Dr. Getu Hailu is currently an Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has more than 20 years of experience in research and teaching. His current research focus is on technologies for net zero energy buildings (including solar thermal storages, building integrated photovoltaic thermal systems, solar energy and air source heat pump application in cold regions). His teaching interests include courses in the thermofluids and renewable energy areas both at the graduate and undergraduate level. He is the author or coauthor of more than 40 refereed publications. He is a member of ASME, ASHRAE and IBPSA.