Jie Zhao, PhD, WELL AP
Senior Vice President, Head of Delos Labs

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At Delos, Jie leads the research and development team – Delos Labs. His responsibility is leading a group of scientists, engineers, architects, and designers to research and develop innovative products and services to improve human wellness in indoor spaces. He also manages external academic relationships, supports primary research in the Well Living Lab, and provides strategic and technical advice to Delos Asia. Prior to Delos, Jie worked at Lutron Electronics, one of the biggest lighting control companies in the world, as a senior building science engineer.

As a researcher, Jie’s work focuses on human-building interactions, including smart building controls, occupant behavior in buildings, building information and performance modeling, indoor environmental quality, and its impact on human health and well-being. He published 20+ scientific articles and serves as reviewers for more than 10 top tier academic journals and conferences. As a public speaker, he spoke at dozens of academic and industry conferences and panels.

Jie received his PhD in Building Performance and Diagnostics from Carnegie Mellon University, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Tongji University in Shanghai, China. He cares about animal welfare, environmental protection, and public health in developing countries. Currently, He is a Guide to the Resolution Project, an NGO focuses on developing socially responsible young leaders and empowering them to make a positive impact today.