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Dr Zi Qian

Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr Zi Qian joined Northumbria University as a Lecturer in Building Services Engineering, Mechanical and Architectural Engineering in September 2018 and has taught 9 different modules and taken the responsibility of Module leaders and Year tutor roles.

Prior to joining Northumbria, Dr Qian received her PhD from Newcastle University in the research field of Subway Climatology in 2016. During her PhD, she has worked two years for an EPSRC project as a Research Assistant in Sustainable Building and Environment at School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and following next two years on EPSRC project as a Research Associate in Energy optimisation at NewRail, School of Engineering at Newcastle University.

Zi Qian

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Refurbishment options to decarbonise a 1960s public office building by 2050s, Ng, B., Tindall, J., Edge, J., Morrell, J., Tioh, D., Choi, K., Du, H., Wei, S., Waggott, A., Barber, A., Keating, M., Walker, S., Qian, Z. 12 Apr 2018
  • A11 Towards an integrated evaluation of the effects on health from smoke or toxic gas dispersion in the evacuation of subway tunnels, Qian, Z., Charlton, J., Agnew, B., Thompson, E. 1 Jun 2015, In: Journal of Transport and Health
  • Propagation of tracer gas in a subway station controlled by natural ventilation, Spiegel, J., Brüne, M., Dering, N., Pflitsch, A., Qian, Z., Agnew, B., Paliacin, R., Irving, M. 2014, In: Journal of Heat Island Institute International
  • Simulation of Air flow, Smoke Dispersion and Evacuation of the Monument Metro Station based on Subway Climatology, Qian, Z., Agnew, B., Thompson, E. Sep 2014, Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria University

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Qian main research interests are in Subway Climatology, Air Quality, Sustainable Building and Microclimate, Low Carbon Thermal Technology, Building Performance Simulation and Numerical Modelling.

 

Further Information

Achievements:

  • Best Academic Research Award on the Rail Category at 6th European Transport Research Conference at Warsaw, Poland. 18th-21st April 2016.
  • Second prize at Railway Division Young Engineers Presentation Competition 2015 The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK. 14th January 2015.
  • Second prize for Best Academic Presentation competition at Next Generation Rail Conference, Coventry, UK. 1st-3rd July 2015.


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