Postdoctoral Scholar


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

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Yingdong He, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Built Environment (CBE) at UC Berkeley. His research interests cover the areas of indoor environmental quality, personal comfort systems, radiant cooling/heating, and energy-use behaviors in building environments. Currently he is working on ‘Alliesthesia’ research in collaboration with the Ford Motor Company, and thermal wearable devices, in collaboration with Embr Labs with funding from the National Science Foundation.

Yingdong received his doctorate in 2019 from Hunan University, China, with the honors of Best Student Researcher and Excellent Graduate of the year. His dissertation topic was human thermal comfort and energy-use behaviors with personal comfort systems in buildings, including: (1) occupants’ thermal comfort and energy use in rural and urban regions in south China; (2) effects of personal comfort systems on comfort, energy efficiency and productivity; and (3) human psychological responses and energy-saving opportunities with radiant cooling/heating. During his doctoral study, he was funded by the China National Science Foundation and the China National Key R&D Program, and he was awarded three China National Scholarships in 2015, 2016 and 2018.