisite: AREN 4140. Same as AREN 4010.
  • AREN 5110 - HVAC System Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Applies engineering principles to the design of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for buildings. Covers HVAC systems description, load estimation, psychometrics, coils and heat exchangers, air and water distribution systems and primary equipment and systems. Recommended prerequisite: AREN 3010. Same as AREN 4110.
  • AREN 6940 - Master's Degree Candidate
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Summer 2021
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  • AREN 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022
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  • CVEN 5830 - Special Topics for Seniors/Grads
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • EVEN 3012 - Environmental Engineering Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Introduces students to fundamentals of thermodynamics. Includes focused coverage of the laws of thermodynamics, system energy balances, state properties (internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, etc.) and property estimation for ideal gases and steam. Additionally, this course will introduce the following concepts: thermodynamic cycles, chemical reaction thermodynamics, psychrometrics, process devices (pumps, heat exchangers, etc.) and reversibility.

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