Mr. Munk is an R & D staff member in the Grid-Interactive Controls Group and is subprogram manager for Appliance and Equipment Standards. Since joining ORNL in 2009 his research has focused on laboratory and field evaluation of advanced HVAC and water heating equipment including ground-source and air-source integrated heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and variable-speed heat pumps. Current research includes a study on the effect of internal loads and equipment sizing on indoor relative humidity and developing characterization methods, models, and control strategies that will enable the use of existing building equipment and thermal storage as "virtual batteries" to provide grid services.
Federal Lab Consortium Tech Transfer Award (2014)
R&D 100 award for his work on the ClimateMaster Trilogy 40 Q-Mode geothermal heat pump (2013)
Seamlessly Fuel Flexible Heat Pump with Optimal Model-based Control Strategies to Reduce Peak Demand, Utility Cost and CO2 Em...
Journal: ACEEE Summer Study Proceedings
Demonstration of Intelligent HVAC Load Management With Deep Reinforcement Learning: Real-World Experience of Machine Learning...
Journal: IEEE Power and Energy Magazine