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Ying Xu

Associate Faculty Ph.D., Virginia Tech University

Assistant Professor



Area(s) of Expertise:
Architectural Engineering

Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2009
M.E., Tsinghua University, 2004
B.E., Tsinghua University, 2001

Technical Interests:
Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) emissions from polymers; indoor air quality; exposure analysis; environmentally benign materials; sustainable green building.

Selected Publications:

Ying Xu, Elaine Cohen Hubal, Per A. Clausen, and John C. Little. Predicting residential exposure to phthalate plasticizer emitted from vinyl flooring – a mechanistic analysis. Environmental Science & Technology.  2009, Vol. 43, 2374-2380.

Ying Xu and John Little, Predicting emissions of SVOCs from polymeric materials and their interaction with airborne particles. Environmental Science & Technology, 2006, Vol. 40, 456-461.

Ying Xu and YP Zhang, A general model for analyzing single surface voc emission characteristics from building materials and its application. Atmospheric Environment 38 (1): 113-119 JAN 2004.

Ying Xu and YP Zhang, An improved mass transfer based model for analyzing voc emissions from building materials. Atmospheric Environment 37 (18): 2497-2505 JUN 2003.

Ying Xu, YP Zhang and TB Cheng, A new mass transfer based model of voc emissions from building materials. ASHRAE Transactions Vol.109, part2. 2003.

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