Associate Professor Lu Aye

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

Research interests

  • Advanced energy systems
  • Biomass gasification
  • Drying and dehumidifying
  • Energy system simulation and optimisation
  • Green buildings and sustainable renewable energy technologies
  • Heat pumps
  • Life cycle analysis of energy systems
  • Natural working fluids
  • Thermal storage

Personal webpage


Lu Aye is an Associate Professor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

A/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. Paxton F, Vu J, Hui K, Aye L. A minimum viable product design of volumetric building modules. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  2. Wells L, Rismanchi B, Aye L. A review of Net Zero Energy Buildings with reflections on the Australian context. ENERGY AND BUILDINGS. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 158. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.10.055
  3. Samarasinghe T, Mendis P, Aye L. An optimisation method for MEP plant room modularization. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  4. Thalpe Guruge P, Samarasinghe T, Gunawardena D, Nguyen T, Mendis P, Ngo T, Aye L. An optimum construction strategy for multi-story residential prefabricated modular buildings. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  5. Aye L, Jayalath A. Chapter 4: Passive and Low Energy Buildings. Sustainability through Energy-Efficient Buildings. CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group). 2018. Editors: Shukla A, Sharma A.
  6. Bush J, Aye L, Hes D, Murfitt P. Chapter 6: How Could Sustainability Transition Theories Support Practice-Based Strategic Planning?. Urban Sustainability Transitions: Australian Cases - International Perspectives. Springer. 2018. Editors: Moore T, De Haan F, Horne R, Gleeson B. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-4792-3
  7. Zhou J, Chau H, Kang Y, Hes D, Noguchi M, Aye L. Comparing mixing ventilation and displacement ventilation in university classrooms. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  8. Chau H, Newton C, Woo C, Ma N, Wang J, Aye L. Design lessons from three Australian dementia support facilities. Buildings. MDPI AG. 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 5. DOI: 10.3390/buildings8050067
  9. Shi G, Aye L, Liu YC, Du XJ. Dynamic simulation of liquefied petroleum gas vaporisation for burners. Applied Thermal Engineering. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 137. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.04.030
  10. Harrington L, Aye L, Fuller B. Energy impacts of defrosting in household refrigerators: Lessons from field and laboratory measurements. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REFRIGERATION-REVUE INTERNATIONALE DU FROID. Elsevier. 2018, Vol. 86. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.12.002
  11. Akemi Yokota, Aye L, Noguchi M. Exploring demands for mass customised prefabricated houses in Brazil. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  12. Hemachandra P, Miri Disfani M, Mohammadinia A, Aye L. Field test results on permeable pavements comprising tyre derived aggregates. 10th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design: Creating water sensitive communities (WSUD 2018 & Hydropolis 2018). Engineers Australia. 2018.
  13. Nguyen T, 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 BV. 2018, Vol. 174. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.04.065
  14. Pathirana M, Lam N, Perera S, Zhang L, Gad E, Aye L. High strength structural glass for walk-on photovoltaic modules. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  15. Zhou Y, Mikhaylova O, Bidarmaghz A, Donovan B, Narsilio G, Aye L. Hybrid geothermal-gas and geothermal-solar-gas heating systems for poultry sheds. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.

View a full list of publications on the University of Melbourne’s ‘Find An Expert’ profile