Building Energy & Environment Laboratory
Principle Investigator
Chun Chen (陈淳)

Contact Information:

Room 216, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong SAR, China
Tel: (852) 3943 8052
Fax: (852) 2603 6002

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engieering

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

B. Eng., Building Science, Tsinghua University, 2009
M. Eng., Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2012
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2015


Indoor Air Quality


Nov 19, 2018: Tongling Xia has passed her Ph.D. candidancy and qualifying exams (both written and oral). Her proposed thesis title is "Estimating and Controlling indoor PM2.5 of outdoor origin". She has published one paper in Building and Environment and another paper in Energy and Buildings. Congratulations to Tongling!

Oct 29, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen received a research fund from the Boeing Company. "Developing a new nozzle for reducing particle deposition in aircraft cabins - Phase II". The Boeing Company, Research and Development Project, No. 2018-GT-131, USD300,000 (~HKD2,351,000), 10/2018 to 12/2019.

Oct 26, 2018: Our paper "Shi, S., Bian, Y., Zhang, L., Chen, C.* (2017). A method for assessing the performance of nanofiber films coated on window screens in reducing residential exposures to PM2.5 of outdoor origin in Beijing. Indoor Air, 27, 1190-1200." was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers (Comparative exercise based on measuring downloads within the first 12 months of online publication, for articles published between July 2016 and June 2018).

Oct 24, 2018: Our alumni Mr. Sin Hang Ting (Charlie) secured a new position in CLP Engineering LtdCongratulations to Charlie!

Oct 23, 2018: The paper "Xia, T., Chen, C.* Differentiating between indoor exposure to PM2.5 of indoor and outdoor origin using time-resolved monitoring data." has been accepted by Building and EnvironmentCongratulations to Tongling! 

Sep 20, 2018: Dr. Chao-Hsin Lin from the Boeing Company visited our group 

Aug 21, 2018: The paper "Yao, C., Wang, Z., Wang, Q., Bian, Y., Chen, C., Zhang, L., Ren, W. ICL absorption sensor for real-time monitoring of formaldehyde filtration by a nanofiber membrane." has been accepted by Applied Optics.

Aug 20, 2018: The paper "Liu, C.*, Yang, J., Ji, S., Lu, Y., Wu, P., Chen, C.* Influence of natural ventilation rate on indoor PM2.5 deposition." has been accepted by Building and Environment.

Aug 15, 2018: The BEE Lab has been renovated.Thanks to Tongling, Yue, Ye, and Charlie for their hard work!

Aug 03, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen visited the Boeing Company at Everett, WA, USA (Host is Dr. Chao-Hsin Lin).