HPC MSU
Name:Heejin Cho
Associated Centers:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Position:Faculty
Email: hc86@msstate.edu
Office:Carpenter Hall, 201
Office Phone:(662) 325-1959

Biography:Dr. Heejin Cho is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU). He joined the department in the spring of 2013. Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Cho worked as a research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA for three and half years. His research at PNNL primarily focused on modeling and simulation of advanced and sustainable building energy technologies, development of a whole building energy modeling and simulation tool (i.e., ErengyPlus) and development of automated diagnostics/corrections tools for building energy components. Dr. Cho earned his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Mississippi State University in 2005 and 2009, respectively. His Ph.D. dissertation topic was titled “dynamic simulation and optimal real-time operation of CHP systems for buildings.”

Dr. Cho’s current research interests revolve around analyzing and improving advanced and sustainable energy technologies for buildings and developing optimal control algorithms for building energy systems to minimize operational costs, primary energy consumption, and air pollutants. His specialties are modeling, dynamic simulation, optimization, and uncertainty analysis of energy systems including alternative energy technologies, HVAC systems and buildings. He is proficient in energy/building simulation programs including EnergyPlus, TNRSYS, Matlab and Mathcad. He serves as reviewer for several energy/thermal science journals and is an active member of the professional organizations of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Research Interest: • Analysis and modeling of energy efficient building energy components, integrated buildings and smart buildings
• Development of advanced control and automated diagnostics/corrections systems for building systems
• Modeling, simulation and optimization of advanced and sustainable energy systems
• Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of complex and transient systems


Publications: Carpenter, J., Mago, P. J., Luck, R., & Cho, H. (2014). Passive Energy Management through Increased Thermal Capacitance. Energy and Buildings. 75, 465-471.

McCullough, C. R., Thompson, S.M., & Cho, H. (2013). Air-to-Air Heat Exchange with Oscillating Heat Pipes for Enhancing HVAC Systems. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. San Diego, CA: ASME.

Yun, K. T., Cho, H., Luck, R., & Mago, P. J. (2013). Modeling of Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines for Power Generation and Heat Recovery. Applied Energy. 102, 327-335.

Yun, K., Luck, R., Mago, P. J., & Cho, H. (2012). Building Hourly Thermal Load Prediction Using an Indexed ARX Model. Energy and Buildings. 54, 225-233.

Cho, H. (2012). Modeling Development of Centralized Ground Source Heat Pump Systems In EnergyPlus. ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Total Publications by this Author: 21