Staff Profile:Professor Runming Yao

Name:
Professor Runming Yao
Job Title:
Professor
Responsibilities:

Academic Leader of the IST Group

Course Director of Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

Committee member of University East Asia Advisory Group

Strategy Committee of the School of Construction Management and Engineering

Steering Committee Member of TSBE Centre

Convenor for the following modules:

  • Intelligent Buildings (UG)
  • Energy in Buildings (PG)
  • Sustainable Design and Environmental Engineering ( PG)
  • MSc Dissertation for Design and Management course (PG)

External responsibilities:
EPSRC college member;
Netherlands Research Council Peer Reviewer;

Hong Kong Research Council Peer Reviewer;

Guest Professor and PhD supervisor of Chongqing University, China;
President of UK Chinese Association of Resource and Environment;

Editorial Board member of the Journal of Intelligent Buildings International, Taylor & Francis;
Editorial Board member of the Journal of Renewable Energy, Elsevier Science Direct;
Editorial Board member of the Journal of Indoor and Built Environment, Sage;

One of the authors of the Chinese National Standard of Indoor Environmental Assessment;

Committee member of the CIBSE Guide A;

Committee member of the CIBSE AM11;

Committee member of CIBSE Building Simulation group;

Committee member of ASHRAE TC2.01

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.

  • Low carbon green building and eco-cities design and performance assessment;
  • Thermal and energy simulation in buildings;
  • Urban microclimates and the impacts on energy and environmental quality;
  • Indoor environmental quality, occupants thermal comfort and wellbeing;
  • Occupants behaviour and energy management in buildings;
  • Sensor technology applied in intelligent building and systems control.

Research Awards/Funded Projects:

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

Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
Building and Urban Sustainability

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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

Qualifications:
BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, FCIBSE, FCIOB, FHEA, MASHRAE

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)

Professor Runming Yao

Contact Details

Email:
r.yao@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8606
Building:
316 Engineering

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