Professor named as a Star of Building Science in the Building4Change 2013 Virtual Academy of Excellence

Professor Runming YaoProfessor Runming Yao, Professor in Building and Urban Sustainability at the School of Construction Management and Engineering (SCME), has been named one of 13 Stars of Building Science, in a recent Bulding4Change poll. The poll "recognise[s] the achievements of all those who are promoting the very best in building science to improve the quality, sustainability and resilience of the built environment, and ultimately to make people's lives better."

Nominations opened in August and three SCME stars (Professor Runming Yao, Dr Geoff Cook and Professor Li Shao) were nominated. The final list of 13 includes world-renowned experts and those who have made a big impact in a relatively brief space of time. It includes academics and industry players, from the UK and overseas.

Professor Yao has worked in the school since 2007. She leads the Innovative and Sustainable Technologies (IST) research group, and her research interests include building and urban simulations, thermal comfort and energy management using sensor technologies, and building performance assessment. She is currently involved with four projects looking at ventilation assisted Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) systems, green buildings and eco-cities assessment, urban microclimates and urban heat islands, and wireless smart sensors and optimum decision systems for energy management.

Head of School Professor Stuart Green commends the work of Professor Yao, saying "We are delighted that Professor Runming Yao has been recognised by the broader building science community. It comes as no surprise to learn that she is held in such high esteem by practitioners around the world. Within the School of Construction Management and Engineering (SCME) at the University of Reading we have long-since known that Professor Yao is a 'Star of Building Science', but it's nevertheless rewarding to see her expertise being formally recognised by Building4Change."

See the Building4Change article here

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