Events

CGBC Research & Innovation Talks: “Natural Ventilation Design with Computational Fluid Dynamics”

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities will present a series of Research & Innovation Talks. Given by members of the CGBC Research Team, talks will highlight and discuss projects underway at the Center.

On Tuesday, May 23rd, Zheming Tong will present on: “Natural Ventilation Design with Computational Fluid Dynamics.”
10:00 am – 11:00am
20 Sumner Road, Room 1D
Refreshments will be provided.
Talks are open to members of the Harvard community. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jeff Fitton (jfitton@gsd.harvard.edu).

Zheming (Jeremy) Tong, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow »
Jeremy Zheming Tong_webZheming’s research focuses on urban air pollution modeling and building energy simulation. His recent interest includes coupling indoor air quality simulation with outdoor microenvironment and quantifying the impact of vegetation on building energy consumption. Prior to joining the CGBC, he earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, where he wrote his dissertation on investigating the microenvironmental impact of roadways and distributed generation on local air quality. During his PhD study, Zheming developed CFD-based numerical models to predict the spatial and temporal variation of air pollutants in urban microenvironments. The model has been applied to identify many air quality problems in New York City, Rochester, and Syracuse. In addition to numerical modeling, he also conducted various field campaigns exploring the near-source air quality impact of roadside vegetation, urban vegetable farm, and biomass boiler. Most of his research has been published in top international journals including Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Pollution, Atmospheric Environment, and Science of the Total Environment. Prior to graduate school, Zheming earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.