Xinjie Huang

Xinjie Huang

Ph.D. student
E306, EQuad

Xinjie Huang

Ph.D. student

Xinjie is a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Elie Bou-Zeid in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. His research interests include innovative urban cooling strategies such as retro-reflective building surfaces and outdoor misters, aiming at contributing to the multi-technology portfolio for cooling cities under urban heat island effects and global climate changes. In his PhD study, Xinjie aims to contribute engineering solutions to mitigate extreme urban heat stress and enhance scientific understanding of human thermal comfort. Before joining Princeton in Sept. 2022, he earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hong Kong and a bachelor’s degree in building environment and energy engineering from Southeast University (China).

Curriculum Vitae
  1. M.Phil. in Mechanical Engineering, 2022, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Dissertation: “Unravelling the Synergistic Effect of Urban Heat and Moisture Islands towards Healthy Cities”
  2. B.Eng. in Building Environment and Energy Engineering, 2020, Southeast University, Nanjing, China        
Start Date
Selected Publications

1. Huang, X., Bou-Zeid, E.*, Pigliautile, I., Pisello, A.L., Mandal, J., Optimizing retro-reflective surfaces to untrap radiation and cool cities. Accepted by Nature Cities. 3,  

2. Huang, X., & Song, J.* (2023). Urban moisture and dry islands: Spatiotemporal variation patterns and mechanisms of urban air humidity changes across the globe. Environmental Research Letters, 18(10), 103003.

3. Huang, X., Song, J.*, Wang, C., & Chan, P. W. (2022). Realistic representation of city street-level human thermal stress via a new urban climate-human coupling system. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 169, 112919.

4. Huang, X., Song, J.*, Wang, C., Chui, T. F. M., & Chan, P. W. (2021). The synergistic effect of urban heat and moisture islands in a compact high-rise city. Building and Environment, 108274.