Dr. Zheng O'Neill

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. O'Neill's research interests include: Thermal Energy Systems Design, Analysis, Modeling, Simulation and Optimization Integrated Building Energy and Control Systems Whole Building Energy Diagnostics Fault Detection and Diagnostics of HVAC/R Systems Smart Building Systems and Smart Grid Geothermal System and Ground Source Heat Pumps Uncertainty Quantification in HVAC/R Systems and Buildings Read more about Dr. Zheng O'Neill

In The News: Setting the Standard for Sensor-Driven HVAC Control

Supported by the Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition (SENSOR) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), a University of Alabama team of researchers aims to ensure sensors work efficiently when detecting human movement and occupancy to control HVAC systems and applications. Read more

Sources: ACHR News

In The News: UA researchers studying motion sensors to cut back on HVAC energy

Researchers at the University of Alabama are studying ways to help cut back on energy that heat and cools our buildings. This is how 1.5 million-dollar project will work. UA Engineering researchers think new and improved motion sensors could help reduce energy used for HVAC systems. Read more

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