Alumni
David Blum

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
- HVAC system dynamics and control for commercial buildings
- Intelligent building operations
- Demand response and electricity market participation
- Energy infrastructures

EDUCATION:
- Doctor of Philosophy in Building Technology from MIT (2016)
- Master of Science in Building Technology from MIT (2013)
- Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University (2011)

2016 Doctoral Dissertation: Improving the Use of Commercial Building HVAC Systems for Electric Grid Ancillary Services

2013 SMBT Thesis: Analysis and Characterization of Ancillary Service Demand Response Strategies for Variable Air Volume HVAC Systems

PUBLICATIONS:
- Y. J. Kim, D. H. Blum, N. Xu, L. Su, and L. K. Norford (2015). “Technologies and Magnitude of Ancillary Services Provided by Commercial Buildings,” Proceedings of the IEEE, Accepted.
- A. M. Weiner, D. H. Blum, J. H. Lienhard V, and A.F. Ghoniem (2015). “Design of a Hybrid RO-MED Solar Desalination System for Treating Agricultural Drainage Water in California.” The International Desalination Association World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, Aug 30 – Sept 4. San Diego, CA.
- D. H. Blum and L. K. Norford (2014). “Dynamic Simulation and Analysis of Ancillary Services Demand Response Strategies for VAV HVAC Systems.” HVAC&R Research, 20(8), 908-921.
- D. H. Blum and L. K. Norford (2014). “Dynamic Simulation of Regulation Demand Response for VAV HVAC Systems.” 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, Sept 10-12, Atlanta, GA, 402-409.
- S. B. Martin Jr., E. S. Shogren, D. H. Blum, P. A. Kremer, W. P. Bahnfleth, and J. D. Freihaut (2012). “A Novel Dual-Collimation Batch Reactor for Determination of Ultraviolet Inactivation Rate Constants for Microorganisms in Aqueous Suspensions.” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings, July 8-12. Brisbane, Australia.
- S. B. Martin Jr., E. S. Shogren, D. H. Blum, P. A. Kremer, W. P. Bahnfleth, and J. D. Freihaut (2012). “Development of a Dul-Collimation Batch Reactor for Determining Ultraviolet Inactivation Rate Constants (K-Values) for Airborne Microorganisms.” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings, July 8-12. Brisbane, Australia.

PRESENTATIONS:
- "Dynamic Simulation and Analysis of Ancillary Service Demand Response Strategies for VAV HVAC Systems." 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference. January 23-27, 2016. Orlando, FL.
- “Implications of Online Optimal Control on Demand Side Participation in Electricity Networks.” 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference. January 24-28, 2015. Chicago, IL.
- “The Use of Modelica for the Evaluation of Ancillary Service Demand Response Provision by Variable Air Volume HVAC Systems.” 2014 North America Modelica Users’ Group Conference. October 13-14, 2014. Atlanta, GA.
- “Integrating Intelligent Building HVAC Systems with Future Electric Grids.” Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Zagreb University. July 8, 2014. Zagreb, Croatia.