Workshops
• WORKSHOP 1
   
Summary of the project “China-Children-Homes-Health (CCHH)” in memory of Prof. Jan Sundell (1943-2019)
   
This workshop will give a national view of housing and allergies (and infections) among children in China. The main findings from CCHH studies will be presented. This workshop is a contribution from ISIAQ STC31 “Health Effects and Epidemiology” in memory of Prof. Jan Sundell for his whole life working in indoor environment and health, for his inspirations on indoor air science in China.
   
Workshop conveners
   
Prof. Baizhan Li School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China |
   
Prof. Li is fellow of Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He is the Director of the National Centre for International Research of Low Carbon and Green Buildings. He has been responsible for many national or international projects, including 10th-13th Five-year Plan research program and China-EU, China-US and China-UK international programmes. He is the Government Advisory Member in the sector of Energy and Sustainability. He published series of journal papers, national standards and green buildings guidelines, such as GB/T50785-2012 and ASHRAE55-2013.  


Prof. Chen Huang School of Environment & Architecture, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China |
   
Prof. Huang obtained PhD from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in 2001. She has been engaged in the research of building environment and ventilation, building energy saving and air purification technology. Over the past decade, she focused on indoor environment and child health. She led more than 20 national and provincial scientific research projects, and has published more than 300 articles (>80 in SCI indexed journals). She has been awarded as National Excellent Teachers, Shanghai May Day Labor Medal, and Shanghai Teaching Famous Teachers.


Prof. Yuexia Sun School of Environment Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China |
   
Dr. Sun is an associate professor at Tianjin University,. She has been postdoc at University of Texas at Tyler and Penn State University (2008-2011), visiting researcher at Karlstad University, Sweden (2011-2012), and Yonsei University, South Korea (2012). She has been involved in Children’s Health and Home Environment in US, China, and South Korea. She published 46 papers in international journals (H-index 15), is now chairing the Science and Technology Committee (on Epidemiology and Health Effects) for ISIAQ, and an Editorial Board member for International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
 
• WORKSHOP 2
   
Urban microclimate and human thermal comfort
   
The microclimate around buildings can be diverse in different climate regions. China is a typical example that contains multiple climatic zones. Different climates make city residents different physical and psychological responses. However, there is a lack of and therefore a need for feasible engineering and design solutions to address this outdoor microclimate and thermal comfort problem. This workshop will overview people’s thermal sensation, thermal comfort, and adaptive human behaviour in different climates.
   
Workshop conveners
    
Prof. Jianlin Liu | College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai, China |
  
Prof. Liu is a full-time research professor in Donghua University. Prior to this position, he worked as the Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Sydney (2017-2019) and Postdoctoral Fellow in Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2017). His research interests are urban microclimate, pedestrian’s thermal comfort, turbulence modeling by CFD. He published 22 peer-review articles in the past five years. His recent article was the Most Cited Articles in Building and Environment. He is a member of academic associations as IAUC (international association for urban climate).


Prof. Weiwei Liu | School of Energy Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China | 
  

Prof. Liu is the director of building environment comfort and safety institute at Central South University (CSU). He obtained PhD at Shanghai Jiaotong University and joined Central South University in 2008. He was invited as a guest researcher at International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy (ICIEE), Technical University of Denmark during 2013-2014. He focuses on the effects of thermal environment on human thermal responses and cognitive performance. He has led 3 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China and awarded as “Science and Technology Award for Youth” by Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences.

   
• WORKSHOP 3
   
Strategies and Technologies for Air Pollution Mitigation in Cities using Big Data Analytics
   
The smart cities pay attention to managing available resources sustainably and efficiently to improve the economy and societal benefits. The big data from various resources are considered to be the most scalable asset of a smart city, such as heterogeneous environments like air, water, energy, traffic and buildings. The target of this workshop is to gather scholars, researchers, scientists and engineers on a common platform to present the leading strategies and technologies of air pollution control towards smart and sustainable cities based on big data analytics.
   
Workshop conveners
    
Prof. Shi-Jie Cao | School of Civil Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China |
   
Dr. Cao is professor at Guangzhou University. He received his Ph.D. Degree from KU Leuven and Master Degree from Chalmers. His research interests are ventilation, air quality and Health. His main contribution is the development and application of fast prediction model for fast design and online control of ventilation systems. He is now serving as the Deputy Editor of the international journal Indoor and Built Environment.


Dr. Francesco Pilla | Department of Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland |
    

Dr. Pilla is an Associate Professor in Smart Cities and Urban Environment in UCD. He is a Fulbright/EPA Tech Impact Awardee for 2015 and an IBM Faculty Awardee for 2017. He carried out environmental analysis for 15 years and mainly focused on the intersection between cities and technologies with a goal to build better cities through technology, innovation and citizen participation. He is the coordinator of the H2020 project iSCAPE and is the UCD Principal Investigator of three H2020s.

 
 WORKSHOP 4
   
Exploring indoor-outdoor connections for healthy building design
   
Healthy building design is strongly influenced by outdoor climate of various scales, i.e., regional, city and neighborhood. For example, the intense urban heat island effect and high air pollution level in megacities could restrict the use of natural ventilation for buildings and reduce the access to the fresh air. The traditional healthy building design considering one isolated building is therefore challenged. In this workshop, we will explore the research opportunities by providing a holistic view of connecting indoor and outdoor environment for healthy living.
   
Workshop conveners
    

Dr. Zhiwen Luo | School of the Built Environment, University of Reading, UK |
  

Dr. Luo is an Associate Professor of University of Reading and the School Director of Academic Tutoring and International Lead. His research covers building-and-urban scale environmental design to achieve sustainable and healthy living. He co-authored the WHO guideline on ‘Natural ventilation for infection control in health-care settings’. He has conducted multi-scale modelling for heatwaves and overheating risk indoors. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers.
 



Prof. Jian Hang | School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China |
  

Prof. Hang got his PhD from The University of Hong Kong and is now a professor in Sun Yat-sen University. In the last decade, he contributed in urban climate modelling, including urban turbulent characteristics, urban ventilation, pollutant dispersion and human exposure. He has published 45 SCI papers, and led 5 projects sponsored by NSFC National Natural Science Foundation of China, including National Outstanding Youth Foundation of China.
 

 
 WORKSHOP 5
   
Indoor air cleaning: new progress for gas-phase pollutants
   
Workshop conveners
    

Dr. Lei Fang (ISIAQ Fellow) | International Centre for Indoor Climate and Energy (ICIEE), Technical University of Denmark, Denmark |
  

Dr. Fang is an associate professor at the International Centre for Indoor Climate and Energy (ICIEE), Technical University of Denmark. He has a broad research interest on HVAC systems, indoor air cleaning and impact of different indoor factors on perceived air quality, human comfort and health. He received Ralph G. Nevins Award from ASHRAE in 2000.
 



Dr. Jinhan Mo | School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China |
  

Dr. Mo (Yaglou Award winner) is a tenured associate professor in Department of Building Science, School of Architecture at Tsinghua University. His research interests include the mass transfer of gaseous and solid-phase contaminants on indoor surfaces, and risk assessment of air pollution with respect to public health. He has published over 40 papers in international refereed journals, with total citation (without self-citing) of 1000 times on Web of Science database.
 

 
 WORKSHOP 6
   
Healthy Buildings in China: Practice and development
   
Workshop conveners
    
Dr. Qingqin Wang | Vice-President, China Academy of Building Research (CABR), Beijing, China |
  
Prof. Wang enjoys the high reputation as a distinguished expert in the area of building energy efficiency, green building, and indoor air quality. Over the past 30 years, he has been responsible for 19 national and international projects, and published 20 national or industrial standards, 19 technical books, over 150 articles and 3 patents. His contribution accelerated the development of building energy efficiency and transition from conventional building to green building and healthy building in China. He was awarded as “Talent Project in the New Millennium” and “Special Government Allowances of the State Council of China”.


Dr. Ya Feng | Deputy chief engineer, China Southwest Architecture Design and Research Institute Co. Ltd, Chengdu, China |
  

Dr. Feng obtained PhD in Architecture from Chongqing University. He is Director of Building Thermal Engineering and Energy Conservation Committee (Architectural Society of China) and Deputy Director of Standardization Committee on Building Environment and Energy Conservation (Ministry of Housing and Construction of China). He engaged in building thermal engineering and energy conservation, HVAC design and research, has undertaken more than 10 national/international projects, edited 14 national or local standards, and published 40 journal papers and 1 book. He won several national or provincial awards due to his outstanding work.

 
 WORKSHOP 7
   
Environment and injury prevention
   
Built and natural environment plays an important role during the occurrence of an injury event, such as road traffic crash, drowning, poisoning, fall, fire/burn, suicide, and assault/homicide. Environmental approaches have been widely recognized as an effective and common strategy to prevent injury for many years. This workshop focus on recent progress on methodological or epidemiological studies quantifying the impact of environment on injury mortality and morbidity, innovative environmental interventions for injury prevention, as well as related policy research.
   
Workshop conveners
    
Prof. Guoqing Hu | Dean, Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University,Changsha, China |
  
Prof. Hu obtained his B.S., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Central South University, and PostDoc in the Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on injury prevention, measurement of burden of disease, and statistical modeling. He has conducted or participated in more than 20 national and provincial research projects and has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals such as Science, Lancet Public Health, BMJ, PLoS Medicine, JAMA Pediatrics, and Bulletin of World Health Organization. He also serves as the editorial member of journal like Injury Prevention, BMC Public Health, Injury Epidemiology, and Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Chairman of Young Researcher Committee of Injury Prevention and Control, Chinese Preventive Medicine Association.


Prof. Helai Huang | School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China |
 

Dr. Huang holds Ph.D degree from National University of Singapore, and worked as a post-doc at University of Central Florida. He is the founding director of CSU Urban Transport Research Centre and Smart Transport Key Lab of Hunan Province. His current research interest is traffic safety under CAV environment. He is an associate editor of Accident Analysis and Prevention, an editorial board member of 6 journals including Analytic Method in Accident Research, Journal of Traffic and Transport Engineering, and Journal of Modern Transport. He serves as the chair of WTC transport safety and environment committee and member of TRB ABJ80 committee. He has authored over 100 SCI/SSCI journal papers. He is the PI for 4 NSFC projects.

 
 WORKSHOP 8
   
Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution and Health
   
As a global problem of increasing concern to governments and the public, air pollution, including indoor and outdoor, threatens human health and sustainable social and economic development. Long-term or short term exposure to polluted air has been linked to respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, heart attack and lung cancer. Although public-health specialists have uncovered connections between air pollution, disease and mortality, further information is needed to disentangle the causes and effects. This workshop focus on the high quality research covering a broad range of indoor air pollution, outdoor air pollution, and related health outcomes.
   
Workshop conveners
    
Prof. Guanghui Dong | Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China |
  
Dr. Dong is a Professor of environmental epidemiology and environmental toxicology, and the Chair of Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Sun Yat-sen University. His research areas of focus include adults and child health, environmental health, exposure assessment, indoor and outdoor air pollution. Most notably he was the PI on the study of “the 33 Communities Chinese Health Study” and “the Seven Northeastern Cities study”. He has conducted more than 15 national and provincial research projects, and has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers as the first and corresponding author in international journals such as Lancet Planetary Health, JAMA Network Open, EHP, Epidemiology, and Environment International. Currently, Prof. Dong and his colleagues are building two large cohort studies in China


Prof. Furong Deng | School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China |
  

Prof. Deng is the deputy director of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Peking University. In recent years, she has conducted numerous studies in the health effects and risk assessment of environmental pollutants, particularly in aspects of human health effects caused by exposure to air pollutants and the underlying mechanisms. She has published over 100 papers, including Environmental Health Perspectives, Nanotoxicology, Particle & Fibre Toxicology, Environmental Science & Technol, Environment International etc. Besides, she has won many prizes, including the prize of Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award, Youth Science and Technology Award of China Environmental Science Institute.

 
• WORKSHOP 9
   
Healthy Buildings/Cities: Research Priorities in the next 10 years
   
Workshop conveners
    
Prof. Li'an Hou | Member of Chinese Academy of engineering, Director of the Institute of Logistics Science and Technology of the Rocket Army, Beijing, China |
  
Prof. Lian graduated from the Institute of Chemical Control in 2006 with a doctorate degree. He is a vice-chairman of the Teaching Steering Committee of Environmental Science and Engineering of the Ministry of Education and a vice-chairman of the China Building Decoration Association. He has devoted himself to scientific research, engineering design and technical management in the field of environmental engineering for a long time. He has made a number of breakthroughs and creative achievements, and won 1 first prize, 3 second prizes and 3 third prizes for national scientific and technological awards. He published 23 national patents, 3 books, 5 national military standards and more than 300 academic papers. He enjoyed the special government allowance, won the "Seeking Truth" Outstanding Youth Award of the Chinese Association of Science and Technology, the Outstanding Professional and Technical Talents Award of the Army, advanced workers in science popularization and National Outstanding Scientists and Technicians.


Prof. Qihong Deng | School of Energy Science and Engineering | Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University,  China |
  

Prof. Deng received BSc degree from Wuhan University of Science and Technology, and both MSc and PhD degrees Hunan University, China. His research is mainly focused on health effects of heat and air pollution. He received several national awards including National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, New Century Excellent Talents in Universities, Most Cited Chinese Researchers. He is now editorial board members for several international journals, such as Indoor Air, Building and Environment, Journal of Asthma, Journal of Thermal Biology, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.