Shengbo received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto. His current research focuses on designing and testing HVAC and auxiliary building system controls to improve comfort and energy efficiency.
The project aims to develop predictive controls to optimize fan coil control and window shading control using model-based and model-free computational strategies with the objective of improving energy efficiency and occupant comfort, including thermal comfort and visual comfort.
Fine, J.P., Zhang, S., Li, Y., Touchie, M.F. “Analysis of Solar Chimney Ventilation Systems in High-Rise Residential Buildings Using Parallel Flow Networks,” Building and Environment. (2022), 109096. doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109096
Zhang, S. Fine, J.P., Touchie, M.F., O’Brien, W. “A simulation framework for predicting occupant thermal sensation in perimeter zones of buildings considering direct solar radiation and ankle draft” Building and Environment, 183 (2020) pp.107096. doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107096
Zhang, S., Fine, J., Touchie, M.F., O’Brien, W. “A Novel Simulation Framework for Comfort-based Assessments of Window Designs,” in ASHRAE 2020 Winter Conference Proceedings, Orlando FL, 1-5 February 2020