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Julian Wang

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Materials Research Institute

219 Engineering Unit A

jqw5965@psu.edu

814-863-5133

Research Website

Research Areas:

Building Illumination Systems

Interest Areas:

Lighting and daylighting, building envelopes, smart materials, healthcare design, bio-inspired design, individualized comfort, data sensing and processing for sustainable built environment, BIM parametric methods, outdoor lighting.

 
 

 

Education

  • BE, Architectural Engineering, Yantai University, 2003
  • ME, Architecture/Building Technology, Tianjin University, 2006
  • Dr. Eng., Building Physics, Tianjin University, 2011
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Healthcare Systems and Design, Texas A&M University Colleges of Architecture and Medicine, 2013
  • Ph.D., Architecture/Building Technology, Texas A&M University, 2014

Publications

Books

Journal Articles

  • E. Zhang, Q. Duan, J. Wang, Y. Zhao and Y. Feng, 2021, "Experimental and numerical analysis of the energy performance of building windows with solar NIR-driven plasmonic photothermal effects", Energy Conversion and Management, 245
  • N. Wang and J. Wang, 2021, "A spectrally-resolved method for evaluating the solar effect on user thermal comfort in the near-window zone", Building and Environment, 108044
  • Y. Feng, Q. Duan, X. Chen, S. Yakkali and J. Wang, 2021, "Space cooling energy usage prediction based on utility data for residential buildings using machine learning methods", Applied Energy, 291
  • Y. Bian, K. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, M. Liu and Y. Lv, 2021, "Preparation and properties of capric acid: Stearic acid/hydrophobic expanded perlite-aerogel composite phase change materials", Renewable Energy, 179
  • D. Dumus, Julian Wang, S. Good and B. Basom, 2021, "The Effect of Electric Bridge Lighting at Night on Mayfly Activity", Energies, 14, (10), pp. 2934
  • Y. Feng, J. Wang, H. Fan and Y. Hu, 2021, "A BIM-based coordination support system for emergency response", IEEE ACCESS, 9, pp. 68814-68825
  • Chao Wang, Fan Zhang, Julian Wang, James K. Doyle, Peter A. Hancock, Cheuk Ming Mak and Shichao Liu, 2021, "How indoor environmental quality affects occupants' cognitive functions: A systematic review", Building and Environment, 193, pp. 107647
  • Qiuhua Duan, Yanxiao Feng and Julian Wang, 2020, "Clustering of visible and infrared solar irradiance for solar architecture design and analysis", Renewable Energy, 165, pp. 668--677
  • Y. Feng, Q. Duan, J. Wang and S. Baur, 2020, "Approximation of building window properties using in situ measurements", Building and Environment, 169, pp. 106590
  • Ying-Ling Jao, Julian Wang, Yo-Jen Liao, Diane E Berish, Kimberly Van Haitsma and Marie Boltz, 2020, "Effects of Ambient Bright Light on Neurobehavioral Symptoms in Dementia: A Systematic Review", Innovation in Aging, 4, pp. 162--162
  • Q. Duan, Y. Feng, E. Zhang, Y. Song, J. Wang and S. Niu, 2020, "Solar infrared radiation towards building energy efficiency: Measurement, data, and modeling", Environmental Reviews
  • Y. Shen, E. Zhang, Y. Feng, S. Liu and J. Wang, 2020, "Parameterizing the curvilinear roofs of traditional Chinese architecture", Nexus Network Journal
  • Qiuhua Duan, Yuan Zhao and Julian Wang, 2020, "Thermal performance and condensation risk of single-pane glazing with low emissivity coatings", MRS Advances, pp. 1-10
  • W. Weidong, Q. Duan, Y. Feng, Y. Lv, J. Wang and Q. Meng, 2020, "Constructing prototypical building models based on the similarity theory coupled with entropy weight method", Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 26, (2), pp. 90-100
  • Y. Lv, J. Wang, J. Wang, C. Xiong, L. Zou, L. Li and D. Li, 2020, "Steel corrosion prediction based on support vector machines", Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 136, pp. 109807
  • Y. Feng and J. Wang, 2020, "Design and development of a low-cost glazing measurement system", MethodsX
  • Julian Wang and Donglu Shi, 2019, "Spectral selective and photothermal nano structured thin films for energy efficient windows", Applied Energy, 208, pp. 83-96
  • Julian Wang, 2019, "Data in architecture: structure and context", Technology Architecture and Design, 3, (2), pp. 128-129
  • Q. Duan and J. Wang, 2019, "A parametric study of the combined effects of window property and air vent placement", Indoor and Built Environment, 28, (3), pp. 345--361
  • K. Isiugo, R. Jandarov, J. Cox, S. Chillrud, S. A Grinshpun, M. Hyttinen, M. Yermakov, J. Wang, J. Ross and T. Reponen, 2019, "Predicting indoor concentrations of black carbon in residential environments", Atmospheric environment, 201, pp. 223--230
  • J. Li, Q. Duan, E. Zhang and J. Wang, 2018, "Applications of shape memory polymers in kinetic buildings", Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2018
  • M. Liu, C. Sun, B. Zhang, J. Wang, Q. Duan and L. Lv, 2018, "Optimized operation of an existing public building chilled station using TRNSYS", Buildings, 8, (7), pp. 87
  • Jing Li, Mengnan Qi, Qiuhua Duan, Lei Huo and Julian Wang, 2018, "Towards pedestrian microclimatic comfort: A rapid prediction model for street winds and pedestrian thermal sensation", Nano Life, 8, (02), pp. 1840006
  • Julian Wang and Liliana Beltran, 2016, "A method of energy simulation for dynamic building envelopes", IBPSA-USA Journal, 6, (1)
  • Y. Song, J. Li, J. Wang, S. Hao, N. Zhu and Z. Lin, 2015, "Multi-criteria approach to passive space design in buildings: Impact of courtyard spaces on public buildings in cold climates", Building and Environment, 89, pp. 295--307
  • Yehao Song, Julian Wang, Luisa Caldas, Ning Zhu and Zhenghao Lin, 2014, "Indoor comfort and energy saving: Building performance created by envelope materials (Chinese)", Time + Architecture, (3), pp. 77--81
  • Y. Song, Julian Wang, S. Hao and Yilin Song, 2014, "The energy-related impacts of social factors of rural houses in southwest China", Energy Procedia, 57, pp. 1555--1564
  • Y. Song, J. Wang and N. Zhu, 2013, "Passive design strategy of green buildings in China (Chinese)", Architectural Journal, (7), pp. 94--99
  • Julian Wang, 2011, "Application and evaluation of the HDR technique for analyzing museum lighting environment (Chinese)", China Illuminating Engineering Journal, 22, (5), pp. 68--73
  • Julian Wang, 2010, "Application of high dynamic range photography for building daylighting design (Chinese)", Architectural Journal
  • Julian Wang, 2006, "Influence factor analysis on street lighting safety based on driver visual features (Chinese)", Building Electricity, 25, (1), pp. 33-35
  • N. Wang and J. Wang, , "A spectrally-resolved method for evaluating the solar effect on user thermal comfort in the near-window zone", Building and Environment

Conference Proceedings

  • Q. Duan, Y. Feng and J. Wang, 2020, "Estimating hourly solar NIR irradiance using meteorological data for sustainable building design and engineering", ASES SOLAR 20/20 Conference, Springer
  • S. S. Yakkali, Y. Feng, X. Chen, Z. Chen and J. Wang, 2020, "Estimating Home Heating and Cooling Energy Use from Monthly Utility Data", Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference, pp. 124--134
  • N. Wang, Y. Feng and J. Wang, 2020, "Development of a spectral integral method for analyzing solar effects through windows on indoor thermal comfort", ASES SOLAR 20/20 Conference, Springer
  • Y. Feng, J. Wang, H. Fan and C. Gao, 2020, "BIMIL: Automatic generation of BIM-based indoor localization user interface for emergency response", Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Springer, 1293, pp. 184-192
  • Y. Feng, N. Wang and J. Wang, 2020, "Design of real-time individualized comfort monitor system used in healthcare facilities", HCII 2020: Digital Human Modeling and Ergonomics, Mobility and Intelligent Environments, Springer, 12429, pp. 261-270
  • E. Zhang, Q. Duan, Y. Zhao and J. Wang, 2020, "Utilizing solar infrared-induced photothermal heating on building windows in winter", SOLAR 20/20 Conference, Springer
  • H. Howard Fan, Anusha Kilari, Krishna Karthik Vemuri, Isaac Daffron, Julian Wang and Vijayavignesh Ramamurthy, 2019, "Indoor location for emergency responders using LTE D2D communications waveform", CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2498, pp. 347-354
  • N. Kioumarsi and J. Wang, 2018, "Reflecting energy use patterns and lifestyles in home using data mining techniques", Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference, Hong Kong, China
  • Y. Feng and Julian Wang, 2018, "Simplified sensing and in-situ measuring approach for building window properties", Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference, Hong Kong, China
  • A. Alkenaidari and J. Wang, 2018, "A growing economic challenge: Findings from a survey on building energy efficiency in SA", Architectural Research Centers Consortium Conference 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • J. Tian, J. Wang and P Bhiwapurkar, 2018, "A review on effect of overheating in dwellings on human health", Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference, Hong Kong, China
  • Q. Duan, J. Wang and H. Zhao, 2017, "Airflow pattern and thermal comfort in winter by different combinations of air distribution strategies and window types in an office unit", Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Edinburgh, UK
  • J. Wang and L. Beltran, 2016, "Energy performance of future dynamic building envelopes", In the Third IBSPA - England Conference, Newcastle, UK
  • J. Wang, L. Caldas, D Chakraborty and L. Huo, 2016, "Selection of energy efficient windows for hot climates using genetic algorithms optimization", PLEA 2016, Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments, 1, pp. 29--34
  • Julian Wang, Luisa Caldas, Lei Huo and Yehao Song, 2016, "Simulation-based optimization on window properties based on existing products", In the Third IBSPA - England Conference
  • J. Wang, L. Beltran and J. Kim, 2014, "A parametric simulation study on kinetic envelopes", 43rd ASES National Solar Conference 2014, 1, pp. 1254--1258
  • Y. Song, S. Hao, G. Zhang, Z. Lin, N. Zhu and J. Wang, 2014, "Design strategies on heat recovery of cooking stove in rural houses of China", the 30th International PLEA Conference at Ahmedabad, India
  • Y. Song, J. Wang, S. Hao, N. Zhu and J. Li, 2014, "Thermographic study on thermal performance of rural houses in southwest China", the 30th International PLEA Conference at Ahmedabad, India
  • Y. Song, S. Hao, Julian Wang and J. Li, 2012, "A comparative investigation on sustainable strategies of vernacular vuildings and modern buildings in southwest China", Peru PLEA Conference
  • J. Kim, L. Beltran and J. Wang, 2012, "A review of daylighting qualities in two assisted living facilities in a hot and humid climate.", Solar 2012 ASES Conference, 5, pp. 3577-3583
  • Julian Wang, L. Beltran and Jonghoon Kim, 2012, "From static to kinetic: a review of acclimated kinetic building envelopes", Solar 2012 ASES Conference
  • Julian Wang and Jing Li, 2010, "Bio-inspired kinetic envelopes for building energy efficiency based on parametric design of building information modeling", Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), 2010 Asia-Pacific
  • J. Wang, J. Li, X. Chen and Z. Lv, 2010, "Developing indoor air quality through healthcare and sustainable parametric method", 2010 4th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, pp. 1--4
  • Y. Zhang, J. Wang and J. Ma, 2007, "Experiments and researches of reading lighting for the elderly", Proceedings of 26th CIE
  • Y. Feng and J. Wang, , "Machine Learning-based Individualized Comfort Modeling for Smart Buildings", The 16th SDEWES Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • L. Hinkle, N. Ghaeili and J. Wang, , "Energy-saving Potentials by Dynamic Spectrally Selective Window Structures", The 16th SDEWES Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Q. Duan, E. Zhang and J. Wang, , "Enhancing Solar Heat Gains through Building Windows with NIR-mediated Nanoparticles", The 16th SDEWES Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Q. Duan, E. Zhang, L. Hinkle and J. Wang, , "Parametric Energy Simulation of Solar-NIR selective Glazing Systems", International Building Physics Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • N. Wang and J. Wang, , "Analyzing Solar Light Effects on Indoor Thermal Comfort in Near-Window Zones", International Building Physics Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Q. Duan, L. Hinkle and J. Wang, , "Parametric Energy Simulation with Considerations of Condensation Effects on Glazing Systems", 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference, ASHRAE
  • E. Zhang and J. Wang, , "Using NIR-Selective Solar Films in Greenhouses for Heating Energy Savings in Winter", 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference, ASHRAE

Other

Research Projects

  • October 2019 - June 2024, "CAREER: Understanding the Thermal and Optical Behaviors of the Near Infrared (NIR)-Selective Dynamic Glazing Structure," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2020 - June 2023, "Spectrally-Selective Solar Films for Operational Energy Conservation of Urban Greenhouses," (Sponsor: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service).
  • September 2020 - August 2023, "Collaborative Research: Solar Energy Harvesting, Photothermal-Photovoltaic Dual Modality Building Skins towards Energy Neutral Civil Structures," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  •  2016 -  2022, "Sensible home: Micro-environmental Control through Wearable Personal Sensors (Phase I)," (Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency).
  •  2018 -  2022, "Establishing Cross-disciplinary Architectural Lighting Education," (Sponsor: The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education).
  • August 2019 - February 2022, "Evaluate Opportunities to Provide Training Simulation for ODOT Snow and Ice Drivers," (Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration / Ohio Department of Transportation).
  • August 2019 - February 2022, "Assess the Effectiveness of Type 2 and Type 3 Safety Vest for Day and Night Use," (Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration / Ohio Department of Transportation).
  • April 2020 - June 2021, "Building Energy Savings by Tuning Indoor Lighting," (Sponsor: PSU Institutes of Energy and the Environment).
  • August 2016 - August 2021, "The Photothermal Effects of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles on Energy Efficient Windows," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • June 2017 - December 2019, "Indoor Location Using LTE Direct Mode Operations via BIM," (Sponsor: National Institute of Science and Technology).
  •  2017 -  2019, "Tailored Building Energy Use Feedbacks to Facilitate Residential Energy Saving Behaviors," (Sponsor: University of Cincinnati AHSS).
  •  2013 -  2016, "Study on Bioclimatic Features of Bio-inspired Kinetic Envelopes Based on Parametric Methods of BIM," (Sponsor: National Natural Science Foundation of China).
  •  2013 -  2015, "Applicability of Kinetic Building Envelopes in Subtropical Climate Zone in China," (Sponsor: Chinese State Key Laboratory Foundation of Subtropical Building Science).
  •  2010 -  2011, "Integrating BIM into Biomimicry for Sustainable Design," (Sponsor: American Institute of Architect (AIA) / Boston Society of Architects (BSA)).

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER, National Science Foundation, 2019
  • ASLA Professional Award (Sustainable Technology), American Society of Landscape Architects, 2019
  • Richard Kelly Award, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, 2017
  • EPA P3 (2017 Phase II), EPA / National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet, 2017
  • OGAPS Dissertation Award, Texas A&M University, 2013
  • ThinkSwiss Research Fellow, The Embassy of Switzerland in the U.S., 2009

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Advisor, Student Chapter of American Solar Energy Society, 2021

Service to External Organizations:

  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Chair of Solar Buildings Division, American Solar Energy Society, 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Scientific Committee, International Buildings Physics Conference, 2020
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Editorial Board, journal of TAD (Technology, Architecture and Design), 2017
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Committee Member, Technical Committee, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, 2017
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Technical Committee Member, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineer, 2016
 


 

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