Qiuhua Duan

Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate, Arch Eng., Penn State University
Ph.D. in Disaster Prevention and Reduction Engineering, Tongji University
M.S. Hydraulic Structure Engineering, Guangxi University
B.E. in Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering, Guangxi University


​Hi, I am finishing the last year of my doctoral degree studies.

I am interested in the field of architectural engineering including but not limited to work on the development of building science using numerical methods, the development of optimization methods for windows for energy-efficient retrofitting, ventilation and fluid dynamics in the built environment and sustainable building technology. In recent research, I conducted the experiment and numerical simulation analysis, mainly focus on solar irradiance modeling, energy saving through the building envelope, especially windows, integrating photothermal nanoparticles into window coatings to revolutionize window materials and architectural engineering.​

I like all kinds of sports, including table tennis, tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball, marathon, etc. I am good at playing table tennis particularly. I also enjoy watching a movie, hiking with my family.