Zhao Bin
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?   Ph.D. Tsinghua University, China, July 2002, Major in  Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineering

?   B.Sc. Tsinghua University, July 1997, Major in Heating,  Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineering,

?   Secondary B.Sc. Tsinghua University, July 1997,  Major in Environmental Engineering


?   Professor (12/2012-Date) Dept. of Building Science,  School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

?   Associate professor (12/2005-11/2012) Dept. of Building  Science, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

?   Assistant professor (07/2004-11/2005) Dept. of Building  Science, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

?   Postdoctoral fellow (09/2002-07/2004) Dept. of  Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University



?   Investigation on the resuspension effect of solid  inhalable particles in ventilation ducts. National Nature Science  Foundation of China, PI, (2010-2012)

?   Effect of infiltrated inhalable particles on indoor air  quality and its control. National Nature Science Foundation of China,  PI, (2011-2013)

?   Study on ventilation control of bio-contaminant transport  in indoor environment, The 11th 5-year National Key  Technology R&D Program, PI, (2006-2010)

?   Investigation on the impact of outdoor infiltrated  inhalable particles on indoor air quality. Tsinghua University  Initiative Scientific Research Program, PI (2010-2012)

?   Software development for indoor contaminants pollution  modeling and evaluation. The 11th 5-year National Key  Technology R&D Program, co-PI, (2006-2010)

?   Experimental and Numerical Study on Fine Particle  Penetration Through Building Cracks and Windows, Project of RGC  (Research Grants Council) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative  Region, Co-PI (2009-2011)

?   Particle transport in indoor environment, The Fundamental  Research Foundation of Tsinghua University, PI, (2006-2008)

?   Particle deposition in indoor environment and ventilation  ducts, Foundation of Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory of Heating, Gas  Supply, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineering, PI, (2006-2007)

?   Comparisons of particle dispersion and deposition in  different ventilation rooms, Foundation of Beijing Municipal Key  Laboratory of Heating, Gas Supply, Ventilating and Air Conditioning  Engineering, PI, (2004-2005)

?   Simplified methodology to model indoor particle  distribution, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, PI, (2003-2004)

?   Ventilation mode optimize to control airborne infection  diseases in protective environment in Chinese PLA hospital, co-PI,  (2007-2009)

?   Study on SARS virus transport via airborne route, Chinese  Science Foundation (NSFC), main research member, (2003-2004)

?   Analysis of air flow pattern for CCTV hall, co-PI,  (2000-2001)

?   Ventilation analysis of National Olympic Gymnasium,  co-PI, (2007-2008)

?   Ventilation analysis of the People’s Great Hall, co-PI,  (1999-2000)

?   Other 20 engineering projects on numerical analysis of  fluid flow and heat/mass/aerosol transfer, including clean wards,  gymnasiums, atriums and large workshops



?   Indoor aerosol dynamics, which related to the indoor air  quality (IAQ) problems

?   Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of fluid  flow and heat/mass transfer in built environment and services

?   Air cleaning technology and ventilation



?   Special Issue Editor, Atmospheric Environment

?   Editor, Building Simulation:  An International Journal

?   Editorial board member, CFD  Letters: An International Journal

?   Editorial board member,  Dataset Papers in Sciences

?   Peer Reviewer for: Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Aerosol Science and  Technology, ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASHRAE  Transactions, Atmospheric Environment, BMC Infectious Diseases, Building  and Environment, Indoor Air, Journal of Aerosol Science, Journal of  Biomechanical Engineering, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Journal of Food Engineering, Journal of Hazardous  Material, Journal of HVAC&R Research, Journal of the Royal Society  Interface, Science of the Total Environment



?   Indoor Air 2014: Best Poster  Award                                                           2014

?   Second Prize of Natural Science of the Ministry of  Education (The first winner), 2013

?   Best Paper Award  of Building and Environment,  2012

?   Excellent Young Researcher, by Tsinghua University, 2011

?   New Century Excellent Talents in University  (NCET-07-0502), by Ministry of Education, P.R China, 2007

?   Best Paper Award  of Building Simulation: an  International Journal, 2009

?   First-class award of the excellent papers for young  researchers in Beijing, by Beijing Association of Science and  Technology, 2009

?   Scopus Future Star of Science Award, by Elsevier and  Science News China, 2009

?   Outstanding award for post doctorial, by Tsinghua  University,  2005

?   Second-class outstanding award for Teaching, by Tsinghua  University, 2012

?   First-class outstanding award for advisers of Student  Research Training (SRT), by Tsinghua University, 2008-2014



?   Air cleaning technology

?   Numerical modeling of indoor airflow

?   Building services: Basic of HVAC systems

?   Indoor air quality— Seminar

?   New trends in HVAC— Seminar



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Chapters/articles invited for books

1.      Zhao,  B.,  Yan, B. and Zhang Y. 2007. Indoor Particulate Pollution Assessment  Based on Inner-Exposure Mode, Chapter in: Progress in Air  Pollution Research, Nova Science Publishers, U.S., pp. 201-217

2.     Zhao,  B.,  Wang Y. and Yan, B. 2008. Predicting particle transport in  ventilation system, Chapter in: Air Quality: New Research,  Nova Science Publishers, U.S., pp. 161-170


Peer-reviewed international journal papers (*represents  corresponding author)


1.    Shanshan Shi, Chen Chen, Bin Zhao*. Air Infiltration Rate Distributions of Residences in  Beijing. Building and Environment. 2015. 92: 528-537

2.   Wenjing Ji, Bin Zhao*. Contribution of  outdoor-originating particles, indoor-emitted particles and indoor  secondary organic aerosols (SOA) to indoor PM2.5 concentration: A  model-based estimation. Building and Environment. 2015.  90: 196-205

3.   Wenjing Ji, Bin Zhao*. Estimating mortality  derived from indoor exposure to particles of outdoor origin. PLoS  ONE. 2015. 10(4): e0124238.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124238 

4.   Shanshan Shi, Bin Zhao*. Estimating Indoor  Semi-volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs) Associated with Settled Dust by  an Integrated Kinetic Model Accounting for Aerosol Dynamics. Atmospheric Environment. 2015. 107: 52-61

5.   Yangyang Xie, Bin Zhao*, Lin Zhang, Rong Luo.  Spatio-temporal variation of PM2.5 and PM10  concentrations between 31 Chinese cities and the relationship with SO2,  NO2, CO and O3. Particuology. 2015.  20: 141-149

6.  Mengxi Li, Bin Zhao*, Jiyuan Tu, Yihuan Yan. Study  on the carbon dioxide lockup phenomenon in aircraft cabin by  computational fluid dynamics. Building Simulation. 2015.  8(4): 431-441


7.   Wenjing Ji, Bin Zhao*. Estimation of the contribution of secondary organic  aerosol to PM2.0 concentration in aircraft cabins. Building and  Environment. 2014. 82: 267-273

8.  Shanshan Shi+, Yin Li+, Bin Zhao*. Deposition velocity of fine and ultrafine particles onto  manikin surfaces in indoor environment of different facial air speeds. Building and Environment. (+ represents co-first author).  2014. 81: 388-395 (SCI AQ1HJ, EI 20143318069701)

9.  Shanshan Shi, Bin Zhao*. Modeled Exposure  Assessment via Inhalation and Dermal Pathways to Airborne Semi volatile  Organic Compounds (SVOCs) in Residences. Environmental Science &  Technology. 2014, 48 (10): 5691-5699

10.Wenjing Ji, Bin Zhao*. Numerical study of the  effects of trees on outdoor particulate concentrations. Building  Simulation. 2014. 7 : 417-427

11.  Shang Zhai, Zheng Li, Bin Zhao*. State-space  analysis of influencing factors on airborne particle concentration in  aircraft cabins. Building and Environment. 2014. 74: 13-21

12. Bin Zhou, Bin Zhao*. Analysis of Intervention  Strategies for Inhalation Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons  and Associated Lung Cancer Risk Based on a Monte Carlo Population  Exposure Assessment Model. PLoS ONE. 2014. 9(1): e85676.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085676


13. Shanshan Shi, Bin Zhao*. Deposition of indoor  airborne particles onto human body surfaces: A modeling analysis and  manikin-based experimental study. Aerosol Science and Technology.  2013. 47: 1363-1373

14. Renjie Chen, Bin Zhou, Haidong Kan*, Bin Zhao*.  Associations of particulate air pollution and daily mortality in 16  Chinese cities: an improved effect estimate after accounting for the  indoor exposure to particles of outdoor origin. Environmental  Pollution. 2013. 182: 278-282

15. Bin Zhou, Bin Zhao*, Xuefei Guo, Renjie Chen,  Haidong Kan. Investigating the geographical heterogeneity in the  PM10-mortality associations in the China Air Pollution and Health  Effects Study (CAPES): a potential role of indoor exposure to PM10 of  outdoor origin. Atmospheric Environment. 2013. 75: 217-223

16.Ruoyu You, Bin Zhao*. A  simplified method for assessing particle deposition rate in aircraft  cabins. Atmospheric Environment. 2013. 67: 80-84

17. Ruoyu You, Weilin Cui, Chun Chen, Bin Zhao*.  Measuring short-term emission rate of particles in the “personal cloud”  with different clothes and activity intensities in a sealed chamber. Aerosol and Air Quality Research. 2013. 13: 911-921


18.Chun  Chen, Bin Zhao*, Charles J. Weschler. Indoor Exposure to “Outdoor PM10”: Assessing its  Influence on the Relationship between PM10 and Short-term Mortality in  U.S. Cities. Epidemiology. 2012. 23(6): 870-878

19.Bin Zhou, Bin Zhao*. Population inhalation  exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and associated lung cancer  risk in Beijing region: contributions of indoor and outdoor sources and  exposure. Atmospheric Environment. 2012. 62: 472-480

20.     Shanshan Shi, Bin Zhao*. Comparison of the  predicted concentration of outdoor originated indoor Polycyclic Aromatic  Hydrocarbons between a kinetic partition model and a linear  instantaneous model for gas-particle partition. Atmospheric  Environment. 2012. 59: 93-101

21. Ruoyu You, Bin Zhao*, Chun Chen. Developing an empirical equation for modeling particle  deposition velocity onto inclined surfaces in indoor environments. Aerosol Science and Technology. 2012. 46: 1090-1099

22.     Shuo Wang, Bin Zhao*, Bin Zhou, Zhongchao Tan. An  experimental study on short-time particle resuspension from inner  surfaces of straight ventilation ducts. Building and Environment.  2012. 53: 119-127

23.      Chun Chen, Bin Zhao, Charles J. Weschler. Assessing the influence of indoor exposure to “outdoor  ozone” on the relationship between ozone and short-term mortality in  U.S. communities. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2012.  120(2):235-240

24.     Yangying Zhu, Bin Zhao*, Bin Zhou, Zhongchao Tan.  A particle resuspension model in ventilation ducts. Aerosol  Science and Technology. 2012. 46:222-235

25.     Chun Chen, Bin Zhao*, Wanting Zhou, Xinyi Jiang,  Zhongchao Tan. A methodology for predicting particle penetration factor  through cracks of windows and doors for actual engineering application. Building and Environment. 2012. 47: 339-348 [Best Paper  Award]


26.     Chun Chen, Bin Zhao*, Xudong Yang, Yuguo Li. Role of two-way  airflow owing to temperature difference in SARS transmission –  Revisiting the largest nosocomial SARS outbreak in Hong Kong. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 2011. 8: 699-710

27.     Bin Zhou, Bin Zhao*. Zhongchao Tan. How particle resuspension from inner surfaces of  ventilation ducts affects indoor air quality? --- A modeling analysis. Aerosol Science and Technology. 2011. 45(8): 986-999

28.     Bin Zhao*,  Chun Chen and Alvin Lai. Lagrangian stochastic particle tracking: further  discussion. Aerosol Science and Technology. 2011. 45(8):  891-892

29.     Chun Chen, Bin Zhao*. Review of relationship between indoor and  outdoor particles: I/O ratio, infiltration factor and penetration  factor. Atmospheric Environment. 2011, 45: 275-288

30.     Chun Chen, Bin Zhao*. Xudong Yang. Impact of two-way airflow due to temperature difference  on preventing the entry of outdoor particles using indoor positive  pressure control method. Journal of Hazardous Materials.  2011, 186:1290-1299

31. Chun Chen, Bin Zhao*. Xudong Yang. Preventing the entry of outdoor particles using indoor  positive pressure control method: analysis of influencing factors and  cost. Building and Environment. 2011, 46: 1167-1173


32.      Chun Chen, Bin Zhao*, Weilin Cui, Lei Dong, Na An. Xiangying Ouyang. The effectiveness of an air cleaner in  controlling droplet/aerosol particle dispersion emitted from a patient’s  mouth in the indoor environment of dental clinics. Journal of the  Royal Society Interface. 2010, 7: 1105-1118

33.Bin  Zhao*,  Chun Chen, Xinyan Yang, Alvin Lai. Comparison of three approaches to  model particle penetration coefficient through a single straight crack  in a building envelop. Aerosol Science and Technology.  2010. 44(6): 405-416

34.      Chun Chen, Bin Zhao*. Some questions on dispersion of  human exhaled droplets in ventilation room: answers from numerical  investigation. Indoor Air. 2010, 20(2): 95-111

35.      Cong Liu, Bin Zhao*, Yingping Zhang. The influence of  aerosol dynamics on indoor exposure to airborne DEHP. Atmospheric  Environment. 2010, 44(16): 1952-1959

36.     Bing Wang, Bin Zhao*, Chun Chen. A Simplified methodology for the prediction of mean air  velocity and particle concentration in isolation rooms with downward  ventilation systems. Building and Environment. 2010,  45(8): 1847-1853

37.      Kang Zhao, Xin Zhou, Bin Zhao*. Cooking generated particles’ impact on indoor air quality  of university cafeteria. Building Simulation: An International  Journal. 2010, 3(1): 15-23


38.     Bin Zhao*,  Jun Wu. Effect of particle spatial distribution on particle deposition  in ventilation rooms. Journal of Hazardous Materials.  2009, 170: 449-456

39.     Bin Zhao*,  Caiqing Yang, Chun Chen, Chao Feng, Xudong Yang, Luchun Sun, Wei Gong,  Li Yu. How many airborne particles emitted from a nurse will reach the  breathing zone/body surface of the patient in ISO Class-5 single-bed  hospital protective environments? --- A numerical analysis. Aerosol Science and Technology. 2009, 43: 990-1005

40.     Bin Zhao*  and Jun Wu. Particulate pollution in ventilated space: analysis of  influencing factors. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2009, 163: 454-462

41. Bin Zhao*,  Chun Chen and Zhongchao Tan. Modeling of ultrafine particle dispersion  in indoor environments with an improved drift flux model. Journal  of Aerosol Science, 2009, 40(1): 29-43

42.     Bin Zhao*  and Jun Wu. Modeling particle fate in ventilation system--Part I:  model development. Building and Environment, 2009, 44(3):  605-611

43.      Bin Zhao*  and Jun Wu. Modeling particle fate in ventilation system--Part II:  Case study. Building and Environment, 2009, 44(3): 612-620

44.     Bin Zhao*,  Jianlong Zeng. A simple model to study the influence of fluctuating  airflow on the effective air exchange rate when using natural  ventilation. Building Simulation: An International Journal,  2009, 2(1): 63-66

45.     Yi Jiang, Bin Zhao, Xiaofeng Li, Xudong Yang, Zhiqin Zhang,  Yufeng Zhang. Investigating a safe ventilation rate for the prevention  of indoor SARS transmission: An attempt based on a simulation approach. Building Simulation: An International Journal, 2009, 2(4):  281-289 [Best Paper Award]


46.     Bin Zhao*,  Caiqing Yang, Xudong Yang and Shuangke Liu. Particle dispersion and  deposition in ventilated rooms: testing and evaluation of different  Eulerian and Lagrangian models. Building and Environment.  2008, 43(4): 388-397

47.     Fangting Song, Bin Zhao, Xudong Yang, Yi Jiang*,  Vipin Gopal, Gregory Dobbs and Michael Sahm. A new approach on zonal  modeling of indoor environment with mechanical ventilation. Building and Environment. 2008, 43(3): 278-286

48.     Bin Zhao*,  Yue Wang and Bin Yan. PROBE-PM: A new way to simulate particle transport in  ventilation systems. Building Simulation: An International Journal,  2008, 1(2): 158-168


49.     Bin Zhao*,  Jun Wu. Particle deposition in indoor environments: analysis of  influencing factors. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2007,  147: 439-448

50.     Jun Wu and Bin Zhao*. Effect of ventilation duct as a particle filter. Building and Environment. 2007, 42(7): 2523-2529

51. Bin Zhao*,  Ping Guan. Modeling particle dispersion in personalized ventilated room. Building and Environment, 2007, 42(3): 1099-1109

52.     Ying Zhang, Bin Zhao*.  Simulation and Health Risk Assessment of Residential Particle Pollution  by Coal Combustion in China. Building and Environment.  2007, 42(2): 614-622

53.      Zhe Liu, Bin Zhao and Xudong Yang. A method for calculating  ventilation bypass factor. Indoor and Built Environment. 2007, 16: 472-481


54.     Bin Zhao*  and Jun Wu. Modeling particle deposition onto rough walls in  ventilation duct. Atmospheric Environment. 2006, 40(36):  6918-6927

55.     Bin Zhao*,  Jun Wu. Modeling particle deposition from fully developed turbulent flow  in ventilation duct. Atmospheric Environment. 2006, 40(3):  457-466

56.     Bin Zhao*,  Jiujiu Chen. Numerical analysis of particle deposition in ventilation  duct. Building and Environment, 2006, 41(6): 710-718

57.     Bin Zhao*  and Ying Zhang. Analysis of particle pollution in office by the concept  of perceived particle intensity (PPI). Indoor and Built  Environment. 2006, 15(5): 463-472

58.     Bin Zhao*,  Xianting Li*,  Hongze Ren, Ping Guan. Air supply opening model of ceiling diffusers for  numerical simulation of indoor air distribution under actual connected  conditions Part I: Model development. Numerical Heat Transfer,  Part A: Application, 2006, 50(1): 45-61

59.     Ying Zhang, Bin Zhao*,  Xianting Li. Perceived Particle Intensity (PPI): An Indicator to  Evaluate Indoor Particle Pollution. Indoor and Built Environment,  2006, 15(2): 155-164

60.    Xianting Li*, Bin Zhao*,  Ping Guan and Hongze Ren. Air supply opening model of ceiling diffusers  for numerical simulation of indoor air distribution under actual  connected conditions Part II: Application of the Model. Numerical  Heat Transfer, Part A: Application, 2006, 49(8): 821-830


61.Bin  Zhao*,  Jun Wu. Numerical investigation of particle diffusion in clean room.  Indoor and Built Environment, 2005 14: 469-479

62.     Xi Chen, Bin Zhao*,  Xianting Li*. Numerical investigation on the influence of contaminant  source location, occupant distribution and air distribution on emergency  ventilation strategy. Indoor and Built Environment, 2005  14: 455-467

63.     Bin Zhao*,  Zhao ZHANG, Xianting LI. Numerical study of the transport of droplets or particles  generated by respiratory system indoors. Building and Environment.  2005 40(8): 1032-1039

64.     Bin Zhao*,  Jun Wu, Ping Guan, Xianting Li. Evaluating the ventilation effect of  different ventilation types by occupant air exchange efficiency. ASHRAE Transactions, 2005, Vol. 111, Part 2: 264-270


65.     Bin Zhao*  and Xianting Li, Zhao Zhang. Numerical study of particle deposition in  two different kind of ventilated rooms. Indoor and  Built Environment, 2004 13(6): 443-451.

66.    Bin Zhao*,  Peng Wu, Fangting Song, Da Yan, Xudong Yang, Xianting Li and Yi Jiang. Numerical simulation of indoor PM distribution in the whole year by  zonal model. Indoor and Built Environment, 2004 13(6):  453-462.

67.     Xianting Li, Bin Zhao. Accessibility: a new  concept to evaluate the ventilation performance in a finite period of  time. Indoor and Built Environment, 2004, 13(4):  287-294.

68.    Bin Zhao,  Xianting Li, Xi Chen, Dongtao Huang. Determining ventilation strategy to defend indoor  environment against contamination by integrated accessibility of  contaminant source (IACS). Building and Environment. 2004,  39(9): 1035-1042.

69.    Bin Zhao,  Ying Zhang, Xiantnig Li, Xudong Yang, Dongtao Huang. Comparison of  indoor aerosol particle concentration and deposition in different  ventilated rooms by numerical method. Building and Environment. 2004, 39(1): 1-8

70.     Bin Zhao*,  Li Cao, Xianting Li, Xudong Yang, Dongtao Huang. Comparison of indoor  environment of a locally concentrated clean room at dynamic and steady  status by numerical method. Journal of the IEST. 2004, 47:  94-100.

71. Bin Zhao*,  Ying Zhang, Xianting Li. Numerical analysis of the movement of biological  particles movement in two adjacent rooms. ASHRAE Transactions 2004, Vol. 110, 370-377

72.     Bin Zhao*,  Zhao Zhang, Xianting Li, Dongtao Huang. Comparison of Diffusion  Characteristics of Aerosol Particles in Different Ventilated Rooms by  Numerical Method. ASHRAE Transactions. 2004, Vol. 110, 88-95


73.      Bin Zhao,  Xianting Li, Dongning Li, Jianrong Yang. Revised air-exchange efficiency  considering occupant distribution in ventilated rooms. Journal of  the Air & Waste Management Association. 2003,53(6):  759-763

74.     Bin Zhao,  Xianting Li and Qisen Yan. A simplified system for indoor airflow  simulation. Building and Environment. 2003,38(4):  543-552.

75.     Hongze Ren, Bin Zhao, Xianting Li, Hongming Fan,  Xudong Yang. Influence of diffuser jet characteristics on indoor air  distribution under actual connecting conditions. Journal of  Architectural Engineering-ASCE. 2003, Vol. 9, 141-144


76.     Bin Zhao*,  Xianting Li, Junjun Lu. Numerical simulation of air distribution in chair  ventilated room by simplified methodology. ASHRAE  Transactions. 2002, Vol.108, 1079-1083.

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