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Julian Wang


  • Ph.D. in Sustainable Building Technologies (Architecture), Texas A&M University, 2014

  • Doctor of Engineering in Building Physics, Tianjin University, 2011

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Urbanisms, Texas A&M University, 2014

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M University, 2013

  • M.E. in Architecture/Building Technology, Tianjin University, 2006

  • B.E. in Architectural Engineering, Yantai University, 2002


  • Associate Professor, Architectural Engineering, Penn State University, 2019-

  • Assistant Professor, COE Architectural Engineering & DAAP Architecture (joint appointment), University of Cincinnati, 2015 – 2019

  • Assistant (Teaching) Professor, Architectural Engineering, Missouri University S&T, 2014 – 2015

  • Post-doc in Windows and Daylight, UC Berkeley / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2014

  • Research Associate, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2011-2013

  • Visiting Researcher, Media and Design Lab, EPFL, Switzerland, 2009

Course Teaching

  • Architectural Engineering Introduction (PSU)

  • Building Solar PV Systems (PSU)

  • Windows and Glazing (PSU)

  • Building Illumination Systems (UC)

  • Building Mechanical Systems (UC)

  • Advanced Lighting and Daylighting (UC)

  • Building Mechanical Systems (UC)

  • Integrated Design Studio (UC)

Honors and Awards

  • FOE Early Career Engineer,  National Academy of Engineering, 2023

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2019.

  • ASLA Professional Award (Sustainable Technology), American Society of Landscape Architects, 2019

  • Richard Kelly Award on Illumination Science and Art, Illumination Engineering Society NY, 2018

  • CEAS Young Faculty Research Award Nomination, University of Cincinnati, 2016-2018

  • TAMU-OGS Dissertation Award, Texas A&M University, 2013

  • Graduate Teaching Award, Center for Teaching Excellence & Office of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University, 2012, 2013

  • Preston M. Geren Sr. Memorial Award, Texas Architect Society, 2013

  • SBSE-ASES Solar 2012 Award, American Solar Energy Society, 2012

  • Excellence Academic Award, Texas A&M University, 2012

  • Winner Award, National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet, U.S. EPA

  • ThinkSwiss Research Fellow, The Embassy of Switzerland in the U.S., 2009

  • Tim Carnes Memorial Scholarship, Illuminating Engineering Society, 2009


  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD) (ACSA, T&F)

  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)

  • American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

  • American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

  • Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE)

  • National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)

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