Heejin Cho

Heejin Cho

Associate Professor and TVA Professorship, ICET Associate Director of Graduate Research

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, May 2009
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, May 2005

Experience Record

  • 2018 – Present, Associate Professor and TVA Professorship, Mechanical Engineering Department, Mississippi State University, MS
  • 2016 – Present, Associate Director of Graduate Research, Institute for Clean Energy Technology (ICET), Mississippi State University, MS
  • 2013 – 2018, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Mississippi State University, MS
  • 2009 – 2012, Research Engineer, Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • 2005 – 2009, Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Specialty Areas

  • Energy System Modeling and Optimization
  • Advanced Sensor and Control System
  • Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
  • Integrated & Smart Building System
  • Nuclear Air Filtration Systems
  • Aerosol Measurement Technology.

Honors and Awards

  • TVA Professorship in Energy Systems and the Environment, Mississippi State University, 2018.
  • Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award, Mechanical Engineering Department, Mississippi State University, 2016
  • Energy and Buildings 2012 Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing
  • Applied Energy Editors’ 2011 Best Reviewers Award, awarded at the ICAE2012 conference, July 5-8, 2012 Suzhou, China
  • Outstanding Performance Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2011
  • Barrier Engineering Graduate Fellowship in the Bagley College of Engineering, Mississippi State University for 2005-2009 academic years.
  • Graduate Research Assistantship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University for 2005-2009 academic years.
  • CITGO Petroleum Scholarship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University for 2004-2005 academic years.

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Cho, H. and Mago, P.J., 2018, "CCHP for Buildings - Design Methodologies, Operational Strategies, and Optimization Schemes," Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Life Cycle Approach, 1st Edition. Umberto Desideri and Francesco Asdrubali (Eds.), Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN: 9780128128176.

Journals

  • Zhang, J., Cho, H., Mago, P.J., Zhang, H., and Yang, F., 2019, "Multi-objective Particle Swarm Optimization (MOPSO) for a Distributed Energy System Integrated with Energy Storage," Journal of Thermal Science, accepted.
  • Mahajan, G., Cho, H., Smith, A., and Thompson, S.M., 2019, "Experimental Analysis of Atypically Long Finned Oscillating Heat Pipe for Ventilation Waste Heat Recovery Application," Journal of Thermal Science, accepted.
  • Yang, F., Cho, H., and Zhang, H., 2019, "Performance Prediction and Optimization of an Organic Rankine Cycle using Back Propagation Neural Network for Diesel Engine Waste Heat Recovery," J. Energy Resource Technology, 141, 062006.
  • Cox, S.J., Kim, D., Cho, H., and Mago, P.J., 2019, "Real Time Optimal Control of District Cooling System with Thermal Energy Storage Using Neural Networks," Applied Energy, 238, pp. 446-480.
  • Kim, D., Cox, S.J., and Cho, H., 2019, "Potential Impacts of Net-Zero Energy Buildings with Distributed Photovoltaic System on Electrical Grid," J. Energy Resource Technology, 141, 062005.
  • Mahajan, G., Thompson, S.M., and Cho, H., 2018, "Experimental Characterization of an n-Pentane Oscillating Heat Pipe for Waste Heat Recovery in Ventilation Systems," Heliyon, 4(2018), e00922.
  • Kim, D., Cox, S.J., Cho, H. and Yoon, J., 2018, "Comparative investigation on building energy performance of double skin façade (DSF) with interior or exterior slat blinds," Journal of Building Engineering, 20 (2018), pp. 411-423.
  • Wilson, M., Luck, R., Mago, P.J., and Cho, H., 2018, "Building Energy Management Using Increased Thermal Capacitance and Thermal Storage Management," Buildings, 8 (86), pp. 1-14
  • Yang, F., Cho, H., Zhang, H., Zhang, J., and Wu, Y., 2018, "Artificial neural network (ANN) based prediction and optimization of an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) for diesel engine waste heat recovery," Energy Conversion and Management, 164 (2018), pp. 15-26.
  • Zhang, J., Cho, H., Luck, R., and Mago, P.J., 2018, "Integrated Photovoltaic and Battery Energy Storage (PV-BES) Systems: An Analysis of Existing Financial Incentive Policies in the US," Applied Energy, 212, pp. 895-908.
  • Kim, D., Cox, S.J., Cho, H. and Im, P., 2018, "Model Calibration of a Variable Refrigerant Flow System Integrated with a Dedicated Outdoor Air System," Energy and Buildings, 158, pp. 884-896.
  • Zhang, J., Knizley, A., and Cho, H., 2017, "Investigation of Existing Financial Incentive Policies for Solar Photovoltaic Systems in U.S. Regions," AIMS Energy, 5(6), pp. 974-996.
  • Yang, F., Cho, H., Zhang, H. and Zhang, J., 2017, "Thermoeconomic multi-objective optimization of a dual loop organic Rankine cycle (ORC) for CNG engine waste heat recovery," Applied Energy, 205, pp. 1100-1118.
  • Kim, D., Cox, S.J., Cho, H. and Im, P., 2017, "Performance Evaluation and Energy Savings Analysis of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems in U.S. Climate Locations," Energy Reports, 3, pp. 85-93.
  • Wang, Z., Li, Q., Trinh, W., Lu, Q., Cho, H., Wang, Q., and Chen, L., 2017, "Optimal Design of High Temperature Metalized Thin-film Polymer Capacitors: A Combined Numerical and Experimental Method," Journal of Power Sources, 357, pp. 149-157.
  • Cho, H., Smith, A., Luck, R., and Mago, P.J., 2017, "Comprehensive Uncertainty Analysis of Solar Thermal Systems," Journal of Uncertainty Analysis and Applications, 5 (1).
  • Mahajan, G., Thompson, S., and Cho, H., 2017, "Energy and Cost Saving Potential of Oscillating Heat Pipe Based Heat Recovery Ventilator," Energy Reports, 3, pp. 46-53.
  • Spayde, E., Mago, M.J. and Cho, H., 2017, "Performance Evaluation of a Solar-powered Regenerative Organic Rankine Cycle in Different Climate Conditions," Energies, 10 (94).
  • Sarwar, R., Cho, H., Mago, P.J., and Luck, R., 2017, "Field Validation Study of a Time and Temperature Indexed Auto Regressive with Exogenous (ARX) Building Hourly Thermal Load Prediction Model," Energy, 119, pp. 483-496.
  • Zhang, J., Cho, H., and Knizley, A., 2016, "Evaluation of Financial Incentives for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems in U.S. Regions," Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 59, pp. 738-762.
  • Cho, H., Sarwar, R., Mago, P.J., and Luck, R., 2016, "Design and Feasibility Study of Combined Heat and Power Systems Integrated with Heat Pump," Applied Thermal Engineering, 93, pp. 155-165.
  • Carpenter, J., Mago, P.J., Luck, R., and Cho, H., 2016, "Parametric Analysis of a Passive Energy Management Through Increased Thermal Capacitance," The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal, 2016 (10), pp. 38-50.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., and Stevens, J.W., 2015, "An Improvement on the Standard Linear Uncertainty Quantification Using a Least Squares Method," Journal of Uncertainty Analysis and Applications, 3 (15), pp. 1-13.
  • Luck, R., Zdaniuk, G., and Cho, H., 2015, "An Efficient Method to Find Solutions for Transcendental Equations with Several Roots," International Journal of Engineering Mathematics, vol. 2015, Article ID 523043, 4 pages.
  • Mahajan, G., Cho, H., Shanley, K., and Kang, D., 2015, "Comprehensive Modeling of Airflow Rate Through Automatic Doors for Low-rise Buildings," Building and Environment, 87, pp. 72-81.
  • Cho, H., Smith, A., and Mago, P.J., 2014, "Combined Cooling, Heating and Power: A Review of Performance Improvement and Optimization," Applied Energy, 136, pp.168-185.
  • Carpenter, J., Mago, P.J., Luck, R., and Cho, H., 2014, “Passive Energy Management Through Increased Thermal Capacitance,” Energy and Buildings, 75, pp. 465-471.
  • Hu, M., and Cho, H., 2014, “A Probability Constrained Multi-Objective Optimization Model for CCHP System Operation Decision Support,” Applied Energy, 116, pp. 230-242.
  • Yun, K.T., Luck, R., and Mago, P.J., Cho, H., 2012, “Building Hourly Thermal Load Prediction using an Indexed ARX model,” Energy and Buildings, 54, pp. 225-233.
  • Yun, K.T., Cho, H., Luck, R., and Mago, P.J.,2012, “Modeling of Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines for Power Generation and Heat Recovery,” Applied Energy, 102, pp 327-335.
  • Yun, K.T., Cho, H., Luck, R., and Mago, P.J., 2011, “Real-Time Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Operational Strategy Using a Hierarchical Optimization Algorithm,” J. Power and Energy, 225 (4), pp. 403-412.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., and Chamra, L.M., 2010, “Supervisory Feed-Forward Control for Real-Time Topping Cycle CHP Operation,” J. Energy Resour. Technol., 132 (1).
  • Cho, H., Mago, P., Luck, R., and Chamra, L.M., 2009, “Evaluation of CCHP Systems Performance based on Operational cost, Primary Energy Consumption, and Carbon Dioxide Emission by Utilizing an Optimal Operation Scheme,” Applied Energy, 86, pp. 2540-2549.
  • Cho, H., Krishnan, S.R., Luck, R., and Srinivasan, K.K., 2009, “Comprehensive Uncertainty Analysis of a Wiebe Function-Based Combustion Model for Pilot-Ignited Natural Gas Engines,” J. Automotive Engineering, 223 (11), pp.1481-1498.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., Eksioglu, S.D., and Chamra, L.M., 2009, “Cost-optimized real-time operation of CHP systems,” Energy and Buildings, 41, pp. 445-451.

Conference Papers

  • Yu, B., Kim, D., Cho, H., and Mago, P.J., "A Non-Linear Auto-Regressive with Exogenous Inputs (NARX) Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Model for Building Thermal Load Prediction," Proceedings of ASME 2019 13th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 15-17, 2019, Bellevue, WA, USA.
  • Kim, D., Cho, H., Koh, J., and Nam, H., "Integrated Heat Recovery System Design of a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Heat Recovery System with a Domestic Hot Water System," Proceedings of 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo, Jan. 12-16, 2019, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Kim, D., Cho, H., Luck, R., and Mago, P.J., "Potential Aggregate Effects of Net-Zero Energy Homes (NZEHs) with Distributed Energy Generation on the U.S. Electrical Grid," Proceedings of ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Nov. 9-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • Yang, F., Cho, H., and Zhang, H., "Performance Prediction and Optimization of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) using Back Propagation Neural Network for Diesel Engine Waste Heat Recovery," Proceedings of ASME 2018 Power and Energy Conference, June 24-28, 2018, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA.
  • Zhang, J., Cho, H., Yang, F., and Zhang, H., "Multi-objective Design Optimization for Distributed Energy Systems with Energy Storage: A Case Study," Proceedings of ASME 2018 Power and Energy Conference, June 24-28, 2018, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA.
  • Kim, D., Cox, S.J., Cho, H. and Im, P., "Modeling and Calibration of a Variable Refrigerant Flow System with a Dedicated Outdoor Air System," 2017 Building Simulation Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, August 7-9, 2017, San Francisco, CA.
  • Zhang, J. and Cho, H., "An Evaluation of Financial Incentive Policies for Solar Photovoltaic Systems in the U.S.," Proceedings of ASME 2017 Power and Energy Conference (ICENE14), June 26-30, 2017, Charlotte, NC, USA.
  • Kim, D., Cox, S.J., Cho, H. and Im, P., "Evaluation of Energy Saving Potential of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) from Variable Air Volume (VAV) in the U.S. Climate Locations," 2016 Asia Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association - ASim2016, November, 27-29, 2016, Jeju, South Korea.
  • Kang, D. and Cho, H., "Modeling of central ground-source heat pump system in EnergyPlus," 2016 Asia Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association - ASim2016, November, 27-29, 2016, Jeju, South Korea.
  • Cox, S.J., Kim, D. and Cho, H., "Model Development and Case Study of an Optimal Control Strategy of Central Ice Storage System for a District Cooling System," 2016 Asia conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association - ASim2016, November, 27-29, 2016, Jeju, South Korea.
  • Cho, H., "Performance Evaluation and Qualification of Nuclear Grade HEPA Filters in a DOE-approved Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1) Program," The 2016 Southeast Symposium on Contemporary Engineering Topics (SSCET), August, 26, 2016, Jackson, MS.
  • Zhang, J. and Cho, H., "Conceptual Design for a Smart Hybrid Vehicle to Power Smart Buildings," 2016 Int'l Conference on Advanced Automotive Technology, July 6-7, 2016, Gwangju, South Korea.
  • Phillips, S., Cho, H., and Waggoner, C.A., "Design and Performance of a Flat Media Filtering Efficiency Test Stand," 34th International Nuclear Air Cleaning Conference, June 5-7, 2016, San Antonio, TX.
  • Cox, S., Cho, H., and Waggoner, C.A., "A Review on Real-Time Aerosol Measurement Techniques and their Correlations," 34th International Nuclear Air Cleaning Conference, June 5-7, 2016, San Antonio, TX.
  • Schemmel, A.L., Cho, H., and Waggoner, C.A., "Evaluating Performance of a Range of Ceramic Media Filter Elements," 34th International Nuclear Air Cleaning Conference, June 5-7, 2016, San Antonio, TX.
  • Wong, M., Cho, H., and Waggoner, C.A., "Design and Performance of an In-Place Flat Media Particle Loading Testing System," 34th International Nuclear Air Cleaning Conference, June 5-7, 2016, San Antonio, TX.
  • Mahajan, G., Cho, H., Thompson, S.M., Rupp, H., and Muse, K., 2015, "Oscillating Heat Pipes for Waste Heat Recovery in HVAC Systems," The ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 13-19, 2015, Houston, Texas.
  • Sarwar, R., Cho, H., "Evaluation of Regression Analysis Based Building Hourly Thermal Load Prediction Algorithms Under Climate Change," The ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Dai, R., Hu, M., and Cho, H., “An Incentive Optimization for CCHP System Operation using Supervisory Feed-Forward Control,” Abstract accepted for The 6th International Conference on Applied Energy, May 30-June 2, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Sarwar, R., Cho, H., and Hu, M., “Uncertainty Analysis of Building Thermal Load Prediction,” Abstract accepted for The 6th International Conference on Applied Energy, May 30-June 2, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • McCullough, C., Thompson, S., and Cho, H., “Air-to-Air Heat Exchange with Oscillating Heat Pipes for Enhancing HVAC Systems,” Paper presented at ASME Proceedings of IMECE 2013, November 15-21, San Diego, CA.
  • Cho, H., and Huang, Y., “Modeling Development of Centralized Ground Source Heat Pump Systems in EnergyPlus,” Paper presented at ASHRAE 2012 Energy Modeling Conference, October 1-3, Atlanta, GA.
  • Cho, H., and Fumo, N., “Uncertainty Analysis for Dimensioning Solar Photovoltaic Arrays,” Paper presented at ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 23-25, San Diego, CA.
  • Cho, H., and Makhmalbaf, A., “Setpoint Optimization for Water-Cooled Chiller Systems in EnergyPlus,” Paper presented at ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 23-25, San Diego, CA.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., and Steele, G., “Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis of Complex Energy System Models,” Paper presented at ASME 2012 Verification & Validation Symposium, May 2-4, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Cho, H., and Augenbroe, G., “Uncertainty Quantification of Model-Based Building Control Systems,” Paper presented at ASME 2012 Verification & Validation Symposium, May 2-4, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., and Chamra, L.M., “Power Generation and Heat Recovery Model of Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines for CHP Applications,” Paper presented at ASME Proceedings of IMECE 2009, November 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., Mago, P., and Chamra, L.M., “Assessment of CHP System Performance with Commercial Building Benchmark Models in Different U.S. Climate Zones,” Paper presented at ASME Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2009, July 19-23, San Francisco, CA.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., and Chamra, L.M., “Supervisory Feed-Forward Control of Building CHP Systems Using Short-Term Weather Forecasting”, Poster presentation in International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) – USA meeting, January 24, 2009, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Cho, H., Eksioglu, S., Luck, R., and Chamra, L.M., “Operation of Micro-CHP System using an Optimal Energy Dispatch Algorithm,” Paper presented at ASME Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2008, August10-14, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., and Chamra, L.M., “Technical and Economical Analysis of a Micro-CHP Facility based on Dynamic Simulation: A Case Study,” Paper presented at ASME Proceedings of IMECE 2007, November 11-15, Seattle, WA.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., and Chamra, L.M., “Dynamic Simulation of a Micro-CHP Facility: A Case Study,” Paper presented at ASME Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2007, June 27-30, Long Beach, CA.