Christopher Yu-Hang CHAO 趙汝恒
Christopher Yu-Hang CHAO 趙汝恒 

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meyhchao@ust.hk

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First Name (and Middle Name If Any)
Christopher Yu-Hang
CHAO
趙汝恒
Highest Degree Acquired (e.g. PhD in Engineering Science)
PhD in Thermosciences, University of California, Berkeley

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meyhchao@ust.hk

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Research Interests

Research Interests
Smart Green Building Technology
Adsorption Cooling and Refrigeration
Passive Radiative Cooling
Low Speed Wind Turbine
Nanofluid Heat Transfer
Contaminant Transport in Indoor Environments
Aerosol Dynamics
Infectious Disease Transmission Risk
Combustion and Fire Safety

Research Area

Research Area
Thermofluid and energy
Built environment

Biography

Biography

Prof. Chao graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a first class honors in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. He obtained his Master's and Doctoral degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in Thermosciences, in 1992 and 1994 respectively. He has a wide range of research interests in the areas of Built Environment, Energy and Environmental Engineering. He serves as a Regional Editor of Journal of Indoor and Built Environment and is on the editorial board of a number of other International Journals including Indoor Air, Building and Environment, and Building Simulation, etc. Prof. Chao is Director of the Building Energy Research Center (BERC). He was Associate Dean of Engineering (Research and Graduate Studies) from Sept of 2011 to June of 2014 and was Head of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Jul 2014- May 2018. Prof. Chao is a Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME), The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (FCIBSE), The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE) and is also a member of The Academy of Fellows of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (FISIAQ). He was Vice President (Policy) of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) from 2014 to 2016 and was the Vice President of the Indoor Air 2014 conference. Prof. Chao was a member of the Engineering Panel of the Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC) from 2011-2017, and also a vetting member of the Innovation and Technology Fund Research Projects Assessment Panel (Foundation Industry). He is a HKUST Senate member and also a Council member. Prof. Chao is a member of the Steering Committee of the Pilot Green Transport Fund of the Hong Kong Environment Bureau, the Building Committee of the Housing Authority, the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council, and the Buildings Appeal Tribunal Panel.

Research Interests

Research Interests
Smart Green Building Technology
Adsorption Cooling and Refrigeration
Passive Radiative Cooling
Low Speed Wind Turbine
Nanofluid Heat Transfer
Contaminant Transport in Indoor Environments
Aerosol Dynamics
Infectious Disease Transmission Risk
Combustion and Fire Safety

Research Area

Research Area
Thermofluid and energy
Built environment

Biography

Biography

Prof. Chao graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a first class honors in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. He obtained his Master's and Doctoral degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in Thermosciences, in 1992 and 1994 respectively. He has a wide range of research interests in the areas of Built Environment, Energy and Environmental Engineering. He serves as a Regional Editor of Journal of Indoor and Built Environment and is on the editorial board of a number of other International Journals including Indoor Air, Building and Environment, and Building Simulation, etc. Prof. Chao is Director of the Building Energy Research Center (BERC). He was Associate Dean of Engineering (Research and Graduate Studies) from Sept of 2011 to June of 2014 and was Head of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Jul 2014- May 2018. Prof. Chao is a Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME), The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (FCIBSE), The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE) and is also a member of The Academy of Fellows of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (FISIAQ). He was Vice President (Policy) of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) from 2014 to 2016 and was the Vice President of the Indoor Air 2014 conference. Prof. Chao was a member of the Engineering Panel of the Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC) from 2011-2017, and also a vetting member of the Innovation and Technology Fund Research Projects Assessment Panel (Foundation Industry). He is a HKUST Senate member and also a Council member. Prof. Chao is a member of the Steering Committee of the Pilot Green Transport Fund of the Hong Kong Environment Bureau, the Building Committee of the Housing Authority, the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council, and the Buildings Appeal Tribunal Panel.