Indoor Air 2014


Welcome and Introduction to Indoor Air 2014


Professor Yuguo Li, The University of Hong Kong, China


Plenary Sessions

Opening Plenary:  History and Policy, July 07, 2014

Whatever Happened in Indoor Air Sciences?
Jan Sundell, Tsinghua University, China


Urban/Indoor Environments - Fluid Mechanics and Policy
Julian Hunt, University College of London, United Kingdom


Tuesday Plenary:  Ventilation and CFD, July 08, 2014


Computational Fluid Dynamic and Ventilation Air Flow
Peter V. Nielsen, Ph.D., M.Sc., Aalborg University, Denmark


Inverse Design of Enclosed Environment:  How Far Are We There?
Qingyan "Yan" Chen, Purdue University, United States


Wednesday Plenary:  Environmental and Urban Planning, July 09, 2014


Fluid Mechanics of Sustainable Buildings
Paul Linden, University of Cambridge, England


Urban Air Ventilation and Urban Climate Map
Edward Ng, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China


Thursday Plenary:  Environmental and Urban Planning, July 10, 2014


Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Efficiency
Yi Jiang, Tsinghua University, China


Change in Life Style and Energy Issues After the Great East Japan Earthquake
Shin-ichi Tanabe, Waseda University, Japan


Friday Plenary:  Rural Architecture and Developing Countries, July 11, 2014


Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution in Developing Countries
Kirk R. Smith, University of California, Berkeley, United States


Indoor Air, Green Architecture & Sustainable Development of Vernacular Architecture in the West of China
Jiaping Liu, Green Building Research Center, XUAT & BJUT, China


Closing Plenary:  Looking into the Future, July 12, 2014


Climate Change and Air Quality in the Built Environment - A Health Perspective
H. Jenny Su, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan


Challenges & Opportunities for the Indoor Air Sciences Community
Richard Corsi, The University of Texas at Austin, United States


Keynote Lectures

Keynote Session 1:  Thermal Climate and Comfort, July 08, 2014


Dynamic Thermal Environment and Thermal Comfort

Yingxin Zhu, Tsinghua University, China


Thermal Comfort in Hot and Humid Climates - Why Aren't we Getting it Right?
Chandra Sekhar, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Phenomenology of Indoor Climate:  “Is Thermal Alliesthesia Better than Neutral”?
Richard de Dear, University of Sydney, Australia


Future Developments for Thermal Comfort:  Satisfying More with Less
Edward Arens, University of California, Berkeley, United States


Keynote Session 2:  Chemical Pollutants and Health, July 09, 2014


Very Volatile Organic Compounds (VVOCs):  An Understudied Class of Indoor Air Pollutants
Tunga Salthammer, Fraunhofer Institute, Wilhelm-Klauditz Institut, Germany


Understanding and Controlling Indoor Organic Compounds:  Mass-transfer Analysis and Applications
Yinping Zhang, Tsinghua University, China


Keynote Session 3:  Particulate Matter and Bioaerosols, July 10, 2014


Sources of and Exposures to Indoor Particulate Matter Including Bioaerosols
Linda Morawska, Queensland University of Technology, Australia


Indoor Bioaerosol Dynamics
William W. Nazaroff, University of California, Berkeley, United States
Sloan Keynote



Aerosols and Disease Transmission
Julian Tang, University of Alberta, Canada
Sloan Keynote



Indoor Environmental Control of TB and Other Airborne Infections
Edward Nardell, Harvard Medical School, United States
Sloan Keynote



Keynote Session 4:  Ventilation and Air Cleaning, July 11, 2014


Ventilation Efficiency and Laboratory Studies
Mats Sandberg, University of Gävle, Sweden


Advanced Indoor Air Distribution
Arsen Melikov, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


Field Measurement of Building Ventilation Rates
Andrew K. Persily, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States


Primary and Secondary Consequences of Indoor Air Cleaning
Jeffrey Siegel, University of Toronto, Canada


Keynote Session 5:  Field Monitoring and Exposure, July 12, 2014

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Characterizing Indoor Air Pollutant Dynamics from Field Studies

Frank Shun-Cheng Lee, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Impact of Indoor Air Quality on Personal Exposure
Kiyoung Lee, Seoul National University, Korea


SBE Symposium Sessions:  Challenges, Priorities and Solutions for Sustainable Built Environment in China

Symposium Session 1

Some Significant Questions on Indoor Air Quality in China
Qingyan "Yan" Chen, Purdue University, United States

Symposium Session 2

Sustainable Housing in China
Jan Sundell, Tsinghua University, China

Symposium Session 3

Indoor Air Pollution Problems are Real in China, How to Solve Them?
Xudong Yang, Ph.D., Tsinghua University, China

Symposium Session 4

Healthy Building Survey in China
Yang (Sophia) Qiu, M.Sc., Sc.D., Harvard School and Public Health, United States

Symposium Session 5

Low Energy and High IEQ Housing Development in China
Chaobin Zhou, Chengdu Regional Office of China Vanke Co., Ltd., China

Symposium Session 6

Use of IT to Enhance Public Awareness of IEQ and Support Relevant R&D in China
Lifeng Qiao, Built Environment Group, China

Symposium Workshop

Challenges, Priorities and Solutions for Developing Sustainable Built Environment in China
Chair:  Jianxiang Huang, the University of Hong Kong, China
Panel:  Qingyan "Yan" Chen, Jan Sundell, Xudong Tang, Yang (Sophia) Qiu, Chaobin Zhou, Lifeng Qiao

Corporate Members