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PNNL researcher invited to national engineering symposium

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June 29, 2017 Share This!

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RICHLAND, Wash. — An energy efficiency researcher at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been invited to participate in the annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The symposium brings together outstanding early-career engineers to discuss cutting-edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors.

Nora Wang focuses on technologies and strategies for building energy efficiency and sustainability. She has led a variety of research projects such as developing a national building energy efficiency rating system based on simulation, a cross-disciplinary vision for buildings in the next century, and transactive-control based connected, smart homes.

She earned three degrees in architecture; a bachelor's from Tianjin University in China, a master's from the National University of Singapore, and a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Participation in the symposium is by invitation only. Wang was one of just 82 researchers from across the nation invited to participate in the program, which provides an opportunity for early-career engineers between the ages of 30-45 to learn about cutting-edge developments in fields other than their own, facilitating collaboration and information-sharing of new approaches and techniques across fields.

The National Academy of Engineering has more information about the event in this announcement.

Tags: Energy, Awards and Honors, Energy Efficiency

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