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Zhu, Shengwei

Zhu, Shengwei

Associate Research Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Suite 1200, Technology Ventures Building


Ph.D. The University of Tokyo, 2005

  • Airborne infection control
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Building environmental health
  • Building ventilation design

  • Fang, G.; Xie, J.; Yoshino, H.; Zhang, H.; Li, Z.; Li, N.; Lv, Y.; Liu, J.; Zhu, S.; Yanagi, U.; Hasegawa, K.; Kagi, N.; Xue, P.; Liu, J. Concentration characteristics of gaseous carbonyl compounds in urban houses in two different climatic zones of China and health risk assessment for schoolchildren. Sustainable Cities and Society, 2020, 102270. DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2020.102270.
  • Zhu, S.; Jenkins, S.; Addo, K.; Heidarinejad, M.; Romo, S.A.; Layne, A.; Ehizibolo, J.; Dalgo, D.; Mattise, N. W.; Hong, F.; Adenaiye, O. O.; Bueno de Mesquita J. P.; Albert, B. J.; Washington-Lewis, R.; German, J.; Tai, S.; Youssefi, S.; Milton, D. K.; Srebric, J. Ventilation and Laboratory Confirmed Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) Rates in College Residence Halls in College Park, Maryland. Environment International, 2020, 137, 105537. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105537.
  • Liu, J.; Cai, W.; Zhu, S.; Dai, F. Impacts of Vehicle Emission from a Major Road on Spatiotemporal Variations of Neighborhood Particulate Pollution – A Case Study in a University Campus. Sustainable Cities and Society, 2019, 53, 101917. DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2019.101917.
  • Liu, J.; Dalgo, D. A.; Zhu, S.; Zhang, L; Srebric, J. Performance Analysis of a Ductless Personalized Ventilation Combined with Radiant Floor Cooling System and Displacement Ventilation. Building Simulation, 2019, 12(5), 905-919. DOI: 10.1007/s12273-019-0521-9.
  • Liu, J.; Li, Z.; Kim, M. K.; Zhu, S.; Zhang, L.; Srebric, J. A Comparison of the Thermal Comfort Performances of a Radiant Floor Cooling System When Combined with a Range of Ventilation Systems. Indoor and Built Environment, 2019, 29(4), 1420326X19869412. DOI: 10.1177/1420326X19869412.
  • Chen, M.; Dai, F.; Yang, B.; Zhu, S. Effects of Urban Green Space Morphological Pattern on Variation of PM2.5 Concentration in the Neighborhoods of Five Chinese Megacities. Building and Environment, 2019, 158, 1-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.04.058.
  • Chen, M.; Dai, F.; Yang, B.; Zhu, S. Effects of Neighborhood Green Space on PM2.5 Mitigation: Evidence from Five Megacities in China. Building and Environment, 2019, 156, 33-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.03.007.
  • Zhu, S.; Wang, Y. Scaled Sequential Threshold Least-Squares (S2TLS) Algorithm for Sparse Regression Modeling and Flight Load Prediction. AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 2019, 85, 514-528. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2018.12.038.
  • Liu, J.; Zhu, S.; Kim, M. K.; Srebric, J. A Review of CFD Analysis Methods for Personalized Ventilation (PV) in Indoor Built Environments. Sustainability, 11(15), 4166. DOI: 10.3390/su11154166.
  • Fang, G; Xie, J.; Yoshino, H.; Zhang, H.; Li, Z.; Li, N.; Liu, J.; Lv, Y.; Zhu, S.; Yanaga, U.; Hasegawa, K.; Kagi, N.; Zhang, X.; Liu, J. Common SVOCs in House Dust from Urban Dwellings with Schoolchildren in Six Typical Cities of China and Associated Non-Dietary Exposure and Health Risk Assessment. Environment International, 2018, 120, 431-442. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.031.
  • Zhu, S.; Dalgo, D. A.; Srebric, J; Kato, S. Cooling Efficiency of a Spot-Type Personalized Ventilation. Building and Environment, 2017, 121, 35-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.05.007.
  • Zhu, S.; Cai, W.; Spengler, J.D. Control of Sleep Environment of An Infant by Wider-Cover Type Personalized Ventilation. Energy and Buildings, 2016, 129, 69-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.07.064.
  • Yan, B.; Li, J.Q.; Guo, J.H.; Ma, P.; Wu, Z.; Ling, Z.H.; Guo, H.; Hiroshi, Y.; Yanagi, U.; Yang, X.; Zhu, S.; Chen, M.Q. The Toxic Effects of Indoor Atmospheric Fine Particulate Matter Collected from Allergic and Non-Allergic Families in Wuhan on Mouse Peritoneal Macrophages. Journal of Applied Toxicology, 2016, 36(4), 596-608. DOI: 10.1002/jat.3217.
  • Zhu, S.; Cai, W.; Yoshino, H., Yanagi, U; Hasegawa, K.; Kagi, N.; Chen, M.Q. Primary Pollutants in Schoolchildren's Homes in Wuhan, China. Building and Environment, 2015, 93, 41-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.02.028.
  • Pichurov, G.; Srebric, J.; Zhu, S.; Vincent, R.L.; Brickner, P.W.; Rundick, S.N. A Validated Numerical Investigation of the Ceiling Fan's Role in the Upper-Room UVGI Efficacy. Building and Environment, 2014, 86, 109-119. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.12.021.
  • Zhu, S.; Srebric, J.; Rudnick, S.N.; Vincent, R.L.; Nardell, E.A. Numerical Modeling of Indoor Environment with a Ceiling Fan and an Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation System. Building and Environment, 2014, 72, 116-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2013.10.019.
  • Zhu, S.; Srebric, J.; Rudnick, S.N.; Vincent, R.L.; Nardell, E.A. Numerical Investigation of Upper-room UVGI Disinfection Efficacy in an Environmental Chamber with a Ceiling Fan. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2013, 89, 782-791. DOI: 10.1111/php.12039.
  • Zhu, S.; Srebric, J.; Spengler, J.D.; Demokritou, P. An Advanced Numerical Model for the Assessment of Airborne Transmission of Influenza in Bus Microenvironment. Building and Environment, 2012, 47, 67-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.05.003.
  • Zhu, S.; Demokritou, P.; Spengler, J.D. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Micro- Environmental Conditions in Public Transportation Buses. Building and Environment, 2010, 45(10), 2077-2088. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2010.03.004.
  • Zhu, S.; Kato, S.; Ooka, R.; Sakoi, T.; Tsuzuki, K. Development of a Computational Thermal Manikin Applicable in a Non-Uniform Thermal Environment (Part 2) Coupled Simulation Using Sakoi's Human Thermal Physiological Model. HVAC&R Research, 2008, 14(4), 545-564. DOI: 10.1080/10789669.2008.10391025.
  • Nagano, H.; Kato, S.; Zhu, S.; Ozeki, Y.; Matsunaga, K. Ventilation Characteristics of Modeled Compact Car Part 2 Estimation of Local Ventilation Efficiency and Inhaled Air Quality. SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical System, 2008, 1(1): 623-630. DOI: 10.4271/2008-01-0731.
  • Zhu, S.; Kato, S.; Ooka, R.; Sakoi, T. Development of a Computational Thermal Manikin Applicable in a Non-Uniform Thermal Environment (Part 1) Coupled Simulation of Convection, Radiation and Smith's Human Thermal Physiological Model for Sensible Heat Transfer from a Seated Human Body in Radiant Environment. HVAC&R Research, 2007, 13(4), 661-679. DOI: 10.1080/10789669.2007.10390978
  • Zhu, S.; Kato, S.; Yang, L. Examination of Thermal Adaptive Effect of Postural and Positional Adjustment of a Seated Human Body Exposed to Spot Airflow. ASHRAE Transactions, 2007, 113(2), 300-312.
  • Sakoi, T.; Tsuzuki, K.; Kato S, Ooka, R.; Song, D.; Zhu, S. Thermal Comfort, Skin Temperature Distribution, and Sensible Heat Loss Distribution in the Sitting Posture in Various Asymmetric Radiant Fields. Building and Environment, 2007, 42(12), 3984-3999. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2006.10.050.
  • Zhu, S.; Kato, S.; Yang, J.H. Study on Transport Characteristics of Saliva Droplets Produced by Coughing in a Calm Indoor Environment. Building and Environment, 2006, 41(12), 1691-1702.
  • Zhu, S.; Kato, S.; Yang, J.H. Investigation into Airborne Transport Characteristics of Airflow due to Coughing in a Stagnant Indoor Environment. ASHRAE Transactions, 2006, 112(1), 123-133.
  • Zhu, S.; Kato, S.; Murakami, S.; Hayashi, T. Study on Inhalation Region by Means of CFD Analysis and Experiment. Building and Environment, 2005, 40(10), 1329-1336. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2004.11.009.

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