Basic Information


Wang Yupeng



Research Interests

  • Urban Heat Island
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Urban Environmental Simulation and Evaluation
  • Design Development for Building Energy Saving
  • Urban Pedestrian System Design 


School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering

Xi'an Jiaotong University



Education and Work Experience


  • Ph.D., 2012, Graduate School, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • M.E., 2008, Graduate School, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • B.E., 2006, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan


Work Experience:

  • 2016.02- present, Professor, School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • 2012.10-2016.01, Postdoc Fellow, Urban Heat Island Group, Concordia University, Canada
  • 2013.10-2014.03, Postdoc Fellow, College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University, China
  • 2008.04-2010.03, Research Associate, the University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • 2008.04-2009.06, Urban Planner, NIKKENSEKKEI Corporation, Japan

Academic Positions and Honors

  • "Excellence Young Scholar" of The International Society of the Built Environment (2020)
  • "AIUE-O Prize" from The Asia Institute of Urban Environment (2019)
  • "Hundred Talent Program - Youth Program" of Shaanxi Province (2017)
  • "Young Talent Support Plan" of Xi'an Jiaotong University (2016)
  • Level Two of the Japanese Architecture
  • Member of AIJ (Architectural Institute of Japan)
  • Editorial Board Member of International Journal: Indoor and Built Environment; Buildings (SI: Research on Urban Heat Island and Heavily Polluted Cities); International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (SI: Smart Architecture and Urban Design); Sustainability (SI: Urban Planning and Built Environment)
  • Reviewer for International Journals: Energy and Buildings; Applied Energy; Journal of Meteorological Research; Sustainable Cities and Society; Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science; Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research; Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • International Conference Committee/Reviewer: PLEA2018; PLEA2017; PLEA2015; CCTC2015; 4th IC2UHI; ICSDEC2015; 3rd IC2UHI; 2014ACEEE
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships from NSERC (2013-2016)
  • Japanese Government Scholarship for International Students (2009-2012) 

Participated Research Projects/Grants

  • Centre for Urban Research and Land Development (CUR), An Analysis of the Urban Microclimate
  • Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, China, State Specially Recruited Expert Program, Sustainable Urban Pedestrian System Design

  • The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Discover Program, Heat Island Mitigation Measures in Canadian Climate

  • Concordia University, Seeding Program, The Impact of Building Surface Albedo on Urban Environment

  • TEPCO Memorial Foundation, Interior Insulation Development for High-Rise Residences

  • Research Foundation for the Electrotechnology of Chubu, Energy Efficiency Comparison between Steel and RC Residence Units  

  • The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation, Urban Information Management for Urban Planning