Dr Tong Yang


Dr Tong Yang
NameDr Tong Yang
Job title"Senior Lecturer in Construction, Architecture & BIM"
Research institute
Primary appointmentDesign Engineering & Mathematics
Email addressT.Yang@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1254-5628
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Yang (PhD, MSc, PGDip, BEng, PGCertHE, SFHEA, CEng, MCIBSE) started her career as a Structural Engineer and then pursued an MSc in Renewable Energy and Architecture, PhD research in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and field testing on natural ventilation in buildings. Further research focused on human-environment thermal interaction in naturally ventilation buildings, additive manufacturing technologies from building design to full-scale building components fabrication in freeform construction, and rapid prototyping for advanced modelling of building ventilation and IAQ. 

Tong initiated and contributed as the Engineering Lead in the MDX Living Pavilion project that was recognized as the runner-up for Teaching Excellence at Guardian University Awards 2020.

Being a Chartered Engineer and committee member for the CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group, Tong regularly contributes to effective communication between academics and practicing professionals, bridges the gaps between technical rigour and creative exploration, research and real-world applications - enabling transdisciplinary collaboration, and cultural and community connections for sustainable transformation of natural and built environments.

Teaching

BSc (Hons.) Architectural Technology

  • Module Leader PDE1816 Building Materials, Structures & Services
  • Module Leader PDE2816 Building Science, Energy & Environment

MSc Building Information Modelling Management & Integrated Digital Delivery

  • Module Tutor PDE4301 Technical BIM Management
  • Module Tutor PDE4302 Operational BIM Management
  • Module Tutor PDE4303 Strategic BIM Management

MSc Building Information Modelling & Construction Technology

  • Module Leader PDE4312 BIM Principles for New Practice and Heritage
  • Module Leader PDE4313 Techno-preneurship and Lean Construction

MSc and PhD supervisor and examiner

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Investigation of solar assisted air source heat pump heating system integrating compound parabolic concentrator-capillary tube solar collectors

Yang, L., Xu, R., Zhou, W., Li, Y., Yang, T. and Wang, H. 2023. Investigation of solar assisted air source heat pump heating system integrating compound parabolic concentrator-capillary tube solar collectors. Energy Conversion and Management. 277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2022.116607

Low temperature heating operation performance of a domestic heating system based on indirect expansion solar assisted air source heat pump

Yang, L., Li, Y., Yang, T. and Wang, H. 2022. Low temperature heating operation performance of a domestic heating system based on indirect expansion solar assisted air source heat pump. Solar Energy. 244, pp. 134-154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2022.08.037

A conceptual framework for the future of sea-level rise and land uplift changes in the Vaasa region of Finland

Girgibo, N., Lü, X., Hiltunen, E., Peura, P., Yang, T. and Dai, Z. 2022. A conceptual framework for the future of sea-level rise and land uplift changes in the Vaasa region of Finland. SCIREA Journal of Geosciences. 6 (1), pp. 23-57. https://doi.org/10.54647/geosciences17154

Building energy management systems

Yang, T., Clements-Croome, D. and Marson, M. 2022. Building energy management systems. in: Abraham, M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Elsevier.

Planning and design scenarios for liveable cities

Clements-Croome, D., Marson, M., Yang, T. and Airaksinen, M. 2022. Planning and design scenarios for liveable cities. in: Abraham, M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Elsevier.

Analysis of operation performance of three indirect expansion solar assisted air source heat pumps for domestic heating

Yang, L., Hua, N., Pu, J., Xia, Y., Zhou, W., Xu, R., Yang, T., Belyayev, Y. and Wang, H. 2022. Analysis of operation performance of three indirect expansion solar assisted air source heat pumps for domestic heating. Energy Conversion and Management. 252, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2021.115061

A carbonation and chloride induced corrosion model for hot-dip galvanised reinforcement bar material in concrete

Lü, X., Lu, T. and Yang, T. 2021. A carbonation and chloride induced corrosion model for hot-dip galvanised reinforcement bar material in concrete. Journal of Building Material Science. 3 (2), pp. 13-18. https://doi.org/10.30564/jbms.v3i2.3150

Review of the advances in solar-assisted air source heat pumps for the domestic sector

Yang, L., Xu, R., Hua, N., Xia, Y., Zhou, W., Yang, T., Belyayev, Y. and Wang, H. 2021. Review of the advances in solar-assisted air source heat pumps for the domestic sector. Energy Conversion and Management. 274, pp. 1-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2021.114710

Improving the energy efficiency of buildings based on fluid dynamics models: a critical review

Lü, X., Lu, T., Yang, T., Salonen, H., Dai, Z., Droege, P. and Chen, H. 2021. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings based on fluid dynamics models: a critical review. Energies. 14 (17). https://doi.org/10.3390/en14175384

Incorporating BIM in the final semester undergraduate project of construction management — a case study in Fuzhou University

Wang, L., Yan, X., Fan, B., Jin, R., Yang, T. and Kapogiannis, G. 2020. Incorporating BIM in the final semester undergraduate project of construction management — a case study in Fuzhou University. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. 24 (8), pp. 2403-2418. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12205-020-1971-4

Eye-tracking experimental study investigating the influence factors of construction safety hazard recognition

Han, Y., Yin, Z., Zhang, J., Jin, R. and Yang, T. 2020. Eye-tracking experimental study investigating the influence factors of construction safety hazard recognition. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 146 (8). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001884

Review of BIM adoption in the Higher Education of AEC disciplines

Wang, L., Huang,M., Zhang, X., Jin, R. and Yang, T. 2020. Review of BIM adoption in the Higher Education of AEC disciplines. Journal of Civil Engineering Education. 146 (3). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.2643-9115.0000018

An energy planning oriented method for analyzing spatial-temporal characteristics of electric loads for heating/cooling in district buildings with a case study of one university campus

Chen, S., Zhang, X., Wei, S., Yang, T., Guan, J., Yang, W., Qu, L. and Xu, Y. 2019. An energy planning oriented method for analyzing spatial-temporal characteristics of electric loads for heating/cooling in district buildings with a case study of one university campus. Sustainable Cities and Society. 51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101629

Investigation of individual perceptions towards BIM Implementation-a Chongqing case study

Liu, N., Ruan, L., Jin, R., Chen, Y., Deng, X. and Yang, T. 2019. Investigation of individual perceptions towards BIM Implementation-a Chongqing case study. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 26 (7), pp. 1455-1475. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-08-2018-0342

Investigation of demographic factors in construction employees' safety perceptions

Han, Y., Jin, R., Wood, H. and Yang, T. 2019. Investigation of demographic factors in construction employees' safety perceptions. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. 23 (7), pp. 2815-2828. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12205-019-2044-4

Gansu Studio: 'Plug-in' school unit for rural China

Tenorio, R., Yang, T. and Oro, B. 2019. Gansu Studio: 'Plug-in' school unit for rural China. Revista Asia America Latina. 4 (6), pp. 13-44.

Upskilling for technology enhanced collaborative working

Yang, T. 2018. Upskilling for technology enhanced collaborative working. in: Clements-Croome, D. (ed.) Research Roadmap for Intelligent and Responsive Buildings International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB).

Constructing a BIM climate–based framework: regional case study in China

Xu, J., Jin, R., Piroozfar, P., Wang, Y., Kang, B., Ma, L., Wanatowski, D. and Yang, T. 2018. Constructing a BIM climate–based framework: regional case study in China. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 144 (11). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001568

Project-based pedagogy in interdisciplinary building design adopting BIM

Jin, R., Yang, T., Piroozfar, P., Kang, B., Wanatowski, D., Hancock, C. and Tang, L. 2018. Project-based pedagogy in interdisciplinary building design adopting BIM. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 25 (10), pp. 1376-1397. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-07-2017-0119

A multifunctional facade with solar thermal technology: Investigation of a compact unglazed solar thermal facade for building integration

Shen, J., Zhang, X. and Yang, T. 2018. A multifunctional facade with solar thermal technology: Investigation of a compact unglazed solar thermal facade for building integration. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Building energy management systems

Yang, T., Clements-Croome, D. and Marson, M. 2017. Building energy management systems. in: Abraham, M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Elsevier. pp. 291-309

Planning and design scenarios for liveable cities

Clements-Croome, D., Marson, M., Yang, T. and Airaksinen, M. 2017. Planning and design scenarios for liveable cities. in: Abraham, M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Elsevier Inc.. pp. 81-97

A whole-system approach to high-performance green buildings [Book review]

Yang, T. 2017. A whole-system approach to high-performance green buildings [Book review]. Intelligent Buildings International. 9 (3), pp. 177-178. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2017.1327237

Design strategy of a compact unglazed Solar Thermal Façade (STF) for building integration based on BIM concept

Shen, J., Zhang, X., Yang, T., Tang, L., Wu, Y., Pan, S., Wu, J. and Xu, P. 2017. Design strategy of a compact unglazed Solar Thermal Façade (STF) for building integration based on BIM concept. 8th International Conference on Applied Energy – ICAE2016. Beijing, China 08 - 11 Oct 2016 Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.272

Assessment of the effectiveness of investment strategy in solar photovoltaic (PV) energy sector: a case study

Zhang, X., Shen, J., Yang, T., Tang, L., Wu, Y., Pan, S., Wu, J. and Xu, P. 2017. Assessment of the effectiveness of investment strategy in solar photovoltaic (PV) energy sector: a case study. 8th International Conference on Applied Energy – ICAE2016. Beijing, China 08 - 11 Oct 2016 Elsevier. pp. 2977-2982 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.710

A review of thermal absorbers and their integration methods for the combined solar photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) modules

Wu, J., Zhang, X., Shen, J., Wu, Y., Connelly, K., Yang, T., Tang, L., Xiao, M., Wei, Y., Jiang, K., Chen, C., Xu, P. and Wang, H. 2017. A review of thermal absorbers and their integration methods for the combined solar photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) modules. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 75, pp. 839-854. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.063

Barriers and policy recommendations for developing green buildings from local government perspective: a case study of Ningbo China

Deng, W., Yang, T., Tang, L. and Tang, Y. 2018. Barriers and policy recommendations for developing green buildings from local government perspective: a case study of Ningbo China. Intelligent Buildings International. 10 (2), pp. 61-77. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2016.1248342

Smart meter and in-home display for energy savings in residential buildings: a pilot investigation in Shanghai, China

Zhang, X., Shen, J., Yang, T., Tang, L., Wang, L., Liu, Y. and Xu, P. 2019. Smart meter and in-home display for energy savings in residential buildings: a pilot investigation in Shanghai, China. Intelligent Buildings International. 11 (1), pp. 4-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2016.1213694

Transforming the traditional Li-Fang system to a vibrant green neighbourhood

Yang, T., Deng, W., Yang, B. and Tang, L. 2016. Transforming the traditional Li-Fang system to a vibrant green neighbourhood. in: Tenorio, R., Tang, Y., Loo, Y. and Pino-Ojeda, W. (ed.) Beyond the Market: Building Sino-Latin American Cultural Relations Ningbo University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. pp. 207-224

Characteristic study of a novel compact Solar Thermal Façade (STF) with internally extruded pin–fin flow channel for building integration

Shen, J., Zhang, X., Yang, T., Tang, L., Cheshmehzangi, A., Wu, Y., Huang, G., Zhong, D., Xu, P. and Liu, S. 2016. Characteristic study of a novel compact Solar Thermal Façade (STF) with internally extruded pin–fin flow channel for building integration. Applied Energy. 168, pp. 48-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.01.021

The early design stage for building renovation with a novel loop-heat-pipe based solar thermal façade (LHP-STF) heat pump water heating system: techno-economic analysis in three European climates

Zhang, X., Shen, J., Adkins, D., Yang, T., Tang, L., Zhao, X., He, W., Xu, P., Liu, C. and Luo, H. 2015. The early design stage for building renovation with a novel loop-heat-pipe based solar thermal façade (LHP-STF) heat pump water heating system: techno-economic analysis in three European climates. Energy Conversion and Management. 106, pp. 964-986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2015.10.034

Environmental implications of privatised public space in gated residential neighbourhood: case study of China's small residential district

Deng, W., Cheshmehzangi, A. and Yang, T. 2015. Environmental implications of privatised public space in gated residential neighbourhood: case study of China's small residential district. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity. 5 (11), pp. 944-947. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.584

Building integrated solar thermal (BIST) technologies and their applications: a review of structural design and architectural integration

Zhang, X., Shen, J., Tang, L., Yang, T., Xia, L., Hong, Z., Wang, L., Wu, Y., Shi, Y., Xu, P. and Liu, S. 2015. Building integrated solar thermal (BIST) technologies and their applications: a review of structural design and architectural integration. Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications. 5 (5).

Experimental study of heat transfer during mPCM slurry flow in microchannels

Shaukat, R., Kamran, M., Javani, S., Chai, L., Sun, J., Yang, T. and Wang, H. 2015. Experimental study of heat transfer during mPCM slurry flow in microchannels. 14th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2015: Sustainable Energy for a Resilient Future. Nottingham, UK 25 - 27 Aug 2015 University of Nottingham. pp. 161-169

Li-Fang System ● Urban Neighbourhood ● Green City

Zhang, B., Min, S., Yang, T. and Yang, B. 2014. Li-Fang System ● Urban Neighbourhood ● Green City. Beijing China Architecture & Building Press.

The essence of ancient Chinese architecture – vernacular castles

Zhang, B., Zhou, X., Yang, B., Yang, T. and Wu, D. 2012. The essence of ancient Chinese architecture – vernacular castles. Beijing China Architecture & Building Press.

Natural ventilation in built environment

Yang, T. and Clements-Croome, D. 2012. Natural ventilation in built environment. in: Meyers, R. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology New York Springer.

Exploring rapid prototyping techniques for validating numerical models of naturally ventilated buildings

Yang, T., Buswell, R. and Cook, M. 2011. Exploring rapid prototyping techniques for validating numerical models of naturally ventilated buildings. 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association: Building Simulation 2011. Sydney, Australia 14 - 16 Nov 2011 International Building Performance Simulation Association. pp. 965-971

Coupling a model of human thermoregulation with computational fluid dynamics for predicting human-environment interaction

Cropper, P., Yang, T., Cook, M., Fiala, D. and Yousaf, R. 2010. Coupling a model of human thermoregulation with computational fluid dynamics for predicting human-environment interaction. Journal of Building Performance Simulation. 3 (3), pp. 233-243. https://doi.org/10.1080/19401491003615669

Simulating the effect of complex indoor environmental conditions on human thermal comfort

Cropper, P., Yang, T., Cook, M., Fiala, D. and Yousaf, R. 2009. Simulating the effect of complex indoor environmental conditions on human thermal comfort. 11th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association: Building Simulation 2009. Glasgow, Scotland 27 - 30 Jul 2009 International Building Performance Simulation Association. pp. 1367-1373

Simulation of human thermal responses in a confined space

Zhang, Y. and Yang, T. 2008. Simulation of human thermal responses in a confined space. The 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate- Indoor Air 2008. Copenhagen, Denmark 17 - 22 Aug 2008

Exchange of simulation data between CFD programmes and a multi-segmented human thermal comfort model

Cropper, P., Yang, T., Cook, M., Fiala, D. and Yousaf, R. 2008. Exchange of simulation data between CFD programmes and a multi-segmented human thermal comfort model. Windsor Conference 2008: Air Conditioning and the Low Carbon Cooling Challenge. Windsor, UK 27 - 29 Jul 2008 Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.

A new simulation system to predict human-environment thermal interactions in naturally ventilated buildings

Yang, T., Cropper, P., Cook, M., Yousaf, R. and Fiala, D. 2007. A new simulation system to predict human-environment thermal interactions in naturally ventilated buildings. 10th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association: Building Simulation 2007. Beijing, China 03 - 06 Sep 2007 International Building Performance Simulation Association. pp. 751-756

A comparison of CFD and full-scale measurement for analysisof natural ventilation

Yang, T., Wright, N., Etheridge, D. and Quinn, A. 2006. A comparison of CFD and full-scale measurement for analysisof natural ventilation. International Journal of Ventilation. 4 (4), pp. 337-348. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733315.2005.11683713
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