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Xiaofeng Zheng

Assistant Professor - Building Services, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Dr. Zheng obtained his PhD from the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Nottingham in December 2013, since then he had worked at UoN for over 7 years on a number of research projects funded by UK and EU funding bodies. They are mainly related to building energy retrofitting, research and development of the low-pressure Pulse technique for measuring building airtightness, its application in high-integrity enclosures, non-residential and Passivhaus standard buildings. He also worked at Leeds Beckett University as a lecturer in Building Services Engineering for an academic year, delivering lectures on Mechanical Services, Low Carbon Buildings & Renewables, Building Services Systems, Thermofluids and Major Design Project.

He has a diverse engineering background, from HVAC and fire detection on trains that run at high-plateau and high speed, to bionic engineering, thermoelectric applications, building physics, energy efficiency, ventilation and airtightness. He has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 20 articles in International Conferences. One successful spin-off has been created from the research that he has been closely involved with, which entails the novel Pulse technique, a UK building regulation approved method for measuring building airtightness (The Future Homes Standard).

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Assistant Professor in Building Services Engineering

Research Summary

His main research interests lie in building physics particularly building fabric performance and how it impacts building's thermal and ventilation performance. His research interests also extend to… read more

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Current Research

His main research interests lie in building physics particularly building fabric performance and how it impacts building's thermal and ventilation performance. His research interests also extend to low carbon buildings, low carbon farming, biometric engineering, heating and cooling technologies.

Past Research

His previous research experience extends to a number of UK and EU-funded research projects which are related to the research and development of the low-pressure Pulse technique for measuring building airtightness and its wider applications in the building sector. His past research experience also covers heating and ventilation in buildings and high speed trains, nature-inspired viscous drag reduction method and domestic thermoelectric cogeneration system for power generation and hot water production.

Buildings, Energy and Environment Research Groups

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


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