Julian Wang

Dr. Julian (Jialiang) Wang received his M.Arch. and Doctoral degree in building technologies at Tianjin University in China, and received his Ph.D. degree in Architecture from Texas A&M University.


His major areas of interest and research expertise focus on sustainable design, daylighting, BIM, and building envelopes.  In recent years, Julian obtained several research grants as a PI from Boston Society of Architects of AIA, National Science Foundation of China, Chinese Key Laboratory of Urban-Rural Eco Planning & Green Building, Chinese Postdoctoral Science Foundation, and Chinese State Key Laboratory Foundation of Subtropical Building Science. He also received the TAMU-OGS Dissertation Fellowship, ThinkSwiss Fellowship, IES Young Professionals Fund, and etc. He has participated in the two EPA P3 projects as the Student Leader since 2010. His leadership was key towards the completion of the new Daylight Lab. He conducted the experimental section of his dissertation at the Daylighting Lab.

Currently, Julian is working as an affiliate research fellow at the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He also serves as a co-director for A3 Architects Group of CSCEC Co. in Beijing, and most of his professional practice is related to schematic design, environmental performance analysis, building envelope design and details, and green building certification consulting services. Julian endeavors to be a bridging role between research and practice in the areas of building science and sustainable design through multidisciplinary perspectives.

Dissertation: Dr. Julian (Jialiang) Wang’s research explores integrating acclimated kinetic envelopes (AKE) into sustainable building design.  Acclimated Kinetic Envelopes (AKE) can alter their thermal and optical properties according to seasonal/daily climate variations.  His research compares the AKE’s performance on energy usage, indoor comfort and human factors to Conventional Energy-efficient Envelopes (CEE) of commercial buildings in China climatic zones.  His study demonstrates that AKE systems can provide superior energy performance and higher occupant satisfaction than CEE.  AKE technology benefits include renewable energy development, net-zero energy buildings, improved human well-being and enhanced design aesthetics.