Dr. Kurt Roth is Director of Building Energy Technologies at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE). His team collaborates with industry on applied research to develop, analyze, test, evaluate, and demonstrate energy-saving building technologies. Dr. Roth has led several studies to assess the energy savings and commercialization potentials of building controls and diagnostics, HVAC, toplighting, and information (IT) technologies. In addition, he leads analyses to characterize building energy consumption by building end uses. Dr. Roth has presented at numerous conferences and meetings, and authored more than sixty "Emerging Technology" articles for the ASHRAE Journal. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), all in mechanical engineering. Dr. Roth is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Solar Energy Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, and Sigma Xi.