Chen Chao

Name: Chen Chao

Gender: Female

Degrees: Ph.D.

Title: Professor

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Current Professional Societies

  • Member of the Air Conditioning Heat Pumps Professional Committee of the China Institute of Refrigeration;

  • Member of the National Health Residential Construction Experts Committee;

  • Member of the Green Building and Energy Conservation Professional Committee of the China Urban Science Research Association;

  • Member of the editorial committee of the HVAC magazine.

Research Areas

  • Green building technology;

  • The indoor environment control technology of building;

  • Optimization design and energy-saving operation control technology of building ventilation and air-conditioning system;

  • Solar energy-phase transition energy storage technology;

  • Ground-source heat pump air conditioning technology;

  • Floor radiation cold and warm supply technology;

  • Gas/Oil/Biofuel Burners, Boilers and Incinerators;

  • Key technologies of metro thermal environment control ;

  • Key technologies for urban underground road ventilation and pollution control.


  • The results of the research "High-yielding greenhouse technology and application based on phase change heat storage and solar energy utilization technology" won the second prize(invention category) of Beijing Science and Technology in 2017(ranked first);

  • "Solar Energy-Phase Transition Heat Storage Greenhouse New Technology Application Demonstration and Its Key Technologies" won the 8th Beijing Invention and Innovation Gold Award(ranked first) in 2014;

  • "PM2 .5 pollution full process control theory and key technologies in the building" won the first prize of Huaxia Construction Science and Technology in 2017(ranked fourth);

  • The relevant research results have published more than 150 academic papers in academic journals and international conferences at home and abroad;

  • About 60 articles have been collected in SCI, EI, ISTP, and Japan's scientific and technological literature;

  • More than 20 national invention patents.


  1. Ling Qing-qingChen Chao,Lin Jie,Wang Guo-jian. Heat transfer characteristic of floor heat exchanger in a radiant floor heating & cooling system. Journal of Beijing University of Technology,2011.37(S1):125-131

  2. Chen Chao, HUO Liao-ran, LI Zhi-yong, LI Zhen-zhen. Performance Optimization of Exhaust Grill for an Automatic Wind Catcher. Journal of Hunan University(Natural Sciences),2011.28(11):30-35

  3. Chen Chao, PAN Song, LI Zhen-zhen, XU Lei, ZHANG Li-li. The influence of subway piston effect on the fresh air introduced from entrances. Journal of Chongqing University:100-105

  4. C. Deng,C. Chen, Z.Y. Li and L. Liang. The impact on vertical phase change thermal energy storage device’s charge and discharge performance for the inlet and outlet way of fluid. The 7th international symposium on heating, ventilating and air conditioning(shanghai).2011.11,VolumeIII: 750~755

  5. L. L. Zhang,C. Chen,Song. P, L. Xu and Z. Z. Li. A study on the Influence of the piston effect on the air environment quality in a subway station. The 7th international symposium on heating, ventilating and air conditioning(shanghai).2011.11,VolumeIII: 1036~1041

  6. Y. Guan,C. Chen, Z. Li, Y. N. Xue and Y.Q. Han. Experimental study on effect of phase change energy storage wall materials on the thermal performance of wall in solar greenroom. The 7th international symposium on heating, ventilating and air conditioning(shanghai).2011.11,VolumeIV: 1410~1415

  7. J.S. Wu,C. Chen, G.J. Wang and P. Zhou. Operation status investigation on GSHP of residential building in Yangtze River Delta Area. The 7th international symposium on heating, ventilating and air conditioning(shanghai).2011.11,VolumeIII: 865~870

  8. Guan Yong,Chen Chao, Li Zhuo, Han Yunquan, Ling Haoshu. Improving thermal environment in solar greenhouse with phase-change thermal storage wall, Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 2012,28(10):194-201

  9. Li Zhuo,Chen Chao, Guan Yong, Han Yunquan, Ling Haoshu. Effects of building methods on thermal properties of phase change heat storage composite for solar greenhouse. Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 2012,28(25):186-191.

  10. Chao Chen, Lu Liang, Ye Zhang, Ziguang Chen, Guangya Xie. Heat Transfer Performance and Structural Optimization Design Method of Vertical Phase Change Thermal Energy Storage Device. Energy and Buildings, 2014,68:679–685

  11. Zhenzhen LI,Chao Chen, Song PAN, Le YAN, Kang LI. The Effective Use of the Piston Effect, Natural Cold Source and the Energy Saving in Subway. Advances in Mechanical Engineering,2013,2013:1-9,

  12. Jinshun Wu,Chao Chen, Song Pan, Jun Wei, Tianquan Pan, Yixuan Wei, Yunmo Wang, Xinru Wang, and Jiale Su. Experimental Study of the Performance of Air Source Heat Pump Systems Assisted by Low-Temperature Solar-Heated Water. Advances in Mechanical Engineering,2013,Vol. 2013,

  13. Qing-qing Li,Chao Chen, Ye Zhang, Jie Lin, Hao-shu Ling,Yun Ma. Analytical solution for heat transfer in a multilayer floor of a radiant floor system. Building Simulation, 2014, 7(3):207-216.

  14. qingqing li,Chao Chen, Ye Zhang, Jie Lin, Haoshu Ling. Simplified thermal calculation method for floor structure in radiant floor cooling system. Energy and Buildings,2014, 74(5) : 182–190

  15. Haoshu Ling,Chao Chen, Wei Shen, Yong Guan, Ziguang Chen, Na Li. Active heat storage characteristics of active-passive triple wall with phase change change material. Solar Energy,2014,110(12): 276–285

  16. Haoshu Ling,Chao Chen, Shen Wei, Yong Guan, Caiwen Ma, Guangya Xie,Na Li, Ziguang Chen. Effect of phase change materials on 1 indoor thermal environment under different weather conditions and over a long time. Applied Energy,2015,140(2):329-337

  17. Yong Guan,Chao Chen, Yun-Quan Han and Hao-Shu Ling.Experimental and modeling analysis of a "three-layer wall" with phase change material in Chinese solar greenhouses. Journal of Building Physics , 2015,38(6):548-559

  18. Li Zhao,Chao Chen, Ping Wang, Ziguang Chen, Shijie Cao, Qingqin Wang,Guangya Xie, Yali Wan, Yafeng Wang, Bin Lu.Influence of atmospheric fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution on indoor environment during winter in Beijin. Building and Enverment,2015,87(5):283-291

  19. Qiong Li,ChaoChen, YiwenDeng,GuangYa Xie,Junmei Li,Yan Li, QinqiangHu.Influence of traffic force on pollutant dispersion of CO、NO and particle matter(PM2.5)measured in an urban tunnel in Changsha, China. Tunnelling and underground space technology,2015,49(6):400-407

  20. Yiwen Deng,Chao Chen, Qiong Li, Qinqiang Hu, Junmei Li, Yan Li. Measurements of real-world vehicle CO and NOx fleet average emissions in urban tunnels of two cities in China. Atmospheric Environment,2015,122 (12):417-426

  21. Haoshu Lin,Chao Chen, Hong Qin, Shen Wei, Jie Lin, Na Li, Mingxing Zhang, Nan Yu, Yin Li. Indicators evaluating thermal inertia performance of envelops with phase change materials. Energy and Buildings,2016.122(6):175-184

  22. Ziguang Chen,Chao Chen, Shen Wei, Yuqin Wu, Yafeng Wang, Yali Wan. Impact of the external window crack structure on indoor PM2.5 mass concentration. Building and Enverment,2016.108(11):240-251

  23. Pengyuan Shang,Chao Chen*, Kang Li, Jie Lin, Jinshun Wu. Feasibility Study of a Novel Soil Thermal Recovery Method for HGSHP System[C]. 8th International Cold Climate HVAC 2015 Conference, CCHVAC 2015. Procedia Engineering 146 ( 2016 ) 586 – 593

  24. Chao Chen; Yin Li; Na Li; Shen Wei; Fengguang Yang; Haoshu Ling; Nan Yu; Fengtao Han. A computational model to determine the optimal orientation for solar greenhouses located at different latitudes in China. Solar Energy,2018. 165:19–26(SCI,Zone one/Impact factor 3.541)

  25. Chao Chen, Haoshu Ling, Zhiqiang (John) Zhai, Yin Li, Fengguang Yang, Fengtao Han, Shen Wei. Thermal performance of an active-passive ventilation wall with phase change material in solar greenhouses. Applied Energy,2018. 216:602–612(SCI,Zone one/Impact factor 5.0)

    Personal Statement

As the project leader, I have undertaken five research projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation(NSFC), Special Research Fund for Doctoral Points in higher education, two Beijing Natural Science Funds, Beijing Science and Technology Commission, Beijing Education Commission, Beijing Organization Department Outstanding Talent Fund, Beijing Personnel Bureau, Xinjiang Autonomous Region Science and Technology Department funded by other institutions. Projects I presided over are as follows:

Research & Enterprise and Learning

Project Title



The study of key technologies for the construction and operation of underground roads in cities

National science and technology research grant

Project leader

The study and demonstration of key technologies for the comprehensive transformation of existing buildings

National science and technology research grant

Project leader

New methods for green design and technology optimization of residential buildings in northern areas

National key research and development plans grant

Project leader

Identification and monitoring of indoor microbial pollution sources and comprehensive control technologies

National key research and development plans grant

Project leader

Fire Safety Evaluation and Emergency System Study of Metro System

Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission

Project leader

Research on Green Building Design Technology and Methods for Large Public Buildings

China Railway Construction Group Co. Ltd

Project leader

Key Technology Research on the Soil-Source Heat Pumps System in the hot summer and cold winter district

China Aviation Planning and Construction Development Co. Ltd

Project leader

Feasibility Study on the Efficient Application of Renewable Energy Technology in Super Airports

Beijing Capital International Airport Co. Ltd

Project leader

Assessment of Heating Metrology and Metrology of Energy Saving Residential Buildings in Beijing

China Construction Science Research

Project leader