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Michael Deru

Group Manager, Advanced Buildings Equipment Research

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Dr. Deru joined NREL in 2000 and manages the Systems Performance section in the Commercial Buildings Research Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He leads projects on the development and testing of novel HVAC systems, building performance simulations, performance metrics for sustainability, source energy and emissions factors, water, and the U.S. Life Cycle Inventory Database. Dr. Deru received an R&D 100 award in 2005 and is very active within ASHRAE. Prior to joining NREL, Michael worked as a nuclear plant engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corp. supporting the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power program.


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University