Jie Zhao, PhD, WELL AP
Vice President, Building Sciences

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Jay is a passionate researcher and consultant on human wellbeing and environmental sustainability in buildings. As a Director (Buildings Research Scientist) at Delos Labs, his work focuses on quantifying and improving indoor thermal and visual environment with integrated design and smart technologies. Jay also works with other Delos divisions as an internal consultant.

Jay is a building research scientist. At Delos, Jay leads the planning and execution of various building science projects. He manages internal relationships between Delos Labs and the other Delos departments, as well as external relationships between Delos and its business and research partners. He also supports the primary research activities of the team, and is involved in several business sectors of Delos Asia.

As an expert in the domains of building thermal and lighting performance, building controls, building simulation, and occupant behavior, Jay has published over 20 peer-reviewed research studies. He also serves as reviewer for more than 10 top tier academic journals in the engineering and architecture realm. His work has been presented in more than 15 academic conferences.

Jay received his Doctorate in Building Performance and Diagnostic from Carnegie Mellon University. He obtained his Master and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Tongji University in China. In addition, during his training, Jay received scholarships from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).