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2018H1 News

Jun 30, 2018: Charlie (Ting Sin Hang) has left our group. He is going to pursuite his M.Sc. degree in Building Services Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Good luck to Charlie!
Jun 29, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen received a grant from RGC, "Investigation of the air resistance of nanofiber window screens for reducing indoor exposure to PM2.5 of outdoor origin".Research Grant Council (RGC), Early Career Scheme (ECS), HKD750,000, 01/2019 to 31/2021.
Jun 29, 2018: The paper "Cao, Q., Chen, C., Liu, S., Lin, C.-H., Wei, D., Chen, Q. Prediction of particle deposition around the cabin air supply nozzles of commercial airplanes using measured in-cabin particle emission rates." has been accepted by Indoor Air. This is a collaborative research with Prof. Chun Chen's Ph.D. advisor, Prof. Yan Chen, from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.
Jun 26, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen presented a paper "Xia, T., Chen, C.* (2018). Comparison of air resistance between electrospun nanofiber filters and conventional filters (Paper HO-18-C010)" in 2018 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Annual Conference, Houston, TX, USA.
Jun 12, 2018: The paper "Bian, Y., Zhang, L.*, Chen, C.* Experimental and modeling study of pressure drop across electrospun nanofiber air filters." has been accepted by Building and Environment. This is a collaborative research with Prof. Li Zhang from our Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Congratulations to Ye!
May 28, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen visited Boeing Research & Technology, Beijing, China (Host: Dr. Daniel Wei). We discussed the progress of our collaborative research project "Developing a new nozzle for reducing particle deposition in aircraft cabins".
May 27, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen visited Department of Building Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (Host: Prof. Bin Zhao). We discussed the potential collaborations in the field of outdoor-to-indoor particle transport.
May 24, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen received a grant from SHIAE, "Development of a novel cooling tower with free daytime radiative cooling for reducing energy consumption in buildings". Shun Hing Institute of Advanced Engineering (SHIAE), HKD756,000, RNE-p1-18, 07/2018 to 06/2020.
Apr 25, 2018: Dr. Daniel Wei from the Boeing Company (Boeing Research & Technology, Beijing) visited our group. We discussed the progress of our collaborative research project "Developing a new nozzle for reducing particle deposition in aircraft cabins". 
Apr 04, 2018: The paper "Bian, Y., Wang, R., Ting S.H., Chen, C.*, Zhang, L.* Electrospun SF/PVA nanofiber filters for highly-efficient PM2.5 capture." has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on NanotechnologyThis is a collaborative research with Prof. Li Zhang from our Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Congratulations to Ye! 
Mar 27, 2018: Dr. Chao-Hsin Lin from the Boeing Company visited our group. We discussed the progress of our collaborative research project "Developing a new nozzle for reducing particle deposition in aircraft cabins".  
Mar 14, 2018: The paper "Lai, D., Chen, C., Liu, W., Shi, Y., Chen, C.* An ordered probability model for predicting outdoor thermal comfort" has been accepted by Energy and Buildings. This is a collaborative research with Dr. Dayi Lai from the School of Environmental Science and Engineering at Tianjin University.
Feb 28, 2018: The invited paper "Chen C.*, Zhao B., Lai D., and Liu W., A simple method for differentiating direct and indirect exposure to exhaled contaminants in mechanically ventilated rooms" has been accepted by Building Simulation for a special issue of the 10-year anniversary of the journal.
Feb 20, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen received the Dean's Exemplary Teaching Award 2017. The courses Prof. Chen taught in 2016-17 were EEEN3010 "Building Automation and Control" and MAEG2030 "Thermodynamics".
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