• Professor
  • Associate Department Head for Graduate Programs
Bryan Rasmussen

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Mech. Eng., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
  • M.S. in Mech. Eng., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • B.S. in Mech. Eng., Utah State University, 2000, magna cum laude

Research Interests

  • Dr. Rasmussen's research focuses on dynamic modeling and control of thermo-fluid energy systems, building HVAC control, and industrial energy efficiency.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2019
  • Charles Crawford Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2019
  • Holder, Leland T. Jordan Career Development Professorship, 2016-2019
  • Center of Excellence Award, US Department of Energy, 2017
  • James J. Cain Graduate Teaching Award, 2016
  • Excellence in Applied Energy Engineering Research, US Department of Energy, 2012, 2014
  • Inaugural Best Paper Award, HVAC&R Research Journal, ASHRAE, 2013
  • Charles L. and Peggy L. Brittan Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2010
  • John Weese Teaching Excellence Award, 2008
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2007-2012
  • ASHRAE New Investigator, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Rogers, A., and Rasmussen, B.P., “Opportunities for Consumer-Driven Load Shifting in Commercial and Industrial Buildings”, Sustainable Energy, Grids, and Networks, vol. 16, pp. 243-258, Dec. 2018.
  • Price, C., and Rasmussen, B.P., “Optimal Tuning of Cascaded Control Architectures for Nonlinear HVAC Systems,” Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 2017.
  • Jalal, R.E., and Rasmussen, B.P., “Limited-Communication Distributed Model Predictive Control for Coupled and Constrained Linear Systems,” IEEE Transactions Control Systems Technology, 2017.
  • Elliott, M.S., and Rasmussen, B.P., “Decentralized Model Predictive Control of a Multi-Evaporator Air Conditioning System,” Control Engineering Practice, 21.12 (2013): 1665–1677.
  • Rasmussen, B.P., “Review Article: Dynamic Modeling of Vapor Compression Systems – Part I: Literature Review,” HVAC&R Research, 18.5 (2012): 934-955.
  • Rasmussen, B.P., and Shenoy, B., “Review Article: Dynamic Modeling of Vapor Compression Systems – Part II: Simulation Tutorial,” HVAC&R Research, 18.5 (2012): 956-973.