Yi Qu

Yi Qu
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Yi Qu is a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate for the Energy Efficiency Standards Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Yi holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and a Master of Science in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University in China.

Prior to her current position at Berkeley Lab, Yi has 7+ years of HVAC product research and development experience with Lennox.

Yi is currently focusing on energy efficiency and test procedure for air conditioning and refrigeration products.

Yi's published patents include:

  1. Pressure Regulation of an Air Conditioner
    Patent Number: 8931288
    Issued: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Yi Qu, Der-kai Hung
  2. Controlling Air Conditioner Modes
    Publication Number: US 20140165612 A1
    Issued: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Yi Qu, Pete Hrejsa, Eric Berg
  3. Defrost Control Using Fan Data
    Application Number: 20140150477
    Issued: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Yi Qu, H. Gene Havard, Jon Douglas, Jeff Mangum
  4. Secondary Defrost for Heat Pumps
    Application Number: 20140150479
    Issued: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Yi Qu, Bruce Perkins, Chris Mchugh, Mark Olsen
  5. Method to Control Electronic Expansion Valve
    Application number: 20130160474
    Issued: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Yi Qu, Carl Crawford
  6. Control System and Method for Both Energy Saving and Comfort Control in an Air Conditioning System
    Application number: 20120303165
    Issued: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Yi Qu, Peter Hrejsa