PhD student in Building Science, Technology and Sustainability

Aoyu Zou

Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839, Berkeley CA 94720-1839

Aoyu Zou is a PhD student in the Building Science, Technology, and Sustainability program at UC Berkeley. He received his BEng degree in Civil Engineering from University of Nottingham, and his MPhil degree in Architecture and Urban Study from University of Cambridge, focusing on facade maintenance for timber structures. He also received his MS degree in System Engineering from UC Berkeley Civil & Environmental Engineering.

His research focuses on mechanical systems control in buildings aimed to improve occupants’ comfort and well-being. He is currently interested in investigating how real-time dynamic control and reset methods could better coordinate HVAC with personal comfort systems in commercial buildings to prevent overcooling.