Senior Fellow, IGS
Head, Building Energy Systems, Fraunhofer USA
Dr. Kurt Roth, a Senior Fellow with the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS), leads Energy Systems applied R&D at Fraunhofer USA. The team collaborates with industry on applied research to develop, analyze, test, demonstrate, and evaluate building technologies and technologies that enable integration of large quantities of renewable power with the electric grid. He has served as a co-PI on several DOE projects to develop and demonstrate innovative building technologies, including integration with solar PV and energy storage.
Dr. Roth has also led several studies to assess the energy savings and commercialization potentials of building technologies, including HVAC, building controls and diagnostics, and information (IT) technologies, as well as studies to characterize building energy consumption by different end uses. He has presented at numerous conferences and meetings and authored more than sixty ASHRAE Journal “Emerging Technology” articles. Dr. Roth received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), all in mechanical engineering.
He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), and Sigma Xi, and serves on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Architectural Engineering Advisory Board and the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act Implementation Advisory Committee.