Postdoctoral Researcher

Jiayu Li

Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839, Berkeley CA 94720-1839

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Jiayu Li is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley. Jiayu’s research focuses on indoor air quality and airflow in built environments. At CBE he works on various projects related to indoor air quality, and field studies in commercial kitchens with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Before joining CBE, he was a principal research officer at the National Environment Agency in Singapore, focusing on studying determinants of airborne transmission diseases; and a postdoctoral scholar in the SinBerBEST program, studying indoor and outdoor bioaerosol and aerosol dynamics, the impact of fans on infectious aerosol transmission, and alternative cooling systems for tropics such as radiant cooling and elevated air movements. He received the SinBerBEST Outstanding Project Achievement Award and the Outstanding Young Scientist Award in 2021.

He received his Ph.D. from Tianjin University and was joint educated at RWTH Aachen University, Germany and CSIRO, Australia. His PhD focused on air distribution in aircraft cabins with the aim of creating a comfortable and healthy cabin environment.