Professor Chen, Chun

Assistant Professor
B. Eng., Tsinghua University
M. Eng., Tsinghua University
Ph.D., Purdue University
Address:
Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Room 216, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong SAR, China
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(852) 3943 8052
(852) 2603 6002
chunchen@mae.cuhk.edu.hk
Building Energy & Environment Laboratory

Biography

Dr. Chun Chen received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from the Department of Building Science at Tsinghua University in 2009 and 2012, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in 2015. After his graduate study, he worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Chen joined the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor in August, 2016. His research interests include indoor air quality, energy-efficient buildings, aerosol dynamics, and airborne infectious disease transmission.

Research

  • Indoor air quality: modeling, measurement, and control technologies for indoor air pollutants, including particles, ozone, volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds.
  • Energy-efficient buildings: natural ventilation, personalized cooling and heating, and thermal comfort.
  • Aerosol dynamics: computational fluid dynamics simulation, particle dispersion, deposition, penetration, and resuspension.
  • Airborne infectious disease transmission: infectious particle transport in buildings, hospitals, and commercial airliner cabins.

Teaching by Years

2016/2017

  • EEEN3010 Building Automation and Control
  • MAEG2030 Thermodynamics

Honors & Awards

  • Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University, 2014
  • Best Student Paper Award, the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2014
  • Grant-in-Aid Award, ASHRAE, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, Building and Environment journal, 2012
  • Boeing Scholarship, Boeing Company, 2012

Publications

Journal Papers

  • Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., Wei, D., Chen, Q. (2016). Modeling particle deposition on the surfaces around a multi-slot diffuser. Building and Environment, 107, 79-89.
  • Chen, C., Zhang, X., Groll, E., McKibben, A., Long, N., Dexter, M., Chen, Q. (2016) A method of assessing the energy cost saving from using an effective door closer. Energy and Buildings, 118, 329-338.
  • Chen, C., Liu, W., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2015). Comparing the Markov chain model with the Eulerian and Lagrangian models for indoor transient particle transport simulations. Aerosol Science and Technology, 49, 857-871.
  • Chen, C., Liu, W., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2015). A Markov chain model for predicting transient particle transport in enclosed environments. Building and Environment, 90, 30-36.
  • Chen, C., Liu, W., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2015). Accelerating the Lagrangian method for modeling transient particle transport in indoor environments. Aerosol Science and Technology, 49, 351-361.
  • Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., Jiang, Z., Chen, Q. (2014). Simplified models for exhaled airflow from a cough with the mouth covered. Indoor Air, 24, 580-591. (Best Student Paper Award, the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2014)
  • Chen, C., Zhu, J., Qu, Z., Lin, C.-H., Jiang, Z., Chen, Q. (2014). Systematic study of person-to-person contaminant transport in mechanically ventilated spaces (RP-1458). HVAC&R Research, 20, 80-91.
  • Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., Long, Z., Chen, Q. (2014). Predicting transient particle transport in enclosed environments with the combined computational fluid dynamics and Markov chain method. Indoor Air, 24, 81-92.
  • Chen, C., Liu, W., Li, F., Lin, C.-H., Liu, J., Pei, J., Chen, Q. (2013). A hybrid model for investigating transient particle transport in enclosed environments. Building and Environment, 62, 45-54.
  • Chen, C., Zhao, B., Weschler, C.J. (2012). Indoor exposure to outdoor PM10: assessing its influence on the relationship between PM10 and short-term mortality in U.S. cities. Epidemiology, 23, 870-878.
  • Chen, C., Zhao, B., Weschler, C.J. (2012). Assessing the influence of indoor exposure to "outdoor ozone" on the relationship between ozone and short-term mortality in US communities. Environmental Health Perspectives, 120, 235-240.
  • Chen, C., Zhao, B., Zhou, W., Jiang, X., Tan, Z. (2012). A methodology for predicting particle penetration factor through cracks of windows and doors for actual engineering application. Building and Environment, 47, 339-348. (Best Paper Award, Building and Environment Journal, 2012)
  • Chen, C., Zhao, B., Yang, X., Li, Y. (2011). Role of two-way airflow owing to temperature difference in severe acute respiratory syndrome transmission: revisiting the largest nosocomial severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in Hong Kong. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 8, 699-710.
  • Chen, C., Zhao, B., Yang, X. (2011). Preventing the entry of outdoor particles with the indoor positive pressure control method: Analysis of influencing factors and cost. Building and Environment, 46, 1167-1173.
  • Chen, C., Zhao, B., Yang, X. (2011). Impact of two-way air flow due to temperature difference on preventing the entry of outdoor particles using indoor positive pressure control method. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 186, 1290-1299.
  • Chen, C., Zhao, B. (2011). Review of relationship between indoor and outdoor particles: I/O ratio, infiltration factor and penetration factor. Atmospheric Environment, 45, 275-288. (Highly Cited Paper, Essential Science Indicators SM)
  • Chen, C., Zhao, B., Cui, W., Dong, L., An, N., Ouyang, X. (2010). 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, 7, 1105-1118.
  • Chen, C., Zhao, B. (2010). Some questions on dispersion of human exhaled droplets in ventilation room: answers from numerical investigation. Indoor Air, 20, 95-111.