The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor Niu obtained his BSc in HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) engineering in 1983, and MSc in Thermal Engineering in 1986 from Tsinghua University, and received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 1994. From 1986 to 1989, he worked as an assistant professor and then lecturer at Tsinghua University, and in between also won the CBI overseas scholarship to work as an exchange R&D engineer for 6 months in UK. Since joining The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994, he has been teaching subjects covering Thermofluids, Heat Transfer, Air-conditioning System Design and Analysis, and Indoor Air Quality Engineering. He has successfully supervised 7 PhD students and over 20 Master students. He has broad research interests in low-energy air-conditioning technologies and modeling of indoor air quality. He also provides consultancy services to the building management on diagnosis of indoor air quality and audit of building energy uses. He has obtained over 20 research grants from Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), the university and other funding bodies, authoring and co-authoring nearly 200 technical papers including over 80 internationally reviewed journal papers and giving many invited technical presentations.
Energy, Audit of Building Energy Uses