Plenary speakers
Prof. Qingyan Chen (ISIAQ Fellow)
James G. Dwyer Professor | School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana, USA
Speech title
: A Holistic Approach to Natural Ventilation Studies
 Prof. Qingyan “Yan” Chen is the Editor-in-Chief of “Building and Environment”. His research interests include indoor environments; aircraft cabin environments; and energy-efficient, healthy, and sustainable building design and analysis. He has published three books and more than 230 journal papers. Google Scholar shows that his journal publications have been cited by more than 13,000 times and his H-index is 63. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award from IBPSA, Oversea Chinese Contribution Award from China, John Rydberg Gold Medal from SCANVAC, and Willis J. Whitfield Award from IEST. He is now a fellow of the ASHRAE and ISAQ.

Prof. Marzenna Dudzińska
President of ISIAQ | Deputy Rector, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
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Prof. Kebin He
Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering | Dean, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China

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Biography   Prof. He received BSc, MSc and PhD from Tsinghua University in 1985, 1987 and 1990 respectively. He received the Outstanding Youth Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Changjiang Scholar by Minister of Education of China. He is the director of the National Key Laboratory of Environmental Protection and Atmospheric Compound Pollution Sources and Control, chairman of the China Working Committee of the Global Emission Research Initiative (GEIA), and director of the Council of the Asian Urban Clean Air Action Center (CAI-Asia). He has devoted to the study of long-term effects of combined atmospheric pollution, especially PM2.5. He established a multi-pollutant collaborative control technology and set up an on-line platform of multi-scale emission inventory, which has made a key contribution to the improvement of China's air quality. He published more than 300 articles in the international journals including Nature and PNAS.

Prof. Patrick L. Kinney
Beverly Brown Professor | Boston University School of Public Health, USA
h title: Staying healthy indoors in a changing climate
 Dr. Kinney was trained as an air pollution epidemiologist at Harvard School of Public Health, and came to BU after two decades at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. In his time at Columbia, he showed how warming temperatures make air pollution like urban smog worse, and more harmful to populations. He led the development of an integrated modeling system to predict the air pollution health effects of climate change into the future. At BU, Kinney is developing a new program that focuses on assessing the health benefits of urban climate action plans, via strategies to promote active transport, green infrastructure, and clean vehicles.

Prof. Yuguo Li (ISIAQ Fellow)
Chair Professor | Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Speech title
 Indoor air and prevention of infectious diseases
 Biography  Dr. Li is Chair Professor in Building Environment, Honorary Professor in School of Public Health, and Associate Dean of Engineering, the University of Hong Kong. He studied at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tsinghua and KTH in Stockholm. His main research is on indoor air quality, city climate, and environment studies of infection. He led the development of WHO guidelines on natural ventilation. He received John Rydberg Gold Medal from SCANVAC, an Honorary Doctor Degree from Aalborg University, Denmark, and the Inoue Memorial Award of SHASE, Japan. He was the President of ISIAQ Academy of Fellows. He is now Editor-in-Chief of Indoor Air and a fellow of ASHRAE, ISIAQ, HKIE, and IMechE.

Prof. Wouter D. van Marken Lichtenbelt
School for Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Speech title: Comfort and/or Health

 Biography   Prof. Marken Lichtenbelt is leader of the research group Thermophysiology & Metabolism Maastricht University. The fundamental aspect of the research line is the effect of environmental temperatures as we encounter in daily life on physiology and behavior. This part of the research shows significant beneficial effects of mild excursions outside the thermoneutral zone on metabolic and cardiovascular health. His current research puts emphasis on how daily environmental conditions relate to thermal comfort, thermal behavior, health and prevention of the metabolic syndrome. He searches for an optimal mix of different lifestyles and environmental factors to create a healthy sustainable indoor environment.

Prof. Tunga Salthammer (ISIAQ Fellow)
Deputy Director | Fraunhofer WKI (Department Material Analysis and Indoor Chemistry), Germany

Speech title: United Sciences – the combination of indoor pollution measurement and biomonitoring for exposure assessment

 Biography  Prof. Salthammer joined the Fraunhofer WKI in 1990 and was appointed as Head of Department in 1996. Since 2011, he is the deputy director of the institute. He is a Professor at TU Braunschweig, Germany and an Adjunct Professor at QUT in Brisbane, Australia. Salthammer has been a Visiting Professor at DTU in Lyngbyand and at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the chairman of the Indoor Air Hygiene Commission of the German Federal Environment Agency. He was president of the ISIAQ Academy of Fellows 2014-2016. His research interests include analytical chemistry, VOC/SVOC emission studies, indoor chemistry, airborne particles and settled dust.

Prof. Junfeng (Jim) Zhang (ISIAQ Fellow)
Global and Environmental Health, Duke University, USA

Speech title: The Role of Healthy Buildings in Combating Urban Air Pollution

 Biography  Junfeng (Jim) Zhang is Professor of Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke Global Health Institute, and Duke Kunshan University. Prof. Zhang integrates clinical research, exposure assessment, and epidemiology into natural experimental designs to examine health effects and underlying biological mechanisms of air pollution exposure. He authored more than 210 peer-reviewed articles published in top journals (New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, JAMA, etc.). In 2012, He received the Jerome Wesolowski Award, the highest honor of the International Society of Exposure Science. He is now a Fellow of AAAS and Associate Editor of Indoor Air.


Prof. Yinping Zhang (ISIAQ Fellow)
Department of Building Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Speech title: Tackling important IAQ problems for healthy buildings in China through multidisciplinary co-operation

 Biography  Dr. Yinping Zhang is the Dean of Beijing Key Laboratory of Indoor Air Quality. His research interest is sustainable built environment. He has contributed over 10 national standards, published over 10 books/book chapters, over 210 papers in international journals with h index 47. He has received Outstanding Young Researcher Award of NSFC, and three 1st Prizes of Provincial/Ministerial level. He is a Fellow and the Secretary of the ISIAQ Academy of Fellows, Chairman of Association of Indoor Environment and Health of China, editor of Energy and Buildings, member of the editorial board of Indoor Air, Environment International, and Building and Environment.

Prof. Yuanhang Zhang
Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering | Boya Chair Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, China
Speech title: Atmospheric oxidative pollution: past, present and future
 Biography  Prof. Zhang obtained bachelor and PhD degrees from Peking University in 1982 and 1990 respectively. He is an expert in atmospheric chemistry and his research mainly focuses on the formation mechanism, environmental impact and control strategy of urban and regional air pollution. His studies were published in high-impact journals such as Science,Nature Geoscience, etc. He serves as the vice-chair of CAST Alliance for Ecological and Environmental Sciences and Industry and the chair of Committee for Ozone Pollution Control, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences. He also serves as the chair of the general expert group of the "Blue Sky Science and Technology Program" of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the vice technical chair of the "Clean Air Research Program" of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Prof Zhang currently leads one of the “Huang Danian” Team of Ministry of Education, China.