Dr Wei Yang is currently a Lecturer in Building in the College of Engineering and Science. She holds a PhD in Building Science from National University of Singapore. She worked at School of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Wuhan University of Technology in China as an Associate Professor before joining Victoria University at the end of 2016.

Her research impact and contributions are mainly in thermal comfort, building energy efficiency, HVAC system control and engineering mechanics. She has over 30 peer-viewed journal publications, 12 refereed conference papers and two patents. 

Teaching responsibilities


Dr Wei Yang is the course coordinator for Bachelor of Building Surveying.


Dr Wei Yang lectures in the following units:

Research grants

Effect of greenery on thermal environment and energy consumption in residential buildings (Grant No.2015CFB510) from Natural Science Foundation (NSF) of Hubei Province in China, Jan 2015 - Dec 2016, totalling RMB 50,000            

Chu Tian Scholar Scheme (Grant No. 40120210) from Hubei Provincial Department of Education in China, Jan 2015 - Dec 2017, totalling RMB 400,000

Comparison study of the performance of automobile air conditioning systems (Grant No.20161h0090) from Wuhan Naichi Trade Co. Ltd in China, April 2016 - Mar 2018, totalling RMB 50,000 

Whole building performance optimization retrofit approach based on cloud computation (Grant No. 2015Y-07) from Wuhan Urban Planning and Construction Authority/Wuhan Real Estate Group in China, July 2015 - July 2017, totalling RMB 70,000


Yang, W., Wong, N.H. & Li, C.Q. (2016) Effect of street design on outdoor thermal comfort in an urban street in Singapore. ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 142(1): 05015003.

Lin, Y., Yang, W. & Gabriel, K. (2015) A study on the impact of household occupants’ behavior on energy consumption using an integrated computer model. Frontiers in Built Environment, 1:16. doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2015.00016.

Lin, Y., Liu, M. & Yang, W. (2015) Energy efficiency measures for a high-tech campus in California based on total performance oriented optimization and retrofit (TPOR) approach. Procedia Engineering, 121:75-81.

Yang, W., Lin, Y., Wong, N.H. & Zhou, J. (2014) Thermal comfort requirements in the summer season in subtropical urban spaces. Intelligent Buildings International, 6(4):224-238.

Yang, W., Wong, N.H. & Jusuf, S.K. (2013) Thermal comfort in outdoor urban spaces in Singapore. Building and Environment, 59:426-435.

Professional memberships

  • The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
  • International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)
  • Wuhan Energy Conservation Association (WHECA), China.

Industry experience

  • Consultant, Hubei Tuoyuan Intelligent Energy S&T Co. Ltd
  • Consultant, Guangdong Bay Max S&T Co. Ltd.


Areas of expertise

  • Thermal comfort in buildings and urban spaces
  • Building energy simulation
  • HVAC control system evaluation and optimization
  • Engineering mechanics

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 5287