Professor Lu Aye

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: C323
  • Building: Engineering Block C
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Energy Engineering (Renewables)
  • High Performance Buildings (HVAC&R)
  • Waste Management (Waste to Resources)

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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. Hui, FKP.; Ulya, PF.; Wilson, S.; Meyliawati, A.; Aye, L. Green Buildings in Makassar, Indonesia. . Springer International Publishing. 2020, pp. 109-127. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-24650-1_6
  2. Samarasinghe, T.; Gunawardena, T.; Mendis, P.; Sofi, M.; Aye, L. Dependency Structure Matrix and Hierarchical Clustering based algorithm for optimum module identification in MEP systems. Automation in Construction. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2019, Vol. 104, pp. 153-178. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2019.03.021
  3. 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
  4. Gunawardena, D.; Mendis, P.; Ngo, D.; Rismanchi, B.; Aye, L. Effective use of offsite manufacturing for public infrastructure projects in Australia. International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction 2019 (ICSIC). ICE Publishing. 2019, pp. 267-273. DOI: 10.1680/icsic.64669.267
  5. Hui, FKP.; Aye, L.; Duffield, CE. Engaging Employees with Good Sustainability: Key Performance Indicators for Dry Ports. Sustainability. MDPI. 2019, Vol. 11, Issue 10. DOI: 10.3390/su11102967
  6. Harrington, L.; Aye, L.; Fuller, B.; Hepworth, G. Peering into the cabinet: Quantifying the energy impact of door openings and food loads in household refrigerators during normal use. International Journal of Refrigeration. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 104, pp. 437-454. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2019.05.040
  7. 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. Pergamon Press. 2019, Vol. 109, pp. 349-366. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.04.044
  8. Reisi, M.; Nadoushan, MA.; Aye, L. Remote sensing for urban heat and cool islands evaluation in semi-arid areas. Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management. IRAN SOLID WASTE ASSOC. 2019, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 319-330. DOI: 10.22034/gjesm.2019.03.05
  9. Shah, SK.; Aye, L.; Rismanchi, B. Undisturbed ground temperature in Melbourne. 8TH BSME INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THERMAL ENGINEERING. AIP Publishing. 2019, Vol. 2121, pp. 1-7. DOI: 10.1063/1.5115928
  10. Paxton, F.; Vu, J.; Hui, K.; Aye, L. A minimum viable product design of volumetric building modules. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 297-308.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Samarasinghe, T.; Mendis, P.; Aye, L. An optimisation method for MEP plant room modularization. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 779-792.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. Rismanchi, B.; Shah, SK.; Lhendup, T.; Aye, L. Chapter 15: Thermal Storage Technologies for Space Cooling and Heating. . Springer. 2018, pp. 327-339. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7326-7_15
  17. Aye, L.; Narsilio, G. Chapter 18: Shallow Geothermal Energy: An Emerging Technology. . Springer. 2018, pp. 387-411. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7326-7_18
  18. Aye, L.; Jayalath, A. Chapter 1: Applications of Solar Thermal Technologies in the Built Environment. . Springer. 2018, pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7326-7_1
  19. Aye, L.; Jayalath, A. Chapter 4: Passive and Low Energy Buildings. . CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group). 2018, pp. 73-88.
  20. 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.

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