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Principal Investigator

Ruoyu You (尤若于)


Assistant Professor

Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

B.Eng., Building Science, Tsinghua University, 2013

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2018

Contact Information:

Room ZS872, Z Block, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China

Phone: (852) 3400-8284

Fax: (852) 2765-7198


Research Interest

Aircraft Cabin Environment

Laser-based IAQ Sensors

Air Contaminant Transport


Recent Publications

Zhou, Y., An, Y., Huang, W., Chen, C., You, R.* 2022. A combined deep learning and physical modelling method for estimating air pollutants' source location and emission profile in street canyons. Building and Environment, 219: 109246.

Cheng, P., Chen, W., Xiao, S., Xue, F., Wang, Q., Chan, P. K., You, R., Lin, Z., Niu, J., and Li, Y. 2022. Probable cross-corridor transmission of SARS-CoV-2 due to cross airflows and its control. Building and Environment, accepted.

Wang, F., You, R., Zhang, T., Chen, Q. 2022. Recent progress on studies of airborne infectious disease transmission, air quality, and thermal comfort in the airliner cabin air environment. Indoor Air, 32:e13032.

Fu, L., Yang, M., Niu, J., Ren, W.*, You, R.* 2021. Transient tracer gas measurements: development and evaluation of a fast-response SF6 measuring system based on quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy. Indoor Air, 32 (1), e12952.

Zhou, Y., An, Y., Chen, C., You, R.* 2021. Exploring the feasibility of predicting contaminant transport using a stand-alone Markov chain solver based on measured airflow in enclosed environments. Building and Environment, 202: 108027.

An, Y., Xia, T., You, R., Lai, D., Liu, J., Chen, C. 2021. A reinforcement learning approach for control of window behavior to reduce indoor PM2.5 concentrations in naturally ventilated buildings. Building and Environment, 200: 107978.

Wang, Z., Yang, M., Fu, L., Chen, C., You, R.*, Ren, W.* 2020. Rapid field measurement of ventilation rate using a quartz-enhanced photoacoustic SF6 gas sensor. Measurement Science and Technology, 31: 085105. 

You, R., Lin, C.-H., Wei, D., Chen, Q. 2019. Evaluating the commercial airliner cabin environment with different air distribution systems. Indoor Air, 29: 840-853. 


I am looking for responsible and motivated Ph.D. students with background in mechanical/power/thermal/mechanics engineer-

ing. If you are interested, please email me with CV and transcript. For undergraduate students, remote internship and summer internships are available. Multiple Ph.D. student and research assistant positions are available for Spring and Fall 2023. 

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