Best controls paper at ASME conference

Trevor Bird, a Ph.D. student under assistant professor Neera Jain, has won the Best Paper Award from the ASME Energy Systems Technical Committee at the Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.

The citation of the paper is:

T. Bird, C. Weaver, and N. Jain , "Switched Linear Model of a Stratified Hot Water Tank for Control of micro-CHP Systems." Proceedings of the 2019 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Park City, UT, October 8-11, 2019.

Catherine Weaver, then an undergrad at Purdue, also contributed to the work.  Neera Jain's research encompasses dynamic modeling and optimal control, model predictive control, and decentralized control; thermodynamics-based optimization, entropy generation minimization, and exergy analysis; and integrated energy management and storage in distributed energy systems and building systems.