Graduate Students

Lei Shu

Shu is a Ph.D. student in Construction Management. He earned an MSc in Architectural Engineering from Technical University of Denmark.  His research focuses on the building energy performance, energy-efficient building design, advanced HVAC systems, and indoor environments. His work in urban energy retrofit is supported by the NSF.

Chang Xu

Xu is a Ph.D. student in Urban and Regional Planning. She holds an MS in sustainable urban planning from George Washington University. Her research centers around spatial planning, computational modeling, and utilizing big data analysis.  Chang’s work on GIS and spatial planning is supported by the NSF.

Cornelia Asiedu-Kwakyewaa

Asiedu-Kwakyewaa is a Ph.D. student in Construction Management. She received an MSc in Civil Engineering from Hohai University. Her research concentrates on Virtual Construction and Virtual Learning using social network analysis. Her work is supported by NSF.

Hongyu Hu

Hu is a Ph.D. student in Construction Management and received his MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on geospatial decision-making models for sustainable infrastructure construction. He is passionate about creating innovative solutions for sustainable development and better quality of human life. His work is supported by NSF.

Roy Xu

Xu is a Ph.D. student in Construction Management. He received his MSc in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University and Business Administration from City University of Macau. He has extensive experience in commercial real estate construction management around the world. His research focuses on modular building and  construction. 

Eliza Searles

Searles is an MS student in Construction Management. She received her Bachelor degree in Sustainable Business with a Real Estate background.  She is interested in the relationship between the built environment and well-being and has a great appreciation for the value of nature.

Undergraduate Students

Grant Gulker

Gulker is an undergraduate student of Construction Management and REU assistant. His research focuses on the virtual design and construction. 

Josh Janiskee

Janiskee is an undergraduate student of Construction Management and REU assistant. His research focuses on the virtual design and construction. 

Shreya Balla

Balla is an undergraduate student of plant biology at MSU. She has done research in various plant biology labs and has interests in wetland ecology and sustainability. She is also a multimedia visual artist, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her current work at the Human-Building Systems Lab includes creating a visual representation of energy-saving behaviors through comics.

Bruno Valion

Valion is an undergraduate student of Environmental Engineering and REU assistant. His research focuses on the virtual design and construction. 

Ian Henke

Henke is an undergraduate student of Civil Engineering and REU assistant. His research focuses on the virtual design and construction.