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Frank Andujar Lugo

Frank Andujar Lugo
Previous degree(s): 
BS, Mechanical Engineering with a double major in Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
PhD start year: 
Award Year: 
Mechanical Science and Engineering
Research Advisor(s): 
Andrew Alleyne
Description of Research: 

Effective management of thermal storage coupled with electric storage and smart operation can drastically increase grid efficiency and resilience. There is a need to understand how thermal storage, batteries, and building cooling can be operated in a way where there is both a level of autonomy and connectives.

My research focuses on to creating models that couples this systems effective, and applying a hierarchical control framework that improves system performance given desired metrics.