Lexuan Zhong, PhD, PEng

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
Email
lexuan.zhong@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8820
Address
10-351 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
EdmontonAB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Website: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~lexuan1/ Energy And Environment Renewable Energy Mechanical Systems Control Systems Indoor air quality Advanced HVAC systems Health exposure assessment Building energy Green buildings


About

Dr. Zhong is the director and founder of the Built Environment Technology Lab (BETLab). She has extensive research and industrial experience in the field of the healthy indoor environment, with an in-depth understanding of heat and mass transfer in buildings, physico-chemical purification technologies, catalysis, and nanotechnology. She is a dynamic researcher who is highly proficient in applying experimental, computational, and field approaches to her research. Her speciality areas include building material characterization, air cleaning & odor control, indoor air science, resilience and built environment, design of advanced HVAC systems and green buildings, smart sensors and controls, and health exposure assessment. 


Research

Research Areas

  • Indoor air quality characterization, filtration, purification, sterilization, and management
  • Indoor environmental quality performance approaches
  • Design and evaluation of advanced HVAC systems, ventilation systems, and green buildings
  • Renewable energy systems in buildings
  • Built environment & climate change
  • Intelligent building operation

Teaching

MEC E 463 Thermo-fluids system design

MEC E 466 Building system design

MEC E 788 Environmental technologies in buildings

Announcements

One part-time (2 days per week) position of Biomolecular Lab Technician (Nov 2021-Sept 2022) is available in the field of bacteria/virus cultivation and RT-qPCR bioassay analysis.

Positions are available at both the Masters and Doctoral levels in the HVAC&R. Applicants with research experience in HVAC systems, indoor air quality, green buildings, building energy or other related areas are highly welcomed. Interested and qualified students are encouraged to contact Dr. Zhong for a possible opportunity to join her research team.

Courses

MEC E 463 - Thermo-Fluids Systems Design

Design and optimization of thermo-fluid systems, heating and ventilating equipment and load calculations, system design, piping networks, heat exchanger analysis and design, computer-aided design projects. Prerequisites: MEC E 330 or 331, 340, and 370 or 371.

Fall Term 2022 Fall Term 2022 Fall Term 2022 Winter Term 2023 Winter Term 2023 Winter Term 2023

MEC E 641 - Environmental Technologies in Buildings

Study of thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and HVAC systems of buildings. Application of the basic HVAC principles as well as a range of technologies and analysis techniques for designing healthy and comfortable indoor environments. Investigation procedures and methods to identify indoor air quality problems as well as the techniques to prevent or mitigate indoor air problems.

Winter Term 2023

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