Profile: 

With an extensive background in Mechanical Engineering and building systems, Professor Strand teaches the undergraduate Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) course as well as graduate seminars on energy modeling and HVAC. He has researched low energy technologies for space conditioning and developed portions of EnergyPlus, software that enables modeling of building energy performance, for the US Department of Energy.

Education: 

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 1995
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 1992
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; 1989