PhD Student, The University of Texas at Austin
Kazunori is originally from Fukushima, Japan. He received both his BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Nihon University. While pursuing his Master’s degree, he joined the Webber Energy Group as a visiting research student and worked with the Texas Advanced Computing Center on data management for the large-scale, Pecan Street Smart Grid Demonstration Project.
He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing an interdisciplinary doctoral degree on Thermal/Fluid Systems and Operations Research. His research interests include analysis of residential energy, audit and survey data, data visualization, and optimization. In particular, his research focuses on quantifying the energetic, environmental, and economical tradeoffs of all-gas homes with the integration of renewable energy systems to mitigate variability of renewable energy.
- Energy systems modeling
- Linear and mixed-integer programming
- The Role of Small Distributed Natural Gas Fuel Cell Technologies in the Smart Energy Grid
- The Net Impact of Wind Energy Generation on Emissions of Carbon Dioxide in Texas
- Data Management for a Large-Scale Smart Grid Demonstration Project in Austin, Texas
- MS, Mechanical Engineering, Nihon University, Japan
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, Nihon University, Japan