Rongling Li

Rongling Li

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Technical University of Denmark


Building 118, room 222

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Keywords Smart buildings | Building physics and services | Building energy system modelling | Energy flexibility | Smart cities | Data mining | Machine learning/AI

I am an assistant professor at DTU Civil Engineering. I am currently working on two Danish pilot projects of smart energy systems and smart cities: CITIES and EnergyLab Nordhavn. My focus in the projects is on building energy flexibility including thermal and electrical flexibility, using modelling and data-driven approaches. I received my PhD degree in Architecture Engineering from the University of Tokyo in Japan then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. In 2017 I joined DTU Civil Engineering. In winter 2019, I am a visiting fellow at the Faculty of Engineering Science, KU Leuven, Belgium.

In spring 2019, three of my PhD students successfully defended and graduated. Currently I supervise four PhDs and several master students working on the topics of energy flexibility in buildings using data-driven approaches. I am an active member of International Energy Agency EBC Annex 67- Energy flexible buildings. I have been nominated as the co-Operating Agent of the new IEA Annex titled Energy flexible buildings towards resilient low-carbon energy systems, an international collaboration during 2020-2023. I am an external examiner of master thesis for NTNU, Norway.

My research interest includes smart cities, smart buildings, energy demand flexibility, energy system modelling, big data analysis, data mining, machine learning, building physics and services. I have published many manuscripts in high-profile scientific journals, e.g., Applied Energy, Energy, Energy and Buildings, Applied Thermal Engineering, etc.