Xiaodong’s research interests mainly include aircraft cabin environment, PIV measurements, indoor air distribution, daylighting simulations and energy performance in the built environment. Presently, Xiaodong is working on the risk assessment of radon exposure in the built environment. He is also taking part in the Center’s research efforts on the co-benefits of green building movements, sentiment analysis based on social media, and influence of ventilation on indoor environmental quality and health.
Xiaodong holds a B. Eng. degree in Building Environment from Tianjin University. As a top 5 engineering university in China, Tianjin University provided him a through education and fired up his enthusiasm in further research on green built environments. In 2016, he received his doctoral degree in Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) in the Tianjin Key Lab of Indoor Air Environmental Quality Control, Tianjin University. He also received a state scholarship fund to be a one-year visiting Ph.D. student at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia from 2014 to 2015.