All posts by Forrest Meggers

Presentations at SimAUD 2018 in Delft

PhD students Dorit Aviv and Hongshan Guo both presented papers at the SimAUD conference at TU Delft. Meggers was one of the scientific chairs and participated in a panel discussing radiant thermal comfort.

http://www.simaud.org/2018/program.php

CHAOS Water+Energy+Urban Symposium

CHAOS Lab symposium on the Energy Water Nexus and the role of carbon and natural systems for the challenges in our urban environment and infrastructures

  • 9:00 am: Welcome message and Introduction to Energy+Water+Urban by Dr. Forrest Meggers

  • 9:30 am: Noah Stern, Water + Carbon + Environment. Followed by Q/A

    The Water and Carbon cycles are arguably the most important cycles for humankind to understand. The water cycle is the largest cycle on the planet, and the carbon cycle is at the heart of the threat of climate change. Current models of sediment carbon dynamics focus on preservation of organic carbon through formation of carbon-mineral aggregates. However, the preservation of carbon in these soil aggregates depends on their stability. My research focuses on the importance of particulate organic carbon in the development of microbial hot-spots where highly elevated release rates of CO2 and CH4 occur. Connecting the contribution of particulate organic carbon to the freshwater carbon cycle has large implications for natural and engineered environments.

  • 10:00 am: Hongshan Guo & Erica Edwards, NSF-SRN UWIN – Urban water, humidity, surfaces and radiant comfort

  • 11:00 am: Eric Teitelbaum & Michael Bozlar,
    I.) Applications of Liquid Desiccant in Building Dehumidification.
    II.) Evaporative Cooling using Hydrophilic Substrates

  • 12:00 pm: James Coleman & Nicholas Houchois, Distributed and Intelligent Sensors

  • 12:30 pm: Concluding remarks by Forrest Meggers

  • 12.45 pm Adjourn – Lunch

CHAOS hosts USGBC tour and lecture at Princeton

Forrest and the CHAOS team hosted the New Jersey chapter of the United States Green Building Council for a tour of campus buildings, including the new Architecture Laboratory and the Andlinger Center. Forrest delivered a lecture on Architecture-Engineering-Sustainability, and engaged in a lively dialogue on future potentials in the space between architecture and engineering amongst many practicing architects and engineers.

Link to the event:
http://usgbcnj.wildapricot.org/widget/event-2357021