Dr. Joshua D. Rhodes

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Webber Energy Group/Energy Institute, University of Texas at Austin

Joshua Rhodes holds a Ph.D. candidate in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His current research examines the area of residential smart grid applications, including system-level applications of energy efficiency and distributed generation. He is also interested in policy and the impacts that good policy can have on the efficiency of the local economy, especially policy that utilizes market forces to increase the efficiency of the residential building stock. He holds a double bachelors in Mathematics and Economics from Stephen F. Austin State University, a masters in Computational Mathematics from Texas A&M University, and a masters in Architectural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys mountain biking and rock climbing, and will get up early to make it happen before work.

Research Topics

Residential smart grid applications, including systems-level applications of energy efficiency and distributed generation.

  • Texas A&M University    2006-2008
    • M.Sc. Computational Mathematics
      • Mathematical Association of America, Member
      • American Mathematical Association, Member
      • TA: Calculus I & II, Linear Algebra
  • Stephen F. Austin State University    2002-2006
    • B.S. Mathematics/Economics (double major) – Magna Cum Laude
      • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Treasurer/Member
      • University Scholars, Scholar
  • 4th place overall and 3rd place in Engineering in Solar Decathlon 2015 as Team Captain and Project Engineer of Team Texas/Germany,
  • 2014-2015 ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Recipient,
  • 2013 Energy Innovation Challenge winner,
  • University of Texas Thrust 2000 Graduate Fellowship recipient,
  • Outstanding Scholar-Leader of the May 2010 graduating class
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