Zhongchao (Chao) Tan

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Z.C.Tan 2010-Present
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering (Cross appointment)
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering(Cross appointment)

Director, Air Pollution Research and Innovation Laboratory
Member, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)
Member, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)
Member, Waterloo's Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR)

  • 3/2015: Promoted to Full Professor (effective July 1, 2015).
  • 9/2010-6/2015: Associate Professor
  • 11/2014: Textbook "Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases" released by Springer
  • 2013: Canadian Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program Technical Advisory Committee Member
  • 1/2013-Present: Editorial Advisory Board Member of the International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering
  • 2012-Present: Editor, Sustainable Environment Research
  • 2012-2015: Indoor Environment Research Program Technical Advisory Committee of the National Research Council Canada Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC)
  • 2012: Building and Environment best journal paper award
  • 2011-Present: Professional Engineer of Ontario
  • 2010: Faculty of Engineering VISION 2015 Strategic Planning Committee Member
  • Z.C.Tan 2004-2010
    University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering,
    Appointed through Centre for Environmental Engineering Research & Education

  • 6/2010: Invited Short-term Visiting Professor to School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing.
  • 4/2009-8/2010: Associate Professor with Tenure
  • 7/2004-3/2009: Assistant Professor (Tenure track)
  • 2006-2011: Professional Engineer of Alberta
  • 1/2009: Departmental Teaching Award
  • 1/2008: Schulich School of Engineering Early Research Excellence Award
  • 1/2007: Student Union Teaching Excellence Award Honorable Mention
  • 2006-2008: Associate Editor, International journals published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Environment and Structure Division.
  • 8/2006: Best Journal Paper Award of Transactions of ASABE
  • Z.C.Tan 2001-2004
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

    Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering

  • 5/2004: PhD degree
  • 8/2004: ASAE Graduate Research Award (1st place in PhD category)
  • 6-7/2003: Chair, Symposium on Advances in Indoor Air Quality Control, ASHRAE Annual Meeting 2003, Kansas City, MO, USA. June 28-July 2, 2003.
  • 2003: Directory of Teachers Ranked as Excellent at the University of Illinois as a TA
  • Z.C.Tan 1999-2000

    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • 8/1999-12/2000: Graduate Research Assistant
  • Z.C.Tan 1991-1999
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

    Department of Thermal Engineering

  • 9/1996-6/1999: MSc degree
  • 09/1991-07/1996: BSc degree
  • 1995: Top-10 Outstanding Students in Thermal Engineering
  • 1972-1991
    Xu-Zhou, Jiang-Su Province, China
  • 1972-1991: Grew up with love from parents and 5 elder brothers.