Jin Wen, Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University, most recently held the roles of Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement and interim Associate Dean of Research. She currently serves as the Member of American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)’s Research Administration Committee (RAC), which oversees and coordinates all ASHRAE research activities. She is the Task Leader for International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Annex 81 (Data-Driven Smart Buildings) Task C (Applications). Dr. Wen was selected as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar for 2019-2020 (Sweden).
Dr. Wen has more than twenty years of experience in the smart building field, firstly as an application engineer working for Johnson Controls Inc. and later as a researcher in the areas of automated fault detection and diagnosis, building-to-grid integration, model predictive control, regional energy modeling, and occupant behavior simulation. Her work has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institute of Standard Technology, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, and ASHRAE. She has published 60+ journal papers and has 4000+ citation (Google Scholar).
Dr. Wen holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa. She also holds M.S. and B.S. degrees from the Department of Flying Vehicles Design and Applied Mechanics in Beihang University.
Degrees / Education
- PhD, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, The University of Iowa, 2003
- MS, Flying Vehicles Design and Applied Mechanics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1997
- BS, Flying Vehicles Design and Applied Mechanics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1995
Building Energy Efficiency, Building-Grid Integration, Building Control and Operation, Fault Detection and Diagnosis, Human-Building Interactions, Dynamic Building System Simulation, Big Data
Areas of Study
- 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar Program to Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden