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Dr Zhiwen (Vincent) Luo

  • School Director of Academic Tutoring

  • School Director of Postgraduate Research Studies Admissions

  • International Lead/Erasmus Co-ordinator

  • Module convenor, Building Environmental Systems CE2BES (UG), Urban Microclimates CEM223 and Green Building Assessment CEM229 (PG). 



Areas of interest

Dr Luo's research expertise covers building and urban scale environmental design to achieve sustainable, resilient and healthy buildings and cities, in particular:

  • smart buildings (climate-responsive architectural design, weather forecast-based building energy simulation)

  • healthy building (indoor air quality, inflectional disease control and ventilation)

  • urban microclimate (urban heat island, urban air pollution and urban ventilation).

Research centres and groups

  • Innovative and Sustainable Technologies 
  • Building and Urban Sustainability

Research projects

2019–20: Personal air pollution exposure inequality in Rural China (PI. GCRF-Reading)

2018–20: Climate service for resilience to overheating risk in Colombo, Sri Lanka: a multi-scale mapping approach (COSMA) (PI, NERC, NE/S005889/1)

2018–19: A tale of two cities: urban design and air pollution (PI, UoR internal)

2016–17: EPSRC-GCRF: Health benefit and economic cost of prioritising intervention strategies to reduce indoor exposure to outdoor PM2.5 pollutions in Beijing, China (PI, EP/P511018/1)

2014–16: Climate-Kic Smart, Sustainable Districts: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Co-I, Climate Kic).

Academic qualifications

  • BSc HIT 
  • PhD UHK

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Member, Associate Review College of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member, International Society of Exposure Science (ISES)
  • Member, International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)
  • Member, International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC)
  • Guest Editor, Environmental International
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Ventilation.

Reviewer for:

  • AHRC/EPSRC/MRC Grant review
  • Indoor Air
  • Building and Environment
  • Energy and Buildings
  • Renewable Energy
  • Journal of Industrial Wind Aerodynamics Engineering
  • Building Research Information
  • Indoor and Built Environment
  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Journal of Building Engineering
  • Journal of Heritage Buildings
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  • Atmospheric Environment
  • Science of Total Environment
  • Chemosphere
  • Urban Climate.