Prof Chuck Yu
Prof Chuck Yu is the Editor-in-Chief of the SCI journal Indoor and Built Environment, Chairman of the International Society of the Built Environment (ISBE), also an Overseas Distinguished Professor and an Honorary Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University. He previously worked for over 20 years at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the UK on Materials (concrete, plastics and wood products), indoor air and water quality. During his time at BRE, he contributed to BREEAM, BRE Digest and Best Practice Guides on: stratospheric ozone depletion, control of pollution at construction sites, materials emissions and indoor air quality (IAQ); as well as EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) issues relating to surface water quality and sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS). He contributed to CEN TC88 standards for thermal insulating plastic foams and validation of CEN and ISO standards for determination of VOC emissions from building materials and indoor air quality. During the past 8 years he has been collaborating with various universities in China, particularly in Hunan Province, on various research on built environment and environmental engineering, such as HVAC and natural ventilation as guest professor or honorary professor at these universities including Hunan University, University of South China, Hunan University of Technology, Hunan University of Science and Technology and Central South University. He was an Overseas Technical Director at South China University of Technology. At Xi’An Jiaotong University, his research is mainly on outdoor air pollution and preservation of ancient relics.