Indoor Air Journal Editor - Yuguo Li
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hongkong.
Yuguo Li is a Professor and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong. He joined the University in 2000. Li was a Principal Research Scientist and the team leader of indoor environments at CSIRO Australia prior to 2000. He received BSc (Refrigeration Engineering) from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1986 and did MSc (Thermal Engineering) in Tsinghua University in 1988 (passed, not awarded due to overseas study), and received from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm a Tech Lic (Heating and Ventilation) in 1990 and PhD (Fluid Mechanics) in 1992.
His research interests are at the interface of atmospheric environment and fluid mechanics with a focus on ventilation (environment aerodynamics). His current research topics include city ventilation, urban heat island, ventilation control of infection, city and building energy efficiency, and natural ventilation. He contributed to new theory and technologies of natural ventilation and hospital ventilation. His work led to the findings of the roles played by airflow and ventilation in the 2003 Amoy Gardens SARS outbreak. He carried out research on hospital ventilation in preparation for the influenza pandemic for Hospital Authority and WHO.
He is active in industry and government consultation. He led and drafted 2009 WHO guidelines on natural ventilation and co-drafted the 2007 WHO interim infection control guidelines. He also assisted the Ministry of Agriculture, China in developing strategies on rural home energy efficiency and the future for Chinese kangs.
He was the President of Indoor Air 2014 conference.