Dr. Jenny Zhou

Dr. Jenny Zhou

Lecturer in Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 144, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Dr Zhou completed her PhD research at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She then undertook postdoctoral research on the built environment at two institutes: the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS, a joint program between the Singapore government and UC Berkeley) and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP) at the University of Melbourne. She pursues her research through a combination of laboratory experiment, field monitoring, data analysis and modelling.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D (Environmental Engineering), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • M.Sc (Human Computer Interaction), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • M.Eng (Municipal Engineering), Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen Campus), China
  • B.Eng (Municipal Engineering), Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin Campus), China

Expertise

Building performance evaluation

Each year I admit students for interdisciplinary research investigating the built environment and sustainability. This research calls on methods from lab and field experiments, numerical modelling and data analysis. I am particularly recruiting candidates interested in the following topics. Of course, I am open to new research ideas. Just send me your thoughts and we can start from there.

  • Energy efficient building and rating system (e.g. Passive house, Green star, net-zero, etc.)
  • Climate change and Indoor environmental quality (e.g. impacts from bushfire, extreme weather, etc.)
  • Building applied and integrated renewables (e.g. BAPV, BIPV, etc.)
  • Bioaerosol fate and transport (e.g. impacts from COVID-19, bioaerosol transmission in aged-care facilities, etc)
  • Human factor of indoor environment (e.g. thermal and visual comfort, occupant behaviour, perceived quality, biometric response, etc.)
  • Wireless sensing network for environmental monitoring and data analysis (e.g. IoT, data fusing, etc.)
  • Sustainable urban infrastructure (e.g. LCA, embodied emissions, etc.)

Interested candidates should email a CV, unofficial transcripts, and if required, English language test score. Please ensure that you meet the Monash University’s admission criteria at the following link: www.monash.edu/graduate-research/faqs-and-resources/content/chapter-two/2-1. Experience in one of the following fields will be at an advantage: building energy modelling, daylighting and lighting design, parametric design with visual programming language, programming skills in Python or similar, QGIS platform or similar, openLCA and Ecoinvent. I also encourage candidates to send through a brief research proposal (max 1 page). It will be a great first step towards graduate school admission.

Professional Services

  • IEA EBC – Annex 79 – Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation
  • Organising Committee, ZEMCH 2018 International Conference, Melbourne, Australia
  • Scientific Committee, ZEMCH 2019 International Conference, Seoul, South Korea
  • Member, International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)
  • Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Research Interests

Each year I admit students for interdisciplinary research investigating the built environment and sustainability. This research calls on methods from lab and field experiments, numerical modeling, and data analysis. I am particularly recruiting candidates interested in the following topics. Of course, I am open to new research ideas. Just send me your thoughts and we can start from there.

  • Energy-efficient building and rating system (e.g. Passivhaus, Green star, net-zero, etc.)
  • Climate change and Indoor environmental quality (e.g. impacts from bushfire, extreme weather, etc.)
  • Building applied and integrated renewables (e.g. BAPV, BIPV, etc.)
  • Bioaerosol fate and transport (e.g. impacts from COVID-19, bioaerosol transmission in aged-care facilities, etc)
  • Human factor of indoor environment (e.g. thermal and visual comfort, occupant behavior, perceived quality, biometric response, etc.)
  • Wireless sensing network for environmental monitoring and data analysis (e.g. IoT, data fusing, etc.)
  • Sustainable urban infrastructure (e.g. LCA, embodied emissions, etc.)

Interested candidates should email a CV, unofficial transcripts, and if required, English language test score. Please ensure that you meet the Monash University’s admission criteria at the following link: www.monash.edu/graduate-research/faqs-and-resources/content/chapter-two/2-1. Experience in one of the following fields will be at an advantage: building energy modeling, daylighting and lighting design, parametric design with visual programming language, programming skills in Python or similar, QGIS platform or similar, openLCA and Ecoinvent. I also encourage candidates to send through a brief research proposal (max 1 page). It will be a great first step towards graduate school admission.

Please refer to my Google scholar page for publications and citations

 

Last modified: 15/09/2020