Diana E Hun

Subprogram Manager for Building Envelopes

Diana Hun is the Subprogram Manager for Building Envelopes at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her research areas include improving the airtightness of buildings while minimizing risks due to potential building material deterioration and indoor air quality problems. Moreover, she is investigating the integration of the latest developments in materials and manufacturing into building envelopes. For instance, she leads an interdisciplinary team that aims to decrease energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the US and China by developing the next generation of precast insulated architectural panels. Hun received a PhD in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Hun currently serves as the Deputy Director for the US-China Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency and co-Chair for the 2020 ACEEE Summer Study.


2008 – 2009: Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Scholarship  
2006 – 2009: National Science Foundation (NSF) IGERT Fellowship


Hun DE, Smith BA, Lewis LA. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. Fluorescent Air Leakage Detection System for Building Enclosures. Patent Pending – 62/423,983.
Hun DE, Biswas K, Klett JW, Saito T, Shrestha SS. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. Polymeric Vacuum Insulation Spheres. Invention Disclosure 201603841. DOE S-138,494.
Biswas K, Hun DE, Klett JW, Saito T, Shrestha SS. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. Polymer-Based Micro-porous Vacuum Insulation Using 3D Printing. Invention Disclosure 201603833, DOE S138,484.
Biswas K, Hun DE. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. Directional Dissipation of Heat in Building Envelope Systems. Invention Disclosure 201503618, DOE S-138,257.