Julian Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Architectural Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management


Dr. Julian (Jialiang) Wang, who is also appointed as an assistant professor in DAAP-SAID, received his PhD in architecture from Texas A&M University and the first doctoral degree in engineering from Tianjin University, China. Prior to joining UC, Wang taught building technology in Missouri University Science and Technology and also worked at the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Wang has been educated as an engineer, architect, and researcher, which enables him to explore the integrated approach and design-oriented research for building sustainability. His teaching and research focus on built environmental technology and its integration into the design process. His recent research projects are funded by the NSF, EPA, AIA, and NSF China. He is also the recipient of a few fellowships and awards, such as TAMU-OGS Dissertation Award, ThinkSwiss Research Fellowship, and IESNA Young Professionals Award.

Julian Wang

Research Interests

  • Sustainable built environment design and performance simulation; Smart buildings and envelopes for energy savings and indoor comfort; Lighting, Daylighting, and windows; Indoor comfort-related behavioral modeling and simulation environmental analysis, passive design solutions, building energy, and envelope design.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, CEAS CAECM & DAAP SAID, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2015- Present
Research Affiliate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Research Affiliate, UC Berkeley, CA 2013-2014

Adjunct Instructor/Research Associate, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Architect, Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute, Beijing, China 2005

Architect, Shengzhong Housing Design Group of Sinopec Group Corporation, Dongying, China


Honors and Awards

  • TAMU-OGS Dissertation Award,Texas A&M University
  • Excellence Academic Award, Texas A&M University
  • IESNA Young Professionals Award, Illumination Engineer Society of North America
  • Winner Award of 2012 EPA P3, EPA
  • ThinkSwiss Research Fellow, Swiss Embassy of the US

Research Support

  • Julian Wang (PI), Howard Fan (Co-PI), Sensible Home: Micro-environmental Control through Wearable Personal Sensor, Environmental Protection Agency-Phase II. $75,000. 11/01/2016 to 10/31/2018. Status: Active.
  • Donglu Shi (PI), Julian Wang (Co-PI), The Photothermal Effects of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles on Energy Efficient Windows , National Science Foundation. $349,948. 08/01/2016 to 07/31/2019. Status: Active.
  • Julian Wang (PI), Sensible Home: Micro-environmental Control through Wearable Personal Sensor , Environmental Protection Agency - Phase I. $15,000. 11/01/2015 to 10/31/2016. Status: Completed.
  • Julian Wang (PI), Study on Bioclimatic Features of Bio-inspired Kinetic Envelopes Based on Parametric Methods of BIM, National Science Foundation of China . ~ $37,332. 01/01/2013 to 12/31/2015. Status: Completed.
  • Julian Wang (PI), Integrating BIM into Biomimicry for Sustainable Design, Boston Society of Architects / American Insititute of Architect (AIA). $10,000. 01/01/2011 to 12/31/2011. Status: Completed.
  • (Collaborator), Shi, Donglu; Wang, Jialiang, The photothermal effects of iron oxide nanoparticles on energy efficient windows, National Science Foundation. (CMMI-1635089), $349,948.00. 08/01/2016 to 07/31/2019. Status: Active.