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Chunjiang An, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering
Concordia University Research Chair in Spill Response and Remediation

Chunjiang An, PhD, PEng
Office: S-EV 6237  
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7857
Website(s): Dr. An Research Lab
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Dr. Chunjiang An is an Associate Professor in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University, and Concordia University Research Chair (CURC) in Spill Response and Remediation (New Scholar). Dr. An obtained his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from University of Regina in 2013, M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 2006, and B.Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China in 2002. Before joining the department, Dr. An was the research scientist of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities, and the Adjunct Professor of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Regina. His research interests include a broad range of topics related to pollution control, risk assessment and systems analysis. Dr. An is a licensed Professional Engineer, the Associate Editor of Journal of Environmental Informatics, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, and Cleaner Waste Systems, Managing Editor of Environmental Systems Research, and editorial board member of 7 international journals such as Journal of Hazardous Materials and Environmental Advances. He is also the Guest Editor for 11 special issues in some international journals. Dr. An has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles. As the PI, Dr. An's interdisciplinary activities have been supported by many organizations such as Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Fonds de Recherche du Québec Nature et technologies, with a total amount over $9M. He has served as the organizing/technical committee member and session chair for over 30 international conferences and symposiums. Recently, he organized some major events about environmental protection as the Chair and Co-Chair, such as PEOPLE 2023 International Conference, International Oil Spill Science Conference (IOSSC) 2022, and ITAC-MPRI Workshop 2021. He was also invited to deliver over 30 presentations in international conferences and workshops. His research findings have also been widely reported by Concordia University, CTV, Global News, The Hill Times, Quebec Science, etc. 

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Society of Civil Engineering
  • International Society for Environmental Information Sciences
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan

Other Professional Experience

  • International Expert, Program of Rural Environmental Management, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2015-present
  • Research Intern, Science Horizons Youth Internship Program, Environment and Climate Change Canada-University of Regina, Canada, 2010-2011
  • Visiting Laboratory Researcher, National Research Council (NRC) Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure Research, Regina, Canada, 2008-2009

Research Interests

  • Spill Response and Remediation
  • Waste Utilization and Resource Recovery
  • Low Carbon Systems and Technologies
  • Advanced Physiochemical and Biological Treatment
  • Contaminant Transport in Multiphase
  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
  • Synchrotron-Assisted Environmental Process Analysis
  • Solid Waste Composting and Digestion
  • Surface Water and Groundwater Quality
  • Environmental Sustainability

Teaching activities

Undergraduate Courses

BLDG 463 Building Envelope Design
BLDG 366 Acoustics and Lighting
BLDG 484 Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Building Envelope
BLDG 490 Capstone project

Graduate courses

BLDG 6601 Building Enclosure
BLDG 6661 Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelope
BLDG 6671 Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Building Envelope


Available positions

Selected journal articles

1.         Grossi, Felipe, Hua Ge, Radu Zmeureanu. 2023. Life Cycle Assessment of the Environmental Benefits of Using Wood Products and Planting Trees at an All-Electric University Laboratory Buildings 2023, 13, 1584.

2.         Zhe Xiao, H. Ge, M. Lacasse, L.Z. Wang and R. Zmeureanu. 2023. Nature-Based Solutions for Carbon Neutral Climate Resilient Buildings and Communities: A Review of Technical Evidence, Design Guidelines, and Policies. Buildings 202313(6), 1389;

3.         Aggarwal, Chetan, H. Ge, and M. Defo. 2023. Assessing mould growth risk of wood-frame walls using partial least squares (PLS) regression considering climate model uncertainties. Building and Environment: 238 (2023) 110374. 

4.         Baba, F. M, H. Ge, L.Z. Wang, R. Zmeureanu. 2023. Optimizing overheating, lighting, and heating energy performances in Canadian school for climate change adaptation: Sensitivity analysis and multi-objective optimization methodology.  Building and Environment. 237(2023) 110336.

5.         B. Salehpour, M Ghobadi, H. Ge and T Moore 2023.Effects of thermal mass on transient thermal performance of concrete-based walls and energy consumption of an office building”. Journal of Building Physics.1-29.

6.         Lin Wang, H. Ge, and Jieying Wang. 2023. Model validation and 2-D hygrothermal simulations of wetting and drying behavior of cross-laminated timber" Journal of Building Physics.

7.         Grossi, Felipe, Hua Ge, Radu Zmeureanu and Fuad Baba. 2023. Feasibility of Planting Trees around Buildings as a Nature-Based Solution of Carbon Sequestration—An LCA Approach Using Two Case Studies. Buildings 2023, 13, 41.

8.         Baba, F. M, H. Ge, L.Z. Wang, R. Zmeureanu. 2023. Assessing and mitigating overheating risk in existing Canadian School buildings under extreme current and future climatesEnergy and Buildings: 279, 112710.  

9.      Aggarwal, Chetan, H. Ge, M. Defo, and M. A. Lacasse. 2022. Hygrothermal performance assessment of wood frame walls under historical and future climates using partial least squares regression. Building and Environment: 223, September 2022, 109501.

10.      Payam Gholamalipour, H. Ge, and Ted Stathopoulos (2022). Wind-driven rain (WDR) loading on building facades: A state-of-the-art review. Building and Environment: 221 (2022) 109314. 

11.   Baba, F. M, Hua Ge, Liangzhu Wang, Radu Zmeureanu,. 2022. Do high energy-efficient buildings increase overheating risk in cold climates? Causes and mitigation measures required under recent and future climates. Building and Environment: 219(2022) 109230.  

12.      Jing Li, Radu Zmeureanu and Hua Ge. Modeling the effect of dual-core energy recovery ventilator unit on the energy use of houses in northern Canada. Applied Thermal Engineering: 204 (2022) 117971. 

13.      Baba, F. M, Hua Ge, Radu Zmeureanu, Liangzhu Wang. 2022. Calibration of Building Model Based on Indoor Temperature for Overheating Assessment Using Genetic Algorithm: Methodology, Evaluation Criteria, and Case Study. Building and Environment 207 (2022).

14.      Aggarwal, Chetan, H. Ge, M. Defo, and M. A. Lacasse. 2022. Reliability of Moisture Reference Year (MRY) selection methods for hygrothermal performance analysis of wood-frame walls under historical and future climates. Building and Environment: 207 (2022) 108513.

15.      Sahyoun, S.; Ge, H.; Lacasse, M.A.; Defo, M. Reliability of Existing Climate Indices in Assessing theFreeze-Thaw Damage Risk of Internally Insulated Masonry Walls. Buildings 2021, 11, 482.

16.     A. Gaur, H. Lu, M. Lacasse, Hua Ge, and Fiona Hill (2021). Future Projected Changes in Moisture Index and Implications for the Design of Buildings in Canada. Building and Environment: Vol. 199.

17.    F. Souri, H. Ge, and T. Stathopoulos. Wind-driven rain on buildings: Accuracy of the ISO semi-empirical model. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics: Vol 212.

18.   B. Zegen Reich,  H. Ge, and J.Y. Wang. 2021. Effect of vapor diffusion port on the hygrothermal performance of wood-frame walls. Journal of Building Engineering. 39 (2021).18. 

19.    Ma, L., H. Ge, L. Wang and L. Wang. 2021. Optimization of passive solar design and integration of Building Integrated Photovoltaic/Thermal (BIPV/T) system in northern housing. Building Simulations: an International Journal.    

20.    Wang, R.L., H. Ge and D. Baril. 2020. Moisture-safe attic design in extremely cold climate: hygrothermal simulations. Building and Environment. 182, September 2020, 107166

21.    Wang, L., and H. Ge. 2019. Effect of rain leakage on hygrothermal performance of highly insulated wood framed walls: a stochastic approach. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. Special Issue: Durability and Climate Change. Vol. 46:979-989.

22. Ge, H., J. Straube, L. Wang and M. Fox. 2019. Field study of hygrothermal performance of highly insulated wood-frame walls under simulated air leakage. Building and Environment. 160 (2019).

23.   Wang, L., and H. Ge. 2018. Stochastic modelling of hygrothermal performance of highly insulated wood framed walls. Building and Environment. 146 (2018): 12-28.12.      

24.    Khalilzadeh, A., H. Ge, and H.D. Ng. 2018. Effect of turbulence modeling schemes on wind-driven rain deposition on a mid-rise building: CFD modeling and validation.  Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics.184:362-377.

25.  Ge, H., V. Chiu, T. Stathopoulos, and F. Souri. 2018. Improved assessment of wind-driven rain on building façade based on ISO standard with high-resolution on-site weather data. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 176 (2018) 183–196.

26.  Ge, H. R.L. Wang, and D. Brail. 2018. Field measurements of hygrothermal performance of attics in extreme cold climates. Building and Environment 134C: 114-130.15.   

27.   Wang, L. and H. Ge. 2017. Effect of air leakage on the hygrothermal performance of highly insulated wood frame walls: Comparison of air leakage modelling methods. Building and Environment 123: 363-377.

28.  Ge, H. and F. Baba. 2017. Effect of dynamic modeling of thermal bridges on the energy performance of residential buildings with high thermal mass for cold climates. Sustainable Cities and Society 34: 250–263.

29.    Ge, H., V. Chiu and T. Stathopoulos. 2017. Effect of overhang on wind-driven rain wetting of facades on a mid-rise building: Field measurements. Building and Environment 118:234-250.18.    

30.  Ge, H., U.K. Deb Nath and V. Chiu. 2017. Field measurements of wind-driven rain on mid- and high-rise buildings in three Canadian regions. Building and Environment 116:228-245.

31.   Kayello, A., H. Ge, A. Athienitis and J. Rao 2017. Experimental study of thermal and airtightness performance of structural insulated panel joints in cold climates. Building and Environment 115:345-357.

32.  Wang, L. and H. Ge. 2017. Sensitivity analysis of hygrothermal performance of cross-laminated timber wall assemblies. ASTM STP: Advances in Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes: Materials, Systems and Simulations.

33.     Lam, A., H. Ge, and P. Fazio. 2016. Identifying plus-energy curtain wall configurations using variance-based approach (ANOVA). Building Simulation: an International Journal. 9: 297-310.22.     

34.   Baba, F. and H. Ge. 2016. Dynamic effect of balcony thermal bridges on the energy performance of a high-rise residential building in Canada. Energy and Buildings. 116: 78-88.  

35.   Sehizaheh, A. and H. Ge. 2015. Impact of future climates on the durability of typical Canadian residential wall assemblies retrofitted to the PassiveHaus. Building and Environment.  97:111-125.

36.  Wang, L. and H. Ge. 2015. Hygrothermal performance of cross-laminated timber wall assemblies: a stochastic approach. Building and Environment. 97: 11-25.

37. Belleudy, C., A. Kayello, M. Woloszyn, and H. Ge. 2015. Experimental and numerical investigations of the effects of air leakage on temperature and moisture fields in porous insulation. Building and Environment. 94: 457-466.26.  

38. Liu, X.W., Y.M. Chen, H. Ge, P. Fazio, G.J. Chen, and X.G. Guo. 2015. Determination of optimum insulation thickness for building walls with moisture transfer in hot summer and cold winter zone of China. Energy and Buildings. 109:361-368.

39.   Ge, H. and F. Baba. 2015. Dynamic effect of thermal bridges on the energy performance of a low-rise residential building. Energy and Buildings. 105:106-118.

40.     Ge, H. 2015. Influence of time resolution and averaging techniques of meteorological data on the estimation of wind-driven rain load on building façades for Canadian climatesJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 143:50-61.

41.   Liu, X. W., Y. M. Chen, H. Ge, P. Fazio and G.J. Chen. 2015. Numerical investigation for thermal performance of exterior walls of residential buildings with moisture transfer in hot summer and cold winter zone of China. Energy and Buildings. 93: 259-268.

42. Yang, X.J., H. Ge, P. Fazio and J. Rao. 2014. Evaluation of parameters influencing the moisture buffering potential of hygroscopic materials with BSim simulations. Buildings 2014, 4: 375-393.

43.  Ge, H., X.J. Yang, P. Fazio and J. Rao. 2014. Influence of moisture load profiles on moisture buffering potential and moisture residuals of three groups of hygroscopic materials. Building and Environment. 81:162-171.

44. Oasass, R. M. Gorgolewski and H. Ge. 2014. Timber framing factor in Toronto housing construction. Journal of Architectural Science Review. Jan. 2014.

45.    Mohaddes, S., H. Ge, and D. Naylor. 2013. Effects of roof overhangs on wind-driven rain wetting of a low-rise cubic building: a numerical study. Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics. 125:38-51.

46. McClung, V.R., H. Ge, J. Straube, and J. Y. Wang. 2013. Hygrothermal performance of cross-laminated timber wall assemblies with built-in moisture: field measurements and simulations. Building and Environment. 71:95-11035.  

47. Ge, H., V.R. McClung, S. Zhang (2013). Impact of balcony thermal bridges on the overall thermal performance of Multi-unit residential buildings: a case study. Energy and Buildings. 60:163-173.

48. Leung, C. and H. Ge. 2013. An infrared sphere method to measure mean radiant temperature. ASHRAE Transaction. Vol. 119, Part 1.

49. Leung, C., and H. Ge. 2013. Sleep thermal comfort and energy saving of a radiant ceiling heating system. Building and Environment. 59:91-98.

50.    Yang, X., P. Fazio, H. Ge, and J. Rao. 2012. Evaluation of moisture buffering capacity of interior surface materials and furniture in a full-scale experimental investigation. Building and Environment. 47:188-196.

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