In Alphabetical Order of Family Names
Dr. Bin Cao is an assistant professor within Department of Building Science at School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. He received his Bachelor and Ph.D. of Engineering from Tsinghua University, and earned a distinction for his doctorate thesis on adaptive thermal comfort considering several local factors in China. Prior to his current position, Bin worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Green Buildings and Cities, Harvard University.
Bin’s research mostly focuses on building occupants’ thermal adaptation in relation to the local contexts, including climates, building types, living styles (behaviors), etc. He is also interested in the localized (wearable) devices for personal cooling/heating. Recently, he has started to pay attention to the relationships between thermal condition, comfort and health, by means of chamber experiments as well as field data collections.
Bin is the secretary of IEA-EBC Annex 69, assisting Profs. Yingxin Zhu and Richard de Dear. Meanwhile, he serves as the secretary of Scientific Technical Committee on Thermal Comfort in ISIAQ (International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate), and also the assistant director of China Green Building Council - Youth Chapter.
Dalian University of Technology
Lin Duanmu is a professor of Dalian University of Technology, China. She received B.S., M.S and Ph.D degrees from Shenyang Jianzhu University, Northeastern University and Dalian University of Technology in 1982, 1987 and 2007 respectively. She worked in VTT Technology Research Center of Finland / Helsinki University of Technology, Finland as a guest professor during 2008-2009. Prof. Duanmu is currently the vice chairman of the China Passive Building Alliance(CPBA)，a fellow of the China National Steering Committee for HVAC Education, a fellow of the China National Assessment Committee of HVAC Engineering Education, and vice chairwoman of HVAC Committee of the Civil Engineering and Architectural Society of Liaoning Province. Her research focuses on thermal comfort, heat pump, sustainable building, and has led a number of important projects funded by China government including 2 NSFC projects on the influence and evaluation of the difference of building environment on thermal comfort of human body and 12th Five-year National Plan Research Projects on new energy and renewable energy construction application technology. Prof. Duanmu has published over 124 papers in peer reviewed journals. She received a number of awards such as the 2nd class Award of HUAXIA Construction Science and Technology Award, and the 3rd class Award of Advanced Science and Technology Progress Award of Liaoning Province. She was honored as ‘Excellent expert’ by Dalian people's government.
Harbin Institute of Technology
Zhaojun Wang is a professor of School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering,Harbin Institute of Technology, China. She got her Ph.D degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2003. She worked in University of California at Berkeley, US as a visiting scholar during 2007-2008. She serves as the reviewer of several international journals including Indoor Air and Building and Environment. Prof. Wang has been major in the following areas: Indoor thermal environment and thermal comfort, Evaluation and control on IEQ, Energy efficiency on HVAC system, Community building energy planning. She was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Natural Science Foundation of Heilongjiang Province and the Ministry of Education Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas. She took part in some projects founded by the National Science and Technology Support Key Projects of China and two international programs. She has published a book and over 90 technical papers. She has translated a book.
South China University of Technology
Yufeng Zhang is a professor at Department of Architecture, South China University of Technology, China, and Director of Built Environment and Energy Laboratory at State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science. He received B.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2006 respectively. He worked in University of California at Berkeley in 2014 as a guest professor. Prof. Zhang is currently the committee member of Building Thermal Engineering, Committee of Building Simulation, Architectural Society of China, and a fellow of IBPSA China. He serves as the editorial board member of Frontiers of Architectural Research and reviewers of the international peer-review journals including Indoor Air and Building and Environment. His research interests are on thermal comfort, urban microclimate, and passive architectural design. Prof. Zhang has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences. He received a best paper award of Building and Environment journal, and the 1st class Award of Science and Technology from Guangdong Province in China.
Yingxin Zhu is a professor and the vice-dean of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China. She received B.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from Tsinghua University in 1984 and 1989 respectively. She worked in Nagoya University, Japan as a fellow of JSPS (Japan Society of Promoting Science) during 1992-1993 and a guest professor in 2002. Prof. Zhu is currently the Chair of the China National Steering Committee for HVAC Engineering Education, a fellow of the ISIAQ Academy, and a fellow of IBPSA. She serves as the editorial board member of several international journals including Indoor Air and Building and Environment. Her research focuses on thermal comfort and sustainable buildings, and has led a number of important projects funded by China government including a key NSFC project “Fundamental research on thermal comfort in dynamic thermal environment” and 12th Five-year National Plan Research Projects on sustainable building. Prof. Zhu has published over 130 papers in peer reviewed journals. She received a number of awards such as the Awards of Culture Heritage Conservation from UNESCO, the 1st class Award of Green Building Innovation from MOHURD, and the 1st class Award of Science and Technology for Green Olympic Building Assessment System from Beijing Municipality. She was honored as ‘Distinguished Professor’ by Education Commission of Beijing Municipality.