John Zhai serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) and the Department of Environmental Design at The University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB). He received his Dr.Eng. degree in fluid mechanics from Tsinghua University, and his Ph.D. degree in building technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was also a Senior Fellow of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—a world-renowned energy research and building design firm. He is a Member of National Laboratory Assessment Panel of The U.S. National Academies and National Research Council (NRC) and an invited participant for the 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium and an Invited Organizer for the 2011 US FOE, both organized by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He is a Voting Member of ASHRAE Technical Committee, Indoor Environmental Modeling and ASME Technical Committee, Conservation and Solar Buildings of The Solar Energy Division. He is an Editorial Board Member of The Open Civil Engineering Journal and Energy and Building Journal and is an invited guest editor for several international journals. His research interest and expertise include sustainable building development and indoor environment quality study with over 90 peer-reviewed articles published. He received the Young Researcher Award (2007) and the Research Development Award (2010) from UCB, and the University Sustainability Award of Green Faculty (2008), the Best Paper Award of International Journal of Building Simulation (2008), and the Distinguished Service Award of ASHRAE (2010).
Biography Updated on 29 May 2012