- PhD., Building Engineering, 2013, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- MSc, Building Engineering, 2008, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- BEng., Building Engineering, 2006, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Intelligent Design & Operation for Built Environment (IDOBE) research group
Goals of IDOBE:
- High-performance buildings and communities
- Integrated, informative, and intelligent
- Seamless information interoperability throughout the lifecycle of buildings, from design to construction, operation, and beyond.
- Computational design and operation
Dr. Chen’s main interest is in high-performance buildings, with a focus on energy efficiency, peak demand reduction, and robustness through prefabrication, utilization of renewable energy, thermal energy storage, daylighting, and integrated design and operation.
- Net-zero energy (ready) buildings;
- Energy-efficient green houses for cold regions;
- Modeling, design, and operation of building-integrated thermal energy storage;
- Integrated design and operation for room thermal conditioning, daylighting, and electric lighting;
- High-performance buildings for remote areas in cold climate;
- Energy flexible buildings, from both grids’ and occupants’ perspectives;
- Adaptive system identification for predictive control.
- Net-zero energy ready multi-unit residential buildings;
- Code-compliant house design for least life-cycle cost;
- Dynamic double solar facade for new and existing buildings
- Predictive control of hybrid ventilation in a high-rise building;
- Eco-House – a sustainable and affordable on-campus residence;
- Design, construction, and operation of robust buildings for Northern Canada.