Background and activities

Research area

My research focuses on improvement of indoor airflow distribution and creation of a health indoor environment. It aims to provide a better understanding on how different factors will affect and change the indoor environment quality. My research involves:

  • ventilation and airflow distribution
  • protected zone ventilation
  • thermal comfort
  • prevention of personal exposure
  • indoor environment quality


  • Professor at NTNU, Norway [Oct. 2014 -
  • Visiting Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin, USA [Oct. 2013 - Oct. 2014]
  • Post-doctoral visiting researcher, Aalborg University, Denmark [May - July 2013]
  • Post-doctoral visiting researcher, Aalto University, Finland [Feb. - April 2013]
  • Post-doctoral visiting researcher, Aachen University, Germany [Nov. 2012 - Jan. 2013]
  • Post-doctoral visiting researcher, The University of Reading, UK [Sep. - Oct. 2012]
  • Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland [Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2014]
  • Ph.D from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, title: ‘‘Modelling of Attached Plane Jet in a Room’’ [2009]

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Cao, Guangyu; Georges, Laurent; Skreiberg, Øyvind; Seljeskog, Morten. (2016) An experimental study on how a wood stove affects the indoor air quality when used as the main source of heating in two representative Norwegian dwellings, one modern and one old. Indoor Air 2016 Conference Proceedings.
  • Georges, Laurent; Cao, Guangyu; Mathisen, Hans Martin. (2016) Further Investigation of the Convective Heat Transfer between Rooms through Open Doorways. CLIMA 2016 - proceedings of the 12th REHVA World Congress: volume 5.
  • Polak, Joanna; Cao, Guangyu; Georges, Laurent; Skreiberg, Øyvind. (2016) Experimental study of the airflow distribution inside and between two zones with temperature differences with an air curtain system. CLIMA 2016 - proceedings of the 12th REHVA World Congress: volume 5.
  • Solberg, Karoline Veum; Cao, Guangyu; Alonso, Maria Justo; Burud, Jens Petter. (2016) A Field Study of the Indoor Climate in an Energy Efficient Building in Norway. CLIMA 2016 - proceedings of the 12th REHVA World.