Staff Profile:Professor Runming Yao

Name:
Professor Runming Yao
Job Title:
Professor
Responsibilities:

Director of Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

Module convenor:

  • Sustainable Design and Management Principles and Practice
  • Engineering Research and Dissertation

External responsibilities:
Co-Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Building Engineering, Elsevier

  • EPSRC college member
  • Committee member of the China Green Building Council
  • International Expert Advisor in Urbanisation and City Development appointed by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China
  • Research Council Peer Reviewer for Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, Canada, Hong Kong, UK.
  • Editorial Board member of the Journal of Renewable Energy, Elsevier Science Direct
  • Committee member of the CIBSE Guide A
  • Committee member of the CISBE AM11
  • Committee member of ASHRAE TC2.01
  • ISO TC 159/SC5 working group member
  • Expert Committer Member Chinese Society for Urban Studies

Qualifications:
BSc, MSc, PhD

Professional Memberships:

  • CEng - Chartered Engineer in Building Services
  • FCIBSE - Fellow of Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
  • FCIOB - Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building
  • FHEA - Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • MASHRAE - Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Areas of Interest:

Professor Runming Yao's research interests are in the area of building and urban sustainability specialised in energy and environment with particular focus in the UK and China context.

  • Energy simulations in urban and building scales;
  • Urban microclimates and the impacts of energy and environmental quality
  • Indoor environmental quality, occupants thermal comfort and wellbeing;
  • Occupants behavior and energy management in building
  • Sensor technology applied in intelligent building and systems control.

Research Awards/Funded Projects:

    1. School indoor environment and ventilation control strategies for children's health and wellbeing, (PI, Halton Foundation, 2014-2015)

    2. The impact of ambient air pollution on indoor environment in China: Evaluation of a practical intervention, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (PI, Institute of International Education, US, 2014-16)

    3. Research Cooperation in Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Generation (REELCOOP) , ( PI, European Commission, 2013-2017)
    4. China-UK Low Carbon Green Building and Eco-cites network, University of Reading, ( PI, China International Research, 2011-2014);
    5. Building energy management aided by wireless smart sensors and optimum decision system, University of Reading, (EPSRC International Studentship supervisor, 2012-2015);
    6. Creating an intelligent building environment to enhance Investment trader Performance, ( EPSRC EngD/RBS, 2012-2016);
    7. A survey of urban microclimates and modelling urban heat island for Chongqing, China University of Reading, (PI, RICS Research Fund, 2011-2013);
    8. Progressing Eco-city Policies into Main-stream Practice - Action Research on Policy, Financing and Implementation Strategies for Low Carbon Cities in China, University of Reading, (PI UoR, FCO SPF, 2011-2012);
    9. Development of weather data for design by incorporating climate change scenarios and urban configurations, University of Reading, ( PI, Walker Institute Annul Fund,2012);
    10. Studies on human behaviour according to indoor thermal environment and development of intelligent control system, University of Reading, (PI, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2009-2010);
    11. Numerical and experimental study on integrated strategic simulation model of urban environment, University of Reading, (PI, EPSRC, 2008-2011);
    12. Technology for Sustainable Built Environment, Industrial Doctorate Centre, University of Reading, (Associate Investigator, EPSRC 2009);
    13. Statistic model of urban wind energy study, University of Reading, (PI, Walker Institute 2009);
    14. Forecast model for carbon emission in UK domestic buildings, University of Reading, (EPSRC DTG, 2009-2012);
    15. Occupant behaviour of energy consumption in UK dwellings, University of Reading, (EPSRC DTG, 2009-2012);
    16. Decision making tool for building services design and control (University of Reading, PhD Scholarship,2009-2012);
    17. Effects of adaptive regulations of human body on thermal comfort and potential energy saving in buildings (University of Reading, PhD scholarship, 2008-2012);
    18. Optimization of zero carbon homes University of Reading, (EPSRC EngD/SSE, academic supervisor. 2009-2013);
    19. Guide for Sustainable Development, University of Reading (EPSRC EngD/Herefordshire City Council), academic supervisor. 2009-2013);
    20. nCUBUS-network of China UK Building and urban Sustainability, University of Cambridge, ( Co-I, EPSRC, 2007-2009);
    21. Theory and method of dynamic control of thermal environment in buildings , Chongqing University, (Co-I, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2008-2012);
    22. Urban environment modelling, Chongqing University, (Co-I, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2009-2011);
    23. Assessing energy efficiency technology in buildings and development of energy efficient building labelling system in China, Chongqing University (PI, Chinese 11th-Five-Year Plan National R&D Key programme, 2007-2010) ;
    24. Mechanism of physiological and psychological response to the thermal environment in the hot summer and cold winter zone in China, Chongqing University (Co-I, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2007-2009);
    25. Key technologies for indoor thermal environment control, Chongqing University, (Co-I, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 2006-2010);
    26. Centre of Sino-European Sustainable Building Design and Construction, CN/Asia-Link/011(91400), University of Cambridge, (Co-I, European Commission, 2005-2008);
    27. Establishment of comprehensive assessment system to green buildings, Chongqing University and University of Cambridge ( Co-I, FCO GOF, 2005-2006);
    28. Integrated energy efficient window system, Chongqing University and University of Cambridge , (UK PI, China's overseas exchange Chunhui Programme, Ministry of Education of China, 2005);
    29. Energy efficient building design) Chongqing University and University of Cambridge, (UK PI, China's overseas exchange Chunhui Programme, Ministry of Education of China, 2005);
    30. Clean and renewable energy and energy efficient design in western China, University of Cambridge, (PI, FCO, GOF 2003-2006);
    31. Feasibility study on sustainable built environment in China, University of Cambridge (PI, British Council, 2003).
Research groups / Centres:

Energy and Environmental Research Group

 Career Path:

  • Senior Research Associate, the Martin Centre for Architectural Urban Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Research Assistant, University of Brighton UK
  • Lecturer, Logistical Engineering University, China
  • Assistant Engineer, Chonqing Jianzhu University, China (now as Chonqing University)

 Completed and on going projects:

  • Integrated solutions for heating and cooling of buildings in the Yantze River Region (China Ministry of Science and Technology PI 2016-2020)
  • Low carbon climate-responsive Heating and Cooling of Cities (LoHCool) (Reading PI EPSRC NSFC 2015-2019)
  • Research Cooperation in Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Generation (REELCOOP), (Reading PI, European Commission, 2013-2018)
  • School indoor environment and ventilation control strategies for children's health and wellbeing, (PI, Halton Foundation, 2014-2015)
  • The impact of ambient air pollution on indoor environment in China: Evaluation of a practical intervention, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (PI, Institute of International Education, US 2014-16)
  • China-UK Low Carbon Green Building and Eco-cities network, University of Reading, (PI, China International Research, 2011-2014)
  • Building energy management aided by wireless smart sensors and optimum decision system, University of Reading (EPSRC International Studentship supervisor 2012-2015)
  • Creating an intelligent building environment to enhance investment trader performance, (ESPRC EngD, 2012-2016)
  • A survey of urban microclimates and modelling urban heat island for Chonqing, China, University of Reading (PI, RICS Research Fund 2011-13)
  • Progressing Eco-city Policies into Main-stream Practice - Action Research on Policy, Financing and Implementation Strategies for Low Carbon Cities in China, University of Reading (PI UoR, FCO, SPF 2011-2012)
  • Development of weather data for design by incorporating climate change scenarios and urban configurations, University of Reading (PI, Walker Institute Annual Fund, 2012)
  • Studies on human behavior according to indoor thermal environment and development of intelligent control system, University of Reading (PI, Royal Academy of Engineering 2009-2010)
  • Numerical and experimental study on integrated strategic simulation model of urban environment, University of Reading (PI, EPSRC, 2008-2011)
  • Technology for Sustainable Built Environment, Industrial Doctorate Centre, University of Reading (Associate Investigator, EPSRC 2009)
  • Statistic model of urban wind energy study, University of Reading, (PI, Walker Institute, 2009)
  • Forecast model for carbon emission in UK domestic buildings, University of Reading (EPSRC DTG 2009-2012)
  • Occupant behavior of energy consumption in UK dwellings, University of Reading (EPSRC DG 2009-2012)
  • Decision making tool for building services design and control (University of Reading, PhD Scholarship, 2009-2012)
  • Effects of adaptive regulations of human body on thermal comfort and potential energy saving in buildings (University of Reading, PhD scholarship 2008-2012)

 

 

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Books:

Yao R. (2013) Editor, Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments, Springer (in press).

Yao R. (2013) Sustainability in built environments, (in Yao Ed) Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments, Springer.

Yao R. and Steemers K.(2013) Urban microclimates and simulation, (in Yao Ed) Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments, Springer.

Yao R. and Short A. (2013) Energy efficient building design, (in Yao Ed) Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments, Springer.

Yao R. and Lim D. (2013) Building Simulation, (in Yao Ed) Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments, Springer.

Li, B., Zheng, J., Yao, R. and Jing, S. (2012) Indoor thermal environment and thermal comfort. Chongqing University Press, China, pp. 1-226. ISBN 9787562459484 , in Chinese.

Liu, K. and Yao, R., eds. (2010)Intelligent pervasive spaces for working and living. International Journal of Intelligent Building, 2. Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 1-80, Guest Editors.

Yao, R., Liu, M., Li, B., Steemers, K., Heiselberg, P. and Guedes, M.C. (2008)Green building best practices. Chongqing University Press (in Chinese). ISBN 9787562443957145 pages, in Chinese.

Yao R., Steemers K. and B. Li, 2006, Introduction to Sustainable Urban and Architectural Design, Publisher: China Construction Publisher, ISBN 7-112-08099-1, 279 pages, in English and Chinese.

Yao R., Li B. and Steemers K. 2003, Sustainable Built Environment and Construction, Chongqing University, ISBN 0-903248-03-4, 196 pages, in English and Chinese

Previous Employment:
• Senior Research Associate, The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
• Research Assistant, University of Brighton, UK
• Lecturer, Logistical Engineering University, China
• Assistant Engineer, Chongqing Jianzhu University, China (now as Chongqing University)

Yao R staff profile photo 2018

Contact Details

Email:
r.yao@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8606
Building:
139 Chancellor's Building

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