Projects

Projects

2019-2021 Initiating UTC Solar Decathlon team

  • Project: Design an energy-efficient house
  • Faculty advisor: Dr. Sungwoo Yang
  • Students
    • Nicholas Daniels (Civil and Chemical Engineering, student lead)
    • Hannah-Rose Margavio (Civil and Chemical Engineering)
    • Daron Lyons (Civil and Chemical Engineering)
    • Marcquis Mikes (Civil and Chemical Engineering)
  • Result:
    1. Presented at A Day in the Life Open House event

2021-2022: DOE Solar Decathlon Design Project (completed)

  • Project: MOC House – New Housing Division
  • Faculty advisors: Dr. Sungwoo Yang (lead), Dr. Seong-Dae Kim, and Dr. Eun-Young Kim
  • Students:
    • Kaid Black (Civil and Chemical Engineering, student lead),
    • Mel Basil (Interior Architecture and Design)
    • Zachary Berta (Civil and Chemical Engineering)
    • Chelsie Ewing (Engineering Management: Construction Management)
    • Blaine Lindsey (Civil and Chemical Engineering)
    • Daron Lyons (Civil and Chemical Engineering)
    • Ashton West (Interior Architecture and Design)
  • Industry mentors: Mary Opalka (Mechanical Engineering, PE. Google)
  • Results:
    1. Global top 10 finalist teams advancing to the final round of the 2022 Design Challenge [2],[3],[4]
    2. Rockstar Rookie Award, Impressive First-Time Team
    3. A journal publication titled “Design a Net Zero House at 100-Year Flood Zone in a Historic District: A Case of Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Entry” on Journal of Green Building (accepted) [5]
2021-2022 UTC Moc House
(from left) Mel, Blaine, Kaid, Chelsie, Ashton and Sungwoo

2022-2023: OC Sustainability Decathlon Build Project (in progress)

  • Project: Build an affordable and energy-efficient house
  • Faculty advisors: Dr. Sungwoo Yang (lead), Dr. Seong-Dae Kim, Dr. Thomas Lyons, and Philip Bonfiglio
  • Students:
    • Andrew Eubank (Chemical Engineering, Head lead),
    • Christian Despeaux (Electrical Engineering, Engineering lead)
    • Connor York (Civil Engineering, Construction lead)
    • Ryan Welch (Chemical Engineering, Design lead)
    • Ava Bailey (Business lead)
    • Caleb York (Civil Engineering)
    • Plan to hire more (up to ~ 20 students)
  • Industry mentors: Michael Walton (Green|Space)
  • Results: (In progress)
    1. $100,000 seed funding from Government of California [6],[7]
  • Sponsors:
    1. Government of California ($100,000)
    2. College of Engineering and Computer Science at UTC (~ 3000 sq.ft space and a student office)
  • Partners:
    1. Green|Spaces
    2. TVA
    3. EPB
    4. P&C Construction
    5. John Gildernew Construction
    6. The Raines Group
    7. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    8. JAD Architects + Partners
    9. PDM Engineering Associates, LLC

2022-2023: DOE Solar Decathlon Design Project (in progress)

  • Project: (TBD)
  • Faculty advisors: Dr. Eun-Young Kim (lead), Dr. Seong-Dae Kim, and Dr. Sungwoo Yang
  • Students: (TBD)
  • Industry mentors: Mary Opalka (Mechanical Engineering, PE. Google)
  • Results: (TBD)