Dr. Yunyang Ye joined the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2023. His research interest is sustainable buildings at different scales to support future building energy policy and design and operation. He has already published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles. Before joining UA, Dr. Yunyang Ye was a research scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). As the principal investigator, he led his team studying urban-scale electrification with distributed energy resources. He has plenty of mentoring experience and close connections with national laboratories (e.g., PNNL, ORNL, NREL, and LBNL) and universities (e.g., Penn State and Georgia Tech).