Associate Professor Lu Aye

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: C313
  • Building: Engineering Block C
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Advanced energy systems
  • Biomass gasification
  • Drying and dehumidifying
  • Energy system simulation and optimisation
  • Green buildings and sustainable renewable energy technologies
  • Heat pumps
  • Life cycle analysis of energy systems
  • Natural working fluids
  • Thermal storage

Personal webpage

http://www.ie.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff.php?person_ID=14287

Biography

Lu Aye is an Associate Professor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

A/Prof. Aye obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the Rangoon Institute of Technology and Graduate Certificate in Computing, at the Rangoon Institute of Computer Science. He received his Masters of Engineering Science (Mechanical), PhD (Advanced Energy Systems) and Graduate Certificate in University Teaching at the University of Melbourne. 

Research interests
- Renewable energy
- Energy efficiency technologies
- Biomass gasification
- Green buildings
- Energy system simulation and optimisation
- Thermal storage
- Advanced energy systems
- Heat pumps
- Life cycle analysis of energy systems

A/Prof. Aye has an international collaboration in Exchange programs, Research, Technical Assistance/ Training with the Chiang Mai Univeristy, Thailand. 

A/Prof. Aye (Member of the IIR Commission E2), was the Chairperson for HVAC Best Practice Conference 2008, held on September 18 – 19, 2008 in Melbourne.
The main aim of this Conference was to provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of topics relevant to new knowledge in the following fields:
• Solar air conditioning and heating of buildings
• Comfort and indoor environment quality in energy efficient buildings
• Energy efficient building integration 

He is also a member of the University of Melbourne Energy Institute Energy Efficiency and Smart Grids research groups.

Recent publications

  1. Paxton F, Vu J, Hui K, Aye L. A minimum viable product design of volumetric building modules. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  2. Wells L, Rismanchi B, Aye L. A review of Net Zero Energy Buildings with reflections on the Australian context. ENERGY AND BUILDINGS. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 158. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.10.055
  3. Samarasinghe T, Mendis P, Aye L. An optimisation method for MEP plant room modularization. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  4. Thalpe Guruge P, Samarasinghe T, Gunawardena D, Nguyen T, Mendis P, Ngo T, Aye L. An optimum construction strategy for multi-story residential prefabricated modular buildings. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  5. Bush J, Aye L, Hes D, Murfitt P. Chapter 6: How Could Sustainability Transition Theories Support Practice-Based Strategic Planning?. Urban Sustainability Transitions: Australian Cases - International Perspectives. Springer. 2018. Editors: Moore T, De Haan F, Horne R, Gleeson B. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-4792-3
  6. Zhou J, Chau H, Kang Y, Hes D, Noguchi M, Aye L. Comparing mixing ventilation and displacement ventilation in university classrooms. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  7. Harrington L, Aye L, Fuller B. Energy impacts of defrosting in household refrigerators: Lessons from field and laboratory measurements. International Journal of Refrigeration. Elsevier. 2018, Vol. 86. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.12.002
  8. Akemi Yokota, Aye L, Noguchi M. Exploring demands for mass customised prefabricated houses in Brazil. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  9. Pathirana M, Lam N, Perera S, Zhang L, Gad E, Aye L. High strength structural glass for walk-on photovoltaic modules. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  10. Zhou Y, Mikhaylova O, Bidarmaghz A, Donovan B, Narsilio G, Aye L. Hybrid geothermal-gas and geothermal-solar-gas heating systems for poultry sheds. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  11. Harrington L, Aye L, Fuller B. Impact of room temperature on energy consumption of household refrigerators: Lessons from analysis of field and laboratory data. Applied Energy. Elsevier. 2018, Vol. 211. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.11.060
  12. Panagiotidou M, Rismanchi B, Aye L. Low energy building retrofit: A review of objectives and solutions. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  13. Paxton F, Aye L, Hui K. Moving assembly line for low cost mass customised homes. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  14. Shah SK, Rismanchi B, Aye L. Net zero fossil energy for heating detached houses in Harbin. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  15. Chau H, Zhou J, Noguchi M, Hes D, Aye L. Pilot study on IEQ of an aged-care facility in Victoria. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.

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