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Dr. Jin Ho Jo

Department of Technology - Associate Professor & Coordinator

Contact Information:


(309) 438-7793


(309) 438-8626

Office Hours:


TUR 215K

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Degree Information:

  • Ph.D. (Sustainability) Arizona State University
  • M.S. Columbia University, New York
  • B.S. Purdue University


Data-Driven Energy System Optimization Model
Regional Application and Optimization of Renewable Energy Systems
Urban Complexity and Systems Approach to Climate Change Mitigation
Strategic Energy Plan for Sustainable Future


Dr. Jin Jo is Assistant Professor of Technology at Illinois State University where he teaches in the Renewable Energy program. His research, which has appeared in Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Habitat International, and Building & Environment, focuses on the use of renewable energy systems and sustainable building strategies to reduce negative impacts of urbanization. Dr. Jo has partnered with various national and international governmental organizations to examine the technical, economic, and environmental impacts of the sustainable and renewable energy system implementations. He earned his Ph. D. in Sustainability at Arizona State University. Dr. Jo is the nation's first Ph.D. in sustainability in USA.

2011- Associate Director, Center for Renewable Energy, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
2010- Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Renewable Energy Program, Department of Technology, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
2009-2010 Doctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Consortium, Arizona State University
2007-2009 Doctoral Research Fellow, National Center of Excellence, Arizona State University

2007-2010 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ, USA Ph.D. in Sustainability
2005-2007 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NY, NY, USA Master of Science in Urban Planning
2001-2004 PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, IN, USA Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management

Jo, Jin H., D.G. Loomis, and M.R. Aldeman (2013). An Assessment o Optimum Penetration of Utility-Scale Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaic System Deployment in Illinois. Renewable Energy. Vol. 60, pp. 20-26.

Jo, Jin H. and R.L. Martin (2012). Addressing Sustainability Issues in Complex Urban Systems Using a Sustainable Energy Plan. International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development. Vol. 3, pp. 234-241.

Jo, Jin H. and T.P. Otanicar (2011). A Hierarchical Methodology for a Mesoscale Assessment of Building Integrated Roof Solar Energy Systems. Renewable Energy. Vol. 36, pp. 2992-3000.

Jo, Jin H., and J.S. Golden (2010). Development of a Hierarchical Approach to Optimize Bulding Integrated Sustainable and Renewable Technologies. International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development. Vol. 1, pp. 121-127.

Jo, Jin H., J.D. Carlson, J.S. Golden, and H. Bryan (2010). Sustainable Urban Energy: Development of a Mesoscale Assessment Model for Solar Reflective Roof Technologies. Energy Policy. Vol. 38, pp. 7951-7959.

Jo, Jin H., J.D. Carlson, J.S. Golden, and H. Bryan (2010). An Integrated Empirical and Modeling Methodology for Analyzing Solar Reflective Roof Technologies on Commercial Buildings. Building and Environment. Vol. 45, pp. 453, 460.

Jo, Jin H., J.S. Golden, and S.W. Shin (2009). Incorporating Built Environment Factors into Climate Change Mitigation Strategies for Seoul, South Korea: A Sustainable Urban Systems Framework. Special Issue- Climate Change and Human Settlements: The Mitigation/Adaptation Conundrum. Habitat International Vol. 33, pp. 267-275.

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