Mike's research interests are in mathematical modeling of environmental systems and quality, uncertainty analysis, value-of-information decision analysis, water-energy integrated assessment, and sensor-data fusion. Mike has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and an MS degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He also has MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA. Mike is a California-licensed Professional Engineer (Civil), and has worked at an environmental engineering firm where he conducted environmental health risk assessments. He is Leader of the Sustainable Energy Systems Group and former Leader of the Airflow and Pollutant Transport Group (Indoor Environment Dept.). Mike has been at LBNL since 1998. Mike's personal website is workbench.lbl.gov.
Mechanical Staff Scientist/Engineer
Exploratory analysis of high-resolution power interruption data reveals spatial and temporal heterogeneity in electric grid reliability
Water-Energy Considerations in Californian’s Agricultural Sector and Opportunities Provide Flexibility to California’s Grid
Coupling fast fluid dynamics and multizone airflow models in Modelica Buildings library to simulate the dynamics of HVAC systems
Experience curve development and cost reduction disaggregation for fuel cell markets in Japan and the US