Dr. Jiazhen Ling Promoted to Associate Research Professor

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Dr. Jiazhen Ling has been promoted from Assistant Research Professor to Associate Research Professor after 9 years of working as a researcher in the Center for Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE) since completing his Ph.D. at University of Maryland in 2011. 

He is the center’s transient simulation group leader within the Modeling and Optimization consortium group (MOC), and among his many efforts, he has developed Modelica-based and Simulink-based transient simulation libraries for HVAC systems that are used by CEEE sponsors and the indoor thermal comfort simulation tool, ThermCom. Ling also developed, and now teaches, a new online graduate course, Steady State and Dynamic Modeling of Energy Systems.  This course is attended by both UMD students as well as students from other institutions and professional engineers in industry.

As a researcher, Ling is ahead of the curve for his rank. With more than 13 years of academic research experience, 26 published works in refereed

journals, 17 conference papers, one book chapter, and two patents (plus one approved in Europe and six provisional patent applications)— he is very productive and successful at a level greater than his current rank.

“His in-depth experience in developing transient simulation and thermal comfort simulation tools makes him a great asset both as an instructor and as a collaborator on CEEE sponsored-funded research projects,” said CEEE Director Dr. Reinhard Radermacher. 

Published June 26, 2020