L. James Lo

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2012
  • MS, Architectural Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • BS, Architectural Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1998

Research Areas

Research Interests

Architectural fluid mechanics, Implementation of natural and hybrid ventilation in buildings, Airflow distribution in buildings, Large-scale air movement in an urban built environment, Building and urban informatics, Data-enhanced sensing and control for optimal building operation and management, Novel data gathering methods for building/urban problem solving, Interdisciplinary research on occupant behaviors in the built environment

Areas of Study

Academic Distinctions

  • NSF CMMI: #1562515 2016 – 2019 Collaborative Research: Living Building Information Model (BIM): A Layered Approach for Automatic and Continuous Built Environment Model Update
  • NSF CBET: #1605091 2016 – 2019 Variability of wind effects on natural ventilation and pollutant transport in buildings
  • NRC RAP Fellowship 2013 – 2014
  • National Academies – National Research Council: Research Associateship Program NSF Traineeship 2008 – 2012
  • National Science Foundation: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

Select Publications

  • Wang, S., Zhang, Y., Waring, M., & Lo, L. J. (2018). Statistical analysis of wind data using Weibull distribution for natural ventilation estimation. Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 1-11.
  • Lo, L.J., Novoselac, A., Banks, D. (2013). Combined Wind Tunnel and CFD Analysis for Indoor Airflow Prediction of Wind-driven Cross Ventilation. Building and Environment, Volume 60. February 2013. Pages 12-23.
  • Lo, L.J., Novoselac, A. (2013). Effect of indoor buoyancy driven flow on modeling wind-driven cross ventilation. Building Simulation, Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2013, Pages 69-79
  • Lo, L.J., Novoselac, A. (2012). Cross ventilation with small openings: Measurements in a multi-zone building. Building and Environment, Volume 57. November 2012. Pages 377-386.
  • Lo, L.J., Novoselac, A. (2010). Localized air-conditioning with occupancy control in an open office. Energy and Buildings, Volume 42, Issue 7, July 2010, Pages 1120-1128