Khanh Nguyen

Khanh Nguyen Cu

Researcher II-Mechanical Engineering


Khanh Nguyen Cu joined NREL’s Commercial Buildings Research Group in 2019 as a research engineer after earning his master’s degree at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on data analytics for energy systems management in district utility plant applications.

Prior to joining NREL, Khanh worked as a project engineer, where he specialized in energy modeling and HVAC systems for commercial buildings. He also taught energy modeling and integrated building design for green and high-performance buildings using OpenStudio.

Research Interests

Energy conservation analysis for existing buildings and communities

Building energy system controls and optimization

Green and zero energy buildings in hot and humid climates

Integrated design process


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering