Professor Lu Aye

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: C313
  • Building: Engineering Block C
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Energy Engineering (Renewables)
  • High Performance Buildings (HVAC)
  • Waste Management (Waste to energy)

Personal webpage


Lu Aye is a Professor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Prof. Aye has an international collaboration in Exchange programs, Research, Technical Assistance/ Training with the Chiang Mai Univeristy, Thailand. 

He is also a member of the University of Melbourne Energy Institute Energy Efficiency and Smart Grids research groups.

Recent publications

  1. Shi, G-H.; Aye, L.; Dai, R.; Du, X-J.; Wang, J-J. Dynamic modelling and performance evaluation of a direct-expansion solar-assisted heat pump for LPG vaporisation applications. Applied Thermal Engineering. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2019, Vol. 149, pp. 757-771. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.12.101
  2. Shi, G.; Aye, L.; Li, D.; Du, X-J. Recent advances in direct expansion solar assisted heat pump systems: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Elsevier. 2019, Vol. 109, pp. 349-366. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.04.044
  3. Paxton, F.; Vu, J.; Hui, K.; Aye, L. A minimum viable product design of volumetric building modules. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 297-308.
  4. Chau, H.; Aye, L.; Noguchi, M.; Newton, C.; Zhou, J.; Mei Min Woo, C. A pilot study on users’ IEQ perceptions in a residential aged care facility in Melbourne. . RMIT. 2018, pp. 19-26.
  5. Wells, L.; Rismanchi, B.; Aye, L. A review of Net Zero Energy Buildings with reflections on the Australian context. Energy and Buildings. ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA. 2018, Vol. 158, pp. 616-628. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.10.055
  6. Samarasinghe, T.; Mendis, P.; Aye, L. An optimisation method for MEP plant room modularization. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 779-792.
  7. Thalpe Guruge, .; Samarasinghe, .; Gunawardena, .; Nguyen, T.; Mendis, P.; Ngo, T.; Aye, L. An optimum construction strategy for multi-story residential prefabricated modular buildings. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 805-814.
  8. Reisi, M.; Afzali, A.; Aye, L. Applications of analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and analytical network process (ANP) for industrial site selections in Isfahan, Iran. Environmental Earth Sciences. SPRINGER. 2018, Vol. 77, Issue 14. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-018-7702-1
  9. Aye, L.; Jayalath, A. Applications of Solar Thermal Technologies in the Built Environment. . SPRINGER. 2018, pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7326-7_1
  10. Zhou, J.; Chau, H-W.; Kang, Y.; Hes, D.; Noguchi, M.; Aye, L. Comparing mixing ventilation and displacement ventilation in university classrooms. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 263-274.
  11. Panagiotidou, M.; Aye, L. Comparison of multi-objective optimisation tools for building performance simulation with TRNSYS 18. . IBPSA-England. 2018, pp. 215-222.
  12. Chau, H-W.; Newton, C.; Woo, CMM.; Ma, N.; Wang, J.; Aye, L. Design Lessons from Three Australian Dementia Support Facilities. Buildings. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 5. DOI: 10.3390/buildings8050067
  13. Shi, G-H.; Aye, L.; Liu, Y-C.; Du, X-J. Dynamic simulation of liquefied petroleum gas vaporisation for burners. Applied Thermal Engineering. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2018, Vol. 137, pp. 575-583. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.04.030
  14. Hui, KP.; Akemi Yokota, A.; Aye, L. Education & training for zero energy and lean manufacturing & construction of housing in Australia. . Curtin University. 2018, pp. 47-60.
  15. Harrington, L.; Aye, L.; Fuller, B. Energy impacts of defrosting in household refrigerators: Lessons from field and laboratory measurements. International Journal of Refrigeration. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 86, pp. 480-494. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.12.002
  16. Akemi Yokota, .; Aye, L.; Noguchi, M. Exploring demands for mass customised prefabricated houses in Brazil. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 705-718.
  17. Hemachandra, P.; Miri Disfani, M.; Mohammadinia, A.; Aye, L. Field test results on permeable pavements comprising tyre derived aggregates. . Engineers Australia. 2018, pp. 1-8.
  18. Nguyen, QT.; Ngo, T.; Tran, P.; Mendis, P.; Aye, L.; Baduge, SK. Fire resistance of a prefabricated bushfire bunker using aerated concrete panels. Construction and Building Materials. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 174, pp. 410-420. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.04.065
  19. Pathirana, M.; Lam, N.; Perera, S.; Zhang, L.; Gad, E.; Aye, L. High strength structural glass for walk-on photovoltaic modules. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 557-566.
  20. Bush, J.; Aye, L.; Hes, D.; Murfitt, P. How Could Sustainability Transition Theories Support Practice-Based Strategic Planning?. . SPRINGER-VERLAG SINGAPORE PTE LTD. 2018, pp. 73-89. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-4792-3_5

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