Associate Director, Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Director, ESL & Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Bryan Rasmussen is an Assistant Director at the ESL, and an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University, and a holder of the Leland T. Jordan Career Development Professorship. Bryan is a recognized expert in modeling and control of building energy systems. His research support exceeds $2.5M, with funding from federal agencies, technical societies, and industrial partners. This includes an NSF CAREER Award and an ASHRAE Young Investigator Award, as recognition of both research and teaching excellence.
Bryan currently serves as the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC). The IAC trains undergraduate and graduate students to conduct no-cost energy audits for regional manufacturing facilities. The IAC program at Texas A&M University has enjoyed 25 years continuous funding, conducted over 600 audits, and employed and trained over 220 students from multiple departments and colleges at Texas A&M University. The center has made recommendations of over $59 million in annual savings. 60% of these recommendations have been implemented resulting in $32 million in annual energy savings.
Bryan received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University in 2000, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002 and 2005. He is a member of several organizations including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Society of Engineering Educators. He is a registered Professional Engineer.