Nicholas is a Researcher at Princeton with a background in computer science. He focuses on the hardware, software and algorithms for the SMART sensor.
Eric is a PhD student at Princeton with a background in chemical engineering and materials science. He focuses on thermal comfort models and design of radiant systems.
Forrest is a Professor at Princeton with an expertise in building energy efficiency and thermodynamics. He is the PI of the CHAOS Lab and focuses on building controls.
The Cooling and Heating for Architecturally Optimized Systems (CHAOS) Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab at Princeton. The first version of the SMART sensor was developed to quantify the performance of a radiative cooling structure known as the ThermoHelioDome.
We won multiple academic grants to develop the fundamental technology and explore its applications. We used the SMART sensor to fix thermal comfort problems and reduce energy consumption on Princeton's campus.
Nicholas, Eric and Forrest founded Hearth Labs to bring the SMART sensor technology to market. The technology has won multiple awards from institutions including the Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The sensor prototypes are complete and we are now optimizing the design for manufacturing as we prepare for production