Shichao Liu, Ph.D., is Postdoctoral Scholar of the Center for Built Environment at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on thermal comfort, indoor air distribution, and wearable sensors with the objective to create energy-efficient, comfortable and healthy buildings. The research is supported by the international project SinBerBEST (Singapore-Berkeley Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics). Before working at UC Berkeley, he was involved in multiple research projects related to computational fluid dynamic turbulent modelling, transport of aerosols from transient jets (e.g. cough), human exposure and indoor air distribution.
He received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas, Austin, in 2014 while conducting investigations of jets from diffusers and human respiratory activities regarding airflow and particle distributions. In specific, his doctoral dissertation focused on: (1) Characterization of dynamic characteristics of cough jets and coughed particles; and (2) Development of Air Diffusion Performance Index (ADPI) method for both cooling and heating conditions. During his doctoral study, he was the principal researcher of two ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) research projects of ASHRAE-RP 1512 (CFD Resource Decisions in Particle Transport Modeling) and ASHRAE-RP 1546 (Expansion and Updating of the Air Diffusion Performance Index Method). He is an active member of ASHRAE Technical Committees (TC) 4.10 and 5.3.
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