About LESS

The LESS team of faculty, master's and doctoral students, and full-time staff are working on a broad swath of research and applications that relate to the energy-value chain.

LESS focus areas include:

  • Energy production
  • Transportation of shale-extracted and natural gas
  • Microgrid and energy storage
  • Energy efficiency for buildings and industrial systems
  • Infrastructure for alternative fuel transportation
  • Resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure

Within these areas, LESS pursues solutions through:

  • Development of optimal and predictive control models
  • Large-scale stochastic simulations for energy networks and energy market
  • Building energy simulations
  • Predictive and forecasting tools
  • Energy metering and analytics
  • Energy-value mapping and energy-performance analysis
  • Risk-based solutions to investment in microgrids
  • Energy storage