Associate Professor of Building Environment and Applied Energy Engineering

Phone: 0086 027-87792164-415

Email: bezhuna@hust.edu.cn; bezhuna@163.com

Academic Areas: Building Environment and Applied Energy Engineering

Research Interests: (1) Application of phase change thermal storage in buildings (2) Optimal design and control of air-conditioner (3) Diagnose and retrofit in existing buildings

Na Zhu obtained her BEng and MSc degrees on Building Environment andApplied Energy Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2005 and 2007 respectively, and received her PhD on BuildingService Engineering in 2010. She joined Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2011 as lecture. She promoted to associate professor in Dec/2015. She is extensively involved in the research and application on building energy and thermal energy storage.

Academic Degrees

2007/11-2010/11,The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,Department of Building Services Engineering,PhD
2005/9-2007/7,Huazhong University of Science and Technology,Department of Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning,Master  
2001/9-2005/7,Huazhong University of Science and Technology,Department of Building Environment and Applied Energy Engineering,Bachelor

Professional Experience

2015/12-Now,Huazhong University of Science and Technology,Department of Building Environment and Applied Energy Engineering,Associate professor
2011/7-2015/12,Huazhong University of Science and Technology,Department of Building Environment and Applied Energy Engineering,Lecture
2010/12-2011/6,The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,Department of Building Services Engineering,Researcher

Selected Publications

Journal papers
[1]   *Na Zhu, Fuli Liu, Pengpeng Liu, Pingfang Hu, Mengdu Wu. Energy saving potential of a novel phase change material wallboard in typical climate regions of China. Energy and Buildings ( Major revision)
[2]  *Na Zhu, Pengpeng Liu, Fuli Liu, Pingfang Hu, Mengdu Wu. Energy performance of double shape-stabilized phase change materials wallboards in office building. Applied Thermal Engineering 105(7), pp 180-188, 2016
[3]     *Na Zhu, Pengpeng Liu, Pingfang Hu, Fuli Liu, Zhangning Jiang. Modeling and simulation on the performance of a novel double shape-stabilized phase change materials wallboard. Energy and Buildings 107(11), pp 181-190, 2015.
[4]     *Na Zhu, Pingfang Hu, Yu Lei, Zhangning Jiang, Fei Lei. Numerical study on ground source heat pump integrated with phase change material cooling storage system in office building. Applied Thermal Engineering, 87(8), pp 615 623, 2015.
[5]     *Na Zhu, Pingfang Hu, Wei Wang, Jianming Yu, Fei Lei. Performance analysis of ground water-source heat pump system with improved control strategies for building retrofit. Renewable Energy, 80(8), pp 324-330, 2015. 
[6]     *Na Zhu, Pingfang Hu, Linghong Xu, Zhangning Jiang, Fei Lei. Recent research and applications of ground source heat pump integrated with thermal energy storage systems: a review. Applied Thermal Engineering, 71(1), pp 142 151, 2014.
[7]     *Na Zhu, Pingfang Hu, Linghong Xu. A simplified dynamic model of double layers shape-stabilized phase change materials wallboards. Energy and Buildings, 67(12), pp 508-516, 2013.
[8]     Na Zhu, Kui Shan, *Shengwei Wang, Yongjun Sun. An optimal control strategy with enhanced robustness for air-conditioning systems considering model and measurement uncertainties. Energy and Buildings, 67(12), pp 540 550, 2013. 
[9]     Na Zhu, *Shengwei Wang, Zhenjun Ma, Yongjun Sun. Energy performance and optimal control of air-conditioned buildings with envelopes enhanced by phase change materials. Energy Conversion and Management, 52(10): pp 3197-3205, 2011.
[10]     Na Zhu, *Shengwei Wang, Xinhua Xu, Zhenjun Ma. A simplified dynamic model of building structures integrated with shape-stabilized phase change materials. International Journal of Thermal Science, 49(9): pp 1722-1731, 2010.
[11]  Na Zhu, Zhenjun Ma, *Shengwei Wang. Dynamic characteristics and energy performance of buildings using phase change materials: A review. Energy Conversion and Management, 50(12): pp 3169-3181, 2009.
[12]  *Pingfang Hu, Jing Zha, Fei Lei, Na Zhu, Tianhua Wu, A composite cylindrical model and its application in analysis of thermal response and performance for energy pile, Energy and Buildings, 84(12): pp 324-332, 2014.
[13]  Jing Yang, *Linghong Xu, Pingfang Hu, Na Zhu, Xuepeng Yuan, Study on intermittent operation strategies of a hybrid ground-source heat pump system with double-cooling towers for hotel buildings, Energy and Buildings, 76(6): pp 506-512, 2014.
[14]  *Pingfang Hu, Zhongyi Yu, Na Zhu, Fei Lei, Xudong Yuan, Performance study of a ground heat exchanger based on the multipole theory heat transfer model. Energy and Buildings, 65(10): pp 231-241, 2013.
[15]  *Pingfang Hu, Qingfeng Meng, Qiming Sun, Na Zhu, Changsheng Guan.A method and case study of thermal response test with unstable heat rate.Energy and Buildings, 48(5): pp 199-205, 2012.
[16]  Zhongwei Sun, *Shengwei Wang, Na Zhu. Model-based optimal controlof outdoor air flow rate of an air-conditioning system with primary air-handling unit. Indoor and Built Environment, 20(6): pp 626–637, 2011.
[17]  *Shengwei Wang, Zhongwei Sun, Yongjun Sun, Na Zhu. Online optimal ventilation control of building air-conditioning systems. Indoor and Built Environment, 20(1): pp 129-136, 2011.
[18]  Yu Lei, *Na Zhu, Bo Peng, Li Peng, Pingfang Hu, Fei Lei. Optimal configuration of Ground source heat pump-phase change cooling storagesystem in office building of Wuhan, Fluid Machinery, 43(2), page 75-79, 2015.(in Chinese)
[19]  Pengpeng Liu, *Na Zhu, Pingfang Hu, Fuli Liu, Fei Lei. Study on energy saving effect of double-layer shape-stabilized phase change wallboard in air conditioning room, New Building Materials, 42(9): page 42-46, 2015. (in Chinese)
[20]  Pengpeng Liu, *Na Zhu, Pingfang Hu, Fuli Liu, Zhangning Jiang, Fei Lei.Analyze on a novel double-layer shape-stabilized phase change wallboard energy saving effect. Building Science, 31(8): page 72-79, 2015. (in Chinese)
[21]  Fuli Liu, * Na Zhu, Pingfang Hu, Pengpeng Liu, Fei Lei. Energy saving potential of double-layer shape-stabilized phase change wallboard in typical climate zone of China, New Building Materials, 42(12): page 8-12, 2015.Conference papers 
[22]  *Na Zhu, Yu Lei, Pingfang Hu, Zhangning Jiang, Fei Lei, Optimal design of ground source heat pump system integrated with phase change cooling storage tank in an office building, 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, 2014.09.14-17.
[23]  *Na Zhu, Pingfang Hu, Jiangming Yu, A case study of building retrofit using ground source heat pump technology. Proceedings of APEC Conference on Low-carbon Towns and Physical Energy Storage, Changsha, China, 2013.05.25-26. 
[24] *Na Zhu, Shengwei Wang, Xinhua Xu, Zhenjun Ma, A simplified dynamic model of building structures integrated with shape-stabilized phase change materials,International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE) on Energy Solutions for a Sustainable World, Singapore, 2010.04.21-23. 
[25] Pengpeng Liu, *Na Zhu,Pingfang Hu, Pengpeng Liu, Zhangning Jiang, Fei Lei. Indoor thermal environment analyze of double-layer shape-stabilized phase change wallboard. Conference of HVAC & Refrigeration, Haikou,2016.11.8-12.
[26] *Na Zhu,Pengpeng Liu, Pingfang Hu, Pengpeng Liu, Zhangning Jiang,Fei Lei.  Study on energy saving effect of double-layer shape-stabilized phase change wallboard. Conference of HVAC & Refrigeration, Haikou, 2016.11.8-12.
[27]  Yu Lei, *Na Zhu, Pingfang Hu. Optimal configuration of Ground source heat pump-phase change cooling storage system in office building of Wuhan,Conference of HVAC & Refrigeration, Tianjing, 2014.10.27-31.

Awards and Honors

(1)  The second class prize in teaching competition of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2014.
(2)  Chutian Scholar of Hubei Province in 2012.

Courses Taught

(1)《Engineering thermodynamics》、《Building energy saving technology》
(2)《New technology in HVAC》、《Building energy saving and renewable energy
application frontier》

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