On October 2nd, UT Urban Informatics Lab (UIL) Director, Dr. Junfeng Jiao, Post Doctoral research fellow, Chen Feng, and Graduate Research Assistant, Josiah Lindquist participated in the UT Energy Institute’s “Energy @ UT Research Expo” hosted at the AT&T Conference Center. Dr. Junfeng Jiao was asked to provide updates on ongoing and upcoming projects as well as future lab goals to fellow UT Energy Reseach Center Directors, panelists, participants, and the media.
Later in the day, Chen Feng presented two ongoing research projects in the Expo’s Reseach Poster Session. Chen’s research projects address the demand for electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations in hopes to optimize location placements for future charging stations in Austin, Texas, as well as an analysis of energy production and conduction patterns using blockchain technology in efforts to create "smart communities" by providing "smart building" options for low- to moderate-income households. Research is currently underway in the Mueller district in Austin, TX.
A full picture of Chen’s research posters can be accessed here: Optimizing the Location of Charging Stations in Austin, TX; A Pathway from Smart Buildings to Smart Communities.