In Alphabetical Order of Family Names
Chalmers University of Technology
Quan Jin is a researcher in Sustainable Building group at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and in the Area of Advance Built Environment at Chalmers University of Technology. Quan worked in VTT Technical Research Center of Finland as a senior researcher from 2013 to 2015 and worked in KTH Royal University of Technology as a post-doctoral researcher in 2015. She worked in the lab of International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy at Technical University of Denmark in 2014 as a visiting researcher and the lab of Center of Built Environment at University of California, Berkeley during 2010 to 2011 as a visiting student scholar.
Quan works with building environment and facilities on test, modeling, concept and product to improve buildings’ sustainability and energy performances in different climate zones. Main interests are related to indoor environmental quality in offices regarding occupants’ comfort, health and productivity as well as in residential buildings, thermal comfort and energy efficiency of low exergy and personal heating and cooling systems, and eco efficient district solutions of renewable energy use.
Quan is Associate Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers since 2014. She was Invited peer-reviewer of the 8th International Cold Climate HVAC Conference. 10+ Referee assignments for peer-reviewed journals and international conferences, e.g. Building and Environment since 2013, Science and Technology for the Built Environment (formerly HVAC&R research) since 2016, Cold Climate 2015.
On-going project is EU Climate-KIC BTA Flagship: Smart and Sustainable Offices. Key projects finished include EU seventh framework: Hub for residential and commercial districts and transport (2013-2014); Nordic Built through Energimyndigheten and Formas: Low temperature heating and high temperature cooling in refurbishments and new construction of buildings (2014-2015); Tekes Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation: Green Campus ICT Platform for China-Finland R&D&I Living Lab (2014), and Integrated solutions of district heating system-services based whole energy chain solutions (2013). National Nature Science Foundation of China: Human thermal response in transient thermal environments (2007-2012).
University of Southampton
Dr. Despoina Teli is a lecturer in Energy and Sustainability within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. In 2015 she received a mobility VINNMER Marie Curie fellowship to work as a guest researcher at the Division of Building Services Engineering of Chalmers University in Sweden. Despoina obtained her first degree in Architecture and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Faculty of Engineering of Aristotle University. She obtained her PhD from the University of Southampton, with a thesis on thermal performance and occupant comfort in school buildings.
Despoina’s research interests are focused on understanding the relationships between climate, buildings and their occupants, aiming to improve thermal comfort and energy performance. She is also interested in urban sustainable development and carbon performance in the built environment. She has previously worked as a freelance and associate architect on numerous projects, specializing in bioclimatic design and sustainable urban development. Projects included offices, private houses commercial buildings and public open spaces. She has participated and been awarded prizes in design competitions.
Bin Yang is an assistant professor in Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, Umeå University, Sweden. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Tianjin University (China) in 2000 and 2003 respectively. He got his joint Ph.D. degree from National University of Singapore and Technical University of Denmark in 2009. He is the member of ASHRAE, ISIAQ, REHVA and IBPSA. His main research expertise is thermal comfort and indoor air quality. He has published over 20 papers in peer reviewed journals. He received a number of awards such as REHVA Young Scientist Award, ASHRAE Ralph Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award, and Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad.