Background and activities

Guangyu Cao received his PhD degree in 2009 in Helsinki University of Technology. From 2009 till 2014, he worked at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland as senior scientist. Since October 2014, he has worked as professor at Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His research interests are ventilation in hospitals, indoor airflow distribution, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, built environment quality and protected zone ventilation.

Public appointment and international advisory works

1) Norwegian national representative in the European standard working group CEN TC156 WG18 Ventilation in hospitals

2) A core member and co-chair of Technical and Research Committee in REHVA - Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Associations

3) A core member of REHVA- COVID-19 Task force

4) An editorial board member of Journal of Building Engineering (The Impact Factor of this journal is 5.318, ranking it 13 out of 136 in Engineering)

5) Member of steering group of Norwegian national indoor air organization

6) Vice president of Healthy Building Europe conference 2021 (about 300 participants)

7) Member of International Scientific Committee of Cold Climate HVAC conference 2021

8) Scientific committee member of Ventilation conference 2022


Research projects:


NFR POSIred project (2020-2024)

EU H2020 iclimabuilt project (2021-2025)

NFR DIGG-MIN-SKOLE (2022-2025)

NTNU Discovery CONDILIGHT (2019-2022)

Helse Midt Norge innovation project: St. Olavs hospital – Indoor Environment in operating rooms (2020-2021)

Extrastiftelsen Norway, Skole på vent project (2018-2020)



Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications