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Journal Papers  (*corresponding author)

2019

45. Liu, W.*, You, R., Chen, C.* (2019). Modeling transient particle transport by fast fluid dynamics with the Markov chain methodBuilding Simulation, 12, 881–889.

44. Lai, D.*, Chen, C.* (2019). Comparison of the linear regression, multinomial logit, and ordered probability models for predicting the distribution of thermal sensation. Energy and Buildings188–189, 269–277.

43. Pan, Y., Lin, C.-H., Wei, D., Chen, C.* (2019). Experimental measurements and large eddy simulation of particle deposition distribution around a multi-slot diffuserBuilding and Environment150, 156-163.

42. Xia, T., Chen, C.* (2019). Differentiating between indoor exposure to PM2.5 of indoor and outdoor origin using time-resolved monitoring data. Building and Environment147, 528-539.


2018

41. Cao, Q., Chen, C., Liu, S., Lin, C.-H., Wei, D., Chen, Q. (2018). Prediction of particle deposition around the cabin air supply nozzles of commercial airplanes using measured in-cabin particle emission ratesIndoor Air28, 852-865.

40. Chen, C.*, Zhao, B., Lai, D., Liu, W. (2018). A simple method for differentiating direct and indirect exposure to exhaled contaminants in mechanically ventilated roomsBuilding Simulation, 11, 1039-1051. (Invited paper for the special issue of the 10-year anniversary of the journal)

39. Yao, C., Wang, Z., Wang, Q., Bian, Y., Chen, C., Zhang, L., Ren, W. (2018). Interband cascade laser absorption sensor for real-time monitoring of formaldehyde filtration by a nanofiber membraneApplied Optics, 57, 8005-8010.

38. Bian, Y., Wang, R., Ting S.H., Chen, C.*, Zhang, L.* (2018). Electrospun SF/PVA nanofiber filters for highly-efficient PM2.5 captureIEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology17, 934-939.

37. Liu, C.*, Yang, J., Ji, S., Lu, Y., Wu, P., Chen, C.* (2018). Influence of natural ventilation rate on indoor PM2.5 depositionBuilding and Environment144, 357-364.

36. Bian, Y., Wang, R., Wang, S., Yao, C., Ren, W., Chen, C.*, Zhang, L.* (2018). Metal-organic frameworks-based nanofiber filters for effective indoor air quality controlJournal of Materials Chemistry A6, 15807-15814.

35. Bian, Y., Zhang, L.*Chen, C.* (2018). Experimental and modeling study of pressure drop across electrospun nanofiber air filtersBuilding and Environment, 142,244-251. 

34. Lai, D., Chen, C., Liu, W., Shi, Y., Chen, C.* (2018). An ordered probability model for predicting outdoor thermal comfort. Energy and Buildings, 168, 261-271.

33. Xia, T., Bian, Y., Zhang, L., Chen, C.* (2018). Relationship between pressure drop and face velocity for electrospun nanofiber filters. Energy and Buildings, 158, 987-999.


2017

32. 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. (The journal’s top 20 most downloaded papers published between July 2016 and June 2018)


2016​

31. Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., Wei, D., Chen, Q. (2016). Modeling particle deposition on the surfaces around a multi-slot diffuser. Building and Environment, 107, 79-89.

30. Shi, Z., Chen, J., You, R., Chen, C., Chen, Q. (2016). Modeling of gasper-induced jet flow and its impact on cabin air quality. Energy and Buildings, 127, 700-713.

29. Chen, C., Zhang, X., Groll, E., McKibben, A., Long, N., Dexter, M., Chen, Q. (2016). A method of assessing the energy cost saving from using an effective door closer. Energy and Buildings, 118, 329-338.

28. Liu, W., Jin, M., Chen, C., You, R., Chen, Q. (2016). Implementation of a fast fluid dynamics model in Open FORM for simulating indoor airflow. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 69, 748-762.

27. Liu, W., Jin, M., Chen, C., Chen, Q. (2016). Optimization of air supply location, size, and parameters in enclosed environments through using a CFD-based adjoint method. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 9, 149-161.


2015

26. Chen, C., Liu, W., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2015). Comparing the Markov chain model with the Eulerian and Lagrangian models for indoor transient particle transport simulations. Aerosol Science and Technology, 49, 857-871.

25. Liu, W., Duan, R., Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2015). Inverse design of the thermal environment in an airliner cabin by use of the CFD-based adjoint method. Energy and Buildings, 104, 147-155.

24. Chen, C., Liu, W., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2015). A Markov chain model for predicting transient particle transport in enclosed environments. Building and Environment, 90, 30-36.

23. Chen, C., Liu, W., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2015). Accelerating the Lagrangian method for modeling transient particle transport in indoor environments. Aerosol Science and Technology, 49, 351-361.


2014​

22. Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., Jiang, Z., Chen, Q. (2014). Simplified models for exhaled airflow from a cough with the mouth covered. Indoor Air, 24, 580-591. (Best Student Paper Award, the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2014)

21. Chen, C., Zhu, J., Qu, Z., Lin, C.-H., Jiang, Z., Chen, Q. (2014). Systematic study of person-to-person contaminant transport in mechanically ventilated spaces (RP-1458). HVAC&R Research, 20, 80-91.  

20. Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., Long, Z., Chen, Q. (2014). Predicting transient particle transport in enclosed environments with the combined computational fluid dynamics and Markov chain method. Indoor Air, 24, 81-92.  


2013​

19. Li, Q., You, R., Chen, C., Yang, X. (2013). A field investigation and comparative study of indoor environmental quality in heritage Chinese rural buildings with thick rammed earth wall. Energy and Buildings, 62, 286–293.  

18. You, R., Cui, W., Chen, C., Zhao, B. (2013). Measuring the short-term emission rate of particles in the “personal cloud” with different clothes and activity intensities in a sealed chamber. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 13, 911–921.

17. Chen, C., Liu, W., Li, F., Lin, C.-H., Liu, J., Pei, J., Chen, Q. (2013). A hybrid model for investigating transient particle transport in enclosed environments. Building and Environment, 62, 45-54.


2012​

16. Chen, C., Zhao, B., Weschler, C.J. (2012). Indoor exposure to outdoor PM10: assessing its influence on the relationship between PM10 and short-term mortality in U.S. cities. Epidemiology, 23, 870-878.

15. You, R., Zhao, B., Chen, C. (2012). Developing an empirical equation for modeling particle deposition velocity onto inclined surfaces in indoor environments. Aerosol Science and Technology, 46, 1090-1099.

14. Li, Q., Sun, X., Chen, C., Yang, X. (2012). Characterizing the household energy consumption in heritage Nanjing Tulou buildings, China: A comparative field survey study. Energy and Buildings, 49, 317-326.

13. Chen, C., Zhao, B., Weschler, C.J. (2012). Assessing the influence of indoor exposure to "outdoor ozone" on the relationship between ozone and short-term mortality in US communities. Environmental Health Perspectives, 120, 235-240.

12. Chen, C., Zhao, B., Zhou, W., Jiang, X., Tan, Z. (2012). A methodology for predicting particle penetration factor through cracks of windows and doors for actual engineering application. Building and Environment, 47, 339-348. (Best Paper Award, Building and Environment Journal, 2012)


2011​

11. Zhao, B., Chen, C., Lai, A.C.K. (2011). Lagrangian stochastic particle tracking: further discussion. Aerosol Science and Technology, 45, 901-902.

10. Chen, C., Zhao, B., Yang, X., Li, Y. (2011). Role of two-way airflow owing to temperature difference in severe acute respiratory syndrome transmission: revisiting the largest nosocomial severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in Hong Kong. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 8, 699-710.

9. Chen, C., Zhao, B., Yang, X. (2011). Preventing the entry of outdoor particles with the indoor positive pressure control method: Analysis of influencing factors and cost. Building and Environment, 46, 1167-1173.

8. Chen, C., Zhao, B., Yang, X. (2011). Impact of two-way air flow due to temperature difference on preventing the entry of outdoor particles using indoor positive pressure control method. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 186, 1290-1299.

7. Chen, C., Zhao, B. (2011). Review of relationship between indoor and outdoor particles: I/O ratio, infiltration factor and penetration factor. Atmospheric Environment, 45, 275-288. (Highly Cited Paper, Essential Science Indicators SM)


2010​

6. Wang, B., Zhao, B., Chen, C. (2010). A simplified methodology for the prediction of mean air velocity and particle concentration in isolation rooms with downward ventilation systems. Building and Environment, 45, 1847-1853.

5. Chen, C., Zhao, B., Cui, W., Dong, L., An, N., Ouyang, X. (2010). The effectiveness of an air cleaner in controlling droplet/aerosol particle dispersion emitted from a patient's mouth in the indoor environment of dental clinics. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 7, 1105-1118.

4. Zhao, B., Chen, C., Yang, X., Lai, A.C.K. (2010). Comparison of three approaches to model particle penetration coefficient through a single straight crack in a building envelope. Aerosol Science and Technology, 44, 405-416.

3. Chen, C., Zhao, B. (2010). Some questions on dispersion of human exhaled droplets in ventilation room: answers from numerical investigation. Indoor Air, 20, 95-111.


2009​

2. Zhao, B., Yang, C., Chen, C., Feng, C., Yang, X., Sun, L., Gong, W., Yu, L. (2009). How many airborne particles emitted from a nurse will reach the breathing zone/body surface of the patient in ISO Class-5 single-bed hospital protective environments? - A numerical analysis. Aerosol Science and Technology, 43, 990-1005.

1. Zhao, B., Chen, C., Tan, Z. (2009). Modeling of ultrafine particle dispersion in indoor environments with an improved drift flux model. Journal of Aerosol Science, 40, 29-43.



Conference Papers  (*corresponding author)

2019

22. Xia, T., Chen, C.* (2019). Differentiation of indoor PM2.5 of indoor and outdoor origin using a combined statistical and physical approach. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2019 Asia and Pacific Rim (HB2019 Asia), October 22–25, Changsha, China, Paper 1395218.

21. Lai, D., Chen, C., You, R., Chen, C.* (2019). Estimating thermal sensation distribution using ordered probability and multinomial logit models. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2019), September 02–04, Rome, Italy, Paper 210512.

20. Bian, Y., Wang, S., Chen, C., Zhang, L. (2019). ZIF-67-based nanofiber filters as highly Promising Candidates for Air Pollution Control. Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2019), July 22–26, Macau SAR, China, Paper 198.

19. Bian, Y., Wang, S., Chen, C.*, Zhang, L.* (2019). Metal-organic framework-based nanofiber filters for high-efficiency air pollution control. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2019), June 23–28, Singapore, Paper 191153.

18. Bian, Y., Zhang, L., Chen, C.* (2019). Development of a semi-empirical model for predicting the pressure drop of nanofiber air filters. Proceedings of the 2019 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Annual Conference, June 22–26, Kansas City, MO, USA, Paper KC-19-C026.

17. Chen, C.*, You, R. (2019). Differentiating between direct and indirect exposure to exhaled particles in indoor environments with mechanical ventilation systems. Proceedings of the 13th Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) World Congress (CLIMA 2019), May 26–29, Bucharest, Romania, Paper 87.

16. Liu, W., Chen, C. (2019). Integration of fast fluid dynamics and Markov chain model for predicting transient particle transport in buildings. Proceedings of the 13th Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) World Congress (CLIMA 2019), May 26–29, Bucharest, Romania, Paper 41.

15. Xia, T., Chen, C.* (2019). An approach for differentiating indoor fine particles of indoor and outdoor origin (in Chinese). Proceedings of the 9th Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences – Indoor Environment and Health Branch Conference and the 4th International Symposium on Bioaerosols (IEHB 2019), May 10–12, Nanjing, China


2018

14. Cao, Q., Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., Wei, D., Chen, Q. (2018). Predict particle deposition around the cabin air supply nozzles of commercial airplanes. Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (Indoor Air 2018), July 22-27, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Paper 244.

13. Xia, T., Shi, S., Chen, C.* (2018). Nanofiber filters with low air resistance and the potential applications in indoor environments. Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (Indoor Air 2018), July 22-27, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Paper 175.

12. Lai, D.*, Chen, C., Liu, W., Shi, Y., Chen, C.* (2018). An outdoor thermal comfort model for predicting the probability distribution of thermal sensation. Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (Indoor Air 2018), July 22-27, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Paper 126.

11. Xia, T., Chen, C.* (2018). Comparison of air resistance between electrospun nanofiber filters and conventional filters. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Annual Conference, June 23-27, Houston, TX, USA, Paper HO-18-C010.


2017

10. Shi, S., Chen, C.* (2017). Assessment of reduction in indoor PM2.5 of outdoor origin by using nanofiber filters as window screens. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC 2017), October 18-22, Jinan, China, Paper 1330.

9. Bian, Y., Chen, C., Zhang, L. (2017). Development of nanofiber filters with high PM2.5 removal efficiency and low air resistance. Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017), July 25-28, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Paper 200.

8. Shi, S., Bian, Y., Zhang, L., Chen, C.* (2017). Effectiveness of nanofiber window screens in reducing indoor exposure to outdoor PM2.5 in Beijing. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings Europe 2017 (HB2017 Europe), July 2-5, Lublin, Poland, Paper 0123.


2016

7. Chen, C.*, Lin, C., Wei, D., Chen, Q. (2016). Modeling particle deposition on the surfaces around a diffuser in an indoor space. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2016), July 3-8, Ghent, Belgium, Paper 89.


2015

6. Chen, C.*, Liu, W., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2015). A Markov chain model for predicting transient particle transport in enclosed environments. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC) and the 3rd International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE), July 12-15, Tianjin, China, T6-612.

5. Chen, C.*, Liu, W., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2015). Accelerating the Lagrangian method for modeling transient particle transport in indoor environments. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC) and the 3rd International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE), July 12-15, Tianjin, China, T6-611.


2014

4. Chen, C.*, Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2014). Developing simplified models for the exhaled airflow from a cough with the mouth covered. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2014), July 7-12, Hong Kong, China, HP0092.

3. Rai, A.C., Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2014). Numerical modeling of ozone-initiated particle generations from reactions with clothing in an environmental chamber. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2014), July 7-12, Hong Kong, China, HP0108. 


2013

2. Chen, C., Lin, C.-H., Chen, Q. (2013). Predicting transient particle transport in enclosed environments based on Markov chain. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2013), August 26-28, Chambery, France, pp. 559-566.


2011

1. Chen, C., Zhao, B., Yang, X. (2011). Significance of two-way airflow effect due to temperature difference in indoor air quality. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2011), June 5-10, Austin, Texas, USA, Paper, a931-1.