Jeffrey D Munk

R & D Staff

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.